Dental Implants Centennial Dentist
Dental implants are the ideal alternative for patients who have lost one or more teeth and:
- Cannot comfortably function with conventional dentures
- Want to avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of removable full or partial dentures
- Need a fixed bridge, but does not want to damage their adjacent healthy teeth
- Want a solution that looks, feels and functions just like a natural tooth or teeth
- Want to maintain the ability speak and eat with comfort and confidence
Dental implants are a permanent solution for tooth loss and are popular with adults, including seniors. However, dental implants are not recommended for young children, since their bone is still growing and reshaping itself.
Invisalign® in Centennial – Invisible Braces at Link Dental
Don’t let age stop you from having the straight teeth you’ve always wanted. Braces aren’t just for kids anymore.
Today’s orthodontic treatment doesn’t necessarily require a mouth full of metal. Invisalign® offers a discrete, comfortable and easy way to straighten your smile at any age – and it’s a great solution if you suffer from ‘orthodontic relapse,’ where your once straight teeth have shifted out of alignment after wearing braces earlier in life.
Your first visit to Link Dental will be unlike any other visit you’ve had at a dental office. You will be introduced to our practice through our Comprehensive Exam that is designed to help you:
Alleviate Major Problems In the Future
Our comprehensive exam establishes a baseline of where you are today. If there is a change or a progression of an existing disease we can monitor it. Major problems can be avoided or minimized.
Crowns at Link Dental
Crowns (also known as “caps”) preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. A crown can be a functional and durable solution for:
- Protecting a cracked tooth or a tooth with a cracked filling
- Restoring a broken tooth or teeth that have been severely worn down from brusixm (excessive teeth grinding)
- Covering and supporting a tooth with a large filling, if there isn’t much tooth left
- Holding a dental bridge in place
- Creating a life-like tooth replacement for a dental implant
All-porcelain crowns create the most natural-looking teeth, because pure porcelain is translucent, and the size and shade can be carefully matched to your natural teeth.
Veneers at Link Dental
Porcelain veneers offer a long-term solution to a variety of smile problems. Veneers can be used to:
- Close gaps between teeth
- Repair a chipped tooth
- Improve a gummy smile
- Lengthen short teeth
- Enhance your overall smile
Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Plus, veneers resist stains, so they will not change color over time.
Tooth Whitening at Link Dental
Professional whitening is an easy, safe and affordable way to get a whiter, brighter, younger-looking smile in just a few days. Professional whitening treatments that include custom trays made by the dentist tend to penetrate deeper to whiten teeth faster – and results last longer – than over-the-counter treatments.
Bridges at Link Dental
Bridges at Link Dental
Having one or more missing teeth can have a significant impact on your smile, as well as your overall dental health. Missing teeth can cause a shift in the alignment of your teeth, which can lead to:
- Bite problems and/or jaw problems
- Increased periodontal disease
- Increased tooth decay
- Loss of adjacent teeth
- Speech disorders
- A change in the shape of your face
Bridges are natural in appearance and should last as many as 10 years or more.
At Link Dental, we believe the consultation is the most important appointment we have with our patients. That’s because it’s all about getting to know you and understanding your needs, concerns and desires.
During your consultation, we’ll review your x-rays, photographs and study models and discuss your current oral health situation, focusing on the following areas:
- Function | The relationship between the stability of your jaw joints and the fit of your lower teeth against your upper teeth
- Biology | The condition of your teeth and the health of your gums, as well as the stability of existing fillings, crowns, bridges, etc.
- Esthetics | The appearance of your smile, and how beautiful smiles follow good function and biology.
As you know, your oral health is extremely important to your overall health, and your smile has a tremendous impact on your personal and professional life. However, we understand that it’s a very personal issue.
Occlusal Splint Therapy
Do you experience frequent headaches, clicking, popping or grating sounds in your jaw joint? Have you ever experience unexplained tooth fractures? Do you have gum recession and or cold sensitivity? Are your front teeth shorter, more worn and discolored than they use to be? All of these issues may actually be related to disharmony in the fit of the upper and lower teeth relative to the temporomandibular joint (jaw joint).
Having your teeth fit together properly relative to the jaw joints (See “Your Bite-The Foundation of Dental Health”) is one of the most important elements to long term oral health. The benefits of an “ideal bite” are as follows:
Dental Hygiene/Periodontal Health
In addition to the meticulous cleaning, polishing, and examination of your teeth, we also take the time to help our patients develop proper oral hygiene habits at home. We will evaluate your hygiene techniques and make adjustments to your routine where needed.
Composite Bonding at Link Dental
Bonding has become a favored procedure to correct minor smile imperfections, such as:
- Small gaps between teeth
Bonding is also a popular choice for fillings and the replacement of unsightly metal (amalgam) fillings. Bonding requires removal of less tooth structure than traditional metal fillings, and since it’s bonded to the tooth, the resin helps strengthen it.
Scaling and Root Planing at Link Dental
Scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) not only improves the health and appearance of the gingival tissues (gums), it markedly reduces bacterial toxins that have been directly linked with other health problems, including:
- Cardiovascular disease – twice as likely in patients with periodontal disease.
- Low-birth-weight babies – seven times more likely among women with periodontal disease.
- Diabetes – complications and elevated blood sugars are more likely in patients with periodontal disease.
Root Canals at Link Dental
Root Canal, or endodontics, is the process of removing the nerves from the roots of a tooth. A root canal is often necessary to save an infected tooth. If an infected tooth is left alone for a long period of time, an abscess can form. An abscess will show up on an x-ray as a dark spot below the apex of the root. This is actually bone loss in the jaw. It is very important to catch this problem before it deteriorates too far.
Coordinating Interdisciplinary Care
Having excellent treatment outcomes is Link Dental’s Hallmark and these outcomes are no accident rather they are very carefully planned and orchestrated. To ensure excellent outcomes Dr. Mark and Jean Link have limited the scope of their practice to procedures in which they have extensive experience and education. None of the treatment performed by Link dental is delegated to dental assistants with limited training and/or expertise. We recognize that it is impossible to be “all things to all people”, and have sought out professional relationships with specialists in orthodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery based solely on the ability of those clinicians to assist in exceptional treatment outcomes.
Dentures at Link Dental
Dentures are an affordable option for the problem of multiple missing teeth – providing increased function and improved appearance. The goal of dentures is to help you eat, speak and smile in comfort.
In the past, dentures have gotten a bad rap because they looked like “dentures.” However, today’s dentures look more natural than their predecessors – and are built for strength and longevity.