Periodontics: Taking Care of Your Gum Health
Your gums are an essential part of your oral health, and taking care of them is crucial to maintaining a beautiful smile and overall well-being. Periodontics, a specialized branch of dentistry, focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum diseases and the surrounding structures that support your teeth.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is caused by the build-up of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, on the teeth, which can lead to inflammation and infection of the gums. If left untreated, gum disease can progress, resulting in tooth loss and even bone loss in severe cases.
Cosmetic periodontal procedures, such as dental implants, are a wonderful option for those who have experienced tooth loss. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. With advances in technology, dental implants look and function like natural teeth, giving you a confident smile and improved chewing ability.
At Colorado Gum Care, we pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art technology and commitment to excellent patient care. Our team of board-certified periodontists utilizes advanced treatments and techniques, including digital x-rays and same-day appointments, to provide you with the highest level of dental care.
When you visit our dental office, you can expect a thorough dental exam and evaluation of your gum health. Our compassionate staff will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan may include professional cleanings, preventative care, and if necessary, periodontal procedures to restore and maintain the health of your gums.
We understand that visiting the dentist can be a daunting experience for some. That’s why we strive to create a comfortable and convenient setting for our patients. Our team is dedicated to providing gentle and effective treatments, ensuring your experience with us is stress-free and positive.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential in preventing gum disease and other oral health issues. Brushing and flossing regularly, along with regular dental check-ups, are the foundation of a healthy smile. Our knowledgeable team will provide you with the necessary tools and guidance to maintain optimal oral hygiene at home.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, bad breath, or gum recession, don’t hesitate to give us a call today. Our experienced periodontists are here to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile for years to come. Trust your gum health to the experts at Colorado Gum Care.
How Do I Know If I Need A Periodontist?
If you’re experiencing any issues with your gums or have concerns about your oral health, it may be time to schedule an appointment with a periodontist. A periodontist is a specialized dental professional who focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing gum diseases and conditions that affect the supporting structures of your teeth.
One of the most common signs that you may need a periodontist is if you notice any changes in your gums. Healthy gums should be pink, firm, and fit snugly around your teeth. However, if your gums are red, swollen, or bleed easily, these could be warning signs of gum disease. Other symptoms to watch out for include persistent bad breath, receding gums, loose teeth, or a change in the way your bite feels.
Another reason to see a periodontist is if you have experienced tooth loss or need to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are a fantastic option for restoring your smile and function. They are durable, natural-looking, and provide a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. A periodontist can evaluate your specific situation and determine if dental implants are the right choice for you.
Dental Services Provided at Colorado Gum Care
At Colorado Gum Care, we offer comprehensive dental services, including gum disease treatment, cosmetic procedures, and dental implants. Our expert periodontists use advanced techniques and technology to restore your oral health. We prioritize patient comfort and employ state-of-the-art technology for optimal care. Call us today to schedule an appointment and experience our top-notch periodontal services for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Experience the transformative benefits of dental implants at Colorado Gum Care. Our expert periodontists offer a permanent solution for missing teeth. Implants look and feel natural, prevent bone loss, and preserve your facial structure. We provide personalized treatment plans, ensuring a seamless and comfortable experience. Our compassionate staff prioritizes patient care, guiding you through the process. Don’t wait; schedule your consultation today and regain your confident, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.
Don’t let gum diseases compromise your oral health. Act now for a healthier, happier smile with Colorado Gum Care. Our board-certified periodontists specialize in diagnosing and treating gum diseases, using cutting-edge technology and tailored treatment plans. Early intervention is key. Gingivitis, the initial stage, can escalate to severe periodontitis, causing damage to your gums and teeth. Our team offers deep cleaning, root planing, and antibiotic therapy to combat gum disease effectively. We’ll also empower you with proper oral hygiene techniques to maintain gum health at home. Regular visits are vital for prevention. Contact us today for exceptional care and a brighter smile.
Pinhole Gum Grafting
If you are experiencing receding gums, Pinhole Gum Grafting may be the solution you have been searching for. At Colorado Gum Care, our board-certified periodontists are experts in cosmetic periodontal procedures, utilizing state-of-the-art technology to provide excellent patient care.
Pinhole Gum Grafting is a minimally invasive treatment that can effectively restore your gumline and improve the aesthetics of your smile. This procedure is a wonderful option for those who are experiencing gum recession but are hesitant to undergo traditional gum grafting surgery.
Our board-certified periodontists use advanced technology for minimally invasive, one-visit treatment. No incisions or sutures are needed. This procedure effectively restores gumlines, protects against tooth decay and sensitivity, and enhances your smile’s appearance. If you’re experiencing gum recession, but traditional surgery is a concern, Pinhole Gum Grafting is the solution you’ve been looking for. Don’t wait; schedule your consultation today with our experienced team. Regain your smile’s health and beauty now!
If you’re missing a full arch of teeth or struggling with the discomfort and inconvenience of dentures, All-On-4 may be the life-changing solution you’ve been looking for. This innovative treatment concept utilizes state-of-the-art technology and the expertise of our board-certified periodontists here at Colorado Gum Care in Westminster.
All-On-4 is a cosmetic periodontal procedure that involves the placement of dental implants to support a full arch of replacement teeth. Unlike traditional implant-supported dentures that may require multiple implants, All-On-4 uses just four strategically placed implants to secure a complete set of prosthetic teeth.
So, what makes the All-On-4 procedure so revolutionary? Well, it starts with the concept of immediate loading. With All-On-4, our highly skilled and compassionate team is able to place temporary teeth on the same day as your implant surgery. This means you can walk out of our office with a brand new smile in just one visit, without the need for long waiting periods or multiple surgeries.
Not only does All-On-4 deliver functional benefits, but it also vastly improves the aesthetics of your smile. Our experienced periodontists work closely with you to design custom-made prosthetic teeth that match your natural tooth color, shape, and size. The end result is a beautiful, natural-looking smile that boosts your self-confidence and enhances your overall facial appearance.
Missing tooth replacement
Missing teeth can significantly impact your confidence and overall oral health. Fortunately, with advancements in cosmetic periodontal procedures, there are effective solutions available to restore your smile. At Colorado Gum Care in Westminster, our board-certified periodontists, recognized as top periodontists by 5280 Magazine, specialize in providing exceptional patient care using state-of-the-art technology.
To replace missing teeth, options like dental implants, traditional bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures are available. Dental implants stand out due to their natural feel and root replacement. They provide stability, preserve jaw health, and can support various restorations. Consult a qualified dentist to explore these options for a natural-looking, functional smile.
Colorado Gum Care in Westminster offers Teeth-In-A-Day, a game-changing solution for missing teeth. This procedure, also known as “Same-Day Teeth” or “Immediate Load Dental Implants,” provides immediate results. Our board-certified periodontists, recognized by 5280 Magazine, employ advanced technology to strategically place implants and attach temporary teeth in one visit. Teeth-In-A-Day eliminates the need for bone grafting, making it a quicker and more comfortable option. Plus, our experienced periodontists ensure a natural-looking, confidence-boosting smile. Don’t wait; regain your complete, beautiful smile in just one day.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Trust Colorado Gum Care for stress-free wisdom tooth removal. Our board-certified periodontist in Westminster ensures a comfortable experience with state-of-the-art technology. Wisdom teeth often lead to issues like pain, impaction, and crowding. Our periodontist evaluates your oral health using digital x-rays and advanced tools to create a personalized treatment plan. We employ the latest techniques for efficient and minimally uncomfortable removal, whether your wisdom teeth are impacted, partially erupted, or fully erupted. Schedule your consultation today for a healthier, pain-free smile.
There are various reasons why tooth extraction may be necessary, such as severe tooth decay, impacted wisdom teeth, or to prepare for orthodontic treatment. Whatever the reason may be, our skilled periodontists will carefully evaluate your dental health and discuss the best course of action with you.
If you’re experiencing pain, swelling, or discomfort due to an infected tooth or extensive decay, extracting the tooth may be the most appropriate solution to alleviate your symptoms and prevent further complications. By removing the affected tooth, we can eliminate the source of infection and protect the surrounding teeth and gums from further damage.
For patients with impacted wisdom teeth, our periodontists have extensive experience in performing wisdom tooth extraction procedures. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often cause pain, crowding, impaction, and can even lead to gum disease or dental decay. By evaluating the position and condition of your wisdom teeth using advanced diagnostic tools, we can create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
At Colorado Gum Care, we pride ourselves on creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for our patients. We understand that visiting the periodontist can be intimidating for some, so we strive to make your experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
From the moment you walk through our doors, you will be greeted by our friendly and compassionate staff. We believe in providing excellent patient care, and that starts with creating a welcoming environment. Our team is dedicated to making you feel at ease and addressing any concerns or questions you may have.
Our office is designed with your comfort in mind. We have created a soothing and calming atmosphere to help you relax during your visit. We know that dental procedures can be anxiety-inducing for many, so we have taken extra measures to ensure your comfort.
We also pride ourselves on using state-of-the-art technology in our practice. Our commitment to staying on the cutting-edge of dentistry allows us to provide you with the best possible care. The use of advanced technology not only improves the accuracy and precision of our treatments but also enhances the overall patient experience.
Whether you are visiting us for dental implants, gum disease treatment, cosmetic periodontal procedures, or any other periodontal service, you can trust that you are in good hands. Our skilled periodontists and our entire team are dedicated to delivering the highest level of patient care.
If you’re ready to experience exceptional dental care in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, we invite you to call today to schedule your appointment. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have. At Colorado Gum Care, your oral health and satisfaction are our top priorities.
Why Choose Colorado Gum Care for Your Periodontal Needs?
At Colorado Gum Care, we understand that choosing a periodontist is an important decision. You want to ensure that you are receiving the highest level of care from a trusted and experienced team. Here are a few reasons why you should choose us for your periodontal needs:
- Board Certified Periodontists: All of our doctors are board certified by the American Board of Periodontology. This certification demonstrates their advanced knowledge and expertise in the field of periodontics, ensuring that you are in capable hands.
- Top Periodontists: Our doctors have been recognized as 5280 Magazine Top Periodontists, a prestigious honor that highlights their exceptional skill and commitment to excellence. When you choose us, you can trust that you are receiving care from some of the best periodontists in the Westminster area.
- State-of-the-Art Technology: We pride ourselves on using the latest advancements in dental technology. From digital x-rays to advanced surgical techniques, our state-of-the-art technology enables us to provide accurate diagnoses and precise treatments. This ensures that you receive the most effective and efficient care possible.
- Comprehensive Dental Implant Services: Dental implants are a popular and highly effective solution for tooth loss. Our periodontists have extensive experience in the placement and restoration of dental implants. Whether you need a single implant or a full arch restoration, our team can provide you with a permanent solution that looks and functions like natural teeth.
- Commitment to Patient Care: At Colorado Gum Care, patient care is our top priority. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the gums. Our compassionate and professional staff is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and addressing any concerns or questions you may have. We take the time to educate our patients about their oral health, empowering them to make informed decisions about their treatment.
If you are in need of periodontal care, whether it be for gum disease treatment, cosmetic periodontal procedures, or dental implants, we encourage you to contact Colorado Gum Care today. Our caring and knowledgeable team is ready to provide you with the exceptional care you deserve. Call us now to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a healthier, more beautiful smile.
Meet Our Team
At Colorado Gum Care, we take pride in our team of highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals. Each member of our team is dedicated to providing exceptional periodontal care and ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of our patients.
Matthew A. Johanson, DMD, MS
Dr. Matthew A. Johanson received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry magna cum laude from Middlebury College and received his dental education at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.
During his dental education at UCDM, Dr. Johanson was the recipient of the Opinsky Scholarship for academic achievement, the Listerine Award of Excellence for outstanding research relating to Periodontology, and the AAP Dental Student Award for achievement in Periodontology. Dr. Johanson completed his specialty training and received his Master’s Degree in Periodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Johanson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Johanson has been selected by 5280 Magazine as a Top Periodontist. Dr. Johanson has speciality training in Dental Implants, Periodontal Plastic Surgery, Advanced Bone Grafting, Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Dental Laser Therapy, IV Sedation, as well as Periodontal Disease Treatment.
In his free time, he enjoys skiing, biking, and running, Dr. Johanson also has two young children who keep him energized! Dr. Johanson lives in Denver with his wife Heidi, a physician at The Children’s Hospital.
Tyler D. Borg, DDS, MS
Dr. Tyler D. Borg, a Westminster native, graduated from Xavier University before attending the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where he served as Class and Student Body President. While at The University of Colorado, Dr. Borg was awarded the American Academy of Periodontology Award, The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Award, The Academy of Osseointegration Award, The Colorado Dental Association Student Excellence Award, and also completed research on Dental Implants.
Dr. Borg completed his specialty training in Periodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and received a Master’s Degree in Dental Science. At The University of Texas, Dr. Borg conducted clinical research in bone grafting and dental implants. Dr. Borg is the recipient of the John F. Prichard Award for excellence in clinical research from the Southwest Society of Periodontists as well as the Kenneth D. Rudd Award for completion of over 100 hours of continuing education annually. Dr. Borg is the recipient of the Maria Yueng Research Award from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and also the AAP Foundation Robert S. Schoor Award. Dr. Borg is a 5280 Magazine Top Periodontist.
In addition to maintaining his private practice, Dr. Borg has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgical Dentistry at The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Borg also serves on the Colorado State Dental Board Anesthesia Committee and is the Chair of the Anesthesia Committee for the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Borg has specialty training in Dental Implants, Periodontal Plastic Surgery, Advanced Bone Grafting, Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Dental Laser Therapy, IV Sedation, as well as Periodontal Disease Treatment. Dr. Borg is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Borg is certified in the Pinhole Surgical Technique, a technique used for gum grafting using no incisions and no sutures.
Dr. Borg lives in Westminster with his wife and two sons and enjoys the famous Colorado outdoors.
Mark A. Wheeler, DMD
Originally from Canada, Dr. Jenna C. Hyer grew up in Whitefish, Montana. She received her Bachelor’s in Science Degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Montana State University. Dr. Hyer then completed her dental education at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. In dental school, Dr. Hyer was active in the American Dental Student Association and served as Pre-Dental Chair mentoring future dentists. She also volunteered and completed research in Trifinio, Guatemala, and was awarded the Global Health Student award. Upon graduation, Dr. Hyer was initiated into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society along with the top 10% of her class.
Dr. Hyer left Colorado for three years to obtain her specialty training at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio where she received her Master’s Degree in Periodontics. Dr. Hyer completed a master’s thesis studying radiography and periodontal disease and is published in the Journal of Periodontology. She has specialty training in dental implants, bone grafting, laser therapy, IV sedation, and especially enjoys esthetic procedures such as crown lengthening and gum grafting. Dr.Hyer also serves as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Hyer enjoys traveling and has been to over 30 countries. She has spent time practicing dentistry in Central America and plans to continue giving back throughout her career. In addition to travel, she enjoys hiking, skiing, painting, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Hyer currently works as a part-time Clinical Associate Professor aiding in the periodontal training of future dentists. She lives in Denver with her fiancée Brian, a dentist, and their dog Novocaine (Nova.)
Your First Visit to Colorado Gum Care
During your first visit to Colorado Gum Care, you can expect to receive top-quality care from our board-certified periodontists and experienced team. Our priority is to ensure that you feel comfortable and informed about your oral health.
One of the main focuses of our practice is the prevention and treatment of gum disease. Our periodontists have extensive knowledge and expertise in diagnosing and treating this common condition. If you are experiencing symptoms such as bleeding gums, bad breath, or loose teeth, our team will thoroughly examine your oral health to determine the best course of action.
In addition to gum disease, we offer a range of cosmetic periodontal procedures, such as crown lengthening, to enhance your smile and improve your overall oral health. Our team will take the time to understand your goals and develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
The technology we utilize in our practice is state-of-the-art, allowing for precise and efficient diagnosis and treatment. From digital x-rays to advanced surgical techniques, we stay at the forefront of dental technology to provide you with the best possible care.
During your first visit, our caring and compassionate staff will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. We believe in empowering patients to make informed decisions about their oral health, so we will explain any recommended procedures and provide you with all the information you need to feel confident in your treatment plan.
If you are considering dental implants, our periodontists have the necessary expertise and skill to provide you with a permanent solution for tooth loss. Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth, as they look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
To schedule your first visit at Colorado Gum Care, give us a call today. Our team is dedicated to providing excellent patient care using state-of-the-art technology. We look forward to welcoming you into our practice and helping you achieve optimal oral health.