How can we help you?
Your oral health is a very personal thing, and you deserve to have all the information you need to make sound decisions about certain treatments or procedures. We don't just tell you what's best for you. Dr. Litvak, Dr. Woller, and our team take the time to explain what the procedure is, why it's necessary, and how it will benefit you in the long-term. So we welcome and encourage your questions, because it's the best way for us to know what's on your mind.
Here are a few of the questions we hear most often, but you may have others that aren't listed here. Please don't ever hesitate to contact our dentist office in Denver, CO at (303) 777-8850 if you're looking for more information.
At Litvak & Woller Esthetic Comprehensive Dentistry, our whole team is committed to providing you with the best possible dental care in Denver, CO. Dental insurance is a contract between you, your employer, and your insurance company, and we ask that you pay for treatment at the time of service since your coverage may or may not cover the cost of all the services we offer.
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However, we are happy to submit your insurance claim, asking that the insurance company reimburse you directly. If you have any questions about financing your dental treatments, give our Cherry Creek dentist office a call today at (303) 777-8850!
If you are looking for a dentist near the University of Denver, Litvak & Woller Esthetic Comprehensive Dentistry is the place to go. We are conveniently located at 695 South Colorado Boulevard in Suite 380.
Dentists You Can Count On
Drs. Clifford Litvak and James Woller have served the Denver area for over 30 years, and they look forward to meeting you and your family.
Litvak & Woller Esthetic Comprehensive Dentistry welcomes friends, families, and neighbors from the surrounding area, including Glendale, Cherry Creek, Bonnie Brae, and more.
For help with directions to our Denver dental office, please call us at (303) 777-8850.
How to Find Our Dentist Office in Denver, CO
We are located right by the City of Brest Park and Reinhardt Chiropractic, and across the street from Galleria Office Towers on Colorado Boulevard. If you’re coming from the Wash Park area, you can take Exposition Avenue towards Colorado Boulevard, and you’ll find our dental office.
Just a short drive from the University of Denver, our dental office is perfect for children, families, and students alike. If you’re coming from the University, you can head east on Evans Avenue and turn left onto South St. Paul Street. From there, you continue onto South Steele Street and turn right onto East Exposition Avenue.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Most of us were not born with a “movie star” smile and, in truth, most movie stars weren’t, either! But you’re lucky to live in a time where we have so many cosmetic dental solutions. Whether your teeth are in serious need of repair, or you just want to make a few cosmetic changes, Clifford S. Litvak, DDS, and James R. Woller, DDS, and his team can help you achieve your goal.
Any smile makeover at our Denver dentist office begins with a consultation to talk about those things you’d like to change and how we can help. Next, we’ll perform a comprehensive dental exam so we can identify underlying problems that need to be corrected. A smile isn’t truly beautiful unless it’s healthy, too!
Once we’ve gathered all this important information, we’ll sit down with you again and lay out a plan for treatment. We’ll match this plan against your priorities, timeline, and budget so that your treatment takes all your needs into account.
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Using a combination of treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, bridges, and dental implants, we can create truly amazing smile transformations. If you’re ready to start, we’re ready to help! Please give our office a call at (303) 777-8850 and we’ll be happy to arrange a consultation to get you started.
Like anything else, our teeth sustain wear and tear over the years. Sometimes we encounter multiple problems with our teeth that may require a more complex treatment plan. A smile makeover addresses smile concerns that may require and combine a few cosmetic and restorative treatment options.
Smile Makeovers Services
For example, let's say you're missing some teeth and living with other remaining teeth that are decayed and damaged. You may need more than a tooth replacement for your smile. Our dentists in Denver may present you with options for tooth replacement combined with a plan for dental crowns or porcelain veneers to repair your decayed or broken teeth.
Smile makeovers are highly personalized to whatever the patient needs and wants for their smile. It often involves multiple procedures that we can sometimes divide into phases that help you fit your treatment into your budget and schedule.
Please Schedule a Consultation with Our Dentist in Denver, CO
The first step is to schedule an evaluation with one of our dentists so they can examine your teeth and discuss your goals for your smile with you. Then, our dentists will create a personalized treatment plan for your smile to help you reach your goals.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns offer patients near Denver an excellent way to preserve their damaged or severely decayed teeth. Crowns are also ideal for protecting teeth after root canal treatment, which can weaken the tooth's structure. Our dentists also utilize porcelain crowns to complete dental implant placement.
Procedure for Dental Crowns in Denver, CO
In most cases, our Denver dentists at Litvak & Woller Esthetic Comprehensive Dentistry can place a crown in just two visits. When you visit us for your first dental crown appointment, we will take digital x-rays of your teeth. With x-rays, we can determine if there are any issues that we need to address before placing the crown.
Generally, our dentists need to remove a small portion of the tooth to prepare it to receive the crown. However, that's not always necessary. For some patients, we may need to build up the damaged tooth instead for an appropriate fit.
Once we've prepared the tooth, we'll take impressions to create a mold to send to the dental lab. The lab will then use the mold to create a custom dental crown.
Before leaving your first appointment, we will provide you with a temporary crown, which you will wear until your permanent crown has been designed.
We will place the final crown on your tooth during the second appointment and ensure a perfect fit.
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If you need a dental crown to protect a damaged or weakened tooth, we can help! Dr. Litvak and Dr. Woller offer precise and effective tooth restoration services, so you enjoy better oral health and a seamless smile.
After you have consulted with your dentist and you both have decided that a dental implant in Denver, CO is the right solution for your dental needs, we schedule your implant placement.
However, at your initial consultation, you'll discuss a treatment plan with your dentist and receive an exam, including x-rays, to ensure that your jaw and gums are in good health and strong enough for the dental implant procedure.
Denver dental implant specialists Drs. Clifford Litvak & James Woller can help you figure out the best treatment for your needs.
Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant process involves implanting a small, titanium post in the jaw that will eventually fuse with the bone, creating a solid foundation to support a tooth crown or prosthetic.
It takes several months for the posts to fully heal and integrate into the bone, and you will need to use caution when eating. However, the healing and integration are not painful. You'll likely only feel mild discomfort for a few days following implant placement.
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Restoring your smile when a problem arises, including tooth loss, is an essential step for the future of your oral health.
Options to Replace Missing Teeth
When a tooth is lost, your other teeth may shift toward this space. This leaves you with an uneven bite and even promotes tooth wear. Restoring your smile with a dental implant in Denver, CO is the best solution.
Restorative dentistry, then, is any treatment or restoration that reinstates your smile or your oral health. For example, a dental crown restores your smile when a tooth is weak or damaged. Likewise, if you have a dental cavity, a tooth-colored filling returns your tooth to health.
In our dental office, we rely on quality materials to fabricate your restorations, including the color and shape of each. With our quality dental crowns, dental implants, and tooth fillings, no one will guess that you’ve been to the dentist.
Other examples of dental restorations include but are not limited to:
- Dental bridges
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Drs. Clifford Litvak and James Woller are experienced restorative dentists in Denver, CO. Contact our office at (303) 777-8850 to schedule a consultation and learn which type of dental restoration will best benefit your smile. We look forward to seeing you!
It’s no wonder that dental implants have quickly become the tooth replacement of choice by both dentists and patients. Implants resolve the aesthetic problem of a missing tooth, but more than that, they are completely functional and act and look just like a natural tooth.
Replace Missing Teeth in Denver with Dental Implants
The secret to the success of dental implants is the small titanium post that is surgically placed in your jaw. The titanium used for implants is the same medical grade material that has been used successfully for years as replacement joints.
Titanium is biocompatible – the body accepts this man-made material, allowing the titanium post to fully integrate with the jawbone and tissue. Once healing is complete, the implant actually becomes part of the structure of your jaw.
This provides a measure of stability that is simply not found with other tooth replacement options. When the implant has fully integrated, our dentists in Cherry Creek complete the process by creating a dental crown that is affixed to the implant. The result is strong and durable, and functions and looks like a natural tooth.
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While dental implants are a truly remarkable solution for missing teeth, they may not be the right option for you. Please contact our Denver dental office at (303) 777-8850, and we will be happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Litvak or Dr. Woller to answer your questions and make recommendations that fit your specific needs.
Exams & Cleanings
Our dentists in Denver, CO customize your treatments to meet your specific needs. However, most patients benefit from at least two teeth cleanings per year as part of a preventive dentistry schedule. If you have been diagnosed with an oral health condition, this schedule may be changed to better improve your oral health.
Preventive dentistry includes a dental exam, periodic x-rays, an oral cancer screening, and professional teeth cleaning. Your dentist discusses all findings with you following your appointment.
During your teeth cleaning, your hygienist uses special instruments to rid your teeth of persistent tartar and plaque that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease—specifically the bacteria that cannot be cleared with brushing and flossing alone. This teeth cleaning may include a fluoride rinse to help strengthen your tooth enamel as well.
Between visits to our Cherry Creek dentist office, it’s important to brush and floss your teeth twice daily and always before going to sleep for the night. You never want to sleep through the night with debris on your teeth.
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Don’t let plaque and bacteria damage your teeth and gums. Reach out to a friendly team member today to schedule your twice-yearly dental checkup. And always give us a call at (303) 777-8850 if you have any questions about our dental services.
Full & Partial Dentures
If you are missing one or multiple teeth but still have existing healthy teeth, you may be interested in partial or removable dentures in Denver, CO.
At Litvak & Woller Esthetic Comprehensive Dentistry, we are available to go over your options. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns or if you want to learn more regarding partial and complete dentures.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are beautifully crafted replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base. Your Denver, CO dentist will design your new dentures based on your individual smile needs.
Unlike full dentures, which restore all the missing teeth on the upper or lower jaw, partial dentures are perfect for patients who have healthy teeth remaining. We often use clasps that attach to existing teeth to help hold your dentures in place.
What to Expect With Partial Dentures
Partial dentures may take some time to get used to, especially at first. Initially, they may feel awkward, but this is normal and commonly fades over time.
It may take practice to insert and remove your partial, but it should always fit comfortably without having to force it. Patients should never force the dentures into position by biting down; we want to make sure that clasps are not ruined or bent.
If there are areas that need improvement, always let your dentist know.
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Having a gap in your smile can make it difficult to chew evenly and speak precisely. Dentures can restore your smile and quality of life!
If you are interested in full or partial dentures, contact Litvak & Woller Esthetic Comprehensive Dentistry at (303) 777-8850 to schedule a consultation with our dentists in Denver, CO!
Periodontal Disease Treatment
As you might imagine, smoking is no better for your dental health than it is for your general health. In particular, smoking and the use of tobacco products can lead to gum disease.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), smoking affects the attachment of bone and soft tissue to the teeth by interfering with the function of cells in the gum tissue, making you more susceptible to periodontal disease. It can also inhibit blood flow to your gums, which can affect healing.
As a smoker, what does all this mean to you?
- You are at twice the risk for gum disease as a non-smoker.
- The longer you smoke, the greater your risk for developing gum disease.
- The more you smoke, the greater your risk for developing gum disease.
- Gum disease treatments may not be as effective for those who smoke.
These problems are not limited to smokers – using tobacco in any form, including cigars, pipes, and chewing tobacco, all raise your risk for gum disease.
Some other unwanted side effects of tobacco use are:
- Increased risk of developing oral cancer
- Increased loss of bone within the jaw
- Longer healing times after periodontal treatment, extraction, or oral surgery
- Tooth discoloration
- Bad breath
- Lower success rate of dental implant procedures
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Veneers are all the rage as a modern way to completely revolutionize your smile. Maybe you have seen the before and after pictures of veneers that show how dramatically they can change a smile. You may be wondering how veneers work and if they might be a good solution for your dental goals.
What Is a Veneer?
A veneer is a thin piece of material, usually made of porcelain, custom-shaped by a cosmetic dentist to fit the shape of the patient's mouth and teeth. Veneers create a natural look once the dentist puts the veneer in place on top of the surface of a tooth.
The porcelain veneer will create the appearance of a straight, white, and perfectly shaped tooth. When veneers are placed on every showing tooth, they can completely change a smile.
Veneers can address issues like:
- Correcting the appearance of misshapen teeth
- Cracked, pitted, or otherwise damaged teeth
- The appearance of crooked teeth
- Permanent cosmetic issues, like deep stains
How Does the Dentist Apply a Veneer?
The dentist will first remove a thin layer of enamel from the tooth to bond the veneer on top. The veneer will rest naturally on the surface of the tooth, completely altering its appearance.
Veneers are a permanent way to create a movie star smile, even for people who might have thought it was impossible for them.
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If you want to know more about how veneers can change your life, contact us today at (303) 777-8850 to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentists to discuss your wants, needs, and options.
Professional Teeth Whitening
We know how important it is that you look your best, and a beautiful smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. If your teeth are dull or stained, our professional take-home teeth whitening treatment can easily transform your smile in about two weeks.
Teeth Whitening Kits from Our Dentists in Denver, CO
At the office of Clifford Litvak and James Woller DDS, we’ve chosen to offer our patients convenient professional take-home whitening kits. With at-home whitening, you have the benefit of performing the whitening treatment every day for about two weeks. This means that, instead of one whitening treatment at our office, the whitening gel can work over a longer time to penetrate enamel and lift stains from your teeth.
If you’re ready for professional whitening in Denver, CO, first we’ll perform a thorough dental cleaning. This removes all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth so that you get the most consistent results from your treatment. Then we’ll create a customized whitening tray made using impressions of your teeth.
Our assistant will explain how the whitening gel is applied and how long your daily treatments should last (usually about 30 to 60 minutes). The strength of the whitening gel is customized for your needs, so we can minimize tooth sensitivity.
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With so many teeth bleaching options available at your local grocery store, it's hard to know which option is best for your smile. While over-the-counter whitening products can help brighten your teeth, did you know that your dentist offers professional teeth whitening kits you can also do in the comfort of your own home?
Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening
Here's why professional teeth whitening with your dentist in Denver, CO may be the best option for brightening your smile.
- It's customized. Your dentist makes plastic bleaching trays by taking impressions of your teeth. Customized trays protect you from excess bleaching gel escaping and harming your gums and soft tissues.
- It's higher strength. Your dentist can customize your bleaching prescription and can access whitening gel that's stronger than what's available in the stores.
- It's safer. When you bleach your teeth under the supervision of your dentist, they can address any issues with sensitivity or any other problems you might encounter.
- You may achieve better results faster. Because your dentist can provide higher strength bleaching gel, you'll likely enjoy better results in less time.
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If you'd like to learn more about teeth whitening in Denver, contact Litvak & Woller Esthetic Comprehensive Dentistry today at (303) 777-8850 for more information.
Sleep apnea is a common issue for adults around the US. Knowing whether or not you have sleep apnea can be hard. Most of the patient's symptoms could have to be reported by someone else because they are asleep and often cannot tell if they are exhibiting them.
The Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
If you suspect you might be suffering from sleep apnea, here are some of the symptoms you might look for:
- Tired or sore throat in the morning when you wake
- Interruptions in your breathing pattern while sleeping, sometimes upwards of twenty seconds long
- Waking at night from choking or shortness of breath
- You are always tired, regardless of time spent sleeping
- Headaches when you wake
This is not an exhaustive list of the symptoms that may present with a case of sleep apnea.
Testing for Sleep Apnea
Testing for sleep apnea requires visiting a specialist, who will recommend a test. Depending on the test, at-home versions may be available. Otherwise, it will take place at a sleep center, where devices can monitor information about the quality of the patient's sleep, including monitoring their activity levels, amount of deep sleep, and breathing patterns.
Using the data gathered, sleep dentists can determine if a patient has sleep apnea and what kind.
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How can your local Denver, CO dentist help? If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, we may be able to help. Using specialized dental appliances that help support your airways and keep them open, we may be able to help you sleep better and stay healthy.
Litvak & Woller Esthetic Comprehensive Dentistry is here to help with your sleep apnea treatment.
If you have questions about how we can help you control your sleep apnea or would like to schedule a consultation with our sleep dentist, contact us today!
Most people are affected by teeth grinding (bruxism) from time to time, and in most cases it’s due to simple stress. However, chronic grinding and clenching of teeth is a problem that needs to be addressed to prevent teeth from breaking down.
You may not be aware that you’re grinding and clenching your teeth. But if you’re waking up regularly with head, neck, or jaw pain, you may be feeling the effects of chronic teeth grinding.
Treatment for Teeth Grinding at Our Dentist Office in Denver
Dr. Litvak has had extensive training in treating TMJ, TMD, and teeth grinding. He uses this specialized knowledge to develop a plan for treatment that will reduce your teeth grinding and minimize the painful symptoms. In many cases, a simple oral appliance called an occlusal splint may be sufficient to provide the relief you need.
Dr. Litvak will start by performing a thorough evaluation to pinpoint the source of your teeth grinding. Based on the results, he will recommend a comprehensive plan, which may include using a night guard, muscle relaxing treatment and stress reduction techniques.
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If you’re suffering with unexplained head or neck pain, or you find yourself constantly grinding and clenching your teeth, please call our office at (303) 777-8850 to schedule an evaluation with Dr, Litvak or Dr. Woller. We can help!
The short answer is no. Once a cavity has formed, there is nothing you can do to fix it except to visit your dentist in Denver, CO.
Cavities occur when bacteria and plaque eat through the enamel and do irreparable damage to the tooth; no home remedy is proven to get rid of a fully formed cavity. Our dentists utilize tooth-colored fillings to restore cavities and tooth decay.
What is a Pre-Cavity?
If the damage to the enamel has yet to work through to the inner dentin layer, it's called a pre-cavity. There are still measures you can take to reverse this enamel damage. It's important to visit your Denver general dentist regularly to monitor the health of your mouth.
Do I Need to Get My Cavities Filled?
Yes, you should get your cavities cleaned and filled as soon as possible. Once the decay starts, it is easy for bacteria to get into the tooth, destroying more of the structure and working into the tooth's root, where no amount of brushing can get it out.
Ignoring cavities can lead to a lot of other dental problems, even with excellent oral hygiene.
- Infection of the root of the tooth, causing debilitating pain, and often requiring a root canal to repair.
- An infection from a tooth can spread into the bone, causing deterioration and damage.
- It can infect the gums, cause bad breath, or exacerbate other dental issues.
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Contact Litvak & Woller Esthetic Comprehensive Dentistry today at (303) 777-8850 to schedule an appointment for a check-up, cleaning, or filling. We offer a variety of options, including tooth-colored fillings for the best-looking results.