Testimonials - Happy Patients
Dear Dr. Zase,
What can I say but thank you?! Thank you for your expertise and the compassion with which you have treated me over this past year. Thank you for the beautiful flowers and most of all, thank you for making me happy to smile again! (except of course, when you have a camera in my face!). You are a credit to your profession and I am truly grateful to have found you. Thank you!!
NOT AFRAID TO SMILE ANY MORE
It is with sincere thanks and appreciation that I write this!
It all started in December 2014, when one of my front teeth fell out; just like that, no warning, no pain! What to do? Fortunately, one of my friends recommended Colchester Dental!
Dr. Zase immediately put me at ease and reassured me that there were different options available to me. This was especially important, since I was undergoing treatment for breast cancer at the same time! Dr. Zase also discussed with me the possibility of repairing other front teeth that were in poor condition.I was aware of their condition but pushed it aside. On picture taking occasions, I was always careful to smile as little as possible. When my grandchildren would sometimes ask why my teeth were dark, I would tell them that I had not brushed my teeth well when I was a child, and of course they should brush their teeth.
Thus started the process not only to replace the missing tooth but also to repair the adjacent front teeth. Dr. Zase always explained all the options, really listened to my concerns and respected my wishes. He always insisted that things were done correctly and perfectly even if it involved some redoing!
Thank you Dr. Zase for my beautiful smile.
Thank you Valerie for all your help and extraordinary efforts making my "temporary teeth".
Thank you Michelle for all your help.
NEW TEETH...NEW SMILE!
I wanted to look great for my wedding.
New teeth........ New smile........... New husband!!!!!!
Thanks Doctor Zase... for making us both happier!
ONE OF MY FRONT SIX TEETH IS AN IMPLANT
I was missing one of my front teeth, and couldn't wait to have it replaced. As soon as I was old enough, Dr. Zase helped me get an implant and a crown on it. (He also fixed my peg-shaped tooth at the same time). Now I feel normal, and no-one can tell there was ever a tooth missing. When I look in the mirror, even I forget how I looked without it. I can't thank the CDG enough. A.L.
I know that you know you changed my life, but I just wanted to drop you a note so you could use it to tell others. My wife had just died unexpectedly. My life was a mess. I had a horrible smile. I was embarrassed to meet new people. I decided I had to do something about it.
Even the temporary crowns you made were a huge improvement, but once I saw the final crowns you made in my mouth, I began to feel a whole different level of self-confidence. I could smile again. I didn't have to cover my mouth when I met people. I was back on the road to happiness.
It took time and a lot of effort and it wasn't cheap :), but it was worth every bit.
Thank you for helping me get my life back. I'll be forever grateful.
SMILING FOR PICTURES
My new husband loves taking my picture with his phone. It seemed I was always saying, "Oh that's not a good picture. I don't look good." I never had a specific reason. I just didn't like it.
But recently, with just about every picture he takes, I say "That's a pretty good picture." I don't say "I look beautiful" because I am modest, but I could actually say that and it would be true. Then I realized that it is my new smile that makes the difference. It just seems to go with my face and make my whole look much more pleasing.
I always smiled a lot, because it's a natural thing for me, but, now when I smile, I think that I have the very best smile. I love it!!
Thank you Dr. Zase!
TERMINAL BUT SMILING
My name is JP "Pat" Martelli and I am a 17 year breast cancer survivor who is now terminally ill.
In the spring, my tumor markers were going way up. That did not affect me as much as living in fear that my front caps that were old and loose, would fall out. I was eating like a baby and carrying a mask in my purse in case they did fall out.
Going through chemo and also because of my heart condition, I was overwhelmed to go to the dentist. I wasn't up to a root canal and the whole ordeal.
On September 10th, my fear happened; the caps fell out, four days before my "Survivors" meeting . That's when Dr. Zase walked into my life.
He realized I was not up to going through the real thing. He put me at ease and made me comfortable. He took an impression of my mouth and designed a wonderful plate and now I have my smile back!
Well, like in life when you buy a new dress, you need to buy new shoes. I had a discolored tooth that I was unhappy with and again Dr. Zase would make a miracle happen along with Valerie. They reconstructed the tooth.
Now I can smile, eat properly and not live in constant fear. They even put my photo in the newspaper since I was smiling so much at the survivors’ meeting.
A simple thank you doesn't seam adequate and yet all I can say is thank you to Dr Zase and his staff.
HOW IMPRESSED (YET ANOTHER) DENTIST IS WITH YOUR WORK
I just had my first consultation/cleaning with my new dentist out here in Beverly Hills, California and just wanted to let you know (once again) how impressed (yet another) dentist is with your work. He didn't even know they were veneers and the staff kept saying how natural, thin, and artistic they are! Just wanted to say thanks again and keep up the good work!
Hollywood and Broadway actress
(name and picture withheld by request)
Promise Kept - No Pain
Dear Dr. Zase,
I want to start with telling you that if it wasn't for you I would not have a beautiful smile right now! I had so many fears about getting my teeth fixed. The first time I walked into your office I knew you were going to be the ONLY person I would trust enough to fix my smile. My biggest fear was the pain and you always promised me I would not feel anything, and I didn't. For the first time in my life I smile without my mouth being shut or my hand raised in front of my mouth! People that never have seen me before tell me what beautiful teeth I have!!!! Thanks to you I feel like a new person. You have given me the only thing I've really wanted all my life, a beautiful smile! I don't have to ask Santa for my two front teeth anymore! I got'em! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
SEVERE STRESS BUT HEADACHES AND JAW PAIN GONE
Dr. Zase –
I wanted to send you a quick thank you for recommending the NTI mouthguard. The past 6 months have been some of the most stressful in my life what with working full time, sending the oldest child off to college, and dealing with the failing health and ultimate death of my mother. I would wake up with my jaw aching which ultimately lead to awful headaches due to the clenching and grinding of teeth attributable to the stress. The NTI mouthguard saved my teeth, jaws, and took the headache pain away all without having to take any painkillers.
I’ve been spreading the word at my office about how wonderful the NTI device works. Thank you again for the recommendation !
DENTURES NO MORE !!
Dear Dr. Zase:
There are no words to express my appreciation for what you have done for me. It is such a joy to be able to smile - - really smile again. For many, many years I could never smile, or speak, without thinking about the fact that I was wearing dentures. Now, thanks to you, I feel like a "normal" person and look for things to smile about! The bridge you made on top of the implants feels great, looks beautiful, and never has to be removed. What a relief!
I so appreciate the uncountable hours that you gave to me to get everything just right. It didn't matter to you how many hours, or how long we ran over the time booked for me; you stayed with it until it was perfect! Anything less would never do and for that I am so very grateful. Your dedication, work ethic and your many kindnesses have truly given me my life back. That may sound like an overstatement, but anyone who wears dentures would fully understand what I mean.
I've seen my file and it probably weighs as much as I do - - a testament to your dedication for sure.
Thank you too to your wonderful staff; and a very special thank you to Val. She truly is one of your greatest assets. The two of you make an unbeatable team and I couldn't have gotten through all this without her hard work and dedication. Thanks, Val!
Again, a heartfelt thank you for all that you have done for me, you've given me "me" back.
Saving for Later
I was skeptical, and I knew excellent work would not be cheap. After being embarrassed for decades, I finally had my front teeth fixed by Dr. Zase. I can hardly believe it is really me in the mirror. (My friends say I look so much better -- and younger too :) ).
I just love the results: how I look and how I feel. It was worth every penny. Now I am saving up to do the back teeth next.
Dear Dr. Zase,
Thank you for recommending the NTI (Nociceptive Trigeminal
Inhibition) device to me. Since I started wearing it I experienced
a quick resolution of my almost daily headaches. It was hard to
believe this little device would make such a big impact but
thankfully it did. Not to mention the positive protective effects
it's having on my teeth! I wish I had this a long time ago instead
of the traditional night guard I started with. Also, it is much
more comfortable than the night guard. I will never go to bed
without my NTI now!
My whole life I was embarrassed by my buck teeth and covered my mouth when I spoke to people. Finally, as an adult, I could do something about it.
Thank you Dr. Zase for giving me these veneers so I can smile again in public. You have no idea how much you have helped my self-confidence.
It's Never Too Late
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
"It was time to replace my 16 year old lower denture as it finally broke in half, probably due to all those years of wobbling around. Upon recommendation, I visited Dr. Zase of the Colchester Dental Group expecting to be given the "same old thing", and I thought, I'm seventy-five years old and I have to buy new dentures that most likely won't be any different than what I had.
Dr. Zase introduced me to something called Locator Implants, and the model he showed me was incredible! A lower plate that would snap into place and would NOT move, that was certainly appealing.
It's all finished now with little or no discomfort in the process. Following is a list of just a few of the wonderful things I have experienced with this type of denture-
- Improved speech because the denture is so secure
- No more paste
- No more seeds which slip under the plate while eating- ouch
- No more wiggle or wobble
- In a restaurant, no more checking the menu two or three times to find something that you can comfortably eat
- No more excusing yourself from the table so that you can adjust the paste or remove food particles from under the plate so you can finish your dinner
- Like to sing? I do- no more fear of slipping dentures when you hit the high notes
- Like to eat raw veggies or fruit? I do -- it is now a wonderful experience to relax, eat and enjoy these types of foods.
Anyone with lower dentures knows that they slip and slide and are generally very annoying and irritating. NOT ANYMORE! Locator Implants are as close to the real thing as you are ever again going to get.
- Grateful Patient