Lubbock Air Force veteran shows off his new smile

Lubbock Air Force veteran shows off his new smile
Charles Martin and Dr. Robert Ioppolo of Hill & Ioppolo Oral and Facial Surgeons of Lubbock (Source: Lubbock OMS Team)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Charles Martin is showing off a new smile thanks to the Smiles for Soldiers program and Dr. Robert Ioppolo of Hill & Ioppolo Oral and Facial Surgeons of Lubbock.

Martin, a resident of Wilson, TX, served in the Air Force for seven years as an aircraft mechanic and had been living with broken and decayed teeth up until now.

He was chosen in November to receive a full-arch restoration treatment, a procedure typically costing $35,000, completely free of charge

Dr. Ioppolo finalized the procedure by inserting a permanent set of teeth to a fixed hybrid bridge

Dr. Ioppolo's office says, "The new implants look, feel and act like natural teeth. Now Charles is pain-free, can enjoy the foods he loves and wear his smile with confidence."

Kase Wilbanks first spoke with Martin when the program was announced back in 2017.

You can read that previous story here:

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