September 10, 2017
For decades, dentists have relied on dental crowns to repair damaged smiles and preserve healthy tooth structures. While the creation methods and materials have improved through the years, the idea remains the same. If patients have enough dental structure left to support a crown restoration, there’s no need for them to lose their entire tooth. Today, we can also use dental crowns to protect root canal treated teeth, as part of the tooth replacement process, and for cosmetic improvement. In fact, many dentist’s offices even offer same day dental crowns to make the restoration process a breeze.
June 17, 2016
What did that blog title just say? I can get a dental crown in one day?! If this surprises you then Dr. Lindsey and her team at Aspen Dental Care want to tell you about the E4D System. This advanced technology allows us to design, build and place a dental crown as well as many other tooth restorations in a single visit with your Fort Collins dentist. Read on to find out how we can repair a severely decayed or otherwise damaged tooth with a same day crown.
June 18, 2015
As we get older, our bodies undergo numerous changes. One of the most interesting bodily changes we experience as we age is the appearance of wisdom teeth. Some people never get any wisdom teeth, others receive anywhere between 1 and 4 teeth, and a few people have even reported more than 4 wisdom teeth. Research is ongoing to determine why the number of wisdom teeth varies, but most people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. If you’re in need of wisdom teeth extraction, let Dr. Shiloh Lindsey at Aspen Dental Care help. Located in beautiful Ft. Collins, CO, our practice strives to make each patient feel welcome and comfortable. Call to schedule an appointment, or for more information about our practice. We’re always here to help.
March 24, 2015
The first and foremost obligation of a family dentist is the prevention of dental problems in the first place. Doing so helps you—the patient—avoid bigger problems and costlier bills further down the road. With this in mind, Dr. Shiloh Lindsey and her staff at Aspen Dental Care in Fort Collins, CO, would like to see you and each member of your family every six months for dental checkups. Not only is this in keeping with the recommendation of the American Dental Association, this regularity allows us to carefully monitor your oral health and notice any concerning changes.
Dental Checkups for Healthy Teeth and Gums
When you or a family member comes to Aspen Dental Care for a checkup—and Dr. Lindsey would like to start seeing the youngest in your family around the time when they turn two years old—we will, of course, clean your teeth and remove any plaque buildup. Beyond that, we will closely examine each tooth for any symptoms of decay and when necessary, we’ll take digital x-rays to find imperceptible spots of decay as well as possible infection below the gum line. We’ll also carefully evaluate the health of your gums and check for any of the early signs of gum disease.
If we do find any problems, then we will explain what needs to be done to solve the problem, so you understand the treatment that is required to restore your oral health. For example, in the case of gum disease, we may recommend scaling to remove tartar from below the gum line, root planing to smooth rough root surfaces where plaque can more easily adhere, and if infection is present, then we’ll apply a topical antibiotic treatment. We can repair a cavity with a tooth-colored filling or we’ll restore function to a cracked or severely decayed tooth with a porcelain crown, inlay or onlay.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If it’s time for you or a family member to see the dentist, then call the office Aspen Dental Care today. We conveniently see patients from Fort Collins, CO, as well as the surrounding communities of Greeley, Longmont, Windsor, and Loveland.
October 15, 2014
One thing that is very difficult to live with is pain. Whether the pain is slight or significant, it can really take a toll on your mind, body, and heart. One pain that is very difficult to go day in and day out with is tooth pain. The throbbing, constant pain can cripple someone, leaving them unable to eat, speak, or smile is confidence and pain-free. Though many people may be willing to write off the pain, there could be many reasons as to why your tooth is causing you discomfort, and it could be severe. Thankfully, Dr. Shiloh Lindsey is able to alleviate her patients of their tooth pain by offering root canal therapy at her Fort Collins, CO dental office.
Root canal therapy is often times needed when a cavity has not been handled or when there has been some sort of dental trauma. The pain is caused by bacteria making their way into the pulp of your tooth, and the pulp houses many nerves. When that happens, the result is relentless discomfort and pressure. Though root canal therapy has gotten a bad reputation over the years, with today’s modern technology, having root canal therapy performed is so comfortable, many patients doze off!
When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Lindsey will address the tooth by removing the pulp and the bacteria. She will then fill it with a bio-compatible material and cap it with a crown, all with the effort to ensure no other bacteria makes its way back into your tooth. At the end of the procedure, you are left with a healthier smile and free of pain! If you would like Dr. Lindsey to help alleviate your pain with root canal therapy, contact our office today!
If you would like to schedule your appointment with Dr. Shiloh Lindsey, contact our Fort Collins, CO dental office. We are able to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs. We are proud to serve patients from Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Windsor, Loveland, and the surrounding communities.
August 15, 2013
It’s important to make sure that any damage or decay to your teeth is treated right away to ensure the continued health of your smile. With all of the options available in dentistry today, your dentist can now restore your smile seamlessly with tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings use composite resins and allow your dentist to match the color of your teeth. This will make it virtually impossible for anyone to tell that you had any work done to your smile. Not only is the color great, but they’re also better for your health than traditional amalgam fillings.
The resin will create a firm bond with your tooth, which will also help to insulate your tooth against changes in temperature. With proper care, your restoration will last from seven to ten years. Tooth-colored fillings are a great way to treat decay while maintaining the appearance of your smile.
If you have a tooth that has a cavity or decay that needs repair, tooth-colored fillings are a great way to improve your smile. They also allow you to maintain more of your natural tooth structure, which helps to better maintain smile health. Give your dentist a call today to learn more or schedule your appointment.
At Aspen Dental Care, Dr. Shiloh Lindsey provides complete family and cosmetic dental care from her Ft. Collins dental office.
July 1, 2013
Many people may not become familiar with their temporomandibular joints (TMJ) until they’re having a problem. These small joints are found in front of your ears and help attach your jawbone to your skull. When there’s a problem, these joints can cause you extreme discomfort and even have problems functioning properly. This condition is called TMJ disorder. If you suffer from TMJ disorder, your dentist can help with specialized TMJ therapy plans.
TMJ therapy helps to alleviate the stress on your jaw and help encourage it to function as normal once again. Your dentist will start by analyzing your smile. This condition could be caused by a misaligned bite and could go away once your teeth are back in the proper position. It could also be caused by stress, nighttime teeth grinding, or even fatigue. The important thing is to have your condition properly diagnosed and identify the specific causes so that your treatment plan will be targeted and as effective as possible.
Other TMJ therapy options include an oral appliance to help stop teeth grinding, techniques to alleviate stress, and temporarily avoiding certain foods until the condition improves. Your dentist will develop a custom treatment plan that is suited for your specific case.
If you’re experiencing jaw pain, you should consider giving your dentist a call. If the pain persists, it could be a sign that you have a TMJ disorder and might require TMJ therapy. Your Ft. Collins dentist is here to help alleviate discomfort, restore function to your jaw and overall improve your oral health.