4020 Palmer Park Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Routine dental care should include a semi-annual visit to the dental office. Through digital x-rays, physical examination of the head and neck, and visual examination of the oral cavity, we can help you to achieve better overall health and wellness. A typical checkup will include those services in addition to having your teeth cleaned.
If you have not been in to a dental office for a while, we would invite you to see our dedicated team here at Park Dental Associates to see how family dentistry can help you.
We can also provide you with a free consultation to answer your questions about specific problems that you may have or to provide a second opinion. Occasionally we may need to take x-rays to accurately diagnose or to provide complete information about your specific case.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. Often crowns are also used to treat cracked teeth or teeth that are broken. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap -- these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth -- and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
Partial dentures and dentures both are treatments to restore missing teeth by using prosthetic appliances that are removable from the mouth.
Dentures or false teeth are completely supported by the soft tissues of the mouth or occasionally by dental implants.
Removable partial dentures are supported by remaining teeth with frames and clasps, and soft tissues in the oral cavity.
Both the dentures and removable partial dentures are custom made for each individual using multi-step techniques to achieve the best fit and cosmetic look that we can.
Today, several dental filling materials are available. Teeth can be filled with porcelain; silver amalgam (which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper); or tooth-colored, plastic, and glass materials called composite resin fillings. The location and extent of the decay, cost of filling material, your insurance coverage, and our recommendation assist in determining the type of filling that is best for you.
Also known as braces and retainers, these treatments are used for the movement of teeth into an ideal position. We have the means of straightening those crooked teeth to have the smile that you desire. The more complex cases are referred to a team of specialists who we have worked with for many years and have complete confidence.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected.
Root canal procedures are performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the pulp becomes damaged. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful. Actually, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed. The discomfort experienced in the period leading up to seeking dental care is truly the painful period of time, not the root canal procedure itself.
We will ensure your comfort during this procedure. Root canals on molars will be referred to a specialist who can ensure complete treatment of those difficult teeth through the use of specialized equipment made for that purpose.
This is dentistry that is used to treat the appearance of your smile when there are no other problems such as decay, missing tooth structure, or other pathology present. Treatments falling into this category include bleaching (whitening) of teeth, veneers (Lumineers®), and composite fillings (tooth colored fillings).
We can provide a wide range of treatments to help give you the smile that you have always wanted.
Both of these appliances are made to protect teeth from injury. Most people have seen the use of mouthguards worn by football players either on tv or in person. This soft, custom molded appliance, is placed over the teeth to protect them from a blow to the mouth or head during physical activities. Many sports nowadays are becoming more physical in nature. It has become common for our office to see children or adults who have chipped or even lost teeth from participation in soccer, softball, basketball, and wrestling. We recommend the use of a custom mouthguard for anyone who participates in sports with potential contact. We can make these in house.
Like mouthguards, nightguards are made to protect teeth from injury. They are however made of a hard acrylic material. Unlike the injuries caused by sports, nightguards are used to protect us from the damage caused by clenching or grinding our teeth. In the past 20 year of practice, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of cases of cracked or broken teeth caused by nighttime grinding and/or clenching. Our body tends to release the stress of the day through this mechanism of clenching and grinding our teeth at night. Let us help prevent the damage that can be caused by these actions by having a custom nightguard made for you by our office.
At times in the course of dentistry we find teeth that cannot be repaired or saved. These teeth then need to be removed to ensure the comfort and oral health of the patient. Although no one enjoys having a tooth removed, it is sometimes the best treatment. We do most types of extractions without the need to refer to a specialist outside of our office.
Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. In some cases the sound may be soft, but in other cases, it can be loud and unpleasant. Snoring during sleep may be a sign, or first alarm, of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
The patented, FDA cleared Snore Guard® intraoral device is clinically proven to help eliminate snoring. Snore Guard features Air Flow Technology™ to help prevent the jaw from dropping back into the throat and restricting the air passage. Keeping the air-way open greatly reduces snoring.
Snore Guard® is professionally fitted by the dentist. It has a unique inner lining that is softened by heat during the fitting process. The unit is custom fit to patients individual needs. It fits snugly over the top teeth and is designed to keep your lower jaw in a comfortable, slightly forward position while sleeping. This keeps the airway open, helping to eliminate snoring.
We can provide you with interactive .pdf study models produced by DDS Solution. These can allow you to see how your teeth look from top, bottom, or even from the back of your mouth. This can be done from the comfort of your home on you own computer using Adobe Reader.