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Wed, September 20, 2017

Are you unhappy with the way your smile looks? Porcelain veneers address multiple problems at once by concealing them. The thin, durable veneer is placed over the surface of the tooth. They look like natural teeth, but with the flawless shape and color you want.

The only way to know if you are a good candidate is to visit an experienced cosmetic dentist. The cosmetic dentists at Aspenwood Dental Associates have been providing outstanding patient care and beautiful results to the Denver area for many years. We look forward to discussing your goals and presenting all of your treatment options.

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Thu, August 31, 2017

Learn about your options at your consultation at Aspenwood Dental Associates! This visit to our practice is an important time to discuss your goals and wishes. This complimentary initial consultation involves no obligation, but instead is a time for you to get informed about the dental treatments that will achieve your goals. To arrange your appointment, please call us in Aurora, CO, at 720-400-8546.

Discussing Your Dental Problems

One of the main goals of your consultation is to talk about the teeth, gum and mouth issues concerning you. We want to help you get your oral health back on track if you feel it...

Wed, August 30, 2017

Gum tissue recession is pretty common among adults in the US. Gums in good shape should fit snugly around the base of each tooth, like the cuff of a sock around your ankle. Gum recession is present when the tissue pulls or wears away from the tooth base. The problem is that this exposes the tooth root, which is protected by your gums. An exposed tooth root can lead to extreme tooth sensitivity, and it is more vulnerable to decay and infection.

Gum grafting is a safe, effective treatment for advanced gum recession, but you may be able to avoid getting to that point. Some people are genetically predisposed to gum recession....

Tue, August 01, 2017

With the kids out of school and long days of relaxation on order, it can be easy to fall out of a dental hygiene routine in the summer. But sticking to your brushing and flossing routine is essential to preventing dental cavities.

At Aspenwood Dental Associates in the Denver area, our dentists are ready to help you get your dental health on track. To schedule an appointment at our Aurora office, please call 720-400-8546.

Mon, July 31, 2017

Missing teeth can really be a disadvantage, in multiple ways. If you are living with one or more missing teeth, you probably know what we are talking about. You may be very aware of the gaps in your teeth when you smile. But it often goes beyond looks alone – you may experience difficulty pronouncing certain words or chewing. The missing teeth may even change your bite in a way that becomes uncomfortable.

It's no fluke that dental implants are one of the most popular ways to replace teeth. These durable titanium posts replace the root of the tooth and support a variety of restorations. With dental implants, you are receiving a...

Tue, June 06, 2017

Dentures are one of the tooth replacement options available to people with missing teeth. At Aspenwood Dental Associates, the goal of the dentists is to present each option available to you, and to discuss the pros and cons of those options. We believe each patient should be empowered to make informed choices about their dental health. To arrange a free consultation with us in the Denver area, please call 720-400-8546.

 

Thu, June 01, 2017

Just like the bones in your body, healthy teeth need calcium to thrive. By including enough calcium in your diet, you will be neutralizing cavity-causing acid in your mouth, sustaining strong bone beneath your teeth and strengthening enamel.

But what if you are lactose intolerant? Vegan or otherwise dairy-free? Here are several alternative calcium-rich options recommended by the American Dental Association:

Dark, leafy greens. Kale, collard greens, spinach and chard are all leafy greens that are naturally rich in calcium. Almonds. Almonds have about 250 mg of calcium per cup. ...
Thu, June 01, 2017

Time elapsed is not by itself a reason to eschew dental implants. If you have had teeth extracted 2, 5, 10 or any number of years ago, and have not replaced them since, you may still be a good candidate for dental implants. It primarily comes down to a question of bone density.

When you are missing a tooth – by way of extraction or otherwise – that tooth root is no longer stimulating the bone beneath your gums. In the absence of a tooth root, the bone will eventually begin to shrink. If the loss of bone mass is substantial in the area, it may affect your implant candidacy. Dental implants require healthy bone in order to be...

Thu, June 01, 2017

If you are considering dentures to replace missing teeth, you probably have some questions about them. Here are five common questions – and their corresponding answers – to help you get started:

1. Will they look real? Most people are concerned about dentures looking fake and artificial. Perhaps you have the look of your grandparents' dentures in mind. Fortunately, modern dentures do not look fake, and the dentists at Aspenwood Dental Associates use only those products and materials that enhance the appearance of our patients' smiles.

2. Will they be comfortable? You may have heard people...

Mon, March 13, 2017

Dental implants are inserted directly into the jaw to provide the strongest and longest-lasting of all tooth replacement options. Because they are inserted into the jaw, dental implants are able to integrate into bone, replace tooth roots, and prevent the bone loss associated with missing teeth. But, does this insertion into the jaw hurt? And what do our Denver implant dentists do to guard against patient discomfort?  At Aspenwood Dental our patients often have minimal to no discomfort following implant surgery.  Any discomfort they do experience is aggressively managed by our entire dental team.

First things first, dental implants...

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