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Coronavirus Notice | Changes Affecting Center for Advanced Dentistry Patients and Staff

March 17th, 2020

All of us here at The Center for Advanced Dentistry are committed to the safety and good health of our patients, staff and overall community. 

We are doing our part to stop the transmission of COVID-19. Therefore, we are currently closing our office for an undetermined amount of time.  We will continue to see emergencies and perform treatment of a medical necessity.

Our facility has been thoroughly disinfected and sterilized and we continue to exceed the current guidelines for infection control. We will be closely monitoring recommendations from our local and national health officials including the CDC, American Dental Association and the Colorado Dental Association.

We will be rescheduling appointments as soon as feasible and appreciate your patience.  We are here for you during these uncertain times so feel free to contact the office with any questions you have.  However, we will have limited hours that our phones will be answered. We wish you and your families good health and well-being.

How to Deal With the Cost of Dental Care | Dr. Andrew Howard

October 10th, 2018

The cost of dental treatment can sometimes seem daunting. Depending on the circumstances, the cost of even basic treatment can be a hit to your monthly budget. Dental insurance can certainly help and annual limits typically max out at $1,500 to $2,000.

Large comprehensive treatment such as full mouth reconstruction or a full set of implants can be a very large once in a lifetime expense.

Much like buying a car these life-changing treatments can be financed through various lending agencies that can allow for affordable monthly payments. However, unlike a new car that depreciates rapidly and is only used for a few hours a day at most, a new smile can last a lifetime and is used every waking minute!

Home equity loans are often the best option for large treatment plans and allow for very low-interest rates. Other options include phasing treatment in smaller steps over a few years to maximize insurance coverage and spread out the cost. Regardless of the situation, one of our team members would be happy to help you get the smile and health you desire while working with your budget.

Center for Advanced Dentistry is happy to offer free, no-obligation consultations on dental implants with Dr. Andrew Howard. Please call 970-669-3918 or email office@lovelanddentist.com for more information! To use our online appointment request tool, please click here.

Diane's Story | Dr. Andrew Howard | Center for Advanced Dentistry

May 10th, 2018

Diane has been a patient of mine for many years and had always struggled with gum disease and cavities due to poor enamel and a genetic high risk for gum problems. Her dental problems started early and as a child needed frequent dental care. Unfortunately, dental care was not always as gentle as it is now and Diane developed a strong fear of dental treatment that further complicated things. This resulted in the need for involved treatments on a regular basis.

One day at a routine cleaning, I asked Diane what she thought her dental future might look like. She replied that she worried she might not be able to tolerate the dentures that she felt she was doomed to have.  Gagging and inability to eat were big concerns.

The next week we sat down to review her options and give her a better idea of what we could do to ensure that she could enjoy her smile and teeth the rest of her life. In fact, we knew we could make her smile better looking and more comfortable than it had been in years.  

Diane started the process the next week.  Impressions, photographs and 3D imaging from our CT scanner were done in one visit.  We also looked at models and photos to design the exact shape, style and color of teeth she wanted.  We then scheduled her surgery under general anesthesia at our office surgical suite. The surgery was about 4 weeks later and went exactly as planned.  When Diane woke up and she saw her smile for the first time she was actually tearful at seeing straight white teeth again.

The only real complaint that Diane had during the 3 month healing period was that she felt they were strong enough to eat raw nuts with even though we insisted she stick to relatively soft foods. We had to kindly remind her that as strong as they feel, the bone still needs to heal until the final porcelain teeth are made. Thank you, Diane, for letting us help with your smile!

Center for Advanced Dentistry is happy to offer free, no-obligation consultations on dental implants with Dr. Andrew Howard. Please call 970-669-3918 or email office@lovelanddentist.com for more information! To use our online appointment request tool, please click here.

How to tell if you are a candidate for dental implants? | Dr. Andrew Howard

December 21st, 2017

If you are missing one or several teeth, have dentures or have a tooth that needs to be removed you are likely a good candidate for dental implants.

Watch the video from Dr. Andrew Howard

 

Also, due to new advances in technology and materials people who may have been told in the past that they could not have implants are now able to enjoy this option.

Center for Advanced Dentistry is happy to offer free, no-obligation consultations on dental implants with Dr. Andrew Howard. Please call 970-669-3918 or email office@lovelanddentist.com for more information! To use our online appointment request tool, please click here.

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