January 29, 2013
When it comes to dental health, you’re probably used to hearing all about services that can help restore and revitalize your teeth, from dental implants to teeth whitening to full-mouth reconstruction. But what about the step that should come before those procedures and surgeries? We’re talking about prevention, a crucial part of everyday dental care. Prevention is the cornerstone of general dentistry, and Dr. Amico and Dr. Mauck believe strongly in its practice. After all, the most effective way to fix a problem isn’t with drills, fillings, and inconvenient appointments in the middle of the day – it’s to keep it from ever becoming a problem in the first place! Here at D’Amico and Mauck, DDS in Aurora, CO, our team is committed to providing you with comfortable and effective preventive service that will help you save both your happiness and your wallet. Here are just some of the general dentistry services we can offer you:
- Extensive dental checkups and cleanings, which will help us detect potential problems early on, as well as provide us with an opportunity to give you valuable advice regarding your brushing and flossing habits.
- Gum disease is a destructive disease, and one that can be effectively treated and controlled if caught in time. If Dr. Amico or Dr. Mauck notice signs of gum disease, they can prescribe expert periodontal therapy that will help you avoid further complications.
- If you experience constant head and neck pain, you might be suffering from bruxism (teeth grinding). We can create a custom intraoral device for you, such as a nightguard, to relieve the symptoms.
- Do you or one of your children participate often in sports? From football to bicycling to gymnastics, a whole gauntlet of sports carries with it the potential for mouth and teeth injuries. We can provide a custom-fit mouthguard for them that will be sure to protect their smile from unexpected harm.
Don’t doom your teeth by letting small issues become big ones – our team will be happy to provide you with a wide range of general dentistry services, all meant to keep you safe and smiling. Call our office in Aurora today to schedule your consultation with either Dr. D’Amico or Dr. Mauck. Our office serves patients from the greater Denver area as well, including Centennial, Englewood, and Parker.
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January 22, 2013
Out of all the dental procedures you could undergo as a patient, “root canal” always seems to be the phrase that strikes the most fear into people’s hearts. Maybe that’s because over time, the treatment’s been built up to be an unbearably painful and invasive experience. Here at D’Amico and Mauck, DDS, in Aurora, CO, we want you to be fully informed and up-to-date about the variety of effective dental services we can provide you with, and that includes root canal treatment, which certainly isn’t as bad as it’s been built up to be. In fact, root canal treatment is a crucial procedure that can save your natural teeth from having to be extracted due to extensive decay or infection. Here’s some important information you need to know:
What kinds of symptoms show that I might need a root canal?
- Serious tooth pain when chewing
- Excessive sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, even after the hot or cold source has been removed.
- Discoloration (specifically a darkening) of a tooth
- Swelling and tenderness in the gums
- A persistent pimple that occurs on the gums
What happens during root canal treatment?
It’s simple enough – once Dr. D’Amico or Dr. Mauck have carefully checked the area around the affected tooth in order to determine whether there’s any infection in the surrounded bone, we’ll access the inside of the tooth and the pulp and bacteria will be wholly cleaned out. Your tooth is then sealed. All that’s left then is to see if you might need any further restorations to full functionality.
Is it really worth the pain?
The procedure is incredibly successful, and many teeth that have been treated go on to last a lifetime. And don’t worry – pain during root canal treatment has been greatly exaggerated. Most people report that it hurts no more than when receiving a common filling.
If you think you may be in need of root canal treatment, don’t wait any longer! Dr. D’Amico, Dr. Mauck and their excellent team can provide you with comfortable and effective service that’ll be sure to keep you smiling. Call our office in Aurora today to schedule your consultation. Our office serves patients from the greater Denver area as well, including Centennial, Englewood, and Parker.
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January 15, 2013
We’re well into the New Year now, and that means you must have some resolutions you want to see accomplished. Maybe you want to finally complete that creative project, or you’d like to spend more time outside. While you’re at it, you might want to consider calling D’Amico & Mauck, DDS about any restorative dentistry procedures you should undergo. Needing help with your teeth is nothing to feel embarrassed about – whether wear and tear happens because of age, an accident, or even an occasional sweet treat, you deserve to have a beautiful smile you can share with the world. That’s why here in our Aurora, CO office, Dr. D’Amico and Dr. Mauck are committed to not only increasing the strength and function of your teeth, but also helping you to prevent further damage. Here are just a few of the restorative dentistry services we can offer you:
One of the newest methods in restorative dentistry for replacing lost teeth, dental implants are a permanent way to have a strong, long-lasting smile. Titanium screws are first placed in your jaw by an oral surgeon. Then, Dr. Amico or Dr. Mauck will create custom-made, tooth-like crowns for you that will sit on top of the screws, which will hold them firmly in place. Dental implants have an advantage that few procedures do: they provide you with new tooth roots, meaning your jaw stays healthy and functional through the years.
With our E4D technology, we can now craft porcelain crowns in just one visit, saving you valuable time. E4D takes digital impressions of your teeth then sends this information to a computerized milling unit that works on your new crown while you wait. After only around an hour, you’ll be ready to head out in the world with new confidence and a new, complete look.
In addition, other restorative dentistry procedures we can offer you here in our Aurora office are:
- Dentures and Partials
- Root Canal Treatment
- Complete Mouth Reconstruction, for those with multiple needs
If you’re in need of restorative dentistry, don’t let the time get away from you. Let Dr. D’Amico, Dr. Mauck, and their team help you keep smiling! Call our office in Aurora today with any questions you might have about our restorative dentistry procedures, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation. Our office serves patients from the greater Denver area as well, including Centennial, Englewood, and Parker.
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January 7, 2013
On our last blog post, we discussed the wide variety of cosmetic services we offer here at D’Amico and Mauck, DDS, from teeth whitening to cosmetic bonding. Today, we’d like to discuss one of those services in a little more detail: porcelain veneers. Virtually undetectable and incredibly versatile, porcelain veneers can cover up cracks, stains, or even pesky misalignments with the whiter, straighter smile you’ve always dreamed of. A beautiful new look doesn’t have to feel out of reach anymore – Dr. D’Amico, Dr. Mauck, and their excellent team in Aurora, CO want to give you something to smile about with the help of porcelain veneers.
What exactly are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are beautiful, thin layers of dental porcelain that are bonded directly to the teeth – but they aren’t one-size-fits-all, by any means. Each case is treated individually, with every patient having his or her porcelain veneers fitted at our Aurora office so as to enhance their own unique smile. Once they’ve been carefully crafted, all that’s left to do is fit them into place over your front teeth. The entire process can be completed after only a few appointments, including an examination, an in-depth discussion of your wishes concerning the look of your porcelain veneers, and a personalized fitting.
In addition to providing you with a brand new look you’ll be thrilled to share with the world, porcelain veneers are also:
- Resilient to nearly all foods and other products ingested on a daily basis
- Easily replaced in the unlikely event they are damaged
- Incredibly similar to natural teeth, even reflecting light in the same way
- Resistant to stains, keeping your smile whiter longer
Are you ready for a new look? Let Dr. D’Amico or Dr. Mauck create a brand-new, custom-made smile just for you! Call our office in Aurora today to schedule your consultation. Our office serves patients from the greater Denver area as well, including Centennial, Englewood, and Parker.
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