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November 9th 2019

Hero Day Our “Hero Day” is Nov 19th this year! Make sure you check out the event or give us a call for more details!

October 26th 2019

ZooBoo Weโ€™re so excited to be a sponsor and have a booth at this years ZooBoo event this Saturday the 26th! Itโ€™s going to be a great time!ย ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ More details on the attached flyer! We hope to see some of our awesome patients and their families!ย ๐ŸŽ‰

October 25th 2019

Pumpkin Carving Party! We really got in the spirit of the season and had an awesome Office Halloween / Pumpkin Carving Party last night!ย ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ”ช Our Jack-O-Lanterns are on display in the office now and our patients are voting on the best ones!

October 18th 2019

Pueblo West High School Stadium The West Mountain Dental Team touched down at Pueblo West Cyclones stadium and gave away 250 awesome PWHS Cyclones / West Mountain Dental draw string gift bags at the big game! We also launched some T-shirts at half-time. #gocyclones

October 15th 2019

Pueblo Bulls Hockey Game We had an absolute blast launching t-shirts at the Pueblo Bulls Hockey games this past weekend!!๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฅ… The Bulls played amazing the whole weekend! We are super proud to be the official team dentist! ๐Ÿ™Œ Thanks to everyone who showed up and special thanks to the Bulls for letting us come out! We will continue to launch awesome t-shirts at most of the home games! We hope to see you there!

October 14th 2019

Team Bowling Night! We had a ball at Team Bowling Night! ๐ŸŽณ Some of our staff won some awesome and funny prizes! It was a great time! ๐ŸคŸ

81007 Dentist | Dental Implant Restorations

About 1 in 4 adults experience tooth loss between the ages of 21 and 30. Dental implants are a safe and long-term option for tooth replacement that improve the appearance and functionality of your smile.

A dental implant can be paired with a replacement crown for single tooth replacement or can be used in small groups to anchor a denture or dental bridge. Dental implants are a strong, long-lasting solution for tooth loss and serve to prevent jawbone loss in the same manner as a natural tooth root.

There are many benefits to choosing dental implants as a tooth-replacement solution. Some of these include:

  • Natural looking smile: Dental implants are crafted to closely resemble your natural teeth, restoring a natural-looking smile.
  • Improved oral health: Since there is no need to alter surrounding teeth to anchor implants, more of your natural teeth are preserved intact, improving long-term oral health.
  • Improved speech: With removable, non-anchored dentures, teeth can slip within the mouth, causing slurred or mumbled speech. Dental Implants remove that concern.
  • Improved comfort: Dental Implants avoid the slipping and discomfort of removable dentures.
  • Improved function: Dental Implants function like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat without pain.
  • Durability: Dental implants are stable, strong, and stain resistant.
  • Protect healthy bone structure: Empty spaces caused by tooth loss can, over time, lead to deterioration of the jawbone. Since Dental Implants function like tooth roots, they are able to prevent this type of deterioration, just as natural teeth do.
  • Long-term solution: Dentures must be replaced about every 5-7 years. Dental Implants, when cared for properly, can last a lifetime.

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be right for you. Our Pueblo West dentist will consider your oral and overall health prior to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Some considerations include:

  • Adequate bone support to anchor the implant
  • Healthy gum tissue
  • Sinus and nerve location
  • Overall health, including any chronic illnesses

In some cases, we may recommend advance treatment for your upper or lower jaw to enable you to have the bone support needed for implantation. As always, your treatment plan is created based on your specific needs and goals for your healthy smile.

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, contact West Mountain Dental today for an appointment. We're here to help restore the health and beauty of your smile.

West Mountain Dental
Phone: (719) 547-8338
Url: https://westmountaindental.com/
141 S Purcell Blvd., Suite 120
Pueblo West, CO 81007

Dentist Pueblo West | Are Dental Veneers Right for Me?

We often have visitors to our Pueblo West dental office ask about solutions for fixing stained teeth or filling in gaps between teeth. We sometimes suggest veneers. Veneers are one cosmetic option available for correcting your smile. Hereโ€™s what you should know about veneers, and whether they are right for you and your smile.

What Are Veneers?

A Veneer is a thin cover placed over the front of the tooth. Typically, they are made of dental porcelain and designed to cover your existing tooth, not replace it.

What They Do

Veneers are used to fix a broken or chipped tooth, shrink the noticeable gaps in between teeth, or reduce the visible stains on teeth. Our Pueblo West dental office specially sizes them to fit your teeth. Generally, the structure of your teeth is not altered since the veneers are placed over your teeth.

What You Need to Know

Those who get veneers sometimes experience a minor increase in sensitivity, particularly to hot or cold food and drinks. Veneers are typically nonreversible, as they often require a small amount of tooth enamel to be removed. After getting them, it is advisable to avoid drinks such as wine, coffee, or tea that are often culprits of causing staining. Taking care of them still requires you to brush twice each day and floss regularly as well. Your teeth are not invincible to staining or decay so be sure to continue to take care of them.

It is important to know that veneers are a solution to minor tooth issues such as discoloration, gaps, or misaligned teeth. They are not a substitute for braces, bridges, or other dental work. Schedule a visit to West Mountain Dental to meet with our Pueblo West dentist. Together our team can work with you to develop a plan to reach the goals and look you are hoping to achieve.

For more information on how to achieve the smile you have dreamed of, contact West Mountain Dental. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit with us!

West Mountain Dental
Phone: (719) 547-8338
Url: https://westmountaindental.com/
141 S Purcell Blvd., Suite 120
Pueblo West, CO 81007

Pueblo West CO Dentist | You Need to Know About Oral Thrush: Here's Why

Even a healthy mouth is lined with bacteria. Normally, your daily oral hygiene routine helps prevent oral health complications. However, it is possible to develop an excess of bacteria and fungi, which can lead to additional problems. Hereโ€™s what you should know about oral thrush and what you can do to prevent it.

What is it?

Oral thrush is caused by a collection of the fungus Candida in your mouth. Bacteria and fungi occur naturally in your mouth, but it is important that they are not permitted to build up. Thrush can appear as white, thick scrapes on your tongue or inner cheek. It may also look like patchy, white sores.

Who does it affect?

Young children, infants, and the elderly are at a higher risk of developing oral thrush. If you have a weakened immune system or diabetes, it is even more important that you stay active to keep your mouth healthy and prevent issues like oral thrush. Smokers also tend to develop oral thrush more than other patients.

What can it do?

Oral thrush can lead to trouble swallowing and tasting. As it develops, it can become painful. Oral thrush can make affected areas feel like they are burning, and slight bleeding can occur if you are scraping your tongue or cheeks. Some describe the feeling as having cotton in their mouth.

Thrush can spread. If you have a weakened immune system, it is possible that thrush moves into your lungs, digestive tract, and even your heart.

How can I prevent It?

Our best recommendation for preventing oral thrush is a vigilant daily oral hygiene routine that includes a thorough brushing and flossing of your teeth, and includes your tongue. We sometimes recommend a patient use a tongue scraper to clean your tongue. Just like brushing your teeth, your tongue depends on daily cleaning to stay healthy and free of germs and bacteria.

The American Dental Association recommends that for some patients it might be helpful to consider an antimicrobial toothpaste or mouthwash. Check with our Pueblo West dentist to see which solutions might be best for you.

We cannot overstate the importance of regularly scheduled dental exams. If you are a diabetic, it is even more important that you schedule regular visits to West Mountain Dental. By having your mouth checked by our staff, we can work with you to prevent oral health issues like thrush.

For more tips on keeping your mouth healthy or to schedule your next visit, please contact West Mountain Dental.

West Mountain Dental
Phone: (719) 547-8338
Url: https://westmountaindental.com/
141 S Purcell Blvd., Suite 120
Pueblo West, CO 81007