Covid-19 Update

April 24, 2020

We are excited to announce that we will re-open for dental care starting Wednesday, April 28th! Governor Polis announced that our state is transitioning from the “Stay at Home Order” to a “Safer at Home Order”. Earlier this week Larimer County also approved dental offices to re-open as long as pre-cautionary measure have been implemented. We have implemented their recommendations as well as our own procedures to keep everyone healthy. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety! Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and this is one area where we are constantly making improvements.  Besides our infection control procedures we have made several other office changes to keep you safe. We understand that some of you may want to delay or reschedule your appointments and we are happy to do this for you. Please give us a call and we will find a time that is convenient. With our additional safety procedures in place and your cooperation we feel that we can provide great care in a safe environment.

 Firstly, how we schedule patients has changed. We are staggering the schedule to limit the number of people in the office as well as to promote social distancing. Of the 5 treatment rooms we have, we are currently only using 3 to increase the distance between everyone. In the reception area we have spaced our chairs out, leaving 6 feet between them. You may notice that this area will no longer have magazines, coffee, or bottled water since these items are difficult to clean and disinfect. When checking out we have taped blue squares on the carpet letting everyone know where to stand. This will help keep both other patients and employees a safe distance apart. In between appointments we are using hospital grade disinfectant to clean all surfaces in both our treatment rooms as well as in the front office, bathrooms and reception area, and these areas are being disinfected on the hour.  

All-Ceramic Restorations

If you have weak, worn, damaged, or misshapen teeth, you may feel that there is no hope for your smile.

All-ceramic restorations are strong, durable, and natural-looking. They can restore the appearance of a single tooth or an entire arch.

At West Lake Dental in Loveland, CO, Dr. Andy Maples can restore your oral health and appearance with all-ceramic restorations.

Why Choose All-ceramic Restorations?

Restore the Appearance of Your Smile

Aesthetics are a major concern when the front teeth are compromised, discolored, or misshapen. Porcelain can deliver the aesthetic outcome you desire. Dental ceramic is a durable material that closely resembles natural enamel. It reflects light in the same manner as your teeth and can be matched to almost any color.

Long-lasting Results

Dental restorations that are made out of ceramic are a solution that can last for many years. With proper care and a good oral hygiene routine, these prosthetics can last for 15 years or more.

Strong Restorations

Ceramic restorations can restore the form and function of damaged teeth. They can also be used to address lost teeth. The high-quality ceramic material has the strength to withstand the daily wear and tear caused by biting and chewing. No matter the degree of damage, we offer a comprehensive range of restorative dentistry treatments for your smile.

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Dr. Maples received his fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry in 2018, and he completes more than 100 hours of continuing education each year. With his experience and training, patients can feel confident that they will receive high-quality service and great results at our Loveland dentistry practice.

We invite you to request an appointment today at West Lake Dental by contacting us online or calling:

(970) 669-1444

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LS Sheldon

December, 2019

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I've been a patient here for about two years. All of the staff and Dr. Andy are caring and friendly without a doubt. But, I think their strength is in their professionalism and attention to detail. They do everything they can to make sure their patients have a good experience and receive the highest quality care available.

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Adriana Canfield

December, 2019

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Every staff member I dealt with was very professional, polite, and compassionate. I needed to be seen urgently as a new patient and they were able to get me in within 24 hours. After thoroughly explaining to me what needed to be done, they were able to get me another same day appt for some much needed dental work to relieve pain. I am so appreciative of everyone at this office, I will be switching my primary dental care to this place!

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After the damaged tissue has been removed, the tooth will be further altered in order to create a base for the crown.

What about
Porcelain Veneers and Fillings?

veneers and fillings
Veneers
are also made of ceramic porcelain material. However, they are not considered a restorative treatment. They are solely used to mask cosmetic imperfections affecting the anterior teeth.




Tooth-colored fillings are a restorative treatment, but the material used in this treatment is not ceramic; it is a composite resin. This material can be shaped directly in the cavity, rather than fabricating the prosthetic in a lab or with a milling machine.

Treatment Timeline

Preparation and the Removal of Damaged Enamel

The first step of treatment is to remove any unhealthy portions that have been damaged by infection. If a crown is being placed, we will also remove some additional tissue to achieve a proper fit.

Digital Impressions

Next, we will take digital impressions so we can design and fabricate a prosthetic that fits precisely and looks attractive.

Design

For crowns and bridges, Dr. Maples will design the prosthetic so that it complements your smile. For some patients, the prosthetic is designed to look like your tooth when it was healthy. In other cases, we aim to enhance the look of your smile by adjusting the size or color of the prosthetic.

Fabrication

Next, we will craft your prosthetic. For crowns, we have an in-office milling machine that can fabricate a crown in a single visit. We also work with a lab that can fabricate custom restorations.

Final Placement of the Custom Restoration

When the prosthetic is ready, we will check its fit and appearance, and then secure it with dental cement.

Caring
for Your All-Ceramic Restorations

The tooth that supports the prosthetic can often be ignored. It is important to keep the supporting oral structures healthy, because if the underlying tissues become compromised, the crown or bridge may have to be replaced. It is equally important to maintain any dental implants you are using to support your restorations. Fortunately, it's easy to prolong the life of your restorations:

Good Oral Hygiene

Ceramic crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays are durable, but they still require good oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day will help keep both the tooth and the restoration clean, and keep it looking its best.

Avoid Bad Habits

Habits such as biting on your fingernails or opening bottles with your teeth can cause your restorations to wear prematurely or become dislodged. Avoiding these habits can help your restorations last longer.

Visit the Dentist

Visit the dentist twice a year so the health of your smile and the condition of your restorations can be checked. If your restoration becomes cracked or damaged in any way, it can allow bacteria to reach the vulnerable natural tooth, causing cavities or infection.

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Kristy B.

March 15, 2017

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Dr. Andy is THE best dentist I have ever gone to! He is very patient and kind and listens to you. He tried to help right away and not give you more than what you actually need. He is always honest and his staff are excellent and super super sweet! It's easy to make an appointment and get suggestions right away.. never have to wait and if you do it's only because Dr. Andy is giving his very best to every single person that sits in his chair.

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Brenda Leedy

December 13, 2019

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I have been seeing Dr. Andy since he started here years ago and he is the best dentist I have ever had. If you need a dentist he is the one. He and his staff are incredible. He always calls at the end of the day after I have had any work done to see if I am doing alright.

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West Lake Dental

At West Lake Dental in Loveland, CO, Andy Maples, DDS, and his team provide excellent dental care to patients of all ages. Whether your dental needs are routine or advanced, we can serve you at our comfortable, inviting office. Dr. Maples is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Colorado Dental Association
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • The Misch International Implant Institute

We invite you to schedule an appointment today by contacting us online or calling (970) 669-1444.

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