Real Patient Stories


“As a performer and model, I love smiling on and off stage, but it wasn’t always that way. Growing up, my teeth were super unhealthy, thin, short and yellow. I dreaded smiling in fear of people noticing my teeth. But since Dr. Bakuri’s procedure, I smile every chance I get.

“The positive results of the procedure are endless. They vary from modeling contract offers to countless compliments on my smile. I have even won best smile awards at regional and international pageants!

“Dr. Bakuri is incredibly friendly and professional, and his staff truly stand out like no other—they make me feel so comfortable and relaxed. I never hesitate to recommend Dr. Bakuri and his excellent staff to anyone and everyone.”

Crown Lengthening
“Dr. Bakuri and his staff make going to the dentist a pleasant experience because they exude confidence and knowledge and deliver that with humorous personalities. I’d say it’s even fun to be there.”
Crown Lengthening

“I was referred to Dr. Bakuri by my regular dentist when concern about my gum recession was expressed. I put off acting on this concern for several years, and I had severe gum recession on both my top and bottom teeth as a result. The thought of gum grafting was frightening, and I was extremely anxious prior to my first visit. Upon entering Dr. Bakuri’s office, I was immediately put at ease. The entire staff was warm and friendly and not only welcomed me, but seemed to get along well and respect one another.

“My gum surgery went well and was generally painless. Above all, the results were fantastic! My smile looks so much better, and I can now smile wide with confidence! Returning to the office for follow-up cleanings—which are the best cleanings ever—is enjoyable. I highly recommend Dr. Bakuri and his staff.”

Connective Tissue Graft

“Dr. Bakuri’s excellent chairside manner was a great asset in helping me understand why my gums were receding at an aggressive rate, what the procedure would entail and the consequences of delaying the procedure. His skill as a surgeon is truly amazing. I have heard horror stories about grafts done by less competent surgeons and the resulting swelling and extreme pain that followed. My swelling was minimal at worst, and I did not experience much, if any, postsurgery pain.

“Dr. Bakuri was highly recommended by my primary dentist, Dr. Stephen Miloser. Another dentist who was fitting me for a sleep apnea device following my surgery commented that Dr. Bakuri’s work was truly a work of art. After my experience with Pittsburgh Dental Implants and Periodontics, I now understand why Dr. Miloser and other professionals have such faith in Dr. Bakuri and his team.”

Gum Grafts

“My teeth were very crooked and in horrible shape. My teeth and jaw began to hurt constantly. Going to see Dr. Bakuri was the best decision I’ve ever made for my health and my confidence.

“I was so touched by the caring and compassion that Dr. Bakuri and his entire team showed me that I actually cried from relief. We decided that I would receive fixed dental implants for both my upper and lower arches. They did an extraordinary job of keeping me comfortable during the entire procedure.

“Dr. Bakuri’s skill and kindness changed my entire life. The only thing that I regret is waiting so long to go in for that first consultation. I can eat anything I want to, and my teeth look beautiful and natural. The best part? My teeth don’t hurt anymore!”

Full-Arch Implant-Supported Teeth

“I was diagnosed with periodontal disease after regular six-month visits with my dentist. I thought I was in good care, but I needed extensive repair to get my gums and teeth back to good health. I came to Pittsburgh Dental Implants and Periodontics on the recommendation of someone who was a patient. Luckily, I came to the right place. Now I have a healthy mouth, and I get compliments on my beautiful smile.

“I like the way the doctors and staff work as a team, the state-of-the-art equipment and the bright, cheerful office. You feel like a part of a family. I can’t thank them enough for all the care and concern they gave me and still continue to provide at my six-month checkups! I’m always happy to come back for a visit.”

Dental Implants, Extractions, Bone and Gum Grafts

“Everyone you meet in this office is so friendly! They all take their time to talk with you and make you feel at ease. I was very nervous at first coming in, but then I was immediately comfortable with Dr. Bakuri and his team.

“I’d had some discomfort with a few areas—sensitivity—and I heard about Dr. Bakuri through a family member. Since my treatment, I have no more sensitivity.”

Dental Implant

“My experience at Dr. Sam Bakuri’s office has been outstanding! From the day when I went for my initial consultation to my latest cleaning, I have only great things to say about Dr. Bakuri and the entire staff.

“My gums were receding and there was some bleeding and sensitivity. Dr. Bakuri explained everything in detail and answered all my questions thoroughly. Everything was done well—no pain during or after the procedures. I am very happy with my new gums. No more sensitivity and bleeding gums when flossing, and they look good!

“Dr. Bakuri is personable, attentive and extremely skilled in his field. This is the best dental office I have ever been to as far as being courteous, humorous, friendly and helpful. The best compliment I can give to Dr. Bakuri and his entire team is that if I had to do it all over again, I would not hesitate for a minute. I believe one cannot find a better doctor and staff.”

Gum Grafts
“Being without pain now is great. The dental assistants are friendly, caring people—great ladies. The doctor is straightforward, and I like that. They do whatever is necessary for me to be free from pain during procedures.”
Gum Disease Treatment, Perioscope

“Dear Dr. Bakuri and your wonderful staff, we just wanted to thank you all for your competent and compassionate care.

“It is obvious to us that each of you is skilled in your individual position. We are so glad we chose your professional office for Rich’s care.

“We are looking forward to the completion of his oral ‘make-over.’ We will never forget your kindness to the both of us.”

Dianne and Rich
Dental Implants

“My experiences with Dr. Bakuri and his staff were nothing short of completely professional. His staff is all very welcoming and friendly.

“I had not been good to my teeth over my life and needed a lot of work. I am a smoker. I chewed snuff for many years, and I love my coffee.

“I’d gone to other dentists and periodontists and they would say things to me that were embarrassing and made me feel bad about not taking care of my teeth. This never happened at Dr. Bakuri’s office. They focused on what needed to be done to help me with my situation. They were very polite at all times, and I was completely reassured on a regular basis that all would be fine.

“Dr. Bakuri is so blessed to have such a wonderful staff. He himself was also very professional at all times. Thank you so much to all of you!”

Gum Disease Treatment

“Thank you, Dr. Bakuri and staff, for a job well done on the gum graft surgery I had done! I didn’t know what to expect when I came in for my original consultation as I had never undergone this type of procedure before; however, many of my initial worries were put at ease after I was able to casually discuss more details about the procedure with Dr. Bakuri. I was impressed with his professional and pleasant demeanor and his staff’s cheery and warm dispositions.

“When I had questions concerning my procedure (postsurgery), I always knew I could either email or call the office and receive a prompt reply and the answer I needed.

“Prior to my surgery, I was also given quite an education on my lack of good brushing and flossing skills after being shown the proper way to brush and floss by Kristen, one of the staff members. Thanks for the good tips, Kristen—I’ll always be brushing and flossing the way you taught me from now on.

“All in all, I would highly recommend Pittsburgh Dental Implants and Periodontics to others requiring periodontal work! You won’t find a better place (or better people)!”

Gum Disease Treatment and Gum Grafts
“Dr. Bakuri performed a procedure on me to remedy my receding gums. From the very beginning, Dr. Bakuri and his staff were caring and professional. The procedure went without a problem, and the healing and follow-up were great! I would recommend anyone to first come and discuss the procedure with Dr. Bakuri—I know you will find him informative and reassuring, like I did. The whole staff at the office is friendly and has the patient’s needs in mind. I will be returning for other procedures in the near future.”
Gum Recession Treatment

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