Happy New Year from Shores Family Dentistry

As the old saying goes, a new year, a new opportunity to seek out top-notch dental care. Or something like that anyway! Either way, people here in Fort Collins are starting to settle into 2019 with the resolutions they’ve made for the year. For some, the goal is to cut back on junk food, eat more fruits and veggies, and be more active. For others, it’s a newfound dedication to spend their time doing things that help them to relax this year.

Whether your resolution makes you busier trying to accomplish your goals or more relaxed in trying to achieve them, one thing remains — you’re going to have to see the dentist at some point this year. Perhaps you’re new to the area and you are looking for a new dental clinic. Maybe you’ve lived here for awhile, but it’s been awhile since you’ve been in for a checkup. No matter the situation, the team at Shores Family Dentistry is here to help!

If one of your resolutions for 2019 is to have better oral health, we’d love to help. That’s why in today’s post, we’ll be breaking down a handful of the dental services we offer. Keep reading to learn more.

Dental Services We Offer


While some people don’t mind the look of a missing tooth or two, others find that it’s something that they want to fix. That’s where dental bridges come in handy. As you might know, gaps left by missing teeth can sometimes cause issues because the teeth on either side of the gap can move. There are a number of reasons to look into bridges, so if that’s something you’d benefit from, our team would be glad to help.


One of the most common dental procedures is the application of crowns. Not only do crowns blend seamlessly into your mouth, they also cover your teeth, preventing them from damage. Once a permanent crown is attached, it will look and feel just like the real deal.


If crowns are common, fillings are even moreso. Although they do exist, the number of people who go through their lives without ever getting a cavity is incredibly small. For many, cavities are just a fact of life. Thankfully, fillings are the solution, and our team can offer a number of different materials to ensure that you get the best possible filling for your situation.


Dental implants are synthetic tooth roots whose main function is to offer support to a restoration for any missing teeth and assist to prevent the loss of the jaw bone. When a tooth starts to decay, it can affect your mouth all the way to the root. Implants make life easier.


What’s the difference between dental inlays and implants? Is there a difference between inlays and onlays? It can be confusing, but generally speaking, an inlay is used to help fix cracked or fractured teeth and onlays are made to treat decay within the cusps. Thankfully, no matter your needs, we can help.


Crooked teeth can be frustrating to deal with for a number of different reasons, but the good news is that at Shores Family Dentistry, we also do orthodontics. There are a number of different benefits to having orthodontic work done, including better stability of teeth, improved ability to clean your teeth, a better bite, and an attractive smile.


Another incredibly common issue for people out there has to do with people’s’ gums. All too often, gums can get swollen, turn red, and start to bleed if they’re not properly taken care of. Many people brush their teeth, but tend to neglect the care of their gums. If you’re dealing with pain in your gums, periodontics is the answer. Whether the solution is a routine cleaning or more in-depth work, you can rest assured that you’ll be in good hands.


Do you know for certain that your personal dental care routine is doing the trick? You may have a routine that includes flossing, brushing, and swishing with mouthwash, but is that enough? A trip to the dentist is the best way to find out, and we take hygiene seriously because we know that your teeth only stay healthy in the long run if you take care of them.

Root Canals

If you ask many people out there what the worst case scenario is for them when it comes to dental treatments, the majority of people would probably say a root canal. Although they are intimidating, the good news is that technology has come a long way over the years, allowing dentists to do work quicker and with much less discomfort for the patient. In other words, it’s probably not as bad as you think it will be. If you need a root canal, don’t fear.

Schedule a Visit Today

Whether you need one of the services mentioned above or it’s something like teeth whitening, veneers, or wisdom teeth removal, we’d love the opportunity to help. Our team of dental care experts is here to provide you with exceptional service no matter what you need.

Start 2019 off right. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.