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Get a new smile in one day with help of dentures

(Source: WSFA 12 News file photo ) (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo )

Over the course of about four years, Joey Labove slowly allowed his big smile to disappear.
"I had some broken teeth in the front, through probably gnashing my teeth at night and my teeth had become brittle" said Labove.
It wasn't painful for Labove, but he says it had a big impact on his confidence, personally, and professionally as a salesman.

"I'm an extroverted person, but I caught myself smiling less and smiling what I call through a clenched mouth." Labove says.
Labove decided to meet with Dr. Steven Park to learn about options to repair his smile because he felt too young to maintain dentures. He for an "All on 4 Implant System" which uses four dental implants to support a full arch of fixed teeth.
Dr. Steven Park says they're able to place implants the same day and then also put teeth on top of it the same day. Implants are inserted into the jawbone, acting as anchors for a permanent, full-arch bridge.

Labove had the procedure under sedation and says he woke up to a smile he can't stop showing today.
"I had forgotten what my smile looked like, so it's nice," said Labove.
The price is hefty, with an estimate around $25,000. This is for permanent teeth that will not need to be removed.

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