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 clearer… 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 303-500-8075 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
Your baby was born with all 20 primary teeth below their gumline. They typically start to come through between 6 and 12 months. Children usually have their full set of baby teeth in place by age 3. During this time, many new parents call our office with questions about baby teething remedies to get through what can be a very difficult time. It can be frustrating for parents to watch their child suffer through this process. Unfortunately, teething is a necessary part of life.
Plain and simple, this is not a comfortable experience for a baby, they will not like it, and they are likely to be incredibly fussy while teething. Furthermore, drooling, loss of appetite, and trouble… Read Full Post
Our dentists and staff are excited to announce our newly designed website is up and running. We hope you enjoy our interactive site and explore the variety of dental services we offer, such as:
General and family dentistry
We’ve provided generations of patients in Aurora, Colorado, with healthy, beautiful smiles for decades, and our website reflects our drive for achieving the best results and the pride we take in our work.
Dr. Baltz and Dr. Rowe are ready to talk to you!We are a family practice that offers a comfortable environment for you and your loved ones. Many patients experience odontophobia, or fear of the dentist, which is another reason… Read Full Post
An abscessed tooth can be quite undesirable as it can lead to infection, swelling of the face, and severe pain that can prevent you from completing normal, everyday tasks. Below, we take a look at what abscessed teeth really are, how you can identify them and what can be done to prevent or alleviate pain.
Defining an Abscessed Tooth
A dental abscess is an accumulation of pus that forms a pocket within the mouth. This pus stems from an infection and occurs as a result of the immune system’s response to combat this occurrence. An abscess can become too large or significant for the body’s immune system to handle.
Two distinct types of abscesses occur within the mouth. The periodontal… Read Full Post
There are two main types of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease (bone loss). Both of these diseases are caused by plaque, which is a collection of bacteria that lives in the mouth. When plaque is left on teeth around the gum tissue, it can cause inflammation to the gums, which causes them to bleed or appear swollen. When the plaque is left to sit for longer periods of time (i.e. when someone isn’t flossing), the plaque can harden into tarter (also known as calculus) and cause bone loss around the teeth. This bone loss is irreversible and is better known as periodontal disease, or periodontitis. More than half of people over age 30 have some form of periodontal disease.… 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.