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Our Services

Our Services

As one of the premier family and cosmetic dentists in La Junta, CO, Dr. Brady Sefcik offers a wide variety of preventive, cosmetic and restorative dental services. Whether you’re scheduling a child’s first dentist’s appointment or require senior dental care, Dr. Sefcik and our staff at Dental Depot have the knowledge and experience to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. We know you have a lot of choices when looking for a La Junta dentist, which is why the professionals at Dental Depot guarantee to provide outstanding care to all of our patients. The services we provide include:

Preventive Dental Care

Dental Exams & Cleanings

In recent years, a growing amount of research has found strong links between an individual’s oral health and his or her overall health. Studies have found that individuals suffering from tooth decay and gum disease have a significantly higher risk of developing a number of chronic, long-term health conditions, including diabetes, cancer, heart disease, obesity and stroke. The most effective way of reducing your risk of developing one of these life-threatening conditions is to protect and maintain your oral health.

In addition to brushing and flossing daily, the most important step you can take to ensure a lifetime of quality oral health is to schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings with Dr. Sefcik and our staff of experienced dental hygienists at Dental Depot. Frequent dental exams and checkups allow Dr. Sefcik to spot any potential signs of decay or gum disease early on while both conditions are still easily treatable and reversible. Every exam also includes an oral cancer screening, a disease that also carries a higher recovery rate when diagnosed early. Dental cleanings allow our gentle staff of dental hygienists to remove built-up plaque deposits from the surface of your teeth and below the gum line. Plaque ranks as the leading cause of tooth decay and gum disease, making the removal of the bacteria vital for ensuring quality long-term oral health.The American Dental Association recommends scheduling exams and cleaning once every six months, though some patients may need to receive more frequent treatment based on the current state of their oral health. If you haven’t visited a dentist within the last year, don’t wait to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Sefcik. Your mouth and body will thank you in the end.

Fluoride Treatment

Your teeth rank as one of the most durable parts of the body. What makes your teeth so resilient to the daily strain caused by crunching, munching and chewing is the hard outer layer called enamel. Enamel protects the delicate interior of your teeth, while providing the strength and resilience needed to survive a lifetime of wear. Unfortunately, harmful bacteria in the mouth, known as plaque, produces substances that can slowly erode away at tooth enamel, which increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

A mineral naturally found in food and water, fluoride can help teeth become more resistant to the effects of decay. Fluoride treatments help to strengthen tooth enamel and repair any holes caused by decay by replacing lost nutrients in a process known as remineralization. Once your teeth have been exposed to fluoride, they become resistant to harmful bacteria, making them less likely to suffer the effects of decay in the future

Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are typically applied to the back molars to help protect teeth from the harmful effects of decay. For younger patients, dental sealants help to reduce the risk of decay by preventing harmful bacteria from lingering in the hard to reach crevices of kids’ teeth that often get missed during brushing. After a simple application process where the plastic coating is sprayed onto the surface of the patient’s teeth, dental sealants can provide durable and lasting protection for several years before needing to be reapplied. Talk to Dr. Sefcik to see if dental sealants are right for you or your kids. 

Cosmetic Dental Care

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening has quickly become the most commonly performed cosmetic dental treatment in the U.S. Take one look at the dazzling difference whitening can make to teeth that have suffered from years of eating and drinking tooth-staining substance like tea, tomatoes and red wine, and it’s easy to see why. At Dental Depot, Dr. Sefcik uses Philips Professional Zoom Whitening to help restore the luster lost to patients’ teeth. With Philips Zoom, Dr. Sefcik can transform your teeth eight shades whiter after just one 45-minute treatment!

Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. Isn’t it about time you get the whiter, brighter smile you’ve always wanted? Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Sefcik to see if your teeth are healthy enough for Zoom whitening treatment.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing the comparable strength and resilience of natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers often make the best choice for patients looking to make minor position alterations, or to change tooth color, size and/or shape.

Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Sefcik is the first step in determining whether porcelain veneers are right for you. It’s important to have a clear idea of what cosmetic changes you want made so that Dr. Sefcik has the correct information to work with. Dr. Sefcik will begin your consultation by conducting a smile analysis to determine what steps are needed to achieve your desired smile.

To apply the veneer, a minuscule amount of tooth enamel must first be removed. In most cases, the amount removed is less than a millimeter. Removal of original tooth enamel is necessary to make room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and accurately restore the natural function of your teeth while creating a better looking aesthetic than the original tooth. It typically takes three office visits to complete the application of porcelain veneers.

Dental Crowns
In cases where patients have suffered structural damage to the shape of their teeth, dental crowns can be used to cover a tooth in order to help restore it to its normal size and shape. Not only do crowns make a tooth stronger, they can also dramatically improve its appearance. A crown can help to strengthen a tooth that holds a large filling when not enough of the tooth’s natural structure remains to hold the filling. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weakened tooth from breaking or restore a tooth that has already broken. A crown makes a great way to cover discolored or badly misshapen teeth, as well. 

Restorative Dental Care

Composite Fillings
Composite fillings, or tooth-colored fillings, provide patients with long-lasting durability and increased resistance to fracture in small and medium-sized fillings that need to withstand the constant pressure and stress associated with chewing. Composite fillings can be placed in either front or back teeth, and they provide a more natural appearance when compared to traditional amalgam, or metallic, fillings. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings contain no traces of mercury, making them a safer, healthier alternative to traditional metal fillings. 
Dental Bridges
Patients who are missing one or more teeth may notice a difference when it comes to speaking and chewing. Dental bridges can help to restore your smile back to the way it once was. Occasionally referred to as a fixed partial denture, bridges literally “bridge” the gap created by one or more missing teeth with a set of artificial teeth. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, alloys, gold or a combination of these materials. While a removable bridge can be taken out and cleaned, a fixed bridge can only be removed by Dr. Sefcik. The type of bridge a patient may need will depend on the current state of their oral health and what Dr. Sefcik recommends. 
For patients missing some or all of their teeth, dentures offer a lasting solution for repairing the state of their smile so they can once again eat, drink and talk normally. For patients that still retain some of their natural teeth, partial dentures make an ideal solution for restoring their smile, while full dentures will help patients with no remaining teeth regain full function. Our staff at Dental Depot has the tools necessary to process all full and partial dentures in-office to ensure the best and most comfortable fit possible. 
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