Gregory Arriaga, left, meets Dr. Robert Ioppolo prior to a surgery to replace teeth he has lost.

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A purpose to smile

Gregory Arriaga is hoping to smile once more. And dental surgeon Robert Ioppolo and companion

Gregory Arriaga, left, meets Dr. Robert Ioppolo prior to a surgery to replace teeth he has lost.

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Gregory Arriaga is hoping to smile once more.

And dental surgeon Robert Ioppolo and companion Justin Bonner try to make that occur with a free surgical procedure that ordinarily would value in extra of $50,000.

On Monday, Arriaga obtained a process from the oral surgeons within the workplace of Hill & Ioppolo Oral and Facial Surgeons of Lubbock that’s designed to interchange tooth he misplaced and dentures he could not put on with no frown.

“I used to be by no means capable of smile as a result of I used to be embarrassed,” Arriaga mentioned. “I’ve had dentures, however I by no means did use them as a result of I might by no means get used to them. It was an issue to me. I could not communicate correctly with the dentures, and I simply did not prefer to have them in there — the style and every thing.”