On the recommendation of a family member, I went to CERO, the Aesthetic and Oral Rehabilitation Clinic, to make my dream come true: to have BEAUTIFUL, WHITE teeth. I was greeted by Dr. Luis Pinheiro with friendliness and professionalism, who explained the whole process I would go through if I chose to pursue this dream. I went ahead and after three weeks I underwent what would be my first lower jaw surgery, performed by Dr. Luis Pinheiro.
It was performed at the clinic under local anesthesia for 2 hours and 30 minutes. As I had total confidence in the team, I was always calm, confident and very happy. The pain was minimal, but after a few days a few blackheads appeared in the chin and cheek area, as was to be expected.
A month later came the phase that was to be much more complicated due to the degree of bone resorption. I underwent my second operation, this time in hospital under general anesthesia, which lasted about 3 hours. This procedure was complex because of the zygomatic implants.
The pain was also minimal, which signifies the excellent work of the team at this clinic. Before my final teeth were finally fitted, I waited 7 months, which felt like years to me.
The day of the final placement finally arrived, with my gums still sore from the implants reopening. But why complain? If all this sacrifice was my dream! At the next appointment, I asked Dr. Tiago Ribeiro if it was possible to have more volume at the lip level and for the teeth to appear more in the smile, so that they would show when I spoke and I could disguise the “bar code” wrinkles on my cheeks. It was a lot of work, but I thought it was worth the sacrifice!
Many thanks to Dr. Luis Pinheiro and the whole team, they were spectacular. If we can dream, we can also make our dreams come true, and that’s how it was for me.