Valparaiso (219) 531-8914
951 Southpoint Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Chesterton (219) 926-5445
1830 South 11th Street
Chesterton, IN 46304

Full-mouth Smiles Rejuvenation and Reconstruction

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    Dear Dr. Jim and Team

    I'm one of those people that only went to the dentist when I had a problem. Lots of excuses, to busy, didn't like the drill, etc.

    Now that I'm getting a little older I finally decided that I had to deal with years of accumulated dental problems.

    From the minute I came through the front door of your office I knew this was going to be different from any of my previous dental encounters. Everyone in your office is friendly, professional and a pleasure to be around. I actually look forward to my visits.

    After a thorough check up and examination I decided on a complete dental make over.

    I can't believe how easy you and your team made this entire procedure for me. Your expertise along with the modem techniques and tools really made it easy. The entire process was totally painless and the final results are even better than I expected. I can't believe the difference.

    People tell me I'm smiling a lot more these days. I guess I have a new reason to smile.

    Finally, I'd like to thank you and your team for the way they treated me and for the wonderful new smile I'm wearing.


    Before After

    "Dr. Arnold and his team have given me so much; they are truly angels. To give back a smile is to give back a whole new life. I want to live that new life to the fullest and to give back to others. So few people are willing to help others, and often no one wants to get involved.

    Dr. Arnold was very gentle and compassionate, and he created a very relaxing atmosphere for my care. My treatment went very well. Fixing the outside is also helping me to fix what's on the inside.

    Unfortunately, people judge you by your appearance, and I'm happy that I no longer have to worry about laughing, smiling, or speaking when I'm with others.

    I feel so good, and I'm trying to "pay it forward"; I want to touch as many lives as possible. I would like to appear on "Oprah" to draw attention to the dangers of domestic violence, and I would like to create a Web site that will provide support and help for victims of abuse.

    I am so blessed and am forever grateful."

    Case Description

    This Northwest Indiana patient had multiple issues with her teeth that had prevented her from smiling for many years. Her teeth were badly worn down, stained, and decayed. We performed full-mouth rehabilitation for her, fixing her teeth with porcelain veneers, full porcelain crowns, and an all porcelain bridge. This beautiful functional cosmetic dental work truly changed her life forever.

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    August 11, 2003

    Dr. Arnold has changed my life. Back in the 1980’s I started using drugs. I got so deep into the drugs that I did not care about my appearance. I stopped taking care of my teeth, and they slowly started to decay. I never went to see a dentist; I just let them get worse. I simply did not care. I would live with pain, I mean serious tooth pain. I never had the money to see a dentist. My life and my mouth were in really bad shape.

    In 1997 I had a life changing experience. I became a dad. My life took a turn for the better. I got off drugs and have been off drugs ever since. By this time I had neglected my teeth for over 10 years. I was getting headaches that were so bad I wished I were dead. Something had to be done. In early 2000 my grandma and grandpa passed away and I inherited a good sum of money.

    At this time I decided to see Dr. Arnold. It would turn out to be one of the best decisions I would ever make. Even though I never liked going to the dentist, Dr. Arnold told me there is nothing to fear. Dr. Arnold was right. He transformed my disgusting mouth into a work of art. I now have beautiful teeth and I live pain free. I eat better, I feel better, I look better, I love my new mouth.

    Since Dr. Arnold fixed my mouth I have gotten married, I got a new, better job, and I am a lot happier. Life is much better now. I smile all the time.

    Joe M.

    Case Description

    This Northwest Indiana patient neglected his teeth for many years before coming to our office. His teeth were grossly decayed, and he suffered from terrible toothaches. After removing a few teeth, completing several root canals, and eliminating his gum disease, we restored his entire mouth with all porcelain restorations. Shortly thereafter, he got married, found a job and began a new family.

    Before After

    I have always been a person who easily smiles. Over the last several years I have had a tendency to hide my smile or hold back and not smile as much or as broadly due to the condition of my teeth. Since Dr. Arnold changed my smile, I can "light up" with a broad natural smile, confidently at any time. I am so thankful for the work done so skillfully.


    Before After

    Dr. Arnold was a clinical mentor to this California dentist in a live-patient cosmetic dentistry course. When he needed to have his smile rejuvenated, he called Dr. Arnold to do his work. Dr. Arnold restored his teeth to perfection with upper and lower porcelain veneers and all-porcelain crowns. As you can see, this additional tooth length made a significant difference for this cosmetic dentist’s smile.

    January 12, 2004

    Dear Jim,

    I am writing this letter to thank you for your excellent work and professionalism. Please thank your team for me. They were kind and gentle.

    For the first time in my life, friends and patients are complimenting me on my smile. The difference is truly remarkable.

    A patient once informed me that the best gift she ever received was a beautiful smile. I agree. Thank you once again for the beautiful smile and all your help.

    Very truly yours,
    Dr. Kevin B.

    P.S. If any of my patients move to your area, I will strongly recommend you.

    Before After

    I appreciate being able to open my mouth and speak clearly. I certainly appreciate the great care during the process.

    Laura H.

    Case Description

    This Northwest Indiana patient battled bulimia which causes catastrophic damage to her teeth. After having them restored at another office several years earlier, she came to us for new restorations and a whole new smile. As you can see, her new porcelain veneers made a dramatic difference for her. Additionally, we fabricated upper and lower partial dentures to replace her missing back teeth. She now chews efficiently and smiles confidently.

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    Before After

    Dear Dr. Arnold and Team,

    I just wanted to thank you for the amazing work you did when I had my complete dental makeover. In the past few years, I had become extremely conscious of my smile because so much emphasis has been put on how white and how straight people's teeth are. I would be very conscious of smiling and talking to people since over the years my teeth have yellowed and were never perfect. I also had several bridges and silver caps. Now because of the make over, I have a beautiful set of pearly whites and I no longer worry about smiling.

    The process went smooth and was virtually painless. Coming to your office was a pleasure because of the way I was treated by the staff. They are great; they could not have been friendlier or more caring.

    Marlene DeYoung

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    Case Description

    This Porter County woman had worn her teeth down severely over the years. Additionally, they were chipped, stained and decayed. We changed all of this with full-mouth rehabilitation. This was a challenging case, as we had to rebuild badly worn teeth to its natural shape and size with 28 porcelain veneers and crowns. This case was done in 2006, and she hasn’t stopped smiling since then.

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    Dr. Arnold and his team (especially Angie) provided a wonderful and relaxed experience. As I am in the medical field, I could see that they were obviously comfortable and confident in their skills. They pay great attention to detail--essential for any cosmetic work.

    I had needed to have cosmetic work done for many years. I was hesitant as I was unsure as to what type of result could be achieved.

    Now that the work is done, I ask myself why I did not have it done sooner. My smile (and overall appearance) has been transformed in such a positive way. It is so nice to see that Dr. Arnold and his staff are as excited by my great result as I am.


    Before After

    Dear Jim,

    Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how very pleased I am with the dental work you did for me. I cannot even begin to articulate what a positive change it made in my life. Both my professional career and personal life have improved dramatically.

    People respond to me much differently then before. The eye contact and body language responses are much more positive then ever. I believe by this occurring it in turn gives me more confidence and I find myself much more assertive and everyday just gets better.

    It’s been approximately a year since the dental work has been completed and I have absolutely no doubt what I would say if someone was to ask me what they should do, invest in the dental work or anything else, my answer would be the dental work.

    I can never thank you enough and if you ever need me as a reference don’t hesitate to call or feel free to give your patient my number. If the timing works, I would be more then willing to come over if you would like them to see it in person. Your work is outstanding!

    Take care, and again, thank you so much.


    Before After

    To Dr. Arnold and Staff:

    I came to Indiana from Florida with my teeth in a disastrous condition. I had a temporary upper bridge that was discolored, kept breaking into and was not acceptable.

    It was a distressing situation and I confided in my daughter, Vicki Simoni, who has beautiful teeth. Her work was done by Dr. Arnold. Vicki wanted me to see Dr. Arnold for future work and I am so happy that I did.

    Angie and Becky were so very kind and thoughtful and helpful and did all that they could to make me comfortable.

    Thank you, Dr. Arnold and staff, for providing my smile that my friends and family and I can enjoy.

    Respectfully yours,

    Frances M. Short