Dr. Andrew Bock and the team at Northern Colorado Prosthetic Dentistry are here for you, and we’re always happy to answer your questions and talk with you about your concerns.
NCPD Frequently Asked Questions
What Is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses specifically on the use of dental prostheses (dental devices) for the treatment and/or restoration of patients’ teeth and gums. Prosthodontists receive additional education and training, beyond dental school, to specialize in the use of dental devices to address complex issues associated with the teeth, jaw, and face.
Prosthodontists are highly experienced and trained in treating patients using dental prostheses such as dental implants, dentures, dental crowns, dental bridges, and jaw splints (mouthguards).
Does Your Practice Provide the Full Dental Implant Procedure?
Yes, Dr. Bock and our office are fully equipped to handle the complete dental implant procedure from initial consultation and evaluation to implant placement, recovery, dental crown placement, and implant restoration.
Seeing one professional for the entire implant procedure helps to ensure continuity in your care and a successful treatment outcome.
How Do You Take Care of Dental Implants?
With proper care, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Dental implants should be maintained the same way you take care of your natural teeth.
When it comes to taking care of your dental implants, the most important thing is preventing periodontal disease (gum disease) from developing by maintaining a fastidious oral hygiene routine. Preventing periodontal disease will ensure the gum and bone tissues surrounding and supporting your dental implant remain strong and healthy. If these tissues break down as a result of periodontal disease, your dental implant could become compromised.
You should brush and floss regularly each day and visit your regular dentist for a professional oral hygiene appointment and exam every six months. Additionally, to help keep the oral bacteria that are responsible for periodontal disease at bay, you can consider adding a water flosser and alcohol-free mouthwash to your daily routine.
How Do You Take Care of Other Dental Prostheses?
The ongoing care regimen for dental prostheses differs depending on the type of dental appliance in use. Most dental devices that are permanently fixed inside the mouth are designed to be cared for the same way that natural teeth are cared for – with regular brushing and flossing.
Dental devices that are designed to be removable, such as dentures, can be gently brushed outside of the mouth and soaked in a special cleaning solution to mitigate bacterial growth and staining.
Do You Offer Financing?
We do not offer payment plans or financing in-house. However, patients of NCPD have the option to finance the cost of their treatments through CareCredit and Key Bank.
Do You Accept Insurance?
Our office does not accept insurance. However, we can easily provide you with the necessary documentation if you wish to submit claims to your insurance company on your own.
We’re Here to Answer All of Your Questions
If you have a question for the team at Northern Colorado Prosthetic Dentistry, we welcome you to reach out at any time. We’re here for you during our regular business hours and are happy to speak with you on the phone or in person. Additionally, we always welcome our patients to take advantage of the Contact Us form on our website, where you can submit questions at any time.