Family Dentistry | Periodontics | Composite Fillings | Preventive/Cleanings | Oral Cancer Screening | TMJ/Bruxism | Athletic Mouthguard
Family Dentist in Louisville, CO
You can bring your whole family to one place! We strive to make our office comfortable and family-like, not cold and sterile. When our clients have work done, we offer to view Netflix, a DVD from our library, or one they bring from home. From children to parents to seniors, Dr. Tom, Dr. Faraj, and Dr, Fow have years of experience with people of all ages. Call us today to learn more about our services and schedule your family's visit!
CALL US: (303) 802-4313 REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Dentistry for Children
Kids shouldn't be afraid to go to the family dentist; they should look forward to having healthy smiles! At Studio Z Dental, providing gentle dentistry for the whole family is our top priority. Our dentists have a natural talent for being gentle with children of all ages. Dr. Tom is a father of two young men; Dr. Faraj has a son and a daughter, as does Dr. Fow. Their gentle, straightforward approach to working with kids puts everyone at ease, leading to a lifetime of healthy smiles!
As an ethical and sustainable dental practice, Studio Z Dental emphasizes treatments that consider the whole-body health of your family. We use a holistic, eco-friendly approach and give you all the information you need to make the best choice for you and your family. Combining holistic practices with proven traditional dentistry gives you the best of both principles.
Basic Dental Care
Everyone Can Benefit from Preventive Care
Comprehensive examinations and regular cleanings are the best way to catch problems when they are small. Routine visits to our office can save you money by reducing the frequency of complex procedures. We encourage you to come into our office at least once every six months so we can ensure your oral health is in good shape. Depending on your needs, we may need to see you more often. If you have dental pain or experience an emergency, please call our office immediately. Whether your child needs a simple checkup or you need to replace a missing tooth, we are here to care for your family's oral and overall health.
Our skilled team uses state-of-the-art technology to determine which treatments are appropriate to treat your family gently and comprehensively. Our office uses advanced safety protocols and holistic techniques to maximize your comfort and confidence. As a holistic practice, we avoid using harsh chemicals and known or suspected toxins. Instead, we use biocompatible materials like mercury-free fillings, digital X-rays with minimal radiation exposure, and fluoride-free remineralization options.
Preventing Oral Cancer
Early detection is the best way to avoid invasive treatment; we provide an oral cancer exam screening even before symptoms occur. Our skilled team performs an oral cancer exam with every checkup, and it only takes 10 minutes to reduce your risk and ensure you maintain a healthy smile.
Comprehensive Periodontal Care
Periodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating structural and functional diseases of the tissues that support and surround the teeth. Poor dental hygiene or local and systematic diseases can cause inflammation or degeneration of the tissues. Apart from root planning, cleaning, and scaling, we offer natural antibacterial gum and tooth rinses, sub-gingival antibacterial treatments, and nutritional supplements. We also provide education about how you can help prevent gum disease.
How You Can Prevent Periodontal Disease
- Floss your teeth before bedtime and brush at least twice every day
- Avoid smoking; smokers are at a higher risk of suffering periodontal disease compared to non-smokers
- Eat healthy meals; a diet rich in fruits, Omega-3, vegetables, nuts, and legumes helps to prevent inflammation.
- Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings
- Seek treatment immediately if you notice a sign of gum disease
Studio Z Dental uses bioceramic material because it is a long-lasting, beautiful, and safe option for many restorations, including crowns, veneers, bridges, inlays, and onlays. Biocompatible materials integrate naturally into the body, creating a stronger bond and a more seamless fit.
What are the advantages of composite fillings?
- The color of composite fillings will match the shade of your natural teeth.
- Composite material will naturally bond with your tooth structure
- We eliminate less tooth structure when preparing for the filling
- We use composite fillings to repair worn, broken, or chipped teeth.
Bruxism and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)
Bruxism is grinding or clenching of teeth during sleep or when awake. There is a strong relationship between temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and bruxism. Occasional teeth grinding does not always cause harm, but when done regularly, teeth can be affected, and other dental health problems can arise. When bruxism occurs when awake, it is associated with psychological factors such as depression, anxiety, and stress. Habits such as pencil chewing, nail-biting, tongue biting, or jaw bracing are also related to awake bruxism. Early detection of bruxism is critical and helps you save money on costly dental repairs in the future. A customized mouthguard is an economical and simple way to protect oral health.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
TMJ is a disorder of the joint that links the jaw to the skull. If the temporomandibular joint is damaged or injured, it can cause discomfort and pain for long or short periods. Causes of TMD disorders include:
- Teeth grinding
- Teeth clenching or grinding
- Misalignment of the jaw or teeth
- Gum chewing
Discomfort while moving your jaw could indicate you have temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. Stress, grinding, or jaw misalignment can cause the disorder. TMD symptoms can be painful and interfere with your ability to sleep, talk, and eat. Studio Z Dental has the techniques and technology to help relieve your TMD symptoms and protect your smile.
Dental injuries can frequently happen during sports activities. Still, you can help prevent any oral injuries by using an athletic mouthguard. The fit of your mouthguard plays a significant role in saving your teeth. Mouthguards bought from sporting goods stores are common, but they don't offer a perfect fit to help cover and protect your teeth adequately and can wear down quickly.
We make customized athletic mouthguards that fit precisely and have maximum protection. The type of material and your dental history are critical factors in the effectiveness of your mouthguard. A personalized mouthguard is especially important for children ages 6-12 who have developing teeth. A mouthguard provided by a professional dentist ensures you have the right thickness and fit to get maximum protection.
What are the benefits of athletic mouthguards?
- Mouthguards protect your inner cheeks lining, lips, and tongue
- Studies have proved that they lower the risk of concussions since they act as shock absorbers
- They reduce the risk of knocked out or broken teeth
- They prevent damage to orthodontic appliances
- Mouthguards are cheaper compared to the cost of treating dental injuries
Our team has expert training that includes bio-aesthetics for effectively treating temporomandibular joint disorders. Placing and keeping the teeth and jaw properly can prevent many dental issues.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign is a system of clear aligners worn over your teeth like a mouthguard. The aligners apply corrective pressure to specific teeth and shift the positioning. During your treatment, you'll wear a new set of aligners every two weeks to gently move your teeth and jaws. Invisalign can be used to correct many different orthodontic problems, including:
- Unwanted gaps between the teeth
- Overbites, underbites, and crossbites
You can remove your Invisalign for eating and drinking; they are almost completely invisible when in place. They do not detract from your appearance like metal braces. Most people won't even know that you are wearing them.
At Studio Z Dental, we address the deeper issues that affect oral health and offer solutions to keep your smile in optimal condition. We believe oral health is part of your overall body health, so we coordinate comprehensive care for families and individuals. You can schedule multiple family members in a single visit when booked ahead. However, you can book a separate appointment for every family member if you operate under a tight schedule. We're here to help you and your loved ones enjoy healthy smiles for a lifetime. Call our team today!
CALL US: (303) 802-4313 REQUEST APPOINTMENT