Dr. Cara McCallum and the team at Canyon View Dentistry have a goal to provide exceptional dental care and to create lifelong relationships with our friends and neighbors. We serve patients in Littleton, Ken Caryl, Highlands Ranch, and Roxborough Park, CO.

A major part of our mission is also to offer modern dental technology and techniques so you can enjoy the best results from your treatments without sacrificing comfort and calmness.

Please read about our featured technologies below to learn how we use them at our practice.

Nitrous Oxide

Whether due to serious dental trauma or just a lousy experience, dental anxiety is a genuine impediment to care often for those who need it most. Fear can spur avoidance of the dentist, which leads to tooth decay, causing pain, and more avoidance. Dr. Cara McCallum at Canyon View Dentistry solves this problem with a mild sedative called nitrous oxide.

Dentists use nitrous oxide because of its mildness, and as a result, the effects are very relaxing. You may feel a slight tingling in your extremities. But where general sedation knocks you out, with nitrous oxide, you’ll remain awake and responsive to your dentist’s instructions.

In short, it takes the edge off, allowing patients to sit back and let their dentist complete the necessary treatments.

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CEREC Crowns

At Canyon View Dentistry, we offer a leading-edge restorative procedure for patients with lost or damaged teeth: CEREC (Chair-side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) restorations. The CEREC process allows Dr. Cara McCallum to create porcelain crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers in her office. By taking the outside lab out of the process, a treatment once requiring weeks to complete can now be finished in one appointment.

The CEREC process offers many advantages over traditional technologies, from start to finish:

  1. Accuracy – We use an intraoral scanner to take digital impressions. This method is superior to conventional wax impressions, which can be imprecise and result in a poor and uncomfortable fit.
  2. Durability – CEREC employs only high-quality porcelain materials. As a result, your dental restoration has a potential lifespan of a decade or longer with proper care.
  3. Attractiveness – Our accuracy and premium materials create a shiny and natural-appearing restoration.
  4. Convenience – By completing the entire process in one sitting, you will save time, discomfort, and money.

Because of these advantages in every step of the process, our CEREC restorations are among the best available in the Ken Caryl area. Contact us to explore options that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

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Televisions in Rooms

Who says a trip to the dentist can’t be enjoyable? At Canyon View Dentistry, our team of professionals believes that a welcoming office environment can go a long way towards improving the patient experience. We accomplish this by offering screens in our waiting area and treatment rooms for your entertainment. Watch your favorite program or catch up on the news while you receive a cleaning or other therapy. Before you know it, your appointment will be complete, and your teeth will feel great!

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Digital Dental X-rays

When evaluating and diagnosing your current or any potential dental conditions, no technological advance has more advantages over its traditional version than digital dental x-rays. This imaging technique avoids film altogether by transmitting your x-ray image directly to a networked computer, where it can be viewed immediately.

In addition to saving time, modern digital dental x-rays benefit our patients via the following:

  • Safety – digital x-rays have a considerably less radiation output than traditional x-rays
  • Precision – digital x-rays are easier to read and produce better resolution images than their counterpart
  • Convenience – digital x-rays are stored digitally, meaning a copy is only an email away. This makes it easier to send images to specialists and insurers.

Digital x-rays are also more environmental because they use no chemicals or other non-renewable resources.

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This tool provides suction, a patient bite rest, tongue and cheek retraction, and a throat shield. This all equals a more relaxed, quicker patient experience in the chair. Both placement and removal of the IsoDry mouthpiece are ultra-quick—in just a few seconds, unlike a rubber dam. This not only eases the procedure as a whole, but also eases the mind of the patient as they know they can rest or take breaks as needed. Furthermore, because the mouthpiece only contacts the patient’s teeth, tongue, and cheeks (and not their soft palate or throat), it does not elicit a gag-response and is comfortable to wear.

Not only does it create a more comfortable and more efficient patient experience, the IsoDry also provides a cleaner, safer environment. Studies show that the IsoDry significantly reduces aerosols and droplet spatter. When aerosols are created by high-speed handpieces, ultrasonic scalers, and other instruments, the “spray” not only carries particles of water but also bacteria, viruses, blood, and saliva. These aerosols can contain up to 100,000 bacteria per cubic foot of air. One of the most important things we can do to protect our patients and our team is to reduce aerosols and droplets (spatter, splatter, and spray) with continuous intraoral suction. When compared to the performance of a rubber dam plus an HVE (which is a high-volume suction), or an HVE alone, studies show that the IsoDry is more effective in reducing dental aerosols, helping decrease exposure to bacteria and airborne pathogens.

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