Love is a second chance of romance, embracing life and sharing smiles – lots of them. For retired couple Gillian and John, sharing time together, enjoying holidays, meals out and trips to the theatre, life has opened an unexpected new chapter of happiness after they both lost their partners.
Their laughter is infectious and their zest for life inspirational. The widow and widower, both young 70-somethings, met at a mutual friend’s golden wedding party and the rest, as they say, is history.
But John didn’t only discover a new soul mate, he also found a new patient for denturist Steven Burchell DipCDT RCS (Eng).
Principal of the Denture Clinic in North Street, Dudley, Steven says: “They’re such refreshing company and I am thrilled they are so happy together.
“But I’m also pleased we were able to resolve a long-standing lower denture problem for Gillian as well as create a lovely warm smile for her that suits her personality.”
John recalls he was first to attend the Denture Clinic after spending nearly four years “perusing stories in the papers” about Steven’s work.
Like many denture wearers he had encountered stabilisation problems with his lower denture as gums receded with the normal ageing process. “I knew I had to get something done because when I was driving my lower teeth could dance up and down,” says John.