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Mary Jo – A Grand Dental Smile Story

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Transcript of the video: Mary Jo’s Smile Story

Mary Jo's Smile Story

Mary Jo was such a fun personality. She came in and said, “I’m retiring, and I’ve known for years that when I retire, I want to get my teeth fixed.” She had a few missing teeth in the back and didn’t like the way her front teeth looked; they were really worn down. Her first item on her bucket list for retirement was to fix her teeth so she could enjoy a nice, beautiful set of strong teeth in retirement.

She knew exactly what she wanted. It was awesome to go through the process of using implants to replace her missing back teeth and using crowns to fix her broken-down front teeth. Every time I see her for teeth cleaning, it’s fun to see how her life is in retirement with this beautiful, fully functional smile.

What stands out to me about Mary Jo’s case is her knowing exactly what she wanted, and we gave it to her. She did not want teeth that looked fake and said, “If we’re going to do this, I want these to look like a natural set of teeth.” I really like the way the color, shape, and size came out. It flatters her face and looks like a natural set of teeth, just what she wanted.

Maybe you’re like Mary Jo, and you know exactly what you want. When the time is right, like when she waited to retire and then decided it was time, just reach out. I hope you’ll contact me or my office. There are plenty of places on the website to contact us. Just reach out, and let’s get you to that beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for.

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

Meet Mary Jo: A Journey to a Beautiful Smile

Mary Jo came to Grand Dental with a clear vision. After years of waiting, she decided that her retirement was the perfect time to address her dental concerns. Mary Jo had a few missing teeth in the back and worn-down front teeth. Her first item on her retirement bucket list was to have a beautiful, strong set of teeth.

Mary Jo knew exactly what she wanted: natural-looking teeth that would enhance her smile and confidence. Dr. Eric Benefield worked closely with her to achieve this goal using dental implants and crowns. The results were stunning, and Mary Jo now enjoys her retirement with a fully functional, beautiful smile.

Understanding Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular solution for replacing missing teeth. They provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Here’s why dental implants could be the perfect solution for you:

  • Durability: Implants are designed to last for many years, providing a long-term solution for missing teeth.
  • Natural Look and Feel: Implants look and feel like your own teeth, giving you the confidence to smile, eat, and engage in social activities without worrying about your teeth.
  • Improved Oral Health: Unlike tooth-supported bridges, dental implants don’t require the reduction of other teeth. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health.
  • Convenience: Implants eliminate the inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.

The Process of Getting Dental Implants

The process of getting dental implants involves several steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: During your first visit, Dr. Eric Benefield will evaluate your dental health and discuss your options. This consultation is crucial to ensure that dental implants are the right choice for you.
  2. Treatment Plan: A customized treatment plan is created based on your specific needs. This plan addresses your unique situation and outlines the steps to achieve your dream smile.
  3. Placement of the Implant: The dental implant, a small titanium post, is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw.
  4. Abutment Placement: Once the implant is securely bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post — the abutment — is attached to hold the new tooth.
  5. Artificial Tooth Placement: Finally, a custom-made crown is attached to the abutment. This crown matches the color and shape of your natural teeth, providing a seamless look.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

In Mary Jo’s case, her worn-down front teeth were restored using dental crowns. Crowns are an excellent solution for a variety of dental issues, including:

  • Protecting Weakened Teeth: Crowns can protect and strengthen teeth that are weakened by decay or damage.
  • Restoring Broken Teeth: If you have a cracked or severely worn tooth, a crown can restore its shape, size, and function.
  • Improving Appearance: Crowns can enhance the appearance of discolored or misshapen teeth, giving you a more uniform and attractive smile.
  • Supporting Dental Bridges: Crowns can be used to hold a dental bridge in place if you have missing teeth.

Why Choose Grand Dental?

At Grand Dental, we are committed to providing personalized dental care that meets your unique needs. Dr. Eric Benefield and his team offer a range of services, including dental implants and crowns, to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Experienced Team: Our team is highly skilled and experienced in performing advanced dental procedures.
  • Patient-Centered Care: We prioritize your comfort and satisfaction, ensuring a positive experience from start to finish.
  • State-of-the-Art Technology: We use the latest technology to provide the best possible care.
  • Flexible Scheduling: We offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your busy lifestyle.

Take the First Step Toward Your Dream Smile

Just like Mary Jo, you too can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re ready to address missing teeth, worn-down teeth, or other dental issues, now is the perfect time to take action. Contact Grand Dental today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Eric Benefield. Let us help you transform your smile and enjoy the confidence that comes with it.

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“I chose Dr. Benefield after researching dentists in Grand Junction following a move from Arizona. I needed extensive work, including implants and a bridge. We discussed the cost and the time frame (about a year). After an exam, he quoted me a price for the total package. I could not have made a better choice. The whole staff are super careful about the pandemic, as well as very caring and professional. Dr. Benefield, (known in the office as ‘Dr Eric’), has worked diligently with me for the past 8 months and I couldn’t be happier with the results. He obviously enjoys what he does and makes every effort to make it as painless as possible.” ~ Jean

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