This is a great example of a unhealthy mouth situation that Dr. Dannenbring was able to restore to a health and functional mouth. To learn more about Phillip’s story, Please visit our Patient Testimonials page. Please click on the pictures below to see this transformation. Phillip did not want to change his teeth for a cosmetic reason, but for the overall health of his mouth.
Phillip – Le Mars, IA with Dr. Zach Dannenbring
He visited Dr. Zach Dannenbring with Family 1st Dental of Le Mars. Here is his story:
My name is Phillip, Phil for short; I would like to tell you about my experience with Family 1st Dental and Dr. Zach Dannenbring. I’m 25 years old and for most of my life I have neglected to take care of my teeth. Eventually my teeth became so bad that I was embarrassed. I never wanted to smile and experienced some depression due solely to my teeth. I found it harder and harder to do my job. I would constantly feel uncomfortable talking to my supervisors and the public. It even began to affect my heath and eating habits. I found it harder and harder to eat an entire meal because the pain became so bad. The fact that it was interfering with my life, work, and even health is what motivated me to do something about it. Thatís were Family 1st Dental comes in!
I started my search for a dentist late in 2009. I visited three other dental offices before I found Family 1st Dental of Le Mars. I had seen and heard first hand some of the great work they do. Itís amazing not only what they did for my teeth, but how they treated me. They made me feel like an ordinary person, not like an outcast that they looked down upon for letting their teeth get so bad. Not only did the staff help me feel comfortable with my choice of Family 1st but Dr. Zach played a huge part in my amazing experience.
Not only was it affordable to go there, they gave me a great first appointment. They said to me, ďYou’re here now, thatís what matters, and we will get you taken care of!Ē When I visited the other offices they looked down upon me and I just didnít feel comfortable with them.
My case was pretty bad. From teeth that were cracked and missing large chunks of tooth, cavities, and general unkempt teeth, you have to look at my before pictures to get a real sense of how bad things really were. I had veneers, crowns, and fillings, and many other procedures done to make my smile the way it is today.
The staff and doctor were very aware of my comfort the entire time I was in and out of the chair. They made it a great experience for me. They not only respected me, they really cared about the outcome. It turned out just like they said it would, even better I think!
Family 1st Dental and Dr. Zach Dannenbring not only gave me my smile back, he brought up my self esteem. I feel better about smiling, talking, and even eating doesnít hurt anymore. Now I am able to eat an entire meal without problems! Thank You, Phillip
She visited Dr. Doug Barr with Family 1st Dental of South Sioux. Here is her story:
My name is Deb and I have been in the dental field for 15 plus years. I had small shaped teeth with many spaces. I talked about doing veneers for a couple of years now and the last time I brought it up to Dr. Barr, during my last check-up, he said lets go for it! I did and I could just kick myself for not doing it sooner. I was so happy with the results! I finally have normal size teeth!
I was in the dental chair for a short period of time and my smile was totally transformed! I’m so happy and I tell everyone that if they are thinking about doing cosmetic dentistry, DON’T WAIT it’s worth it! I feel like a new person! Thank You, Deb
He visited Dr. Doug Barr with Family 1st Dental of South Sioux. Here is his story:
My name is Jon and my wife and I currently live in Gardner Kansas with our three children. We have good friends that live in South Sioux City that we visit once or twice a year. I recently visited a dentist in Kansas and asked about cosmetic dentistry for my front teeth. I have never been happy with the size, shape or color of my teeth since I was 16 years old. That dentist told me he could do bonding but I was hoping for something more permanent. I was telling my friend in South Sioux about this and she suggested that I come up to South Sioux and have her dentist, Dr. Doug Barr, look at my mouth. As soon as I stepped into the office I knew I made the right decision. The staff was so nice and knowledgeable and the office was beautiful and very high-tech. My wife and I were very impressed.
Dr. Barr went over a couple of different options with me and suggested that I do veneers. He showed me several examples of before and after photos of veneer cases he has done in the past. Dr. Barr and two of his staff have veneers on and were happy to talk to me about the procedure and show their smile off. Once we decided to proceed with the veneers, his assistant took impressions for temps that day and the front office pre-authorized my insurance and got me pre-approved for Care Credit. They made the entire process so easy for me.
I wore temps for one week while I went back to work in Kansas. When I returned for my final appointment, Dr. Barr had the dental lab on stand-by in-case we needed them to do a custom shade. My shade was right on. Dr. Barr was so patient and let me see the veneers before he bonded them on permanently to see if I wanted to change anything. I was so happy with the finished product and the way I was treated by everyone in the office.
My hat is off to you Family 1st Dental of South Sioux! I will gladly travel four hours one way for my dental treatment every time! I will recommend your office to anyone! Sincerely, Jon