From the “Worst Teeth in the Family” to the Best Smile

Dental Implant Patient Smiling After Getting His Full Arch Dental Implants With Dr. Moore In the Bronx, NY

It can be hard to feel like your smile is the least appealing out of everyone in your household. Yet that was the lifelong experience for Rey. For all his childhood and a good part of his adulthood, he lived with the knowledge that he had what he called “the worst teeth” in his family. Then, he found Parkchester Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and oral surgeon Dr. Marlon K. Moore.

The result has been nothing short of incredible, and Rey credits everything to Dr. Moore and dental advancements including placement of dental implants in the Bronx, NY.


Although Rey was in his retirement years when he first considered the possibility of receiving dental implants, he was certainly not alone. Many patients wait until later in life to take care of their oral health. In fact, plenty of dental implant recipients are septuagenarians and octogenarians! Many times, people wait decades until their kids and grandkids are older before they think of themselves.

In Rey’s situation, enough was enough. He felt good about himself in general but never was happy with his teeth. So he visited Dr. Moore who explained the process of how dental implants worked.

What Is It Like to Receive Dental Implants?

If you are like Rey, you may have heard of dental implants but only in a basic sense. You may not realize that dental implants have been around for decades. They are the only permanent way to replace one or more missing teeth—even a full arch of missing teeth. And they are suitable even for tough cases like Rey’s.

What made Rey’s situation more complex than many? One of the biggest challenges was that he did not have enough bone to support the placement of a dental implant. Dr. Moore thoughtfully considered how to work with him and decided that it would be possible to place full arch dental implants on four implants strategically located in the back of his mouth. That way, Rey’s lack of bone density would be less of a factor.

A Positive Ending to an Unsatisfactory Beginning!

As Rey explains, his teeth started coming out when he was very young. This led him to withhold smiles for a long time due to social discomfort. Today, though, he has changed completely. Now, Rey smiles all the time, including when he says that he wishes he had his dental implant smile 40 years ago!

At 80 years young, Rey is having a blast, loving life, and telling everyone he knows about Dr. Moore and the gamechangers known as dental implants.

Ready to Revitalize Your Smile With Dental Implants in the Bronx, NY?

If you can relate to Rey’s experience and goals, we encourage you to contact our office by calling (718) 518-1776. You do not need a referral to talk with Dr. Moore about dental implants or your dream smile. Schedule your appointment today!

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