Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.
Bonding is a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth.
Over the past 40 years dental implants have become a predictable and aesthetic way to replace missing teeth. Our Doctors at Bighorn Family Dental have had extensive training in the the latest techniques of placing and restoring dental implants. Implants can be an excellent way to replace one missing tooth or even replace a full denture. Dental Implants do require adequate bone and gum support to be successful. Please ask if you think you may be a good candidate for Dental Implants
Bighorn Family Dental also offers Sedation Dentistry. Dr. Patrick Harrison completed his general practice residency at the University of Colorado Health System. There he received extensive training in IV sedation and emergency medicine. We provide IV sedation for Wisdom Teeth extractions and general dentistry services. Please schedule a consultation if you are interested in Sedation Dentistry.
At Bighorn Family Dental we provide dental care for all ages. We understand that your child’s experience at the dentist can have life long impacts on their oral health, that is why we try to make every experience as easy as possible for all of our patients.
Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like.
While at our office, we make sure that you receive the highest level of service and ensure that our dental work is of the highest quality. To ensure that you maintain great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into your personal oral hygiene routine. We can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan please ask us.
Veneers are an excellent way to redesign and reshape your entire mouth. Veneers are a very thin ceramic shell that covers your existing tooth structure. In placing these new veneers on your teeth, you are able to fix the look of issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth and many other issues.
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. There are two types of full dentures.
Wisdom teeth extractions are a fairly common procedure. Wisdom teeth often cause problems as they are trying to protrude through the gums. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it means the tooth is coming in at an angle and not straight through the gum line. This can cause pain, the tooth can come in unevenly, or the tooth may only emerge partially.
Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.
At Bighorn Family Dental we perform Bone Grafting usually after an extraction to ensure good bone support to place a dental implant.