Dental Sealants provided by Heim Dental in Highlands Ranch

Dental Sealants to Prevent Tooth Decay in Vulnerable Teeth

Heim Dental is dedicated to making sure that you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. To that end, we offer dental sealants as a procedure which prevents the development of tooth decay in your most vulnerable teeth.

A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentist may recommend to protect your teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing.

Dental sealants are most often recommended for children; our dentist frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or for teeth that have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice. Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy.

To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today (303) 791-2570.

Dental Services

What is Dental Restorations

A number of the dental services we offer at Heim Dental include the production and placement of dental restorations. If you have a damaged or missing tooth, then our dentist and team can renew the health, structure, and appearance of your smile with a restoration. Some of our restorative services include:

If you find yourself in need of a dental restoration in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, please contact our office today (303) 791-2570 and schedule a consultation with our skilled dentist. We are determined to be the best dental restoration dentist in Highlands Ranch and are happy to find the best dental treatment and solution for you!

Tooth infections

Tooth Infection

A tooth infection is often a precursor to more serious dental problems, our dentist and amazing team of dental professionals at Heim Dental will help to treat this problem quickly. If you believe that you have an infected tooth, then please call our office (303) 791-2570 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jay R. Heim.

A tooth infection, also known as an abscessed tooth, develops inside of the tooth where the pulp tissue is located. If this soft tissue inside the roots and pulp chamber of your tooth becomes infected, then you may need to undergo root canal therapy in order to save the tooth. If left untreated, a tooth infection can cause you to lose your tooth altogether.

Symptoms of tooth infection include:

  • Fever
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Swelling of your glands
  • Swelling or redness of your gums
  • Oozing
  • Tooth sensitivity to temperature and pressure
  • A recurring bitter taste in your mouth
  • Swelling of the upper or lower jaw

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact our office immediately. A tooth infection is easier to treat if caught early enough.

Tooth infections can be prevented when you follow good oral hygiene practices. If you injure a tooth, then visit us as soon as possible so we can repair the tooth before it starts to develop an infection. We invite you to contact our office today (303) 791-2570 to learn more about tooth infections and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.

Tooth extraction due to decay

Tooth Extractions

If you have a tooth that is seriously infected or is decaying, Dr. Jay Heim may recommend that you have a tooth extracted in order to protect your oral health. Our team will help you feel as comfortable as possible during this procedure, and we also provide several different restoration options afterwards. If you need to receive a tooth extraction in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, we invite you to contact our practice today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Jay R. Heim.

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to avoid the need to remove a tooth whenever possible, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. Following the tooth extraction, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments, if needed, to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty, and function.

Several conditions may necessitate tooth extraction. Among these are:

  • Severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
  • Serious decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible
  • Crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth

Our dentist uses great care and skill when performing a tooth extraction to ensure that your dental experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. We will also provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions so you can properly take care of your smile as it heals.

For more information on tooth extraction and to schedule your personalized, free, no-risk consultation at our friendly dental office, we invite you to call or visit us today (303) 791-2570. We are committed to improving your smile!

Tooth Decay and Oral Health

Tooth Decay and Oral Health

Many serious dental problems begin with the relatively minor problem of tooth decay.

When caught in its early stages, tooth decay is easy to treat with a dental filling. Dr. Jay R. Heim of Heim Dental and our team offer regular dental exams to help find tooth decay and prevent more serious dental conditions from developing.

Tooth decay is a fairly common problem. It is caused by plaque bacteria and tartar, which create acids in your mouth that eventually eat away the enamel tissue surrounding your teeth. In the beginning stages of tooth decay, you may not notice any symptoms. However, as the decay worsens, symptoms will become more noticeable and may include:

  • Tooth sensitivity to heat, cold, and sweets
  • Gray or brown spots appearing on the teeth
  • Chronic halitosis (bad breath)
  • Toothache
  • A recurring bitter taste in your mouth

If tooth decay goes untreated it can cause large dental cavities, gum disease, or dental infections. Fortunately, it is easy to prevent tooth decay. Practicing good oral hygiene is the first line of defense in keeping your gums and teeth as healthy as possible. Brush and floss your teeth regularly and decrease the amount of sugary and starchy foods you eat in order to reduce your chances of developing tooth decay.

Even if you do not show any noticeable problems with your teeth, it is still important to have regular dental exams and cleanings. Doing so will allow our dentist to check for early signs of decay and to provide the treatments that can prevent more serious problems.

We invite you to contact our office today (303) 791-3570 to schedule your appointment with our friendly dentist.

Family Dental Practice – Heim Dental

Why Dental Hygiene is Important to your Overall Good Health

Dr. Jay R. Heim and our amazing team advocate preventative dental care, and while we offer regular dental exams and cleanings, practicing good dental hygiene at home can make a world of difference. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily prevents many painful problems down the road such as cavities, gum disease, and other conditions. If you have any questions about dental hygiene in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, please contact our office today (303) 791-2570.

During your time at Heim Dental, our team works hard to improve your oral health. It is essential, however, that you continue taking care of your smile at home through consistent oral hygiene. Good dental hygiene includes a number of daily habits and practices that help to keep your smile healthy and bright. Our dentist recommends that you follow these basic steps to help your smile stay in optimal health:

  • Brush your teeth after each meal or at least twice a day. We encourage you to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that includes fluoride.
  • Floss at least once every day. The most important time to floss is just before you go to sleep at night.
  • Eat a balanced diet. Limit your intake of very sugary and acidic foods to help prevent tooth decay.
  • Maintain your regular visits to the dentist every six months. During these visits, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and a thorough dental exam to make certain we provide any needed preventive or restorative treatments.
  • When you visit our dentist and team, we will review your dental hygiene habits with you and offer needed information on any additional steps you can take to further improve your oral health.

To learn more about dental hygiene and to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning appointment at Heim Dental, we welcome you to call (303) 791-2570 or visit us today.