As a long time denture wearer (50 years), I could no longer keep my teeth in place. After a very comprehensive consultation with Dr. Shoemaker the prognosis of future dentures was very poor. Dr. Shoemaker and I discussed a treatment plan for dental implants. Each phase of treatment was discussed, i.e.-surgery, bone graft, skin grafts, periodontal management, implant placement and finances. As a retired professional it was imperative that I keep my self confidence and esteem by having teeth. The ability to maintain a proper diet, by being able to chew food, is very imperative for an overall healthy body. I wish to commend Dr. Shoemaker and his very competent staff. I always felt very comfortable and safe while in their care. My life has definitely been changed. No more loose dentures. I now have teeth. Choosing to have implants has been the greatest investment I could have ever made for my own welfare. Yes, I would do it again and also recommend dental implants for long term wearer of dentures.