Las Vegas, NV — On the day Candy graduated from high school, her smile was bright and memorable. However, dental caries (tooth decay) and gradual tooth loss over the years forced her to hide her teeth behind pursed lips, as a condition that affects nearly all of Americans deteriorated the luster and health of the radiant smile she once enjoyed. Embarrassed and looking to fill the holes in her smile and self-confidence, Candy turned to Dr. Jeffery Hadley, a cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas, for help in restoring the aesthetic beauty and youthful charm to her grin through an advanced denture procedure.
According to the latest study from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 92% of all Americans between the ages of 20 and 64 have or have had tooth decay in their permanent teeth. In fact, the NIDCR study shows that over the age of 65, more than 27% of seniors have no remaining teeth left in their mouth. Candy had lost nearly all of her upper teeth, and the ones that remained lacked the structural integrity to perform basic tasks such as eating. After a consultation with Dr. Hadley, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry with over 15 years experience in performing cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dentures and dental implants in Las Vegas, he determined she was a good candidate for a full upper denture restoration.
At his Las Vegas cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Hadley provides a wide variety of aesthetic and general treatments ranging from TMJ therapy to teeth whitening and routine cleanings. Following initial diagnostic photos and a custom impression of her upper teeth using advanced PVS impression technology for the most accurate copy of her soft tissue topography, Candy underwent a wax preparation try-in and denture teeth evaluation at Dr. Hadley’s office in order to determine the proper fit for her mouth. This analysis included bite confirmation, as well as functional and esthetic examination, to ensure her dentures would fit snugly and properly without slipping or causing discomfort. During a final visit, Dr. Hadley conducted extractions of all of Candy’s upper teeth and delivered her dentures. Dr. Hadley says two post-operative appointments also helped fine-tune any adjustments that were needed to achieve the best fit for her particular needs. “Working with Candy was such a pleasure for us. She had such a positive attitude and a sincere trust in our abilities to restore her smile. The final result and the big hug at the end of the procedure warmed our hearts and made our day.”
With the new dentures, Candy says she has been given the confidence to smile proudly, like she did on high school graduation day. She says she is already considering another cosmetic procedure for dental veneers on her lower teeth, as the dentures have helped her find more reasons to show off her teeth.
Dr. Hadley says patients with a story and desire for a new smile like Candy are fairly common at his practice. Whether they are looking for a whiter smile through teeth bleaching or a corrective treatment like Invisalign in Las Vegas, he says patients are most often seeking to restore self-confidence and improve their quality of life. Dr. Hadley says he is grateful for the opportunity to have such an impact on his patients through cosmetic dentistry, but urges anyone considering a procedure to consult with an experienced and qualified practice before undergoing treatment. “Being able to smile with confidence builds a power inside a person that is difficult to describe: they walk taller, are more productive, and generally find more joy in life.”
About Jeffery W. Hadley, DDS
Dr. Jeffery Hadley graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, after which he joined the United States Navy and was awarded a General Practice Residency at Great Lakes Naval Hospital. He has served as a Senior Dental Officer with the 1st Marine Division in Camp Le Lejeune, as a Navy Dentist in Guantanamo Bay Cuba and Yokosuka Japan, and is a Commander in the US Navy Dental Corps. Dr. Hadley earned Fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry for dedicating over 500 hours to advanced continued education. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Located at 3910 Pecos McLeod Suite A-140 in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Hadley’s practice can be reached at (702) 454-7695. He can also be reached online via the website smilesbydrhadley.com.