When looking for a family and cosmetic dentist in Pueblo West or Canon City, you need to feel comfortable knowing that your comfort and care always come first. At Main Street Dental, Dr. Sefcik provides patients with only the latest, most advanced dental care possible. Whether you need to schedule your child’s first pediatric dentist visit or require senior dental care, Dr. Sefcik and the rest of our caring and compassionate staff at Main Street Dental will provide the attention you deserve in a comfortable and relaxing environment. We provide a range of comprehensive preventative, cosmetic and restorative dental care services, including:
Preventative Dental Care
Dental Exams & Cleanings
By now you probably know that to enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums you need to prioritize regularly brushing and flossing. What you might not realize, however, is the important role your oral health plays in protecting your overall health. Studies have found that individuals who suffer from tooth decay and gum disease have a higher risk of developing a variety of chronic diseases that include heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and even some forms of cancer. This makes improving your oral health one of the easiest and most effectives ways of protecting your long-term health.
Practicing proper oral hygiene means making the commitment to brush and floss on a daily basis. The American Dental Association recommends brushing for at least two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Combined, brushing and flossing help to eliminate harmful bacteria and lingering food particles from the surface of your teeth and gums before serious damage can be done. Failing to follow a daily oral hygiene regimen increases your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease, the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the U.S. Not only will your oral health suffer from not brushing and flossing, but so will your overall health as you increase your risk for the chronic diseases mentioned above.
Of course brushing and flossing cannot always adequately clean the hard to reach places of your mouth, such as between teeth and below the gum line. By scheduling regular cleanings and checkups with Dr. Sefcik and our staff of gentle dental hygienists, our team will remove bacteria from those hard-to-reach areas, while also checking for any early signs of gum disease or oral cancer. At Main Street Dental, we believe most patients should schedule a cleaning and exam once every six months. However, more frequent cleanings may be required depending on the current state of your oral health.
Don’t neglect your oral health by waiting until a problem develops before scheduling a visit to our Canon City family dentist office. Schedule your next dental cleaning and exam today!
Considering the stress and strain we subject our teeth to on a daily basis, it’s remarkable they remain so resilient. Enamel, the hard outer layer of our teeth that protects the delicate nerves at the center, provides our teeth with the durability needed to survive a lifetime of chewing, munching and crunching. Unfortunately, our mouths contain bacteria that works to undermine the strength of tooth enamel. When tooth enamel begins to break down, cracks can develop in the surface of your teeth that expose the delicate nerves at the root to bacteria. This bacteria eats away at the interior of your teeth, causing cavities and increasing your risk of gum disease.
A naturally occurring mineral, fluoride helps teeth resist the damage caused by harmful bacteria. Fluoride treatments work to strengthen tooth enamel and repair damage cased by harmful bacteria. Repeated exposure to fluoride helps to make your teeth more resilient to the effects of decay in the future, so you can enjoy a lifetime of health teeth and gums.
Your teeth contain a lot of cracks and crevices that even many adults find hard to adequately clean. For younger patients, failing to clean those hard to reach areas of the mouth like the back molars leads to the development of cavities and the need for dental fillings. Dental sealants offer parents a great way to help protect their kids’ teeth from risk of decay and cavities. A transparent plastic coating, dental sealants “seal” away the back molars of your child’s teeth from food particles and bacteria that contribute to the effects of tooth decay. Dental sealants are easily applied in a single visit to our Canon City dentist office, and are durable enough to last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Cosmetic Dental Care
A lifetime of eating and drinking tooth staining items like red wine, coffee, tea and tomatoes can rob any smile of its luster. It’s not surprising then that teeth whitening treatments have become the most common cosmetic dental procedure performed in the U.S. At Main Street Dental, Dr. Sefcik uses Philips Professional Zoom Whitening to remove stains and help brighten patients’ smiles. With Philips Professional Zoom Whitening, one 45-minute session is all Dr. Sefcik needs to improve the color your teeth eight shades whiter.
Don’t underestimate the confidence a brilliantly bright smile can provide. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Sefcik to see if your teeth are healthy enough for Philips Zoom teeth whitening treatments.
Made of incredibly thin but resilient pieces of porcelain, veneers can help to recreate the natural appearance of teeth, while also providing the same resilience and strength as tooth enamel. Patients wanting to make a change to the size, shape or color of their teeth often select dental veneers for the comfort and convenience.
A scheduled consultation with Dr. Sefcik is the first step to determining whether porcelain veneers are right for you. So that Canon City dentist Dr. Sefcik has all the information he needs to make a concise recommendation, it’s important to have a clear idea of what cosmetic changes you are considering. A smile analysis during your consultation by Dr. Sefcik will help determine what steps are needed to achieve your desired smile.
During the application of veneers, Dr. Sefcik will remove a small amount of tooth enamel – less than a millimeter in most cases. It’s necessary to remove the original enamel to make room enough room for the veneer to fit comfortably within your mouth and restore your teeth’s natural function. Three office visits are typically required to finish the application of porcelain veneers.
If you have suffered structural damage to the function, size or shape of your teeth, Dr. Sefcik can place a dental crown over the damaged tooth to restore its appearance and functionality. Dental crowns can also help to strengthen a tooth that holds a large filling when not enough natural structure of the tooth remains in place. Other common uses for dental crowns include: bridge attachments, strengthening weakened teeth or repairing a broken tooth. Crowns also make a great solution for covering badly discolored or misshapen teeth.
Restorative Dental Care
Composite fillings, or tooth-colored fillings, provide patients with long-lasting durability and increased resistance to fracture in small and medium-sized fillings that need to withstand the constant pressure and stress associated with chewing. Composite fillings can be placed in either front or back teeth, and they provide a more natural appearance when compared to traditional amalgam, or metallic, fillings. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings contain no traces of mercury, making them a safer, healthier alternative to traditional metal fillings.
If you suffer from missing teeth, you’ve probably noticed a difference in the functionality and appearance of your smile. Fortunately, dental bridges can help to restore your ability to freely eat, speak and drink like before. Bridges literally “bridge” the gap one or more missing teeth create in your smile with a set of artificial teeth. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, alloys, gold or a combination of these materials. The type of dental bridge Dr. Sefcik recommends will depend on the current state of your oral health.
Partial or full dentures offer a long-lasting solution for repairing the smiles of patients who suffer from missing teeth. Partial dentures help fill in any missing gaps for patients who still have some of their natural teeth, while full dentures help patients with no teeth remaining regain full function. The staff at Main Street Dental has the tools necessary to process all full and partial dentures in-office to ensure the best and most comfortable fit possible.