Providing General Dental Care in Fort Collins, CO
Visiting your dentist regularly is important in maintaining your oral health. The American Dental Association recommends that patients visit their dentist at least twice a year (once every six months) for a dental checkup and professional cleaning. It’s imperative that you keep these appointments as they help the dentist to identify potential problems and remove harmful plaque and tartar from teeth. At the Toothzone Network, we provide general dental care in Fort Collins, CO to not only maintain your teeth but also restore them after damage occurs. Read more about our general dentistry services on this page and call us to schedule an appointment.
Restorative Care & Procedures
It’s common for teeth to become damaged and require special care to fix them. We provide all of the following restorative care:
- Teeth Grinding
- Oral Cancer
- Root Canals
- Tooth Eruption
- Tobacco Use
- Oral Piercings
- Wisdom Teeth
We provide all of the following restorative care:
This procedure replaces a missing tooth by using surrounding teeth to support a replacement tooth placed in the gap.
Known as bruxism, teeth grinding can result in excess wear on teeth that could be detrimental to their health. A nighttime mouthguard is usually prescribed to prevent this.
Crowns are placed over existing teeth either to strengthen damaged ones or to improve the look of discolored or oddly shaped teeth. They help to improve the function and appearance of natural teeth.
Dental implants require a surgical procedure to place a metal post in the gap caused by a missing tooth. The metal post is then covered over with an artificial tooth to replace the missing one.
Oral cancer can be a very dangerous disease, but it is also easily detectable through regular visits to your dentist. Our routine checkups will look for any early signs of cancer so we can eradicate the problem before it develops.
When the pulp inside your tooth becomes inflamed or infected, it can cause you severe pain and requires attention from your doctor. A root canal is used to remove the infected pulp, fill the tooth, and seal it.
Teeth begin forming in babies before they are even born and begin to erupt from the gum line around four months after birth. Every child will have 20 primary teeth that all usually erupt by age three. We’re here to provide pediatric care as needed during this time.
Tobacco use, especially the use of smokeless tobacco, can significantly increase the risk of oral cancer. It’s best to never begin this habit, but if you do use tobacco, or have in the past, it’s important to visit your dentist regularly and have a thorough screening done to look for early signs of cancer.
Oral piercings can cause a variety of damage to your mouth, including chipped teeth, blood clots, infection, or blood poisoning. These types of piercings are not a good idea as the mouth holds a lot of bacteria that could cause infection and tongue swelling.
Also known as the third molars, wisdom teeth usually must be removed because our jaws do not have enough space to accommodate them. This requires a surgical procedure to remove them from the gums.
We provide advice and care using all of the following preventative dental measures at our Fort Collins, CO locations:
Fluoride helps strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay in children. As a pediatric dental office, we use fluoride treatments as part of a regular checkup and cleaning for kids.
A healthy diet means healthy teeth as it provides the body with appropriate nutrients to support good oral health. We’re able to provide advice on the best ways to maintain your diet and help your teeth.
If you or your child plays sports, especially those that are high-contact, a custom mouthguard is a good idea to protect teeth from injury. We can fit these pieces to provide the protection you need.
Often placed on the back molars of children, sealants effectively protect teeth by sealing out food, plaque, and acid to prevent tooth decay.
Help your teeth look their best with our cosmetic services, including:
Utilizing a resin material, dentists use bonding to restore teeth that are chipped, cracked, or discolored. The resin can be shaped to mimic the natural appearance of the original tooth, successfully filling in chips or cracks caused by an injury.
Inlays and Onlays
These tooth-colored restorative materials can be used instead of silver fillings or to replace old silver fillings. They are placed over the chewing surfaces of back teeth to restore their function and prevent decay.
Veneers restore teeth that are damaged, misshapen, or discolored by being adhered to the front of teeth. The thin layer restores the tooth and improves its appearance.