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University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
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Dental Faculty Practice

Services Provided


At the University of Colorado Dental Faculty Practice we consider ourselves a one stop shop for your whole family as we provide a wide range of treatments and treatment options. Our practice is composed of a team of General Dentists and Specialists who work together to provide the best possible treatment for you.

Practicing on our team are board certified prosthodontists, periodontists, oral surgeons, general dentists, and dental hygienists. All of our practitioners teach and lecture at the School of Dental Medicine and therefore uphold high standards to keep current on the latest research and continuing education. Below are examples of treatment provided in our practice. Please call or visit for further information.

 

 Services Provided

 

 Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers

With porcelain veneers, you can have whiter, straighter teeth and a natural looking, attractive smile that will last for years with proper maintenance. Crafted from thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your natural teeth, veneers can hide cracks, gaps, and chips. With this form of “instant orthodontics,” discolored teeth can be whitened and crooked teeth straightened. Veneers can also be used to make small teeth look longer or to make uneven teeth the same length. Porcelain veneers can be matched to your original tooth color, making your beautiful smile look completely natural.
Your porcelain veneers can be placed on your teeth at our Denver area practice and can brighten your smile in as little as two visits. During your first visit, a small amount of enamel will be removed from the front surfaces of the teeth in need of treatment. Then an impression will be taken so that your veneers can be custom made to fit your teeth. After about a week or two, when your veneers are ready, they will be bonded onto your teeth. Your smile will be brighter, straighter, and more beautiful, yet will look extremely natural.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures for lightening teeth stained by tea, coffee, soda, and tobacco. We offer at-home teeth whitening systems that are customized to fit your individual smile.
At-home teeth whitening systems offer our patients the flexibility and comfort of being able to whiten their teeth in the privacy of their own homes. Results can be dramatic, yet many people will only notice that you look better without knowing exactly why. That's because with teeth whitening at the Dental Faculty Practice in Aurora, Colorado, we strive for results that are beautiful and natural looking.

Porcelain Crowns

When teeth are damaged due to injury or decay, porcelain crowns can be used to repair them. Crowns slip over the damaged tooth like a jacket. They can restore strength to cracked teeth and cover significant areas of decay. All porcelain crowns can be matched to the original color of the teeth so they look completely natural. In addition to the structural benefits of crowns, they can also be used for purely cosmetic reasons -- to reshape, recolor, or realign a person's teeth.
In just two visits, your porcelain crowns can be placed on your teeth at our practice. During your first visit, your tooth will be trimmed to make room for the crown. An impression of your prepared tooth is taken so that your crown can be custom made. During your second appointment, the custom-made crown is bonded onto your tooth, creating a more beautiful look and strong structure that looks and feels like a natural tooth. With the proper care, your porcelain crown should last long into the future.

Porcelain Inlays and Onlays

When teeth in the back of the mouth suffer decay, inlays and onlays can be used to fill them. Sculpted to ensure a precise fit, inlays fill cavities and restore strength to damaged teeth. Onlays are more extensive than inlays, covering the entire top surface of the tooth.
Onlays are most often used when the extent of tooth decay makes inlays and regular fillings unsuitable treatment options, but the decay or damage is not sufficient enough to require porcelain crowns. Both inlays and onlays are made from tooth-colored material so that your results will be both durable and natural-looking. These restorations are ultimately bonded to the tooth, thus strengthening the tooth.

Direct Bonding

This simple procedure can produce dramatic results. Bonding uses a composite material to repair cracks and chips, conceal stains, and fill in unwanted gaps between teeth. Bonding is a quick and easy procedure that does not require any of your original tooth enamel be removed, unlike porcelain veneers and crowns. 

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Unlike inlays, onlays, or porcelain crowns, tooth-colored fillings are done in a single appointment. They are a good way to treat small cavities in teeth. Direct composites look excellent and are bonded directly to teeth.
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 Restorative Dentistry and Full Mouth Reconstruction

Dental Implants

Missing teeth can cause a variety of difficulties, from impaired eating and speaking, to shifting of the remaining teeth. Whether one tooth is missing or all teeth are unsalvageable, dental implants are a strong, long-lasting replacement option. Dental implants represent a synthetic tooth root, made of titanium, on top of which a dental implant crown (replacement tooth) is attached. In addition to replacing missing teeth, implants can also be used to secure removable appliances, such as bridges, dentures, and partials. Dental implants are natural looking and provide significantly improved chewing power than previous alternatives.
The placement of dental implants at our group practice is usually done in three phrases. First, the implant is surgically placed in the jawbone. After a period of healing, a temporary abutment (temporary replacement tooth) is placed on the artificial root. Finally, the implant crown (permanent replacement tooth) is attached to the implant. With proper care, dental implants can last throughout the patient's lifetime. If the artificial dental crown does become damaged, a new implant crown can be placed on the existing implant.

Implant Secured Dentures

Dental implants can help rid denture wearers of the struggle of loose, ill-fitting dentures. The procedure helps stabilize dentures by attaching the partial or full set to several implants placed within the jawbone, much like the procedure for a single tooth. Once the dentures are snapped to your implants, you will no longer need messy adhesives to keep them in place

Single or multiple tooth replacement

Dental Bridges and Crowns

Fixed dental bridges offer our patients an alternative to dental implants for the replacement of missing teeth. Bridges can take the place of a single tooth or several teeth and create a look that is beautiful and natural. The bridge is an artificial tooth fused between crowns that are attached to surrounding natural teeth. By filling the gap left by a missing tooth, bridges help to prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.
Dental bridges can become a natural-looking part of your smile with two visits to our practice. During the first visit, dental crowns are placed on the surrounding teeth and an impression is created in order to custom craft the bridge. A temporary bridge will be worn in between appointments. In a second visit, the dental bridge is fitted and then fused to the teeth, creating a long-lasting fixed bridge.
In addition to creating a more beautiful smile, dental bridges help correct bites, improve speech, and reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay, which increases when teeth are missing. With good oral hygiene, dental bridges are a long-lasting solution to missing teeth.
 

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Root Canal Treatment

Full Mouth Reconstructive Care

Some patients need more than just basic restorative work and may require a combination of treatments, including dental crowns, dental implants and dental bridges. Fortunately, our dental team members have advanced training in full mouth restorative care and are able to treat even the most complex cases.
Full mouth reconstruction involves a number of important steps, beginning with proper diagnosis. Position of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), development of the occlusion (bite), correction of any malocclusion, and restoration of the teeth are all pieces in the puzzle of full mouth rehabilitation.
Because full mouth reconstructive care often requires that a number of options be combined, such as dental crowns, dental implants, and dental bridges, it is important to choose a doctor with specialized training. Our Prosthodontists have had extensive post graduate training in the area of Full Mouth Reconstruction.
 
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 Surgical Dentistry

Dental Implants
Missing teeth can cause a variety of difficulties, from impaired eating and speaking, to shifting of the remaining teeth. Whether one tooth is missing or all teeth are unsalvageable, dental implants are a strong, long-lasting replacement option. Dental implants represent a synthetic tooth root, made of titanium, on top of which a dental implant crown (replacement tooth) is attached. In addition to replacing missing teeth, implants can also be used to secure removable appliances, such as bridges, dentures, and partials. Dental implants are natural looking and provide significantly improved chewing power than previous alternatives.
The placement of dental implants at our group practice is usually done in three phrases. First, the implant is surgically placed in the jawbone. After a period of healing, a temporary abutment (temporary replacement tooth) is placed on the artificial root. Finally, the implant crown (permanent replacement tooth) is attached to the implant. With proper care, dental implants can last throughout the patient's lifetime. If the artificial dental crown does become damaged, a new implant crown can be placed on the existing implant.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Orthognathic Surgery

Bone Grafts and Sinus Lifts

Gum Grafts

Extractions

Periodontal Surgery

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 Sedation Dentistry

IV Sedation

Nitrous Oxide Gas

Oral Sedation

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 Preventative Care

Head and Neck Cancer Screening

Emphasis on Home Care

Fluoride Treatment

Cavity Risk and Diet Assessment

 
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