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Why You Should Visit the Dentist Two Times a Year

There are few better ways to exude health and confidence than with a bright, healthy set of teeth and gums. Doing your part at home with twice daily brushing and flossing is only half of the prevention puzzle, however. Choosing a dentist in Colorado Springs that offers free dental cleanings and exams twice a year sets you up for optimal dental health.

Here’s why you should visit the dentist twice a year instead of once.

Helps Prevents Tooth Decay

Dental plaque and gum disease form quickly, leaving you vulnerable to tooth decay and periodontal distress. When your dental hygienist removes plaque buildup in hard-to-reach places, tartar doesn’t have a chance to form. Not ...

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Why You May Need a Dental Extraction

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When a tooth is causing you pain and has become too damaged to salvage, you may need a dental extraction.

Untreated infection, trauma, a failed root canal, or another issue can cause this type of damage.

At Springs Family Dental, we always work hard to save your tooth, but sometimes an extraction is simply better for you and your overall health.

If you need a dental extraction, our caring Colorado Springs, CO dentist and staff will keep you relaxed and comfortable during this procedure.

A damaged tooth, however, is not the only reason you may need an extraction. Let’s look at a few other times when removing a tooth (or teeth) is the best ...

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What Materials Make Up Dental Implants

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Dental implants are small posts that act like roots for artificial—but lifelike—teeth. These dental implants or posts are usually made of titanium or titanium alloy.

Titanium or titanium alloys are durable, lightweight, and resistant to erosion.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

When the titanium post fuses with your jawbone, after several months, the dentist attaches an abutment. This is a host for your new tooth, affixed denture, or dental bridge.

Yes, you can use a few strategically placed dental implants to host an entire bridge of teeth or an affixed denture.

The abutment may be made from titanium or another strong but lightweight material.

The artificial tooth itself can be made from a variety of different ...

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The Process of Getting a Dental Implant - What You Can Expect

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It is normal to feel a certain amount of anxiety or uncertainty when receiving a new type of dental treatment. If you are a candidate for dental implants at our Colorado Springs office, however, we want you to feel as comfortable and at ease as possible before you begin your treatment. Dr. Terveen and the rest of our caring team are available to help answer any of your questions and to explain your future procedure(s).

Although every patient’s mouth and circumstances are slightly different, there are several standard steps you can expect when getting a dental implant:

Consultation

The first step for any patient who receives a dental implant is to first have ...

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Making the Decision About Implants vs. Dentures

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If you are in the market for artificial teeth to replace one or more missing natural teeth, there are several different treatment options available to you. Thanks to continued advances in modern dental medicine, artificial teeth are now more sophisticated and reliable than ever before.

One common decision our patients often have to make is the choice between receiving dental implants or complete or partial dentures. Every situation is unique, and the best treatment choice for you may not be the best choice for someone else. At our Springs Family Dental office, Dr. Michael Terveen is prepared to help you determine the best treatment plan for your individual smile.

Below are a ...

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3 Ways Dental Bonding Can Solve Your Smile Woes

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Our teeth suffer from a lot of wear and tear over the years. They may become stained or discolored over time, or perhaps they've sustained wear or chipping. These things can diminish the appearance of your smile and cause you to feel self-conscious about it.

The good news is that Dr. Terveen, your Colorado Springs dentist, offers dental bonding as a fast, effective, and affordable solution to minor cosmetic issues. Here are some of the ways dental bonding can improve your smile.

Eliminate Chips and Fractures

It's pretty common for our teeth to sustain small chips and fractures. After all, they are susceptible to powerful biting forces multiple times each day. If you ...

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Why a Dental Crown Might Improve Your Quality of Life

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Is it possible that a dental crown could actually improve your life? The answer is yes! Here are a few scenarios in which Colorado Springs dental crowns can make you feel better and more confident.

Scenario #1

Imagine yourself with a tooth that is decayed. It is painful to eat, and not much better to look at since decay typically manifests as dark spots on your teeth. Since a dental crown is designed to fit over your remaining tooth, it will not only improve the health of your tooth but also its aesthetics.

Scenario #2

Picture a tooth that is cracked or fractured. Perhaps part of it is even missing. A dental filling will ...

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