We Serve Patients of All Ages
Dr. Brad Burtwistle and his team at Monument Family Dentistry are proud to provide their patients in Monument, CO and the Tri-Lake region with state-of-the-art dentistry. Our entire team is encouraged to be better every single day in order to provide our patients with the best possible dental care. We help our patients to achieve a healthy smile by educating them with good home techniques that will ensure long term oral health.
Monument Family Dentistry is committed to a fun, compassionate, and caring environment so our patients feel comfortable. We love what we do, and it shines through every dental procedure and recommendation we give to our patients. We Value You and we’ll work hard every day to prove that!
We recently purchased a new, state-of-the-art Sirona Orthophos digital 3D panoramic x-ray machine. What does that mean for you? We’re glad you asked! This machine puts us ahead of the curve when it comes to implant placement and root canal procedure, both of which require careful examination below the gum line. This machine also emits much less radiation than traditional x-ray machines.
When the nerve of the tooth becomes infected, it can cause an abscess or injury to your jawbone. In years past when this occurred, there would be no other choice other than extracting the tooth. Fortunately, we now have the ability to clean out and seal the interior of the tooth to prevent any further decay, while also relieving the pain associated with the infection. This procedure is relatively fast and painless, and can be performed in one visit.
For patients who are terrified of needles or experience anxiety when they hear a drill, Solea Laser Dentistry is a great solution. This state-of-the-art dental technology is fast, precise, and virtually noiseless and also requires no anesthesia for most procedures. Since there is no drilling or anesthesia, patients are much more comfortable, and procedures take less time.
Children have special dental needs that include monitoring their primary (baby) teeth to ensure they’re erupting correctly while also providing the necessary space for their adult teeth. We go to great lengths to help our younger patients feel safe and comfortable. We aim to advise them on healthy dental habits, as we believe great dental care starts at an early age.
Do you wake up with pain in your jaw? You might suffer from Bruxism, an oral parafunctional activity connected to excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching. This can wreak havoc on your teeth and jaw. However, we can fit you for a mouth guard to help alleviate some of the symptoms stemming from the activity.
As we age, the foods and drinks we ingest can take their toll on our teeth. Coffee, cigarettes, and sugary foods can stain our teeth over time through prolonged use. At Monumental Family Dentistry, we can help restore the natural whiteness of your teeth while making your smile bright and beautiful again.
Veneers are very thin, custom-made shell coverings for teeth designed to improve the appearance of the tooth. These can change the color, shape or size of the tooth. Veneers also provide strength and resilience comparable to your tooth’s natural enamel.
A dental bridge connect a gap created by one or more missing teeth. The gap between the two teeth is filled with a pseudo tooth, a pontic, and is supported by the natural teeth surrounding it. Bridges help restore the ability to speak and chew properly, better distribute the force in your bite, and prevent the remaining teeth from drifting.
We use composite fillings instead of amalgam (metal) fillings for a few different reasons. For starters, they look natural and don’t stain the tooth over time. Secondly, composite fillings adhere to the tooth better, which means we don’t need to remove as much of the natural tooth to form a bond. Finally, amalgam fillings can be more sensitive to temperature changes.
For more information about our dental services, or to schedule an appointment, contact Monument Family Dentistry at 719-481-4949. We look forward to becoming your family’s dentist for years to come!