I became a patient of Dr. Shoemaker’s in September of 2008. In October of 2013 I had a very sick tooth with a bump on the gum with calcified canals so an implant was the best fix for it. I feel like it was the best replacement for a missing tooth. I do not have a lot of patience but it was worth the investment of money and time to have success with the implant. I am so thankful I do not have a gap with a tooth missing in the back of my mouth so I will not have any teeth shifting or moving to places they should not. Truthfully I find my implant is less trouble than my other teeth when brushing and flossing. I believe I received the absolute best care possible from Dr. Shoemaker and his staff.