Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics
A Great Dentist
Testimonials from Doctors and Patients
  • I have been an oral & maxillofacial surgeon in the Denver/Southeast Metro area since 1998. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. John Chen on many mutual patients over the last several years; providing oral surgery services from tooth removal to placement of dental implants.Dr. Chen is personable and well liked by his patients. His advanced prosthodontic training and skills are reflected by good patient preparation throughout the implant therapy and the ultimate visible completion of his restorative phase results in very happy and satisfied patients. His skill and expertise is evident.It is a pleasure working with Dr. Chen and his patients.

    - Dr. Barry Keogh (Oral surgeon)
  • I have enjoyed working with Dr. Chen on dental rehabilitations for several years. Aside from being a compassionate and warm-hearted individual, he also takes pride in the dental care that he provides. Dr. Chen focuses on details that create natural and esthetic teeth and smiles that are ART and not just dentistry.

    - Dr. Eric Beckman (Periodontist and dental implant surgeon)
  • Dr. Chen truly took the time to conduct a complete dental examination, which showed me that he is dedicated to his professional and compassionate with his patients. I absolutely recommend making an appointment to come in and see him. Thanks Dr. Chen!

    - Christine K.
  • As a dental specialist I seek to associate with other dental professionals that follow my philosophy of providing individualized care to every patient. I know that when working with Dr. Chen he will always provide the right care for patients regardless of the simplicity or complexity of their situation. Dr. Chen knows that patients are more than just teeth and uses his experience and expertise to better people’s lives as well as their smile. His attention to detail from treatment planning to carrying out that plan is superb. It is nice to be able to work with someone who’s goals and ideology match my own in truly CARING for patients.

    - Dr. Jeremy R. Jannuzzi (Maxillofacial surgeon)
  • "I went to see Dr. Chen after suffering from extreme complications related to my all on five upper/lower dentures. I was at my wits end after suffering from severe complications with my prosthesis continuously breaking and not being able to chew or eat many solid foods over the last 4.5 years. He was sensitive to my needs and delivered new permanent prosthesis. I can now eat, chew and I have a beautiful smile! I have reclaimed my life because of his impeccable attention to detail! He's my hero!"

    - Samantha F.


Thinking about a Smile Makeover? We Can Help

Do you have a smile that you are unhappy with? Perhaps the issues with your smile go beyond simply cosmetic ones, and you also have teeth that don’t work well. The good news is that you don’t have to live this way. Cosmetic dentistry is available from south Aurora, CO dentist and prosthodontist Dr. John Chen. And if your issues are not only form but function, you should make an appointment for a smile makeover consultation.What Is a Smile Makeover?A smile makeover means improving your smile through a number of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures, such as dental veneers, teeth whitening, dental crowns, and dental crowns. It is ideal for ...

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What Makes Composite Fillings Better Than Amalgams?

Amalgam fillings have been around for ages. There is no doubt they were effective in preventing the spread of tooth decay. But today’s modern dentistry offers composite fillings, which are tooth-colored, so there is none of that telltale gray color that occurs with amalgam fillings.If you suspect you have a cavity that needs to be filled, or if you are a patient of a certain age who has several metal fillings in your mouth and you would like them to be replaced with tooth-colored fillings, contact Southlands Aurora, CO dentist Dr. John Chen.Composite fillings offer a number of benefits over amalgam fillings—not the least being that they are not dark ...

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3 Features You Can Count On in Today's Dentures

When most people think of dentures, they more than likely envision those from the past, the kind that looked fake and slipped when people tried to talk. But the good news is that patients in south Aurora, CO who are thinking about getting dentures to replace their teeth are in for a pleasant surprise.Technology has improved the look and fit of dentures, making them more natural-looking and functional than ever before. Here are three features you can count on with today’s dentures.They Work Well with Dental ImplantsSome people believe that it’s all or nothing with dental implants, but implants work beautifully with dentures. When dental implants are used to secure ...

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3 Steps to White Teeth at Our Aurora, CO Dental Office

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If your smile isn’t as white as you’d like, you should consider professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is an affordable, safe option to take your smile from dull to dazzling—in just one visit to our office.Find out more about teeth whitening if you are in Aurora or Centennial, CO by calling Dr. John Chen at Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics. In the amount of time you might take on a lunch break, you can make your smile several shades whiter. We recommend the following easy, three steps.Step 1—Have Your Teeth Cleaned Prior to Whitening TreatmentEven with good home care, plaque will still build up on your teeth between professional dental ...

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Study: Modern Dentures Exceed Patient Expectations

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If you are missing teeth, you might be considering dentures as tooth replacements. You might also be envisioning the old-fashioned, fake-looking teeth your grandparents placed in a glass of water at their bedside every night.But today’s modern dentures are a far cry from what many people imagine. In fact, according to an article in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, dentures exceed patient expectations in most cases. Thanks to new materials and better manufacturing, dentures today fit better, look better, and are far more comfortable than they’ve ever been. At our Aurora, CO dental office, we have helped many people improve their lives with today’s modern dentures.Types of DenturesDepending on ...

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Keeping Up with Oral Care while You Are Sick

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When you’re not feeling well, the last thing you might feel like doing is taking care of your oral health. But for some people, brushing their teeth when they are under the weather makes them feel just a bit better.It’s important to take care of your body when you have a cold or the flu, and that includes taking care of your teeth and gums. Here are some recommendations from your Aurora dentist for taking care of oral health—even when you are ill.Practice Good HygieneYou should always cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, but this is especially important when you are sick. As always, never share your toothbrush. ...

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Examinations and Cleanings

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Most dentists, along with the American Dental Association, recommend that people visit their dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings. Not everyone follows that guideline. Some people put off going to the dentist, and the next thing they know, years have passed. At this point, those same people likely feel some embarrassment at just how long it’s been.At Uptown Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics in south Aurora, we like to think of ourselves as the best dentist in the area—and our patients agree. We will do our best to make sure your visit is comfortable—even if it’s been a long time. Need a refresher on what happens during examinations ...

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