I had bad teeth. I wanted a bright smile. I was ashamed of my smile and felt my teeth were unsightly. I was wearing a 12 year old upper denture and hated it. I had difficulty speaking. I had to use denture adhesive, it moved around a lot in my mouth and was never stable, plus it tended to gag me and affected my speech. I couldn’t eat the foods I liked. I could chew better with out the denture in so I didn’t wear it most of the time. My girlfriend found Dr. Shoemaker for me. I was reluctant to change but she encouraged me to move forward and I am glad I did. I began seeing Dr. Shoemaker in November 2013 and enjoyed my visits with his office right away. Dr. Shoemaker and his staff are wonderful people who took excellent care of me. With my implant supported denture I am able to eat pizza, ribs and steak with confidence. It is hard not to find me smiling. People I have known for a long time will ask me “You look different have you lost weight?” The implants have changed my life. I can chew and digest my food better now. I have confidence in the public and no longer have any inhibitions. Dr. Shoemaker explains everything so well and goes beyond with his patients. I have been recommending Dr. Shoemaker to all my friends and family.