Loveland dentists the whole family will love
The best of both worlds to ensure your comfort and health: modern technology & hometown friendliness
We will give you, and your family, something to smile about
Dr Ross and Dr Bock, dentists in Loveland, Colorado, provide excellent general dentistry care to children and adults of all ages. Learn more about your new family dentist.
Exams & X-Rays
Expect your initial exam to take about two hours; an hour for your comprehensive exam and an hour if you are scheduled for your healthy cleaning following your exam. When you arrive, we’ll review your new patient paperwork and discuss your current concerns.
You’ll meet Dr. Ross or Dr Bock, general and cosmetic dentists in Loveland, CO, and receive a thorough dental examination. Your teeth will be checked for cavities, the integrity of existing dental work will be evaluated, your gums will be examined, your bite alignment will be checked, and an oral cancer screening will be performed. We will take any necessary radiographs, photographs, or diagnostic casts to thoroughly evaluate your oral health.
We use cutting edge digital x-ray technology. Digital x-rays are more comfortable to the patient, offer less exposure and are easier to preserve.
Preventative care, cleanings & periodontal disease
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. In its early stage, called gingivitis, the gums can become swollen and red, and they may bleed. In its more serious form, called periodontitis, the gums can pull away from the tooth, bone can be lost, and the teeth may loosen or even fall out. Periodontal disease is mostly seen in adults. Periodontal disease and tooth decay are the two biggest threats to dental health.
Gingivitis can be controlled and treated with good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings. More severe forms of periodontal disease can also be treated successfully but may require more extensive treatment. Such treatment might include deep cleaning of the tooth root surfaces below the gums, medications prescribed to take by mouth or placed directly under the gums, and sometimes corrective surgery. Let us help you maintain good oral health as your new dentist in Loveland, Colorado.
When you choose to place your dental care in the hands of a caring and understanding dentist at Ross Family Dentistry, you’ll be treated as a real person with real concerns that may have prevented you from considering aesthetic or restorative dentistry thus far.
Fillings are usually recommended to remove decay, or cavities. Cavities can be treated easily and painlessly if they are caught early enough. If not treated in their early stages, decay can lead to tooth pain and/or infection, and the tooth would need root canal treatment or extraction.
Crowns, Bridges & Veneers
CROWNS: A crown is a dental restoration that completely caps or encircles a tooth. A crown is typically required when a tooth has fractured or decayed to the point where a filling will no longer protect or restore the tooth properly.
Crowns are also used for teeth that have had root canals or to replace a missing tooth on an implant. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as all-porcelain, porcelain-to-metal alloys, or gold.
We will discuss which material will be the best option for your individual situation to provide optimal dental health.
BRIDGES: A bridge is a fixed (non-removable) dental device that fills a space that a tooth previously occupied. A bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth for crowns on either side of the missing tooth or teeth and eventually cementing the bridge to the prepared teeth. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. A bridge may be necessary to prevent:
- Shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite problems (occlusion) and/or jaw problems and resultant periodontal disease.
- Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
There are many reasons for a fixed bridge:
- Fill the space of missing teeth
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Restore your smile
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Maintain facial shape
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture
VENEERS: Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. Your smile is a significant part of your life, and veeners can help you achieve a smile you can feel good about.
Give us a call for more information about crowns, bridges and veneers done by an expert cosmetic dentist in Loveland, Colorado.
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best. There is no tooth-replacement option that will give you a longer-lasting result. Implants also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. Loss of bone is one of the major hidden consequences of losing teeth.
A dental implant most often takes the form of a small, screw-shaped titanium post that replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases. After a healing period, the implant is topped with a lifelike crown custom-made to match your existing natural teeth
Give us a call for more information about Implants done by an expert dentist in Loveland, Colorado.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth when the pulp has become inflamed or infected. This can be caused by deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, a crack or chip in the tooth or trauma to the tooth. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. If you need a root canal from a dentist in Loveland, Colorado give us a call today and we’ll see you as soon as possible.
Dentures & Partials
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available — complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Although there can be an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, and it can take some getting used to, with the use of dental implants as attachments, people find that wearing dentures can be much more enjoyable. If you need dentures from a dentist in Loveland, Colorado we are here to help.
Fixed Hybrid Prosthesis, commonly referred to as “All-on-4” Treatment
Dr. Ross works with a team of dental specialists and lab technicians to provide patients with a restorative solution that can replace missing teeth in a way that is a middle ground between a mouth full of implants and removable dentures. The prosthesis is a screw-retained device that is supported by as few as 4 dental implants per arch, and replaces an entire arch of teeth with an acrylic material.
A dental extraction is the removal, or pulling of a tooth. Typically, extractions are recommended because there is a problem with the tooth itself, or with the structures that surround and support the tooth. Sometimes, decay or fracture is so severe that there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. A tooth can also require extraction due to periodontal disease. Significant bone loss around the roots of the teeth occurs and the teeth become very mobile and possibly infected.
If you need an extraction, we will work with you to ensure your comfort both during and after the procedure. For answers to commonly asked questions about post-operative dental extraction care see our FAQ page, brought to you by Ross Family Dentistry, your dentist in Loveland, CO.
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Dr Anne Ross
Dr Colleen Bock