Root canals are not painful. With modern advancements in both local anesthetic and sedation options like nitrous oxide, a root canal should be no more uncomfortable than a standard filling.
At Highpoint Dental Care, we offer free nitrous oxide to patients who feel nervous about root canal therapy. If you believe this service would be useful, we would be happy to discuss details during your time in our care.
We are endlessly committed to patient comfort and satisfaction. We will take every care to make your experience in our office pleasant, relaxing, and rewarding.
Why is a Root Canal Done?
Pulp lies within a chamber underneath the enamel and dentin of your teeth. Comprised of… Read Full Post
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is an odorless gas that, when inhaled, displaces oxygen in the lungs, resulting in a euphoric, pleasantly heavy, and calming physical and mental reaction. First used as a form of anesthesia in 1844, nitrous oxide is considered an “essential medicine” by the World Health Organization and is used daily in dental offices across the country.
As a tool to manage anxiety and discomfort in dentistry, nitrous oxide has few equals. Incredibly fast to work, nitrous oxide will continue to provide a safe level of sedation as long as it is being administered. Once the mask is removed, the effects of laughing gas wear off quickly, allowing patients to function… Read Full Post
Flossing is used to remove plaque and food particles from in between teeth. For the best results, a clean section of floss should be drawn from below the gum line upwards to the crown of each tooth at least once a day. This can help prevent tartar build up and act as the first line of defense against infection and gum disease.
When done incorrectly, flossing may be uncomfortable. Worse yet, using a “sawing” motion or more force than needed to glide the floss can cut and irritate gum tissue. If you struggle with flossing, we would be happy to provide guidance during your next routine visit to our Aurora office. If flossing turns out to be a poor fit for your routine, we can discuss… Read Full Post
At Highpoint Dental, we are pleased to offer same day dental crowns. Using advanced CAD/CAM technology, our dentists can plan, customize, craft, and place life-like restorations during a single office visit - and all without compromising quality. If you suspect you may need a crown or if you need a crown replaced, give us a call at 303-500-8701 to schedule an appointment at our Aurora office today.
Single Visit Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns
Traditional dental crowns can take several weeks and multiple visits to plan and place. To place traditional crowns an appointment will be needed for planning and preparing the teeth. An additional visit may also be needed for placing temporary… Read Full Post
Digital dentistry, at its most basic, simply refers to dentistry that is enhanced or assisted by computer technology. At our office, we utilize many of these advanced technologies to improve patient safety, satisfaction, and overall experience. During your next routine visit, we would be happy to discuss the technology we continue to implement in our efforts to ensure optimal patient satisfaction.
Digital dentistry services we provide include:
Digital Imaging. We use the CBCT 3D scanner to create remarkably detailed images of your teeth, nerve pathways, soft tissue, and bone. An alternative to x-rays, digital imaging produces only half the radiation and offers a much… Read Full Post
A dental crown is a type of restorative dentistry procedure that protects a tooth that has been weakened by decay or another type of damage. Dental crowns are one of the most common types of dental procedures, and can last for a long time and look very natural.
Here at Highpoint Dental Care, we offer a variety of different types of dental crowns. If you are in need of a crown, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 303-500-8701 to schedule your appointment today.
Types of Dental Crowns
The main types of dental crowns are:
Metal fused to porcelain
Metal crowns are the strongest and most durable type of crown, but they stand out in your mouth due to the color. Often… Read Full Post
Dental implants are considered the best way to replace missing teeth, but they can be expensive. Typical costs for dental implants can range from $1500 to $6000, depending on a number of factors such as the complexity of your case, how many missing teeth you have, and the quality of the materials used.
We know that the cost of dental implants can be off-putting for many patients, but over time they are a great investment. Dental implants can last for a lifetime without needing to be replaced, and the benefits they impart are much greater than adhesive dentures.
If you are interested in dental implants but unsure if you can shoulder the expense, please come visit Highpoint Dental Care for… Read Full Post
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, implant-supported dentures are usually considered to be the best option for tooth replacement. While regular adhesive dentures are cheaper, they come with a number of problems that could be avoided if you choose implant-supported dentures instead.
If you are interested in learning more about your options to replace missing teeth and ensure great oral health, call Highpoint Dental Care today at 303-500-8701 to schedule your free consultation. Our friendly dentists will be happy to help you find the best option that fits your needs, lifestyle, and budget.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures differ from regular… Read Full Post
You may think that your child doesn't need to visit the dentist until they're older, since their baby teeth will fall out anyway. However, it's important to maintain good oral health in children from the minute their first tooth makes an appearance. We know that going to the dentist can be a scary new experience for a child, which is why we place such importance on being a family-friendly, child-friendly dental practice.
Our dentists and staff are great with kids, and our office is equipped with toys, blankets, a play area, snacks, and other amenities to keep your child happy and comfortable. Call us at 303-500-8701 to schedule your child's appointment.
Why Take Care Of Your Child's Teeth… Read Full Post
One of our most popular cosmetic dentistry options is porcelain veneers. These wafer-thin shells are placed over teeth to disguise cosmetic imperfections, and have a very high rate of satisfaction. Unfortunately, porcelain veneers are not permanent - but they can be extremely long-lasting in the right candidate and with proper care.
If you are interested in achieving a beautiful Hollywood smile through porcelain veneers or Lumineers, please contact Highpoint Dental Care today at 303-500-8701 to schedule your consultation.
Porcelain Veneers Are Irreversible but Long-Lasting
Although porcelain veneers are not considered a permanent procedure since they will likely have to be replaced at… Read Full Post
Disclaimer: The information throughout this dentistry website is not intended to be taken as medical advice. The information provided by Highpoint Dental Care - Dr. Merril Rowe & Dr. Justin Baltz is intended to provide general information regarding dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, dental crowns and bridges, Lumineers, smile makeovers, teeth whitening, dentures, family and general dentistry, emergency dentistry, root canals, and more for residents of Aurora, Centennial, Parker, Green Valley Ranch, and nearby areas of Colorado. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact our dental office today for a personal consultation. Read our ADA compliance disclosure.