Wynkoop Dental is the FIRST Certified Green Dental Practice by the city of Denver, something we are very proud of. At Wynkoop Dental you will notice small and large things that we do, from paperless charts to cloth bibs and barriers, which minimize our waste and still provide a safe and clean environment for our patients. Ask us about it!
Dr. Chelsea Stangl started Wynkoop Dental in 2011 and has enjoyed watching the practice grow quickly from a dream to a reality. Dr. Erin Cherry joined the practice in mid 2012 and has rapidly become an integral part of the team. Together, they strive to deliver excellent care in a kind, conservative way with a prevention driven philosophy along with the best technology and equipment that dentistry offers.
Cerec has been an incredible advancement in dentistry. We can now make crowns, inlays, onlays, veneers and some bridges and implant crowns in a single visit. This means fewer trips to the dentist, no more gooey impressions, and no more plastic temporaries that can come off or cause sensitivity.
We love seeing children at Wynkoop Dental! We know that it is oftentimes more convenient to bring your children to the same dentist as the parents and we encourage you to bring yours to our practice. The ADA recommends that children see a dentist by their first birthday, however, we find that unless there is cause for concern, most children have a more enjoyable first visit between ages two and three.
TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint so everyone has one! TMD stands for Temporomandibular Disorder and is the name for the symptoms that many people refer to as TMJ.
The TMJ is a synovial joint where the lower jaw meets the skull and symptoms can range rom clicking to popping, pain, locking, tightness, headaches, tooth sensitivity and more.
There are multiple reasons a person would require root canal therapy. They include trauma to the tooth, deep decay that reaches the nerve of the tooth and situations where the nerve of the tooth has “died” and led to infection. If root canal therapy is indicated it is completed in 1-2 appointments.
In the past, missing teeth could only be replaced with bridges or dentures. Although both are still very prevalent today, there is also the option of dental implants. Implants have been around for decades and are great for restoring a single tooth or an entire mouth. Dental implants are done in a few steps.
Veneers are a more permanent way to change the shape or shade of teeth. Again, very minimal healthy tooth is removed, however, in the case of veneers a temporary is made while a lab fabricates the product. The patient returns for a second, cementation, visit. Veneers are stronger and tend to last longer than bonding as well as often creating a more esthetic result.
Sealants are typically placed on adult molars not long after the tooth erupts. The first adult molars come in between 5-7 years of age and the second molars and normally around 12 years. The goal is to seal off the grooves and pits of the teeth to prevent bacteria from entering and causing a cavity.
Partial dentures are used to replace teeth when there are some missing teeth. They are often made with a metal substructure to provide strength and increase the comfort for patients while chewing. Some people are candidates for dentures without metal and options will be discussed with the dentist.
We can utilize Cerec technology to make ceramic inlays instead of conventional composite tooth colored fillings. When a filling is small it holds up pretty well with composite, however when fillings become large it puts more stress on the remaining natural tooth structure and can lead to long term fracturing.
Bridges are typically used to replace a single missing tooth. Although they can be used to replace more than one tooth, it will be up to the dentist to decide if the surrounding teeth and bone are going to be a good support system for new teeth. Bridges are basically crowns on either side of a missing tooth and a fake tooth in the middle. All three teeth are attached together and are cemented in the mouth.
Complete dentures are made when a patient is missing all of his or her teeth on either the top, bottom or both. There are multiple appointments involved to achieve a great pair of dentures that will last the patient a long time. Great care is taken to select teeth that are the right shape and color and look as natural as possible.
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certified green dental
Wynkoop Dental is based in one of Denver’s premier LEED certified buildings, with floor to ceiling windows, patients enjoy views of Cherry Creek and Rockies in the distance.
We enjoy having 80% of our energy usage being offset with solar panels located in a Community Solar Farm in Lowery
At Wynkoop Dental, where we are doing our part to perform “green dentistry”. In the the office we use paperless charts, low radiation digital xrays, water-less vacuum system, steam sterilizable instruments and supplies as well as washable, patient bibs, hand towels and more.
Not only do we take time with every patient to give the best possible service but we also do what we can to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum.
Everyone on the team at Wynkoop Dental knows we are very fortunate and love the chance to give back to the community to help someone in need.