Patient Stories

The people featured below are a small sample of the hundreds of patients who have experienced gentle and highly specialized care from Dr. McIntosh and our staff. Each story is unique. We listen to each person's concerns and goals to ensure that we customize treatment and provide personalized care. We genuinely care for patients and look forward to helping you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of.

  • Condition

    Jim's teeth were very crooked and stained. He did not feel confident smiling, yet he held off correcting his smile because he was uncomfortable having dental work done. Jim is a business executive and in a highly visible role. It is important to him to look his best for both professional and personal reasons.

    Procedure

    To keep Jim comfortable during the procedure, Dr. McIntosh administered Xanax and Nitrous and he listened to music on his iPod. In addition, she knew doing a complete smile makeover at one time would be hard on Jim. She applied the upper and lower full coverage porcelain veneers in two stages to help ease Jim's concerns.

    "I am ecstatic about my smile and should not have waited so long. Dr. McIntosh and her staff constantly fussed over me and eased my anxiety."

  • Condition

    Cheri is a dental hygienist that has worked with Dr. McIntosh's team in the past. Working alongside Dr. McIntosh for years, Cheri knew Dr. McIntosh was highly skilled in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. McIntosh listens to patients concerns and tailors treatments to meet their needs, that is what Cheri wanted for herself. Her teeth were healthy but Cheri wanted to improve her smile without going to extremes in time for her daughter's wedding.

    Procedure

    Dr. McIntosh addressed Cheri's desire to have her teeth "fit" her face and lips better. She applied full coverage porcelain veneers from tooth 5 through 12 on her upper teeth.

    "They made sure I was comfortable and all my needs were met. Dr. McIntosh is not only a great dentist but a wonderful, caring person who cares deeply about serving the needs of her patients to the best of her ability."

  • Condition

    Marsha repeatedly had endoscopies and colonoscopies thinking she had a gastrointestinal illness; not realizing that her inability to chew food properly was the source of her health problems. She presented with a class 3 occlusion, (an under bite) and missing teeth which interfered with her ability to chew food; therefore, she experienced problems digesting food. In addition, the missing teeth altered her facial features and Marsha was not happy with her appearance.

    Procedure

    Dr. McIntosh discussed the options to correct Marsha’s bite (occlusion) and referred her to an orthodontist to straighten her teeth with braces and prepare her for orthonathic surgery (surgery to have her jaw resected). Marsha had dental implants and bridges done to replace the missing teeth. She had crowns and veneers on her upper teeth to give her a brighter and fuller smile.

    Today Marsha smiles and talks with confidence, unashamed of showing all her teeth. All of her missing teeth have been restored and she is able to chew her food properly.

    “Words can’t describe how my smile has changed my life, I never smiled with my teeth, I always had a closed smile, and I was always so envious of those that had a beautiful smile. Now I’m one of them. Thank-you Dr. McIntosh for helping me to take the plunge into this wonderful journey.”

  • Condition

    Tyler’s teeth are healthy. He came to Dr. McIntosh because he was concerned about the size of his four front teeth.

    Procedure

    The size of Tyler’s front teeth appeared as “baby teeth.” Dr. McIntosh applied four total veneers to correct the size of Tyler’s teeth. Now his teeth match his facial features. The process took about one month.

    “Even though I am a very confident person and my smile was neither ugly nor terrible. The changes I have received have impacted me greatly in the way I feel about myself. I love to smile that much more. I could not believe the difference the cosmetic work made on my appearance.”

    They are among the nicest group of people I have ever met and for dental-cosmetic work I’d recommend her to anyone and everyone. “She is truly one of a kind.”

  • Condition

    Mary Jane had a missing tooth that had caused her teeth to shift – resulting in spaces between her teeth. In addition, she had one dark tooth in front and a cross bite. Mary Jane and her family have been patients of Dr. McIntosh's for several years. Throughout the years, she and Dr. McIntosh discussed the treatment options to correct her cross bite and dark tooth. Finally the time was right for Mary Jane and she asked Dr. McIntosh to redesign her smile.

    Procedure

    After a series of consultations, Dr. McIntosh and her team carefully walked Mary Jane through the process of redesigning her smile. Through advanced visual concepts, Mary Jane was able to see her future smile - without having to imagine the results.

    Dr. McIntosh corrected her cross bite, replaced the missing tooth and redesigned her smile with porcelain veneers on both her upper and lower teeth. Today, Mary Jane has a naturally beautiful smile.

    "Dr. McIntosh and her team made sure that I was well-informed so I knew what to expect and WOW, the time and investment was worth it."

  • Condition

    Angela had always been unhappy with her smile. At her wedding she did not want to smile because she was bothered by the spaces in between her teeth. She had worn braces twice during grade school to correct the spaces, but both times proved unsuccessful.

    Procedure

    After visiting other cosmetic dentists, Angela felt at home when she came to Dr. McIntosh's office. For the first time she was asked to explain what she wanted and she was impressed with the personal and attentive care. Angela would call Dr. McIntosh regularly with questions before making a decision and many of those calls were in the evening. She felt special that Dr. McIntosh was always there for her. Dr. McIntosh redesigned Angela’s smile using porcelain veneers on her upper teeth. Today she has a gorgeous new smile that has changed her life.

    "I have waited years for this. I have to remind myself to smile. I love my big radiant smile. My self-esteem has improved. I love it!"

  • Condition

    Heidi had two metal bridges that replaced missing teeth. The metal was casting a shadow making her teeth appear gray. She felt that the bridges were not proportionate to the size of her mouth. In addition, Heidi's two front teeth were not the same size due to one tooth being chipped and another dentist filing it down.

    Dr. McIntosh's Solution

    After two consultations with other cosmetic dentists, Heidi scheduled a consultation with Dr. McIntosh. "I left her office after meeting her and I was hooked!" Dr. McIntosh's treatment plan included Zoom Whitening and correcting Heidi's smile based on the anatomy of her mouth and facial structure. Heidi's new smile was a combination of porcelain bridges to replace the unsightly metal ones and two veneers for her two front teeth.

    "Dr. McIntosh is a very genuine person who truly cares about your journey and getting you to your destination. Her staff is exceptional. They were there every step of the way and always able to help me with any questions or concerns I had. Dr. McIntosh and her staff handle everything with perfection."

    "I feel better about me, I feel pretty again!"