Read Gabby’s Story
The reason I came to By Design was because all my life I’ve been extremely self-conscious about the way that my mouth looked, the way my teeth were. I had missing and broken teeth. It started around the age of 12, and I remember biting into simple things and my teeth just completely breaking. Before my procedure, I was terrified to come here even though I knew that it was going to be a few-step process.
The first time I came in I was sweating and nervous, and then by the end of the whole procedure, I feel completely comfortable going into the dentist because of the people here. When I came to By Design and the All-on-4 was an option for me, I knew I completely wanted to get it as soon as possible because I knew that it was going to be a huge life changer. When I had the actual procedure, I had my whole upper teeth taken out, and then the implants were placed in the same day. The procedure was very simple. It sounds very complex but at the end of the day it was a 1-2-3 step kind of thing, and it just was pretty easy. My recovery was amazing. I thought I was going to be black and blue and swollen, and I remember waking up the next day and having none of that. I wore ice 24/7 around the clock, so I think that was a big helper.
Dr. Thaler was amazing. The first time I came in for my consultation, I remember meeting with him and just feeling so secure, and I just felt like he knew exactly what he was doing. Dr. Mogyoros was amazing as well. Everyone here just makes you feel so comfortable, and it was a really easy process for me. Rand is awesome. He is such a perfectionist, but it makes everything so much easier. Even the slightest thing, he can notice if something is wrong and fix it within minutes.
My teeth feel exactly like how they are supposed to. I have never once felt like they were fake or even when I’m smiling, or I look at myself in pictures, I don’t even realize that they’re not mine. Before I had the procedure, like I said before, I would cover my mouth all the time. I mean, I am the person who is loud and obnoxious and always smiling, always laughing, and I felt like I couldn’t do that completely because of my smile. After the procedure, my friends ask me all the time, “Do you ever stop smiling? Do you ever stop being happy?” and honestly I can say, “No” because this has completely changed my life, and I know that for the rest of my life, I will be completely happy with myself.