June 30, 2018
Dental implants are fast becoming the most recommend tooth replacement option available. Unlike other forms of tooth replacement that only restore the visible parts of the smile, implant posts are inserted below the gums where they mimic the healthy function of natural tooth roots, giving patients the healthy function and stability they need. However, implant supported restorations do come with a higher price tag than other restoration options. That means patients need to consider shopping around for the best price options for their implant supported tooth replacement plans. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the things to consider when looking for the most affordable dental implant tooth replacement options to put the smile back on your face without breaking the bank.
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.
January 13, 2016
Millions of US adults with dental insurance choose to forego regular preventive dentistry visits. Patients give numerous reasons why they avoid our office, but some of the most common are dental fear or anxiety, financial stress, and lack of time. At Aspen Dental Care, we invite you and your family to reconsider making visits to our office twice a year part of your routine. Not only are patients who visit us regularly more likely to keep healthy, natural smiles for a lifetime, but regular office visits actually assist in diminishing dental anxiety and save patients time and money.
December 11, 2015
In the age of one-stop-shopping, few people need convinced that offering to treat the whole family from 1 to 100 all under one roof is convenient, but many patients worry they’re not getting the same level of care they would receive from a specialist. Dr. Shiloh D. Lindsey and the entire Aspen Dental Care team are experienced and skilled in the treatment of a wide variety of oral health concerns, but more importantly, we focus on education patients about preventive dentistry in our office and when they return home. Our goal is to see patients twice a year, and help them maintain their healthiest smile for life. What more could you want for your family?
October 3, 2015
In recent years, the dental field has shifted its focus from treating oral health issues to preventing dental concerns. This preventive focus allows dentists to diagnose and treat oral health issues at the earliest possible stage meaning more people than ever before are able to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime. At Aspen Dental Care, Dr. Shiloh Lindsey recommends twice annual dental checkups and cleanings in order for patients to achieve and maintain the optimal level of oral health, and protect their smiles from more severe dental damage down the line.
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.
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 15, 2013
Are you missing teeth and disappointed with the appearance of your smile? Instead of hiding your smile and living with your disappointment and embarrassment, give your dentist a call. They can help replace your missing teeth with dental implants.
Dental implants are one of the most recommended methods for replacing missing teeth. This is because it provides the sturdiest and longest-lasting results. The method is the closest to mimicking the structure of a natural tooth, creating a firm base and a life-like restoration. Your dental implant will be securely attached to your jawbone, so no one will be able to tell you were ever missing a tooth.
You’ll start by having a titanium post implanted into your jawbone. Overtime, the titanium will bond with your jawbone, mimicking the root of a healthy tooth. Your dentist will carefully craft a custom crown to complete the restoration, making sure to match the shape and color of your other existing teeth. Once bonding has occurred, the crown will be attached to the post, completing your dental implant procedure.
This isn’t the right solution for everyone because you need to have sufficient bone mass to support the implant. Your dentist will come up with the right solution for your smile. Dental implants can also be used to support dentures, giving them a more secure fit than ever before.
If you’re missing teeth and aren’t satisfied with your smile, give your dentist a call today. Dental implants may be just what your smile needs. Your dentist would love to help you restore your smile and improve your self confidence with missing teeth solutions.
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.