Patient who had given up on his smile gets great results from Dr. Gupta and team!

A confident, youthful smile thanks to dental implants

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Juliet Pacaldo is a Registered Nurse and successful entrepreneur who runs multiple care and assisted living homes. Though ambitious, she lacked confidence and felt inferior to others due to her not-so-perfect smile. She was introduced to Dr. Shivani Gupta and the Peninsula Dental Implant Center team by a friend.

Dr. Gupta had told Juliet that the implant process was easy, though long, but it was over in three days. She had no pain or bruises, though there was slight swelling. Since she had followed the doctor’s instructions religiously, she didn’t encounter any complications. Now, Juliet has a beaming smile, thanks to new implant-supported teeth.

She can’t be happier with her new smile, which has helped her regain her confidence and her “normal, younger self”. She would recommend Dr. Gupta and the team to anyone without any hesitation.

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Life Transformation at 95 with new fixed teeth.

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When 95-year-old Richard Mark, a retired mechanical engineer, visited Dr. Gupta’s office, he could not carry out simple daily tasks without difficulty. He had been without teeth for many years and was tired of the ill-fitting dentures that barely let him eat and had come to rely almost entirely on soft foods that he could chew with his gums. His dental health had deteriorated to a state requiring immediate attention, which is exactly what he received at Peninsula Dental Implant Center!

Richard had already visited a few dentists and oral surgeons who had turned him away because they believed he was too old for implant surgery. He had almost lost hope when his daughter took him to see Dr. Gupta. Within two weeks, Dr. Gupta and Andy, the dental CAD/CAM lab engineer, were able to restore Richard’s smile and dental function to optimum condition, with a full recovery made within a few days. He had good quality jaw bone and no underlying health conditions, which helped him to get through the surgery and healing quickly.

Richard is delighted with his new fixed permanent teeth. “I can now eat and chew like I have never done before. This Thanksgiving was so special because I was smiling again after many years and eating the food that I love so much,” he said. What a life-transforming outcome!

Richard and his family believe that one is never too old to improve one’s smile and transform one’s life. They only wish they had discovered Peninsula Dental Implant Center sooner.

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New teeth that helped gain respect & business growth.

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Derrek G. had really bad teeth when he sought help from Peninsula Dental Implant Center. He had found it difficult to eat many food items, and his confidence had taken a beating. He was recommended dental implants. Everyone at the dental office was very courteous and treated him well, as they do all patients.

Derrek is pleased with the results and appreciates the great job done by Dr. Shivani Gupta and the staff. He recommends everyone in the San Carlos, CA, area to give Peninsula Dental Implants a try. He considers his experience life-changing and is looking forward to eating all his favorite foods that he has been missing for many years, like steak, burgers, and cake.

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Derrek explains his journey of getting dental implants done by Dr. Shivani Gupta

Patient Testimonial - Derrek Gones
Hi, I am Derrek Gones. I'm here to tell my story about my implants and the service you guys provided.

Hi, I am Derrek Gones. I’m here to tell my story about my implants and the service you guys provided.

The first thing that made me come here was the fact that my teeth were horrible. I’ve had drug use that destroyed my teeth. My confidence was down, my breath was bad, and I couldn’t chew any food.

I came here, and you guys fixed the issue. I am super happy. I love my teeth. I am confident. People look at me with more respect. They look at me differently, and that means a lot to me.

Everybody here treated me fair, they were awesome, and I was just all around happy. I couldn’t be happier. I love my smile.

I used to cover my mouth when I would smile. Now I am super confident, and life is good. I want to thank Andy and Peninsula Dental, and I appreciate all of you.

What are you looking forward to doing when all the implants are healed?

I am looking forward to pizza and $150 steak at Ruth’s Chris. I couldn’t chew, and sometimes when chewing, I felt like I would choke, and it was scary to me.

But now I can chew whatever I want. So I am happy and excited about that, and life is good.

How will the new teeth help you in your business?

They help my business tremendously. Before implants, I wouldn’t want to get in front of the camera, and part of my job requires me to be in front of the camera.

Sometimes I would go to a show with the COVID mask on because I didn’t want to show my teeth and was very insecure.

Now I’m in front of the camera. I smile all day, and people who come to get the dogs from me, look at me with more respect.

They want to buy a dog from a person who has a beautiful smile like this.

How has your relationship with your girlfriend improved?

That is much better. While driving here, my girlfriend wouldn’t even turn toward my side because she didn’t want to smell my breath. My breath is fine now, with no issues. Our passion is back because she didn’t want to kiss me earlier.

I am going to Italy soon on a family trip. My mom’s from Albania, so we’re probably going to cross the Mediterranean sea and go to Albania as well. I am ready for all the selfies.

Is it really worth the pain and the money spent?

100%. I went through a little pain, I’ll be honest, but I will say this is 100% worth it. You feel better, you look better, and it is worth every penny spent.

Make an appointment with us today for all your dental implant needs.

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