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New teeth, new job, new life!

Posted January 26, 2020

There is nothing more satisfying to us than having the opportunity to restore someone’s smile, and their confidence – regardless of how old they are. So we’re really excited to bring you Stevie Norris’ story.

I’m only in my twenties but I’ve never really had the best teeth and a lot of them were broken. So my dentist decided in July that I needed to get them all taken out, then recommended I go and see Tristan from Duchenne about replacement dentures.

I was told I needed to wait three months for my gums to heal before I could get my new dentures fitted. Not only was this the longest three months of my life, but I also had an important deadline looming – my sister was getting married in November and I was to be her chief bridesmaid!

Tristan understood my need for urgency and put a plan in place which helped speed up the process and ensure I was all ready for the big day.

If I hadn’t gone to Duchenne I wouldn’t have had my lovely new teeth in time for my sisters wedding, I’m sure of that. And if it wasn’t for Duchenne I wouldn’t be smiling as much as I do now!

I must admit I hadn’t realised just how much of a difference having new teeth would make to my life.

Now I am able to eat things I couldn’t even eat when I had my original teeth.

I was unemployed and didn’t have the confidence to go out and apply for jobs, but I’m much more confident now, and I’m back working. I never used to smile with my mouth open, now I can’t stop grinning – it just comes naturally.

My friends and family comment on how much more confident I am and how good I (and my new teeth) look. Tristan and the team at Duchenne Dental have completely changed my life!


"Kia Ora Tristan. Thank you! My experience with you and the Duchenne team has been exceptional. As a first timer with full top/bottom dentures, your exceptional people skills, informative pre and post care guidance and delivery really made my experience all the more reassuring, comfortable and enjoyable. Total professionalism and brilliance of finished denture product. And my dentures? OMG! STUNNING! I've got my massive smile back again - woo hoo. Front and Back of house team - Thank you also."


"I would like to say a very big thank you to Tristan for the truly expert job that he did by making my partial denture. He is truly a professional, has great empathy and listens to your concerns. Above all else is an artist in his work and I would recommend him 100% to any future clients."

Peter. Rolleston

"Duchenne Technicians and staff are AMAZING people!!
I had lost so much confidence because of missing teeth, I would try and hide them as much as I could, I'd talk with my hand close to my mouth, and wouldn't smile for people or even family photos. My new dentures fit perfectly and the process was fast and efficient. Thank you so much Tristan for giving me my smile back, you've been an amazing."


"I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to Tristan at Springfield Road for my teeth, they are amazing! And I have noticed all the detail put into them and I feel amazing. Thank you for giving that back to me you are an artist. 😉🙏"

Misty M. Christchurch

"I cannot speak highly enough of Rob and his understanding manner with listening and helping me through this process. I have wanted to do this for years and they have finally accomplished this goal is just life changing to me"

Jean S.

"John & Nic from their Invercargill Clinic are absolutely awesome !!! Left with the biggest smile I’ve had in years today. Best decision I made to get my partial with this team.
Very friendly & very informative. The process from consultation to my final appointment was a breeze !! Thank you so much John & Nic extremely grateful for you giving me my smile back again.
I definitely recommend this team from Duchenne Dentures to everyone !!!!"

Megan T. Invercargill

"John and Nicki, thank you so much for my new teeth. They are amazing. Not only is it a pleasure to visit for my dental care, I now have the confidence to smile again!"

Marie F.

"Thankyou to Robert Courtier for his outstanding work on my new teeth. He made the whole process so easy. My teeth are very natural looking and I'm very happy with the outcome. This was a nerve wracking decision to have teeth out but now I've got the new denture and they don't look false I'm thrilled."

Lynne Hartly

"Thoroughly recommend the work of John and Rob. Excellent service and teeth fit like a glove"