April 7, 2020: Governor Polis has extended the previous order of the temporary cessation of all elective and non-essential surgeries and procedures due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. As of April 7, 2020 Uptown Prosthodontics is mandated to close until no-sooner-than April 26, 2020. We will be available for true dental emergencies on a case-to-case basis. If you need to reach Dr. Chen please call (720) 432-8406. Our staff is closely monitoring the ADA and the CDC for the latest developments.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

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Prosthodontist Dr. John Chen and the staff at Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics understand the importance of patient education. Good oral care is essential for one’s overall health. We know that the more knowledge our patients have about dental care, the better their oral health will likely be.

At our office, we tend to hear a lot of the same questions from our patients. For your convenience, we have included some of the more popular ones below.

You may have a question that is not on the list, and if so, we invite you to give us a call. We are happy to go over anything with you that will contribute to your good oral health. We know that educated patients make the best decisions about dental treatment, and we want you to feel confident about any recommended procedures. All of our staff is happy to take whatever time is needed to ensure you fully understand treatment options and maintain good oral health.

At Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, we are your partner in oral health. We look forward to caring for you as well as your entire family!

General Dentistry

A general dentist is allowed to do any dental procedure, but they may not be able to perform them at the same high level as a specialist. This means that any dentist can say he or she will do the same procedures as a prosthodontist. However, there is a big difference in the level of training received by a general dentist versus a prosthodontist. The proof is in the quality of care patients receive.

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A prosthodontist is a specialized dentist who has received three additional years of training after completing four years of dental school. With Dr. Chen, you can rest assured that he has received training specifically in providing the more serious treatments that you might need, such as dental implants, dentures, and cosmetic dentistry procedures.

There is an advantage for you, the patient, when you see a prosthodontist who runs a general dentist practice because you can know that you will not have to be sent to a specialist for restorative dental care. Not only will Dr. Chen be familiar with your medical and oral health history, but you will be familiar with receiving treatment from him. This can go a long way toward calming anxiety about needing more serious dental treatment.

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If you have any more questions about what makes Dr. Chen a great doctor, don't hesitate to call us today.

Regular dental exams and check-ups are an essential part of preventive oral health care.

Dr. John Chen and his Aurora dental staff believe that practicing preventive dentistry is the key to side-stepping painful and costly dental problems. There's no trick behind a healthy smile; it simply takes some minimal daily effort to maintain your beautiful smile through brushing and flossing.

The most important part of general and preventive dentistry is regular dental check-ups at Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics.

What Happens During a Dental Exam?

During your exam, Dr. Chen will visually inspect for signs of decay, cavities, infection, oral cancer, gum disease, and other dental abnormalities. Once or twice a year, we will take a digital impression of your mouth using panoramic or digital x-rays; we will be able to show our patients exactly what the dentist on a monitor. Our diagnostic tools are geared for efficient problem-spotting, and once we catch and identify issues early, we can often treat them with minimal surgical intervention. 

Your dental exam is a great time to discuss your diet, lifestyle, oral hygiene routine, and even how to properly brush and floss. We are very interested in improving your oral health and keeping it there. 

Protecting Your Oral Health

Your dental exams can protect your oral health as well as your general health. We look for signs like lupus, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes so that you can get these issues treated early. Dr. Chen is here to care for and protect your teeth and gums, and we have an array of cosmetic dental treatments if you want to boost your smile. If it's been over six months since your last dental check-up, you may be due for one! Give us a call today to schedule your dental exam. 

 

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As a prosthodontist, Dr. Chen is specifically trained to handle complex cases. Many patients come to our office because their concerns were not addressed by a general dentist or they are unhappy with the results from a previous general dental office.

What Does a Prosthodontist Do?

A prosthodontist specializes in anything that needs to be replaced in the mouth—from the simplest dental filling to a full cosmetic dental makeover. Whether you need a single dental crown, a dental bridge, or a full set of dentures, Dr. Chen will be able to take care of your needs.

A prosthodontist is a specialized dentist who goes on for three additional years of training after completing traditional dental school. We also provide general dentistry at our practice. Regardless of the treatment you might need, you will be able to receive your treatment from the very dentist who is most familiar with your medical history and your overall oral health. 

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