Friday, December 30, 2011

Tooth Colored Fillings in Colorado Springs: Goodbye Cracks and Cavities!

This article describes what fillings are and the procedure required for their placement. It also explains the difference in aesthetics and benefits between traditional amalgam (metallic) fillings and composite fillings.

Tooth Colored Fillings in Colorado Springs: Introduction

Cavities, cracks, fissures and chips all have one thing in common: they render the heart of the tooth – where all the delicate nerves and blood vessels are housed – vulnerable to decay and infection. Any structural weakness in the tooth crown not only makes further damage possible, even with mild pressure or force, but it also provides an excellent refuge for food debris and bacteria, which no amount of brushing can remove. For this reason it is vitally important that patients go for regular check-ups with Colorado dentists, who – should they identify any such weaknesses in the tooth structure – can take restorative action. One such procedure involves the placement of tooth colored fillings in Colorado Springs.

What are Tooth Colored Fillings in Colorado Springs?

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Tooth colored fillings in Colorado Springs, as the name suggests, are created from plastics mixed with glass-like silver dioxide particles, yielding a biocompatible material that is the same color and luster as dental enamel. This material is then used by qualified and experienced Colorado dentists, such as Dr. Rogers and Dr. Bull, to repair and restore teeth that have become decayed or damaged.

Colorado dentists recommend composite fillings over and above traditional amalgam fillings for many reasons:

  • Tooth colored fillings in Colorado Springs are completely natural, unlike amalgam, which is a dark metallic color and very noticeable in one’s smile.
  • Tooth colored fillings in Colorado Springs are exceptionally strong and durable, giving them a longer lifespan.
  • Tooth colored fillings in Colorado Springs are bio-compatible and do not contain any mercury, like many traditional restorative materials do.
  • Tooth colored fillings in Colorado Springs are bonded very strongly to the tooth structure, which essentially helps to reinforce it, preventing further breakage. This also insulates the tooth – similar to your dental enamel – and prevents the crown sustaining damage as a result of extreme temperature changes.

Tooth Colored Fillings in Colorado Springs: The Procedure

If you have a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, or simply wish to replace your old amalgam or mercury fillings, then tooth Colorado dentistscolored fillings in Colorado Springs are definitely worth considering! The procedure involved is simple and straight-forward. If you are replacing old fillings, then Colorado dentists Dr. Rogers and Dr. Bull will begin by removing your old restoration and making sure the remaining tooth structure is completely free of bacteria and decay. They will then prepare the resin composite materials used for restoration; making sure the color closely matches that of your natural dental enamel. This material is placed on the tooth in layers by the Colorado dentists and is then hardened by a special light. The final stage in the placement of tooth colored fillings in Colorado Springs simply involves the shaping of the composite material to flawlessly fit the tooth and to accommodate a comfortable bite. The filling will also be polished to make it more durable and resistant to staining.

A Final Note on Tooth Colored Fillings in Colorado Springs

Tooth colored fillings in Colorado Springs are great for preserving the health of teeth that have sustained decay or damage. But make sure you book yourself an appointment with Colorado dentists Dr. Rogers or Dr. Bull once every six months to avoid problems that, if left untreated, can cause severe and permanent damage!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New, Non-Removable Teeth in a Day in Colorado Springs: Fact, not Fiction!


This article explains how it is possible for patients to get a brand new set of non-removable teeth in as little as a single day, with a single surgery.

The ability to get new teeth in a day in Colorado Springs may sound like the stuff of science fiction. That, or either there are a lot of catches involved! But this is the reality of modern dentistry. New and non-removable teeth in a day in Colorado Springs are indeed possible; and the patient that is not actually eligible for this surgery is the exception rather than the rule. All on Four implant teeth are the reason qualified and experienced dentists, Dr. Rogers and Dr. Bull, can provide edentulous (not having a single original adult tooth left) and near-edentulous patients with a comprehensive and long term solution to all of their oral problems. And unlike traditional implant teeth protocol, the All on Four only requires a single day and a single surgery to give patients their confident smiles back!

New Teeth in a Day in Colorado Springs: Traditional Challenges

Through the careful positioning and precise angulation of only four implant teeth in the upper and lower dental arch, the All on Four protocol makes it possible for patients to get new and non-removable teeth in a day in Colorado Springs. You see, traditionally, in order for a patient to get an entire set of teeth placed, multiple surgeries would be required. Since you can’t very well Teeth in a Day Colorado Springshave one surgery after another, these sessions would be spread out over the course of a year to a year-and-a-half with a few months’ recovery in between.

To make matters worse, many of the patients that suffer from rampant tooth loss or edentulism present with a substantial loss of bone tissue volume in the jaw as a result of atrophy. Since implant teeth rely upon the jaw bone for support, this frequently necessitates bone grafting surgery before implants can be placed. The problem here is that bone grafting is an invasive and painful procedure. It is also expensive and requires months of healing before the jaw bone is ready to accept implant teeth. With multiple placement surgeries and the need for bone grafting comes even more consultations, until eventually the bill for oral rehabilitation is as steep as the journey is to get your smile back!

New Teeth in a Day in Colorado Springs: How Does it Work?

In 1993, European implantologist, Dr. Paulo Malo, Implant teethinnovated the All on Four dental implant protocol, which brought the unprecedented advantage of new teeth in a day in Colorado Springs. Through the placement and angulation of only four dental implants in regions of the jaw that naturally contain a greater volume of atrophy-resistant bone tissue, full support could be provided for a customized and non-removable prosthetic dental bridge (see above picture). Furthermore, bone grafting is almost never required! With only four implant teeth required to be placed and a prosthetic bridge that could be affixed to these implants in as little as 30 minutes, the All on Four protocol essentially enabled qualified dentists to give patients a brand new set of non-removable teeth in a day in Colorado Springs.

New Teeth in a Day in Colorado Springs: A Final Note

Oral rehabilitation and new teeth in a day in Colorado Springs is a possibility for patients presenting with all kinds of oral problems. The only obstacle in your way is your own inertia. For more information on this breakthrough procedure or to arrange your initial consultation, don’t hesitate to contact qualified and experienced dentists, Dr. Rogers and Dr. Bull today.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dental Implants: Superior Tooth Loss Solution, PART 2

This article, part 2 of 2, explores the benefits and advantages of dental implants over removable dentures as a traditional tooth replacement solution.

In the previous article post by experienced Colorado Springs dentists, Dr. Rogers and Dr. Bull, we explored the many challenges and repeated expenses associated with that archaic teeth replacement technology; removable dentures. In this article, the second installment of a two-part series, we shall go on to discuss a far superior alternative to ‘false teeth’, namely dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are tiny fixtures or screws made from the exceptionally hard, yet lightweight metal titanium. In addition to these attributes, titanium is the only element on the periodic table that is capable of forming a strong biological bond with bone tissue, making this metal responsible for the conception of the entire field of dental implantology! This fixture is carefully inserted by Colorado Springs dentists into the jaw bone at the site or sites of the missing tooth or teeth. They then attach an abutment or ‘collar’, which is used to permanently hold in place an artificial tooth crown constructed from a high quality and very durable ceramic material. The results are a tooth replacement that is virtually indistinguishable - in function, feel and aesthetics - from the rest of your natural healthy teeth!

The Benefits of Dental Implants Over Removable Dentures

Dental implants offer a much better tooth replacement solution to patients, whether they are missing only one tooth or all of their original adult teeth, say Colorado Springs dentists. And this is for many reasons:
  • Dental implants actually form a bond with the underlying bone tissue, so they mimic the function of the tooth root as well as the crown. This not only enables dental implants to feel just like natural teeth, but it also preserves the health of the jaw; preventing atrophy from causing the bone tissue to waste away.
  • Unlike dentures, dental implants are non-removable, so there isn’t a risk of them slipping or falling out. Moreover, they are cleaned just like your natural teeth; with regular brushing and flossing!

  • If placed by qualified and experienced Colorado Springs dentists, such as Dr. Rogers and Dr. Bull, dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. By promoting the health of the jaw bone, they also preserve a patient’s natural and youthful facial contours in the long term.
  • Dental implants replace the entire missing tooth, from the root to the crown, enabling them to function just like your original teeth. By allowing a strong bite force, say Colorado Springs dentists, they allow patients to eat all the foods they love without exception!
  • Dental implants transmit all the forces associated with eating directly to the jaw bone, unlike dentures which rely upon the gums for support. Consequently, dental implants do not cause any pain, irritation, discomfort or self-consciousness.
  • Dental implants have a lifespan of decades and very seldom require further restoration once successfully placed, say Colorado Springs dentists. This means that patients are only required to make a one-time investment, as opposed to removable dentures, which necessitate constant expenditure on bridgework and costly products such as adhesives, anesthetic gels, cleaning agents, etc.

A Final Note on Dental Implants

If you have already lost one or more of your teeth and are facing a future of edentulism (not having any natural teeth left), time is of the essence. The longer you ignore your oral problems, the more complex and costly oral rehabilitation becomes. Skilled and experienced Colorado Springs dentists, Dr. Rogers and Dr. Bull, have worked with dental implants for decades and offer comprehensive and long term solutions. To get your beautiful and healthy smile back, don’t hesitate to Contact Us today!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dentures in Colorado Springs: Challenges and Superior Tooth-Loss Solutions, PART 1


This article, part 1 of 2, explores the many challenges associated with removable dentures. The second installment then goes on to recommend dental implants as a superior teeth replacement solution.

Once upon a time, your grandfather’s removable dentures in Colorado Springs were an object of fascination and hilarity. You would sneak them out of the cupboard underneath your grand parent’s bathroom sink, hold them in front of your mouth and pretend to speak with them, eliciting squeals of laughter from your siblings. You may have even shoved them in your mouth, much to the desperate disapproval of your mother: “Get those out of your mouth right now!” But, decades later, you now face the need for a tooth replacement technology and in a beautiful demonstration of karma or some epic shifting of the tables; you discover just how much of a laughing matter dentures in Colorado Springs aren’t!

Dentures in Colorado Springs: Challenges and Repeated Expenses

Dentures Colorado SpringsRemovable dentures in Colorado Springs have long offered a seemingly economical solution to rampant tooth loss and edentulism (not having a single original adult tooth left). They essentially consist of a rigid structure of plastic that is fabricated to sit snugly against the jaw bone ridge of the upper and lower dental arches in the mouth, say Colorado dentists. Once placed, they resemble a complete set of healthy teeth, and enable patients to eat most foods. However, beneath the facade of a healthy-looking smile lie endless challenges and repeated expenses that ultimately render dentures in Colorado Springs a poor investment in one’s long term oral health and smile aesthetics.

  • Removable dentures in Colorado Springs transmit the forces associated with eating and chewing directly to the underlying soft gum tissue. This causes much pain and discomfort for the patient, say Colorado dentists, as well as the development of sores that aren’t permitted to heal. This necessitates the need for anesthetic gels; an expense that patients will need to cover as long as they wear dentures in Colorado Springs.
  • Dentures in Colorado Springs are not permanently anchored in the mouth, so they can shift around and even fall out; usually at the most inopportune moments too, say Colorado dentists. Because they are loose in the mouth, dentures can make eating and speaking quite a challenge. While adhesives can be used for added stability, they too are just another expense patients need to cover.
  • The afore-mentioned problem is compounded by the face that dentures in Colorado Springs do nothing to promote the health of the underlying jaw bone, which, as a result of the absence of the tooth roots, begins to atrophy and waste away. Because the jaw bone loses volume over time, say Colorado dentists, dentures that once fit snugly begin to slip more and more, making eating and speaking increasingly difficult and uncomfortable. This necessitates a refitting of dentures in Colorado Springs every few years or so, which is not only costly, but is essentially a death sentence to one’s natural youthful facial contours. Dentures Colorado Springs
  • Removable dentures in Colorado Springs need to be taken out after every meal and at night time for cleaning; a laborious process that can also become a social embarrassment.
  •  According to Colorado dentists, dentures serve as a natural trap for food debris and bacteria, rendering them unhygienic (if not strictly kept clean) and can cause bad breath.
  • Dentures in Colorado Springs also impede one’s ability to taste properly and can even trigger a patient’s gag reflex!
Removable Dentures in Colorado Springs: Concluding Remark
 
All of these challenges and repeated expenses simply render removable dentures in Colorado Springs an inferior tooth replacement solution. Thankfully, dental implants offer a much more sophisticated and long term solution to multiple missing teeth and edentulism. For more information on these ingenious dental devices and how they compare with dentures, stay tuned for the second installment of this two-part article series, courtesy of qualified and experienced Colorado dentists, Dr. Rogers and Dr. Bull.


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