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Vern – A Grand Dental Smile Story

A Grand Dental Blog Post by Dr. Eric Benefield

Vern’s Transformation: A Grand Dental Success Story

Transcript of the video: Vern’s Smile Story

Vern's Smile Story

Vern came to my office having started a full mouth rehabilitation at a different clinic and needed to switch over mid-process. He asked if I could continue from where the previous dentist left off, and of course, we agreed. Vern had temporaries on his upper teeth, and it was uncertain what we’d find underneath once we removed them. His lower teeth were extremely worn, and he was quite embarrassed about it. Not only did he dislike his smile, but he also wanted to strengthen his teeth.

Thankfully, his teeth were salvageable. We proceeded with creating beautiful porcelain crowns for him. What stands out the most is that Vern, being an outdoorsman and a hunter—much like myself—valued his teeth highly. If you saw only his smile, you’d think it was flawless, despite him being a rugged individual. One of the most significant changes for him has been the boost in confidence. He now receives compliments regularly, which is important to him.

It was a pleasure to help Vern transition from unsatisfactory temporaries to a smile he truly loves—strong, functional, and something he can be proud of. Vern’s story teaches us that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Everyone, regardless of how they look, desires a beautiful smile. So, if you’re like Vern—whether you’re halfway through a dental treatment that hasn’t worked, or haven’t started yet—it doesn’t matter. We can start from where you are and ensure you achieve the smile you deserve. Just look at Vern’s pictures; they’re simply awesome. That could be your future—just give us a call.

Dr. Eric on the life-changing impact of this Smile Story.

When Vern walked into my office, he brought with him a unique challenge that many might find daunting. Having begun a full mouth rehabilitation elsewhere, circumstances led him to seek someone who could seamlessly continue his dental journey. Fortunately, he found us at Grand Dental, and it was my pleasure to step in and guide him through to the completion of his transformation.

Starting Again with Precision and Care

Vern arrived with temporary crowns and a lot of uncertainties about the condition of his teeth underneath. The wear on his bottom teeth was significant, and he shared with me how embarrassed he felt about the state of his smile. It’s not just about aesthetics; it’s about function and strength, and Vern wanted both.

We carefully removed his temporaries, and I was relieved to find that his teeth, although worn, were salvageable. This discovery set the stage for us to proceed with creating beautiful, durable porcelain crowns that would not only look fantastic but also restore the full functionality he needed.

Crafting a Smile Fit for a Hunter and Outdoorsman

What stood out during this process was Vern’s character. A true outdoorsman and hunter, Vern is someone who values practicality and robustness. Yet, his smile was incredibly important to him. He understood that a healthy, attractive smile could enhance his confidence tremendously.

Throughout our sessions, we engaged in conversations about our shared interests in outdoor activities, which helped us connect on a deeper level. This connection made it even more rewarding for me to work on giving him a smile that was not just strong and functional, but also aesthetically pleasing.

The Impact of a New Smile

After fitting Vern with his new porcelain crowns, the change was not just physical. He often tells me about the compliments he receives and how much more confident he feels. His new smile has truly transformed how he presents himself to the world.

This transformation is something Vern is proud of, and it serves as a testament to why we do what we do at Grand Dental. We believe in making a difference in our patients’ lives, not just through high-quality dental work, but by enhancing their self-esteem and overall quality of life.

A Message from Dr. Eric Benefield

If you find yourself relating to Vern’s story—whether you’re midway through dental treatment, dissatisfied with past results, or haven’t yet started on the path to improving your dental health—it’s never too late. At Grand Dental, we’re here to pick up where others left off or start a new journey towards a smile that brings you joy and confidence.

Take a cue from Vern: a beautiful smile is not just for the aesthetics; it’s a vital part of feeling great about yourself, regardless of your lifestyle. Let us help you achieve a smile that you can be proud of, a smile that is as strong and functional as it is beautiful.

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Are you ready to begin your transformation? Visit us at Grand Dental in Grand Junction, CO, or call us to schedule an appointment. Let us show you the possibilities that await with expert dental care tailored to your needs.

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