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.
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.
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.