Let’s Talk About Your Smile

Let’s Talk About Your Smile

How do you like your smile? At The Fort Collins Dentist, we know it’s easy to be your own worst critic. But we also know lots of people don’t care for one aspect or another of their smile. We can improve any smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Maybe you have a tooth that’s been chipped since middle school, or a gap between your front teeth that’s been there since forever. Or maybe your smile has grown dull and yellow over the years.

Popular Procedures

There are cosmetic dentistry procedures that can address just about any smile issue you might have.

  • Porcelain veneers – Thin shells of medical-grade porcelain are designed to fit over the front side of your teeth. They’ll hide chips, cracks, gaps, and other flaws. They’re custom-made to your teeth, look totally natural, and leave you with a great new smile.
  • Bonding – Bonding is another way to correct any flaws in your teeth. A special material is bonded to a tooth, and shaped to create a strong structure that looks fabulous.
  • Crowns – Dental crowns are fitted over teeth that are discolored or in need of restoring due to damage or decay. They are long-lasting and strong.
  • Whitening – Teeth whitening is an easy, popular procedure that lightens the color of your teeth. The same whitening agents found in whitening toothpastes, but at much higher concentrations, bleach out years of stains and other discolorations and give you a dazzling smile.
  • Dental implants – Dental implants replace missing teeth. A titanium post is inserted into the jaw and fuses with the bone. An artificial tooth goes on top. Implants look and function like natural teeth.

At The Fort Collins Dentist, our cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile into something special. People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud also come to our practice for extractions, TMJ treatment, and crowns . Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

 

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It Doesn’t Take Long To Beautify Your Smile

South Berthoud cosmetic smile makeover

At The Fort Collins Dentist, we can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry. Possibilities include restoring cracked or discolored teeth, straightening them, or even replacing those that are missing.

We all want to have the best possible smiles, but cosmetic dentistry is more than just appearance. Straight teeth are easier to care for, and make for a healthier smile. That may explain why clear braces are so popular. They can straighten your teeth, and are almost undetectable as you wear them.

Also in demand are porcelain veneers. They can transform your appearance and are minimally invasive. A thin layer of tooth enamel is removed before veneers are permanently attached to your teeth. After that, you’ve got a mega-watt smile.

Dental implants are, in many ways, one of the most significant advances in the history of dentistry. Titanium posts inserted in the jaw can support one or more replacement teeth that look and function like the real thing.

At The Fort Collins Dentist, cosmetic dentistry can restore your smile. People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud also come to us for complete general dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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2023 Is The Year To Replace Missing Teeth

If you or someone you care about lost a tooth this year, but haven’t yet dealt with the issue, The Fort Collins Dentist suggests a consultation with our dental implant team immediately.

Why the rush? Though your missing tooth might not be an aesthetic issue now – maybe it’s far enough back that the gap is not visible, or perhaps you don’t mind a sort of rugged look – it could very well become one in the future.

When we lose a tooth, the root and jaw bone eventually atrophy. This causes neighboring teeth to begin to shift into the empty spaces, causing misalignment and pain. Worse, it causes your facial features to take on a “sunken” look; especially round the cheeks.

Dental implants are the best way to avoid this, as they protect and stimulate the remaining teeth, keeping them in place and bolstering their strength. The good news is that dental implants and their associated restorations mimic natural enamel perfectly, so nobody will be able to tell that you’ve achieved your New Year’s resolution early this coming year!

If you’ve been dreaming of a more complete smile for years, 2023 is the time to do it and The Fort Collins Dentist can help! We offer implants and complete restorative dentistry. We serve satisfied patients in North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526


These Holidays, Gift Yourself A New Smile!

We know the holidays can be a time to re-prioritize and think a bit on what’s important to you. While many are busy buying expensive gifts or gym memberships, The Fort Collins Dentist wants you to think of yourself first. Specifically, your smile.

After all, your smile is a window into well-being, and when it looks best, you not only feel best, but people treat you like you do.

So, in essence, when you look into cosmetic dentistry options like teeth whiteningdental veneers, or dental implants, you’re not only thinking of your appearance, but your whole quality of life. You deserve a social life that you’re a confident player in. You also deserve a pain-free smile that you’re proud to show off to your friends.

All this is achievable with our cosmetic options. The Fort Collins Dentist wants you to face this new year with a new smile. What’s more, with all those delicious – but sticky – holiday meals around the corner, it’s the best time to look into our general and family dentistry and prepare your enamel for what’s to come. We serve satisfied patients in North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526


What Are The Possible Dental Implant Complications?

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Dental implants from The Fort Collins Dentist are state-of-the-art, with a success rate in the area of ninety-eight percent. That number is a testament to implant technology.

But like any medical or dental procedure, there are certain risks involved. In this post, we will consider possible complications of a dental implant, so you can stay informed. It is worth noting, these risk are all considered pretty rare and dental implants are still the safest way to replace teeth!

  • Infection: Any surgical procedure poses an infection risk. That’s why we often prescribe an antibiotic beforehand. Beginning the second day post-surgery, the implant site should also be rinsed with a salt water solution.
  • Slow Healing: A patient is more likely to experience slow healing if they have another medical condition. Possible conditions include gum disease, diabetes, cancer, alcoholism, or poor circulation due to smoking. We take preexisting conditions into account.
  • Sinus Problems: Upper implants are placed very close to the floor of the sinus. Because of this proximity, an implant can perforate the floor of the sinus cavity.
  • Implant Failure: If an implant fails to integrate with the surrounding bone, it is usually due to insufficient blood supply. Teeth grinding, smoking, and the medical conditions discussed previously can impair blood circulation.
  • Nerve Damage: Nerve damage occurs in a very small percentage of implant procedures. Patients may have pain, tingling or numbness at the implant site.

An informed patient makes the best decisions, and at The Fort Collins Dentist we make sure every dental implant patient knows exactly what is involved. Patients from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud trust us with implants and other restorative dentistry procedures. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

Fort Collins Cosmetic Dentistry

This post from The Fort Collins Dentist describes the ways that general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are different.

Family dentistry, also called general dentistry, is dedicated to preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, like a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will establish the best way to restore the tooth involved.

Cosmetic dentists offer elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Available procedures include teeth whitening, dental implants, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns.

Many dentists provide both general and cosmetic dentistry. In some cases there is some overlap. For example, if a patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth must be restored to prevent decay. The tooth is also less structurally sound, so it is vulnerable to further damage. In addition, the tooth affects the overall appearance of the smile.

At The Fort Collins Dentist we want our patients to have healthy smiles that look great! General dentistry achieves the first goal, and cosmetic dentistry the second. Find out why patients from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud trust us with their smiles. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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3 Smart Smile Solutions

Aesthetic Dental Transformations in Fort Collins

In this article from The Fort Collins Dentist, we take a look at three procedures often used in cosmetic dentistry.

  1. Dental Implants: Implants are transforming dentistry. For most patients, a dental implant is the prime solution for a missing tooth. A dental implant is a metal – usually titanium – rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post. When the final crown is placed, the dental implant is indistinguishable from a natural tooth in function and appearance.
  2. Porcelain Veneers: Dental veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic. We attach them to the front of your teeth to cover chips or cracks, gaps, and other imperfections. they leave you with a fantastic smile!
  3. Tooth Whitening: If you had tooth decay in the past, you may notice staining on your teeth. Professional whitening can lighten your teeth by several shades, significantly improving your smile without the need for an invasive procedure.

At The Fort Collins Dentist, we use cosmetic dentistry to improve the smiles of patients every day. People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud also come to our practice for complete general dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Is Your Smile In A World Of Hurt?

full mouth reconstruction North Laramie

Do you have extreme tooth damage, bone loss, or few to no remaining teeth? This post from The Fort Collins Dentist is for anyone whose mouth is in a world of hurt.

We understand how dental issues impact you every day of your life. Whatever the cause of the condition – severe mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health – there is hope.

Restorative dentistry can renew your healthy, attractive smile – or give you the stunning smile you never had. Patients who address troublesome dental issues regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally. How would that affect your life?

Restorative dentistry refers to a combination of dental procedures that restore a smile for people with multiple damaged or missing teeth. Treatment may include crowns, dental bonding, white filling replacement, or dental implants.

At The Fort Collins Dentist, we offer a range of restorative dentistry procedures that don’t simply renew your smile: they can give you back a big part of your life. Patients from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud also come to our practice for complete cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Aesthetic Dentistry Solves Difficult Oral Problems

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Do you fear that your smile is beyond repair due to damage or neglect? Rest assured, that may not be true. At The Fort Collins Dentist we use restorative dentistry to improve smiles every day.

Here are some tough dental problems we routinely solve:

Tough Problem 1: Insufficient Bone for Dental Implant
Solution: Bone Grafting

Dental implants are state-of-the-art in tooth replacement. But before you can get one, you need to have enough healthy bone to support it. Bone grafting is a fairly simply procedure to promote the growth of new bone.

Tough Problem 2: Tooth Damage or Loss
Solution: Restorative Dentistry

We can address multiple issues by restoring your teeth and mouth to a functional and aesthetically pleasing state. It might involve filling cavities, restoring or replacing missing teeth, or repairing damage with a crown. Our goal is twofold: restoring your natural smile, and preventing future dental health problems.

With restorative options from The Fort Collins Dentist there is always hope for your smile! Patients from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud also come to us for complete general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Learn How You Can Change Your Life By Transforming Your Smile

Fort Collins Smile Makeovers at The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry

Dental implants from The Fort Collins Dentist have many benefits, from restoring your ability to bite and chew to preventing the bone loss that occurs when a natural tooth and root are lost. Best of all, they restore your smile!

Dental implants are sometimes referred to as “tooth implants,” because they are a support for an artificial tooth. Technically, though, a dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. A connecting piece called an abutment fits on top of the implant, and the artificial tooth goes on top of that.

What makes implants feasible, and what sets them apart from all other tooth replacement options, is that the titanium post fuses with your bone. In other words, it becomes a part of your body. This is how the implant prevents bone loss, because in essence it is a replacement tooth root.

One dental implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a bridge or a full dental arch.

Dental implants from The Fort Collins Dentist can change your smile and your life! We have treated patients from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud, who also come to us for other restorative dentistry options. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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