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Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

Our initial visit will always be centered on the patient’s objectives, whether it is a few fillings, one or two crowns, or a full mouth reconstruction. After discussing the patient’s goals and priorities, budget, and medical and biocompatibility assessment, we will develop an individualized treatment plan. We […]

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The Problem with Dental Metals

Metals are much more allergenic than we typically give them credit for. It is more possible than ever to perform good dentistry without the use of any metals at all, but sometimes we still need them. Some metals, most notoriously nickel, will create contact dermatitis, or a […]

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TMJ, Bruxism, and Sleep Apnea

A chief concern of patients, especially as they age, is that their teeth are chipping, seem shorter or thinner, or more yellow or translucent. The teeth may appear flat or have little divots at the gumline. Perhaps you’ve even been told that you “brush too hard.” All […]

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Cerec One-Visit Ceramic Crowns:

CEREC ONE-VISIT CROWNS We strive for the most accurate, conservative, and biocompatible dentistry possible. Traditionally, we think about inlays, onlays and crowns as distinct categories. In the traditional method, the tooth is prepped, rubber impressions are taken, and the patient leaves with a temporary crown. The patient […]

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Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

When we think about oral health and dentistry, we need to consider the structures surrounding the teeth, namely the bone and gums, as much as the teeth themselves. The American Dental Association estimates that 47% of adults over the age of 30 suffer from progressive periodontal disease. […]

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Root Canal Therapy

In the old days, the only treatment for a painful or infected tooth was to extract it.  Over the last several decades, endodontic, or root canal therapy has been developed into a highly reliable method of salvaging such teeth for a long, comfortable, functional life.  It is […]

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Digital X-Rays

Boulder Holistic Dentistry was the first office in the State of Colorado to convert to digital x-rays, all the way back in 1992. In 2014, we added the top-of-the-line Carestream 8100-3D digital panoramic and Cone Beam 3-D x-ray machine. It allows us to get vastly more information, […]

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Safe Removal of Mercury Amalgam Fillings

Removing an old mercury amalgam filling with a high speed dental drill will always create a huge hazardous plume of mercury vapor and an aerosol of  inhalable particulates. This creates a serious risk of toxic exposure for the dental patient, the dentist and the assistant. Fortunately, it […]

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Information and Consent For Elective Removal of Amalgam Fillings

  Amalgam is the commonly used “silver” filling material.  Its actual composition is approximately 50% silver alloy (containing silver, copper, tin zinc and other metals), and 50% liquid mercury.   Most of the controversy surrounding amalgam concerns the mercury content. When existing fillings are mechanically intact, it must […]

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Basic Detox for Amalgam Replacement

We know that everyone with dental restorations receives a constant trace level exposure to all the metals and chemicals present in their restorative materials.  Nothing we use to fix teeth is truly “natural,” and none of it can be considered “inert.”  This applies especially to silver–mercury amalgam […]

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