Services we provide at our Colorado Springs Dental Office
New Patient Appointments: We are ALWAYS accepting new patients. If this is your first time to the dentist in years, if you are in pain, you recently moved to the area or you are just looking for a new dental home... we are happy to accomodate you! If just the thought of going to the dentist has your anxiety levels off the charts we can help you too. We always do free consultations and second opinions for our new dental guests, and if you just want to come in to meet us prior to commiting to becoming a patient we are happy to help you there too. It's important to us that you feel comfortable in our office! To see what a new patient appointment is like in our office please click on the picture.
Diagnostic Procedures: We utilize the the most technologically advanced diagnostic procedures to provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan and help you achieve optimal oral health. From comprehensive clinical exams to the latest in digital x-rays and photography, you will have all the information you need to make the decisions on behalf of your dental needs. For more information on the technology we employ in our practice please click on the picture.
Cleanings and Periodontal Health: A strong foundation is necessary for high quality dentistry to succeed. That’s why we put so much emphasis on periodontal health. Our hygienists will assist you in maintaining your periodontal health with regular cleanings and if necessary they will recommend a deep cleaning (AKA: scaling and root planing). We recommend cleanings every 6 months for maintenance of healthy gums unless periodontal disease is present. If this is the case we may recommend up to 3-4 maintenance visits a year. For more information click on the picture.
Fillings and Basic Restorative Dentistry: “Cavity” is quite possibly the scariest word you can hear in the dental office. We try to take the apprehension out of the way by utilizing ultra sensitive digital x-rays and our cavity detecting laser- the Diagnodent. By employing these two instruments we are typically able to detect cavities in their infancy. The smaller the cavity is when we detect it the less the chance of post-operative complication like cold sensitivity or pain. Many times we are able to detect these small cavities before they break through the tough enamel and into the more sensitive part of the tooth, the dentin. If they are small enough it is possible to treat them without shots! For more information click on the picture.
Crown and Bridge: Sometimes teeth crack, fracture around large fillings or get cavities so large that using a regular filling just won’t provide the tooth with the strength it needs to withstand the everyday forces that your teeth need to stand up to. In these instances it may be necessary to use a crown to provide the strength the tooth needs. There are many options in material the crowns may be made out of and colors to choose from to give you the function you need and the esthetics you desire. For more information click on the picture.
Root Canals and Dental Pain: Ok, maybe I lied before... while the word “cavity” definitely is a scary word, root canal is probably actually the most feared statement! There are many reasons for root canal treatment but the most common is relief of pain due to tooth death. As a tooth dies it typically goes through a series common maladies beginning with cold sensitivity. This is typically the first sign something is wrong. Lingering pain with throbbing is commonly experienced as the tooth is dying followed by severe heat sensitivity as the tooth finally dies. At this point the pain will subside as the infection moves into the bone. The more proactive you are with your pain the easier it is to treat... so DON’T wait. Click the picture for more info!
Extractions: Occasionally teeth need to be extracted. If they are decayed to the point they cannot be fixed, fracture below the gum line or if the tooth becomes a liability to other teeth as with periodontal disease, removal may be the best option. The good news is, there are multiple ways to replace the missing tooth! We can use implants, bridges or dentures to fill in the space and get you back to normal! For more information on extractions and what to expect click the picture.
Cosmetic Dentistry: Cosmetic dentistry... that's a broad term! Cosmetics involves a number of procedures in dentistry. Removing old metal fillings and replacing them with new tooth colored white ones, whitening teeth, esthetic crowns and veneers all fall within its realm! If you are unhappy with the shape, color or alignment of your teeth, we can help. To see a breif description of each of the options please click on the picture.
Invisible Braces: Clear aligners are gaining in popularity and we are proud to be providers of this technology for our patients. Through a series of clear trays, orthodontic concerns can be resolved. This is a great option for adult patients who want to avoid the esthetic nightmare of traditional wire and bracket orthodontics for more minor tooth movement. For more information please click on the picture.
Complete Dentures: Dentures are the most affordable way to replace all of your teeth and have the most options for greater retention. Implants can be used to stabilize the denture in multiple ways. They can button in, sit over the top of a bar that they clip into or they can screw right into the implant for a more permanent option. Implants can also give you the option of removing the palate of the upper denture improving comfort and sensation. For more information please click on the picture.
Partial Dentures: Partial Dentures are the most affordable way to replace missing teeth. They can have a metal framework to reinforce the denture against the forces while chewing (which is preferable) or they can be resin based (have a plastic base where the metal would be) They clip onto your existing teeth and are easily removed for cleaning and maintenance of fit. Fit can be enhanced with implants for partial dentures. For more on partials click on the picture
Dental Implants: Implants have multiple uses in dentistry. They can be used for anchorage in orthodontics (braces), replacing single or multiple teeth, stabilizing dentures or reconstructing smiles in people with no teeth. They have very high success rates and provide the most lifelike restorations possible. They look and act like real teeth. You can floss them, brush them and show them off to your friends! For more information click the picture.
TMJ Disorders: Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a catch all phrase for pain that arises in the jaw joints. Most of the time these issues resolve on their own and generally creep up during major life changes, stressful periods in life or due to arthritic changes in the joint itself. There are many treatment options but initially a “medical model” of treatment should be utilized prior to surgical interventions. This medical approach may include a variety of OTC or prescription drugs to treat symptoms and/or night guards to provide relief to the joints. Diagnosis of the instigating factor(s) is important to treating the disorder, muscle, occlusion (bite), arthritic changes or neurologic issues could be to blame and all effect the optimal treatment of the disorder.