Smiles First Blog
December 23, 2016
Do you want a straighter, healthier smile, but can’t stand the idea of metal braces? You could become one of the many older teens and adults who enjoy the discreet appearance and simpler hygiene of Invisalign clear aligners. They’re a treatment of choice from Colorado Springs dentists, Dr. Ken Gasper and Dr. James Orban at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design.
November 1, 2016
If you have been living with a less than perfect smile, now is the perfect time to invest in your confidence with your cosmetic dentist in Colorado Springs. Your smile says a lot about you and how you feel about yourself. As you head into the holiday season, if you are not in love with your smile, it will show in your confidence. You may not enjoy holiday parties and get-togethers as much as you could due to lack of confidence. With the appearance of your smile directly impacting your social engagements, now if the perfect time to transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry.
October 11, 2016
What is usually running through your mind as you are brushing your teeth? You’re probably making your grocery list for the next day, trying to remember a song you heard, or thinking just about anything else. October is actually National Dental Hygiene Month, and in honor of that, your dentist in Colorado Springs from Aesthetic Dentistry by Design would like you to take a moment and consider your everyday dental hygiene. It is probably the most important part of keeping your teeth healthy. Here are some easy tips from Dr. Ken Gasper and Dr. James Orban. (more…)
September 12, 2016
Aesthetic Dentistry by Design is an award-winning dental practice dedicated to the needs of the entire family. Why is it trusted and respected by so many people in the Colorado Springs area? Dentists, support staff, environment, services–together, they paint a picture of excellence and comfort that keep patients smiling for years.
August 13, 2016
“Why do you look so upset in all of these?” your friend jokes. You just spent the weekend exploring the Garden of the Gods and have the pictures to prove it. There are two things in every picture: the breathtaking and gravity-defying landscape, along with your seemingly unaffected face. Everyone else in the photos are smiling as much as they can, but you seem completely over it. Truthfully, the last thing you wanted was a batch of photos showing your missing teeth. It’s best to just try and appear stern and brooding, right? Fortunately, if you are looking for one of the most reliable ways to restore your smile, you can now get dental implants in Colorado Springs. (more…)
July 19, 2016
Most people have heard of orthodontics and most people have probably seen them, too. Metal brackets and wires or other devices help to straighten teeth for a more attractive and healthy smile. But what if there are considerations beyond just the appearance of your smile? Problems such as TMJ dysfunction, malocclusion and facial imbalance may need treatment beyond ordinary orthodontics. In this case, functional orthodontics from Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Gasper can help create a pleasing facial shape and profile, as well as a balanced bite.
June 16, 2016
In a hurry but still want to take care of your smile? Dr. Gasper and his staff at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design have the perfect solution. In Colorado Springs, CEREC crowns provide strong coverage for a damaged tooth and they are made right here in our office! With a traditional crown, you’d have to wait a couple of weeks for the finished restoration to be delivered from a dental lab. With CEREC, those days are gone.
March 25, 2015
While many people take this time to thoroughly clean their homes of dust and cobwebs, Dr. Ken Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by Design sees it as an opportune time to give your teeth a spring cleaning as well.
Creating better oral habits, changing out your old brush head, and even getting your teeth whitened are excellent ways to put the spring back in your smile.
However, we encourage you to add a dental visit to this year’s spring-cleaning list. Just like your home, regular maintenance and cleaning does not reach all the nooks and crannies. A professional cleaning is the only way to remove certain types of plaque and tartar build up, which can prevent gum disease.
Additionally, so much goes on in your professional dental cleaning that can improve your overall health as well:
- Reviewing and updating medical history, including heart problems, cancer treatment, pregnancy, diabetes, joint replacement, medications, surgeries or any other major changes in health history
- Blood pressure check
- Oral cancer examination and screening
- Evaluation of gum tissue
- Checking biting, chewing and swallowing patterns
- X-rays, examination of teeth to detect decay
- Early detection of minor issues can be corrected before they become bigger, more painful issues later.
Call Aesthetic Dentistry by Design today to schedule your spring cleaning! 719-599-0700
March 16, 2015
Aesthetic Dentistry by Design is dedicated to providing our patients with the finest, most cutting-edge and modern dental equipment available.
We are pleased to now provide the first comprehensive, 3D Imaging solution in our office: The Orthophos-XG-3D which combines X-Ray diagnostics, implant visualization, treatment planning and patient communication in one tool.
About the Orthophos-XG-3D
- Provides the highest quality image with the lowest dose of radiation.
- Comfortable for the patient.
- Prevents incorrect positioning which reduces re-takes.
- Fast, 14 second scan.
- Features an extensive range of panoramic and 3D views.
- X-ray programs facilitate accurate diagnosis.
- Easily incorporated with our current CEREC technology for crowns and dental implants.
Aesthetic Dentistry by Design 719-599-0700
March 10, 2015
Most people will lose adult teeth during their lifetime. In the U.S., about 69 percent of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth due to accident, a failed root canal, tooth decay or gum disease. By age 74, at least 26 percent of adults have lost permanent teeth.
According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, dental implants are almost always the best option for replacing them. In the past, replacements included removable dentures that rest on the gum line or fixed bridges anchored to adjacent teeth. But with dental implants, teeth are surgically implanted in the gums, giving replacement teeth a more natural feel and appearance.
In addition to looking and feeling more like natural teeth, dental implants last longer than fixed bridges and removable dentures, which last about 15 years. Implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth.
Dr. Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by design has invested in the advanced technology of coDiagnostiX® CT scans and 3D software. With the coDiagnostiX system, Dr. Gasper can plan a computer-guided implant process that is more precise than ever. The resulting implant placement procedure is highly accurate and minimally invasive, which is an immense benefit for our patients’ overall oral health in the short-term and for many years to come.
Learn more about Dental Implants in Colorado Springs here.
Call 719-599-0700 for your consultation.