Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry in Aspen and Basalt, CO

Are you looking for a way to replace missing teeth, improve the look of your smile, and restore function to your oral health?

Elevate Dental Wellness offers a wide range of restorative dentistry treatments to get your smile and health back on track. Explore the different procedures we offer.

Ceramic Crowns and Bridges
Complete and Partial Dentures
Dental Implants
Full-Mouth Rehabilitation
Metal/Mercury-Free Fillings
Tooth Removal

Ceramic Crowns and Bridges

Restore the strength, size, and appearance of your teeth with metal-free restorations that improve the beauty and function of your teeth. A dental crown is a cover or “cap” that’s placed on the tooth to restore its normal shape, size, and function.

A cap can be used to fill a cavity that’s too large for a traditional filling, cover a dental implant, fix a cracked tooth, and more. Crowns typically last between 10 to 15 years, but they can sometimes have a lifespan of up to 25 to 30 years with proper oral care.

A dental bridge is used to fill in the gap of the dental arch created by missing teeth. You can replace a single tooth up to four missing teeth with a dental bridge.

Complete and Partial Dentures

Whether you need a full or partial set of dentures to replace your smile, we can customize your restoration to fit you comfortably.

We take the time necessary to ensure your dentures look and feel completely natural. Drs. Steinbach and Van Gorden personally work with laboratories that utilize toxin-free materials for your dentures.

Dental Implants

Dental implants restore smiles that have been damaged by missing teeth. They’re the preferred method of treating tooth loss because they look like natural teeth and can last a lifetime. Dental implants naturally integrate into your jawbone, which makes them the most secure, stable tooth replacement option available.

Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

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.

It’s a highly individualized treatment to restore function and improve the aesthetics of your smile. Full-mouth rehabilitation consists of a series of procedures designed to address your needs.

Metal/Mercury-Free Fillings

Elevate Dental Wellness offers mercury-free fillings that can stand up to the daily demands of your teeth year after year. Our doctors have done extensive research to find the most durable, biocompatible composite filling material available today.

All of the filling materials we use are tooth-colored and contain no BPA or Bis-GMA.

Tooth Removal

For patients needing a tooth removed, our team strives to make it as painless as possible. Our practice also offers post-removal options that restore your smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a dental crown do?
How long is a crown supposed to last?
Do they numb your mouth to put a crown on?
Why do my teeth keep chipping and breaking?
How do you fix a chipped tooth?
How can I strengthen my teeth?
Is a chipped tooth a dental emergency?
Can you repair tooth enamel?

What does a dental crown do?

A dental crown is a cover or “cap” that is placed on a tooth to restore the tooth’s normal shape, size, and function. A cap can be used to fill a cavity that is too large for a traditional filling, to cover a dental implant, to fix a tooth that is cracked or worn down, and more.

How long is a crown supposed to last?

Crowns typically last between 10 and 15 years, but they can sometimes last up to 25 or 30 years. Most crowns should last 5 years at minimum. The best way to know how long your crown is supposed to last is by asking your dentist.

Do they numb your mouth to put a crown on?

Typically, our dentists will anesthetize your tooth and the gum tissue surrounding it during the process of building a foundation and preparing your tooth for the crown mold. At the actual placement of the permanent crown, local anesthesia is usually unnecessary.

Why do my teeth keep chipping and breaking?

Teeth can chip or break due to a number of reasons including weak enamel, poor oral hygiene leads to tooth decay, eating disorders, acid reflux, contact sports, acidic foods, or excessive teeth grinding. If you’ve chipped a tooth in the past and had it bonded, the bonding may last around ten years, which increases the chances of having to repeat the procedure.

How do you fix a chipped tooth?

If your tooth is broken, chipped, or cracked, visit Elevate Dental Wellness as soon as possible to avoid further damage, infection, or loss of the tooth. Drs. Steinbach or Van Gorden can use a variety of methods depending on how severe the damage is. A chipped tooth can be fixed with dental filling or bonding, a crown, or veneers.

How can I strengthen my teeth?

There are many ways to strengthen your teeth, but minimizing erosion of the tooth enamel is the key to having strong healthy teeth. You can minimize the erosion by maintaining a healthy, mineralized diet, brushing and flossing correctly, avoiding acidic foods, and more.

Is a chipped tooth a dental emergency?

A chipped tooth is usually not a dental emergency and you can wait a few days to visit your dentist. However, if your tooth is knocked out of alignment, cracked, or broken, this constitutes a dental emergency. If you don’t immediately visit our Basalt office after one of the situations just mentioned, you risk losing the tooth altogether.

Can you repair tooth enamel?

You can’t repair or restore lost enamel because your body isn’t able to make new enamel. However, you can strengthen your enamel through a process called “remineralization”. Through eating foods and using products that contain minerals like phosphorous and calcium, you can strengthen existing enamel.

Restore Your Smile at Elevate Dental Wellness

Restoration dentistry can improve your oral health and restore it to its optimal function. Our trusted team is ready to tackle even the most complex dental issues.

If you’re ready to elevate your wellness, schedule an appointment by calling (970) 279-5647. One of our team members will be happy to assist you on your journey to improving your smile so you can love it once again.

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