As any dentist would tell you, regular teeth cleanings allow us to identify potential concerns with your oral health and work to correct them. A teeth cleaning in our office includes a review of your medical history, x-rays, a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and soft tissues, removal of plaque and stains, and a discussion about any concerns you may have. We’ll even give you tips to improve your at-home dental care.
During a periodontal exam, we’ll examine your gums and look for inflammation or bleeding, which could be signs of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can lead to pain, receding gum lines, and even the loss of your teeth. When the disease is identified early, the progress of the symptoms can be halted or even reversed with proper treatment and care.
Sealants are a powerful tool in preventive dentistry. After a teeth cleaning, we can apply a sealant to select teeth which helps prevent decay on the chewing surface of your teeth. Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach will determine if using a sealant is the right option for your dental health, and if it is, they will apply a safe, BPA-free sealant themselves.
Patients who suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain can benefit from a custom-fitted occlusal splint and bite adjustment. This can realign the jaw joints and help the chewing system in your mouth work correctly.
While snoring may not seem like a big deal, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. Snoring can lead to sleep loss for you or your partner, which can affect your alertness while driving and your productivity during the day. It could be a sign of sleep apnea as well, which is a condition where you stop breathing during the night. Sleep apnea increases your risk for serious medical conditions such as heart disease and stroke. Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach can fit you with a custom oral appliance that opens your airways without the use of surgery or a CPAP machine, reducing or eliminating your snoring and giving you and your partner a better night’s sleep.
Nightguards help protect you from the effects of grinding your teeth while you sleep. Mouthguards help keep your teeth safe while playing sports, preventing expensive and painful injuries. We can fit you for the custom molded guard that you need in our Basalt office.
Teeth whitening can make a huge difference in the overall appearance of your smile. We provide you with custom bleaching trays, and an approved, safe whitening agent that gently removes stains from the enamel of your teeth to reveal a natural, beautiful white smile. You’ll wear the bleaching tray for a few hours each day, and once you achieve the bright white smile that you want, you’ll only need to use the bleaching solution occasionally in order to maintain your results. This is the perfect way to reverse damage done by eating, drinking, or even discoloration from aging.
Elevate offers mercury-free fillings that can stand up to the daily demands of your teeth year after year.
During your consultation with us, we’ll develop a treatment plan that will address your current dental health concerns and work to restore the look of a beautiful, natural smile. We’ll use digital photography and laboratory mock-ups to help you visualize how the treatments will allow you to achieve your perfect smile. You’ll get to see what your smile will look like before we even get started!
Restore the strength, size and appearance of your teeth with metal-free restorations that help restore all the beauty and function of your teeth.
Establishing healthy oral hygiene habits at a young age will keep children from experiencing problems later in life. We do everything we can to make your child’s visit to the dentist as fun, positive and stress-free as possible.
With years of postgraduate training in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, Dr. Schuyler Van Gorden offers full-mouth rehabilitation for even the most complicated dental issues.
The Invisalign system uses a series of customized plastic trays to gently move your teeth into their proper position. It’s a great way to straighten your teeth without wearing metal braces. Dr. Steinbach can discuss whether or not Invisalign is a good option for you in order to improve the look of your smile and can create a plan that will give you the results you’re looking for.
Dental implants are positioned into the jaw bone and can be used just like the rest of your teeth, making them a great option for anyone who has lost one or more teeth.
Cosmetic bonding (also known as dental bonding) is often the next, best step when bleaching fails to whiten your teeth enough or remove stubborn stains from your tooth enamel. It’s an affordable and safe way to eliminate gaps in your teeth, hide stains, or fix a chipped tooth. The material used feels like your natural teeth and offers immediate results.
Porcelain veneers can help you achieve a flawless smile. These thin shells of porcelain permanently fit over your existing teeth and can help make your teeth look straighter and whiter. Because of the materials used, porcelain veneers look extremely natural so you can smile, talk, and chew with confidence.
Whether you need a full set of dentures to replace all of your teeth, or just a partial set to replace a few teeth, we can help fit you with dentures that you’ll love. We take the time necessary to ensure they look and feel completely natural.
No matter the reason you may need a tooth removed, we do what we can to make it as painless as possible, as well as offer post-removal options that to restore your smile.