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Bagley Family Dental
Greeley, CO

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At Bagley Family Dental, we believe that the more you know about your dental health, the better qualified you are to make informed decisions about what treatment is right for your needs. Our team loves to answer questions, and we've compiled a list of the common ones we hear. However, if you don't find the answer you're looking for, please contact our dental office at (970) 353-5664 to talk with one of our knowledgeable team members.

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The answer is yes! We welcome patients of all ages to Bagley Family Dental regardless of whether or not they have dental insurance. 

If you don't have dental insurance, there are other payment options, and we're prepared to help you.  Companies like CareCredit are available to help finance more extensive treatment plans so you can get much-needed dental care. CareCredit is easy and straightforward to sign up for either at home online or at our Greeley dental office, and you'll receive a quick decision so that you can move forward with your treatment.

CareCredit takes your treatment plan's total cost and breaks it into comfortable monthly payments that don't deplete your budget. There are even interest-free plans available for well-qualified patients. 

Routine preventive teeth cleanings and checkups are so important for protecting your dental health and your overall well-being. Dr. Bagley believes that everyone should have access to quality dental care. So even if you don't have dental insurance, we're prepared to work with you to fit your dentistry comfortably into your budget.

Give your friendly dentist in Greeley, CO a call today at (970) 353-5664 to schedule an appointment or learn more about how we can help you.

If you're looking for excellent dental care in Greeley, CO, Dr. Bagley is in-network with several dental insurance companies, such as Delta Dental PPO, Delta Dental Premier, Cigna, United Healthcare, Metlife, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Guardian, Ameritas, and many more. Even if we're not in your dental insurance network, you may still be able to use your benefits at our Greeley dental office. 

Our friendly and knowledgeable financial coordinator can help you understand and utilize your insurance benefits to help defray your dental treatment cost. We encourage our patients to contact us at (970) 353-5664 with any questions about their treatment plans, dental insurance, or payment options.

If you are considering a more extensive treatment plan, companies like CareCredit may be able to help with third-party financing. CareCredit provides plans that help patients break the cost of their dental treatment into simple and affordable monthly payments. 

At Bagley Family Dental, it is our goal to make high-quality dentistry accessible to all patients. We work with families to ensure that they can promptly receive the dental treatment they need without breaking their budgets.

Reach out online or call your trusted dentist in Greeley today for more information on dental insurance or schedule your next appointment.

At Bagley Family Dental, we understand that the cost of dentistry can be a concern for our patients, and we try to help them meet their needs with a treatment plan that will fit into their budgets - without breaking the bank.

Just like you, we also don't like financial surprises. We'll review the cost of your treatment with you so that you’re aware of what your dental insurance might cover before doing any procedures. This ensures that you have a clear understanding of your out-of-pocket expense so you can make the appropriate payment arrangements.,

It is essential to understand that we can only estimate what your dental insurance will cover. The contract you have with your insurance is between them and you, and ultimately, you're responsible for any part of the cost they do not cover. With that said, we do our best to give you a very accurate estimate of what your out-of-pocket cost will be. We are also happy to file claims on your behalf.

If you are interested in paying for your dental treatment over time with monthly payments, we work with CareCredit, who can finance it for you. CareCredit even has some plans that are interest-free for patients who qualify.

If you have questions about your treatment plan or your payment options, never hesitate to contact Bagley Family Dental.

At Bagley Family Dental, ensuring you receive comfortable dental treatment is a top priority for our entire team. Our Greeley dental office is warm, welcoming, and acts with your best interest in mind. You'll always be greeted with a smile when you walk through the door.

Dr. Bagley is a skilled dentist who works with the latest technology to provide you with treatment procedures that are more streamlined and comfortable for you. As an example, we use digital x-rays to deliver images of your teeth and mouth quickly and more accurately. We also use special electric hand tools to make root canal treatment quicker and more comfortable for our patients.

Using the highest quality dental anesthetics, your Greeley dentist ensures that you don't feel anything during your dental treatment.

Patients who might need a little extra assistance feeling comfortable during procedures may benefit from using nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is administered safely and comfortably through a mask that can help you feel more relaxed during most types of procedures. The best part is that it can be done without any lingering side effects.

If there's anything we can do to make your visit Bagley Family Dental more pleasant, we encourage you to let us know. Contact our Greeley dental office today at (970) 353-5664 to schedule your next appointment.

Children's Dentistry

At Bagley Family Dental, we see children as early as one-year-old or within six months of their first tooth coming in. While it may seem early to bring your baby to the dentist, these initial visits help your little one acclimate to visiting their kid's dentist in Greeley and begin to feel comfortable in the dental chair.

Parents are always welcome to join their son or daughter in the room during their dental appointments. Dr. Bagley wants you as the parent to participate in your child's dental health, and he'll offer tips for maintaining their precious smiles at home.

After your little one's first dental visit, we'll see them every six months to monitor their oral health. As they grow and begin to feel more comfortable at the dentist, we'll add teeth cleanings into their visits. Dr. Bagley may recommend fluoride treatments to help protect their teeth. Dental sealants can also guard against tooth decay and cavities as your child gets older.

Setting your son or daughter up for success by helping them feel safe and comfortable at the dentist is one of the best gifts you can give them. Contact your children's dentist in Greeley, CO at (970) 353-5664 today if it's time to schedule your little one's next visit.

For most children, the answer is no.

At Bagley Family Dental, our office is very kid-friendly, and we see many pediatric patients. Dr. Bagley loves working with kids, and he understands how meaningful early relationships with children are to set them up for success in the future with their oral health. 

Parents will find comprehensive children's dentistry in Greeley, CO at Bagley Family Dental, and visiting a general dentist makes it convenient for every family member to receive the dental care they need in one location. We offer morning and evening appointments to accommodate the hectic schedules of busy families.

With dental services such as fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and tooth fillings, we can comfortably and efficiently handle most children's needs at Bagley Family Dental. We also offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, for children who feel anxious or need a little extra help feeling comfortable during their dental procedures.

A pediatric specialist may be necessary for a child who needs extensive dental work or has extreme special needs. Dr. Bagley can let you know if your child would benefit from seeing a pediatric dentist.

If you need more information about kid's dentistry in Greeley, CO, or it's time to schedule your son or daughter's next appointment, contact us at (970) 353-5664 today.

Absolutely! We love seeing children at Bagley Family Dental. We also encourage parents to accompany their children into the treatment room so that Dr. Bagley can discuss their oral development and answer any questions parents might have. When done properly, this also creates a more comfortable environment for your child.

Children can have their first visit to their Greeley children's dentist as early as one year old. This gives Dr. Bagley a chance to examine their teeth and make parents aware of any concerns at as young of an age as possible. It also allows Dr. Bagley to teach parents about what to expect as their children grow.

We also provide additional services for children as they get older - like fluoride treatments and dental sealants. We use these procedures to strengthen your son's or daughter's growing teeth and to protect them from tooth decay.

If your child feels anxious about dental procedures, we offer sedation with nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide sedation is very safe for children. Nitrous oxide is a gas that helps "take the edge off” of any anxiety that your child might have. This allows your children to feel relaxed and at ease during their dental procedures. Let Dr. Bagley know if you think your child would benefit from using nitrous oxide during their dental visits.

We know that it's more convenient for families to see one dentist in Greeley, so if it's time for your next dental visit, please call Bagley Family Dental at (970) 353-5664.

The first dental visit has two goals: To make sure you're son or daughter is healthy and to make it the most positive experience possible for them. We strive to develop a dental home for your child so that they are working with somebody they trust when they need care for their smile. 

We will always explain the things we are doing to your little one, and we don't move forward with any procedure until they feel completely ready for it.

Dr. Bagley is a father of four himself, and he understands the significance of establishing a good relationship with children early on to ensure a lifetime of excellent dental health. He also loves working with kids!

The goal of our entire team is to keep your little one's dental visits fun and upbeat. Your Greeley children's dentist also offers nitrous oxide for children who feel nervous or anxious about dental procedures. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide helps "take the edge off" so your son or daughter can feel completely at ease in the dental chair.

If it's time for your child's next dental visit, contact Bagley Family Dental today to schedule. First dental visits can start as early as one year old.

A pediatric dentist has completed extra training and focuses on working specifically with children. Working with a pediatric specialist might be the right choice for kids requiring extensive dental work at a young age, but a family dentist is an appropriate choice for most kids and might be more convenient for some families.

As a father of four children, Dr. Bagley enjoys working with children. His fun and friendly demeanor puts children at ease and helps them feel safe and comfortable in the dental chair. We even offer laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, for children who need a little extra TLC when they visit the dentist.

Bagley Family Dental makes it convenient for every family member to receive their dental care under one roof, so you don't have to run all over town to different places. We also have morning and late evening appointments available to accommodate busy family schedules.

Kids can start their dental journey at Bagley Family Dental as early as age one or six months after their first tooth arrives. These early visits to their children's dentist in Greeley help them feel at ease and acclimated to the dental chair. When they get older, we'll also include teeth cleanings in their dental visits.

Contact Bagley Family Dental today to schedule your son or daughter's next appointment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Whether you're living with chipped or broken teeth, stains or discoloration, or crooked teeth, your Greeley cosmetic dentist, Dr. Andrew Bagley, has solutions for you. You'll also be happy to hear that cosmetic dental procedures are quite comfortable and don't really hurt in most cases.

Dental bonding or porcelain veneers are ideal for restoring chipped or broken teeth. Dental bonding is a non-invasive procedure where Dr. Bagley will add tooth-colored composite resin material to your tooth to cover stains or fix chipped or fractured teeth. Porcelain veneers are bonded directly over your tooth to change its size, shape, or shade, and they allow you to redesign your smile.

For those living with crooked teeth, Invisalign provides a comfortable solution with plastic aligners. Virtually invisible, your aligners are also smooth and easy to wear, and you won't have to endure the hassle of wearing pokey metal brackets and wires. 

Professional teeth whitening kits brighten your teeth safely and quickly, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home. Custom bleaching trays protect your gums and soft tissue from any whitening gel that could escape and cause tooth sensitivity.

If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry in Greeley, CO, the first step is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Bagley so he can help you reach your smile goals.

There are so many ways in which dentistry improves your smile, your oral health, and your life.

If you live with cracked or chipped teeth, restoring them with a porcelain crown or veneer will give you back the full function of chewing and eating you've been missing and the aesthetics you want so you can smile with confidence again.

Or perhaps you've lived with crooked teeth and you find that straightening your teeth makes it easier to brush and floss, which improves your dental health. Straightening your teeth and correcting your bite can also protect your jaw joints from the painful problems that can occur with crooked teeth.

These are only a few examples of how cosmetic and restorative dentistry go hand in hand. It's also important to note how a healthy smile can improve your life. Having the confidence to achieve your personal and professional goals is life-changing and part of what having a beautiful smile can provide. 

Greeley cosmetic dentist, Dr. Andrew Bagley, is in the business of improving lives through dentistry. If you'd like to learn more about what's possible for your smile with cosmetic and restorative dentistry, contact Bagley Family Dental today at (970) 353-5664 for more information.

If you're considering making improvements to your smile, Greeley dentist Dr. Andrew Bagley offers several options to help you achieve your smile goals.

Whether it's discolored, missing, or broken teeth you're living with, Bagley Family Dental provides solutions to restore your smile and your confidence, such as:

  • Dental implants - to restore one or multiple missing teeth
  • Tooth-colored fillings - to eliminate tooth decay and restore dental health
  • Porcelain veneers - to cover small imperfections like gaps, fractures, and discoloration
  • Tooth crowns - replace the structure of a decayed or broken tooth without compromising the integrity of your root
  • Dental bridges - another option for replacing a missing tooth
  • Full and partial dentures - dental appliances designed to replace multiple missing teeth
  • Professional teeth whitening - eliminates stains or discoloration for a whiter, brighter smile.

If you're considering cosmetic dentistry in Greeley, CO, the first step is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Bagley to discuss your needs. During a smile evaluation, he'll take the time to review your goals for your smile with you so he can recommend the treatment procedures that will best suit your needs.

Don't wait any longer to learn what's possible for your smile. Call Bagley Family Dental today at (970) 353-5664.

Dental Implants

Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans do not cover tooth implants. With that said, you may be able to receive some coverage and benefit for the restoration of your dental implant in Greeley.

As an example, if you're replacing a single tooth, your insurance may pay a percentage of the cost of your porcelain crown, which can reduce your out-of-pocket expense. Or, if you're replacing multiple missing teeth with an implant-supported denture, your insurance might cover a portion of the cost of the denture.

Our financial coordinator is helpful and knowledgeable and can help you utilize and maximize your dental insurance for your implant treatment.

At Bagley Family Dental, we also work with CareCredit, a third-party company that helps patients finance their treatment so they can pay for it with affordable monthly payments. Monthly payments can be helpful for more extensive treatment plans like dental implants. CareCredit even offers interest-free payment plans for patients that qualify. 

If you're interested in learning more about CareCredit, or you would like help applying for it, contact your Greeley dentist today at (970) 353-5664 for more information. We can help you apply at home online or in our dental office, and you'll be able to move forward promptly because you'll receive a quick decision.

 

Modern dentistry offers excellent solutions for tooth replacement with dental bridges, dentures, and tooth implants. Greeley dentist, Dr. Andrew Bagley, can help you determine which option is right for your needs when you come to Bagley Family Dental for an evaluation.

A dental bridge uses two crowns to permanently anchor one or more replacement teeth in your mouth. A bridge is made of ceramic porcelain, so it complements your smile. It is also a fixed appliance that doesn't move when you talk or eat.

A full denture or a partial denture restores multiple missing teeth, even an entire arch. Complete dentures are traditionally removable and designed to replace all of your teeth, while partial dentures have artificial teeth attached to them that function to fill in the gaps between your natural teeth.

A dental implant replaces both your tooth root and your tooth crown, while restoring your functional ability and your beautiful smile. Dental implants protect your dental health by keeping your jawbone stimulated. Choosing a dental implant is essentially like getting a brand new tooth since it will look, function, and feel just like your natural tooth did. Dental implants can be used to restore multiple missing teeth by supporting appliances like bridges, partials, and dentures.

Tooth implants give denture wearers better stability and support than they have ever before experienced since there is no movement or slippage when you talk or eat.

To find out more about your options for tooth replacement in Greeley, contact Bagley Family Dental today.

One of the prime advantages of choosing dental implants to restore your smile is longevity. Dental implants in Greeley have the potential to last for many years, and even a lifetime in many cases, with the right care.

Even though your porcelain implant crown won't ever get cavities, daily brushing and flossing are still extremely important in keeping your implant healthy. Poor oral hygiene can result in plaque and bacteria build-up, which can irritate your gums and cause an infection known as gum disease. Infection is the enemy of dental implants and could cause bone loss and implant failure.

An excellent home care routine prevents problems like a tooth infection and helps protect your dental implant. Regular checkups with Dr. Bagley every six months will also ensure that your implant stays healthy, as he'll monitor it with x-rays.

When you commit to a consistent home care routine and preventive checkups, and teeth cleanings with your Greeley, CO dentist, your tooth implant has the potential to last for a lifetime.

If you're considering replacing a lost tooth with a dental implant, the first step is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Bagley to ensure this is the right treatment for your needs. Contact Bagley Family Dental today to schedule your appointment.
 

We can use dental implants to replace single or multiple missing teeth and even an entire arch of teeth with an implant-supported denture. This means that the cost of a dental implant in Greeley, CO varies significantly based on each patient's unique needs.

For example, a patient replacing one lost tooth will have a different cost for their treatment plan than a patient considering an implant-supported bridge or denture that's designed to replace multiple missing teeth.

The best place to start when determining your dental implant procedure's cost is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Bagley. He will use this time to gather information through an examination and x-rays. He will be checking to ensure that you have enough healthy bone to successfully support a dental implant and that you are also in good general health.

During this consultation, Dr. Bagley will also review the treatment process with you and let you know how much your personalized treatment plan will cost and how long your treatment might take. Our knowledgeable team members can also work with you to fit your treatment plan comfortably into your budget.

If you have additional questions about dental implants in Greeley, CO, contact Bagley Family Dental today at (970) 353-5664 for more information.

You might be surprised to learn that most patients who go through a dental implant procedure report that it is fairly straightforward and less uncomfortable than you might think. In fact, many of our patients say that there's less discomfort associated with tooth implant placement than with a tooth extraction.

Because a dental implant is surgically placed into your jawbone to support a new tooth, it sounds like a complicated procedure; however, Dr. Bagley works closely with a local specialist, so the process goes smoothly and efficiently.

Healing time for a dental implant can take anywhere from three to six months, giving your implant enough time to fuse and integrate properly with your bone. Dr. Bagley will be monitoring your healing and progress every step of the way, and when your implant is ready, he'll design the appropriate restoration to replace your tooth and give you back your smile.

If you would like to learn more about dental implants in Greeley, CO, and if they're right for you, we encourage you to contact Bagley Family Dental today at (970) 353-5664 and schedule an evaluation.

During your evaluation, Dr. Bagley will determine if a tooth implant is the right treatment for your needs and take the time to explain everything you need to know about the procedure.

Dental implants in Greeley are an excellent solution for replacing one or multiple missing teeth; however, they're not for everyone.

To successfully support a dental implant, you need enough healthy bone structure, which can be depleted if you've suffered from advanced gum disease or worn a denture for many years. For some patients lacking healthy bone, a tooth implant may not be viable.

Dental implants also require a surgical procedure to place the implant into your jawbone, which some patients may not want to or can't endure.

And for some people, the cost of a tooth implant may be prohibitive.

In all of these cases, a dental bridge could be an option for replacing a tooth and restoring your smile. The best place to start determining the right solution for you is to schedule an evaluation with your Greeley dentist.

During your evaluation, Dr. Bagley will use x-rays and a thorough examination to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. He will also review the time frame and cost of the procedure so you can make a decision for your smile that's right for your lifestyle, schedule, and budget.

For more information about tooth implants in Greeley, CO, or schedule an evaluation, call us at (970) 353-5664.

Dental implants are considered the highest quality for tooth replacement since they restore your tooth down to your root, essentially providing you with the closest option to your natural tooth.

The process requires an implant placement surgery, typically done with a specialist or oral surgeon. Then a few months of healing time before you receive your restoration, which is a crown for a single tooth, or a bridge or denture when you're replacing multiple missing teeth.

The cost associated with the treatment process is for implant placement surgery and the restoration, and it varies depending on each patient's specific needs.

While the cost for one or multiple dental implants may be higher than the cost for other tooth replacement options, it's important to weigh all the advantages that they offer, such as:

  • The look, feel, and function of a natural tooth
  • Protecting your jawbone against the deterioration that occurs with the loss of a tooth root
  • A 95 percent success rate
  • Excellent longevity over other replacement options

For some patients, dental implants in Greeley may be a more cost-effective option because they have the potential to last for a lifetime with an excellent home care routine and regular dental checkups.

Contact your Greeley, CO dentist today at (970) 353-5664 to learn more about tooth implants.

Emergency Dentistry

At Bagley Family Dental, we offer morning and evening dental appointments to accommodate our patients' busy schedules. If you need to contact us after business hours, you can often reach Dr. Bagley at home (970) 616-6060. Be sure to leave a message so he can get back to you as soon as possible.

Don't hesitate to contact our Greeley dental office if you have a dental emergency. Even if you're unsure if you need immediate attention, we're happy to assess your situation over the phone and provide guidance on the best course of action.

Some of the emergency dental treatments we provide are:

  • Root Canal Treatment - This procedure eliminates tooth infection while preserving the structure of your natural tooth.
  • Dental Fillings - Tooth decay can cause discomfort. A filling restores the damage left by tooth decay.
  • Tooth Crowns - A broken or fractured tooth, or one that is decayed past the point of what a filling can repair, may need a dental crown to restore it.
  • Tooth Extraction - A tooth that is broken or decayed beyond what root canal treatment can restore may need to be removed.

If you or a loved one is experiencing pain or another dental emergency in Greeley, contact Bagley Family Dental today (970) 353-5664.

 

At Bagley Family Dental, we make every effort to see emergency patients on the same day they call us. We offer both morning and evening appointments to accommodate dental emergencies in Greeley, CO.

We will provide same-day dentistry if possible; however, in many cases, we cannot complete treatment on the same day. If we can't complete same-day dentistry for you, you can rest assured that we will determine what needs to be done, and we'll typically begin the process of eliminating pain and swelling. Your comfort is our top priority at Bagley Family Dental, and we'll work to eliminate your pain first and foremost during a dental emergency.

Some of the treatments Dr. Bagley may recommend to resolve a dental emergency are:

  • Dental fillings - Either tooth-colored or metal, a filling eliminates decay in your tooth that could cause discomfort
  • Tooth crowns - A crown covers a broken or decayed tooth's entire structure when a dental filling is not enough.
  • Root canal treatment - A root canal removes infected tissue from inside your tooth that could be causing severe pain.
  • Tooth extraction - If a tooth is infected, broken, or decayed beyond what a filling can repair, Dr. Bagley may recommend extraction to protect your health.

Don't wait to contact your emergency dentist in Greeley at (970) 353-5664 if you or a loved one is in pain.

Whether it's a broken tooth, a knocked-out tooth, or dental pain you are dealing with, we always encourage our patients to contact Bagley Family Dental right away during a dental emergency in Greeley. We try to see our emergency patients as soon as we can, usually arranging same-day appointments, to help you get the relief you need.

A broken tooth can often be repaired with a dental filling or a dental crown. Dr. Bagley also provides root canal treatment for an infected tooth or an abscessed tooth. He can also perform tooth extractions for teeth that cannot be saved.

Bagley Family Dental offers evening hours two Wednesdays each month. We do this to make it easy for you to get the dentistry you need when you need it most. Even if you've never been to our Greeley dental office before, we want you to call us if you have a dental emergency. If you reach out to our office after our regular business hours, you'll hear instructions on how you can get in contact with a member of our team - usually Dr. Bagley, himself – to find help for your dental emergency.

If you or a loved one is experiencing dental pain or any other kind of dental emergency, please don't hesitate to contact Bagley Family Dental at (970) 353-5664 for prompt emergency dental care in Greeley, CO.

Sometimes it's hard to know if you have a real dental emergency. Here are some of the conditions your emergency dentist in Greeley is prepared to handle:

  • Pain or swelling in your mouth or around your gums
  • A knocked-out or dislodged tooth
  • A tooth abscess or infection
  • A chipped or broken tooth
  • Cracked or broken dentures
  • A broken or lost dental restoration like a filling or crown

If you're unsure that your situation is a dental emergency, give us a call anyway. We're happy to guide you over the phone, and our helpful team will assess your condition and determine if you need immediate attention. Call Bagley Family Dental first at (970) 353-5664 before heading to a hospital emergency room since they may not be adequately equipped to handle tooth emergencies.

Dr. Bagley offers convenient morning and evening appointments, and we make every effort to see our emergency patients on the same day they call if possible. If your dental emergency occurs after business hours, which emergencies tend to do, you can reach Dr. Bagley at home using this number (970) 616-6060. Just be sure to leave a message so he can get back to you quickly.

Don't live with tooth pain or discomfort! Your trusted Greeley, CO emergency dentist is here to help.

Dental emergencies are inconvenient and can be stressful. Whether it's a tooth that's become dislodged or pain that's kept you up all night, if you or a loved one has a dental emergency in Greeley, Dr. Andrew Bagley is the dentist patient's trust for prompt, comfortable care.

Contact Bagley Family Dental at (970) 353-5664 for guidance during your dental emergency.

Some of the dental emergencies we help with are:

  • Broken teeth
  • Lost or broken dental restorations like fillings or crowns
  • Cracked or broken dentures
  • Toothaches, abscesses, and tooth infections
  • Knocked-out teeth

Dr. Bagley leaves time available in our daily schedule to accommodate emergency patients, and we do our best to provide same-day dentistry when it's possible. We also encourage patients to contact our dental office before going to a hospital for an emergency.

Hospitals aren't typically prepared to handle tooth emergencies, so you can often save time and money by calling us first. Our team can assess your condition over the phone and help determine if you need immediate assistance.

Don't wait to call Bagley Family Dental if you're experiencing a tooth emergency in Greeley, CO. We're here to help, and we look forward to helping you get back on the path to wellness. 

General Dentistry

The answer is yes! X-rays are an integral tool that Dr. Bagley uses to diagnose problems like tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and other dental concerns.

At Bagley Family Dental, we use digital x-rays, which emit 90 percent less radiation than traditional film x-rays. Digital x-rays are also readily available for you and your Greeley dentist to look at and discuss, which is extremely helpful in dental emergencies.

For most patients, we recommend one set of bitewing x-rays per year. These x-rays give Dr. Bagley a baseline for monitoring your dental health each year and make him aware of any concerns early on.

If you have dental insurance, your yearly x-rays will typically be covered as they are considered a preventive service. Being consistent with your preventive teeth cleanings, checkups, and yearly x-rays can help you avoid painful and costly problems. 

If you have pain or discomfort, Dr. Bagley may recommend an x-ray of a specific tooth to determine the best treatment course.

Is it time for your next dental appointment? Don't wait to schedule your routine teeth cleaning and checkup at Bagley Family Dental. Call our Greeley dental office today at (970) 353-5664 to schedule your next appointment.

 

At Bagley Family Dental, we take all of our x-rays digitally, which benefits our dentist and our patients.

Patients appreciate the fact that their x-rays are readily available for Dr. Bagley to see, and we can easily send them to other pertinent providers for review. Digital x-rays also emit much less radiation (about 90 percent) than standard film x-rays we used in the past, so they're very safe for adults and children.

For our Greeley dentist, digital x-rays provide a clearer image for a more straightforward diagnosis. He can show you your x-ray on the television monitor in our treatment room, making treatment recommendations simple.

Digital x-rays also leave less footprint on our environment since they require no harsh chemicals for development.

We typically recommend one set of bitewing x-rays each year to provide a baseline and help Dr. Bagley see things that may not be visible with the naked eye during your examination. Most insurance companies cover yearly x-rays as a preventive measure.

If it's time for your next preventive teeth cleaning and checkup in Greeley, CO, don't wait to call us at (970) 353-5664. Scheduling these appointments will help protect your smile and could save you from needing more extensive treatment in the future.

 

There is not a simple answer to this question. Dr. Bagley uses x-rays and state-of-the-art technology to diagnose dental concerns in their earliest stages. If you're proactive about completing your treatment, it will often save you time, money, and discomfort. In general, your dental treatment will never be less expensive or less painful than it is on the day Dr. Bagley discusses treatment options with you – it only becomes more expensive while the likelihood of dental pain increases.

Ultimately, it is up to you to decide when to complete your recommended treatment. However, the longer you wait, the more complicated and expensive it can get.

For example, if your Greeley dentist detects tooth decay in its early stages, you can likely restore your tooth with a simple dental filling. If the decay goes untreated, it will progress and get worse, eventually moving into the root canal chamber inside your tooth, where it results in a tooth infection. At this stage, you would need root canal treatment to get rid of your infection and preserve your tooth. Additionally, you would need to restore your tooth with a dental crown to make it strong again — much more complicated treatment for a tooth that you could've initially treated with a dental filling. Allowing it to progress even further might require a tooth extraction, followed by a dental implant.

If time or cost is a concern for you, we're happy to work with you to help you economically and efficiently complete your treatment. We also work with companies like CareCredit to divide the cost of treatment into manageable monthly payments.

In most cases, you can expect to pay around $90 for nitrous oxide sedation in Greeley at Bagley Family Dental.

If fear or anxiety has kept you away from the dentist in the past, nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, could be an excellent solution so you can get the dentistry you need while helping you to feel at ease.

Nitrous oxide is administered when you wear a mask during your dental procedure. It acts right away to help "take the edge off" so you feel at ease. You're always conscious throughout the process, but you'll feel relaxed and comfortable. Once your treatment is completed and we remove the mask, the nitrous oxide will leave your system without any lingering side effects so you can get back to your normal activities.

Nitrous oxide is safe for both adults and children, and we can use it during almost any type of procedure.

Every six months, routine dental visits can help you avoid more significant dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. As opposed to avoiding the dentist until you're having problems or experiencing discomfort, using nitrous oxide during your dental appointments could save you money and time in the dental chair.

Contact your Greeley dentist at (970) 353-5664 for more information about nitrous oxide.

An excellent and consistent home care routine will protect your teeth from problems like cavities and gum disease. We recommend that you brush twice each day and floss once.

Proper brushing technique consists of a total of two minutes or 30 seconds per quadrant. Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and gently brush the front, back, and chewing surfaces of your teeth, being careful not to be too vigorous around the gumline. Don't forget to brush your tongue.

If you're having difficulties with your brushing technique, you might consider investing in an electric toothbrush to do the hard work of brushing for you. An electric toothbrush times your brushing session to ensure you're completing the full two minutes and even alerts you if you're pushing too hard or being too vigorous.

Flossing requires about 18 inches of floss so that you will have clean floss for each tooth. Move the floss up and down the side of each tooth in a c-shaped motion.

Brushing and flossing remove the plaque and bacteria that cause tooth decay from the surfaces of your teeth and in-between your teeth. And yes, you can actually get cavities in between your teeth.

If you have questions about brushing and flossing, or if it's time to schedule your next teeth cleaning and checkup in Greeley, CO, contact Bagley Family Dental today.
 

It is important to change your toothbrush every three to four months or when you begin to notice wear or discoloration of your toothbrush's bristles. Using a worn toothbrush can prove ineffective when you are trying to remove plaque and bacteria from your mouth to protect against tooth decay.

Utilizing the proper brushing technique is also critical to protecting your dental health. Move your toothbrush in circles around the front and back of your teeth and close to the gum line, giving it a gentle massage. Spend 30 seconds brushing each quadrant of your mouth for a total of two minutes of brushing in both the morning and at night.

If you're not sure that you're using proper brushing techniques, your dental hygienist at your Greeley dentist is a good resource for tips and tricks. You might also consider switching to an electric toothbrush, which does the work of brushing for you. An electric toothbrush also times you to ensure that you're spending the full two minutes brushing your teeth.

Dr. Bagley is happy to answer questions about your dental health and recommend any additional routines or products that might improve your home care when you visit us for your six-month examination. You can also give our Greeley, CO dental office a call for more information. 


 

For healthy patients, we recommend a preventive tooth cleaning and checkup every six months. Patients who are managing gum disease may need to visit their dentist in Greeley more often. Dr. Bagley may recommend three to four teeth cleanings per year to keep gum disease under control.

Many patients wonder why they need to visit the dentist if their teeth don't hurt or they're not experiencing any problems. The answer to this is that prevention is the key to excellent oral health. Many dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease start and progress with very little pain and no real symptoms. By the time you start to feel discomfort, significant damage has been done.

By visiting your dentist every six months for professional teeth cleanings and checkups, we can detect many dental concerns early on, before they become painful and require extensive repair.

For example, catching tooth decay early on might mean you can repair your tooth with a small filling instead of a dental crown designed to restore your entire tooth structure.

For patients with dental insurance, the good news is that your benefits typically cover most if not all of the cost of your preventive appointments. Protect your smile and schedule your next appointment with your dentist in Greeley, CO today.

It is important to regularly visit your Greeley dentist for teeth cleanings and checkups to protect your dental health.

Healthy patients should visit their dentist every six months for preventive care according to recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA). Patients managing gum disease will need to visit their hygienist more frequently for teeth cleanings to help keep their condition under control. Dr. Bagley may recommend three to four cleanings per year for patients with gum disease. 

Preventive dental checkups and teeth cleanings in Greeley are essential for protecting both your oral health and your overall health since science has shown us clear links between gum disease and non-dental related health concerns like:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • High blood pressure
  • Complications during pregnancy

In light of these findings, we know that it's never been more important for our patients to protect their health with routine preventive dental care.

Greeley dentist, Dr. Andrew Bagley, values relationships, and he spends time getting to know his patients so you can feel comfortable about getting the dental care you need. These are the relationships that our patients appreciate and rely on to protect their dental health.

Contact Bagley Family Dental today at (970) 353-5664 to schedule your next dental appointment. Even if it's been a while since you've been to the dentist, you'll appreciate our judgment-free environment.

Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is a combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide, which is very safe for adults and children.

It is a mild form of sedation that allows you to feel calm and relaxed during dental procedures and can help eliminate the fear and anxiety that some patients experience in dentistry.

We use an inhalation mask to deliver the nitrous oxide during your procedure, and it works quickly to help you feel at ease. When you remove the cover after your procedure, the nitrous oxide quickly leaves your system, and then it's safe for you to drive home or back to work and continue your day.

Typically, there are also no side effects from nitrous oxide that linger once it leaves your body, making it an ideal sedation option for most types of dental procedures.

Avoiding the dentist until something hurts can result in creating a vicious cycle for yourself. Using nitrous oxide sedation in Greeley, CO to help "take the edge off" during a dental procedure could help you prevent more significant and expensive problems in the future.

Contact Bagley Family Dental today at (970) 353-5664 if you think you might benefit from using nitrous oxide during dental treatment.

Dental sealants are a thin, tooth-colored coating covering the chewing surface of your teeth to eliminate pits and grooves that can potentially trap the plaque and bacteria that cause tooth decay.

Your dentist in Greeley typically recommends dental sealants for children, who generally lack the dexterity to care for their teeth; however, tooth sealants could also benefit anybody who wants to get ahead of dental decay before it occurs. We've found that patients with sealants often have less tooth decay than those who don't have them.

Dental sealants are a non-invasive procedure, which we can usually complete in one visit to our dental office. Many insurance companies cover a portion of the cost of dental sealants for children, and we can often incorporate the procedure into their six-month cleaning and checkup for your convenience.

If you are an adult who is prone to tooth decay and cavities, it can be frustrating feeling like you need a filling or other dental work every time you visit the dentist. The good news is that dental sealants can help, and we encourage you to talk with Dr. Bagley to see if dental sealants might benefit you.

Would you like to learn more about dental sealants in Greeley, CO? Contact Bagley Family Dental today at (970) 353-5664 for more information.

Nitrous oxide is one of the most common sedation methods used by dentists, and it doesn't require any shots or needles. You'll breathe in a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide through an inhalation mask, and its effects take place in a couple of minutes.

Most patients report a feeling of floating and deep relaxation, and unlike with a general anesthetic, you won't be "asleep." You'll still be able to respond and communicate with Dr. Bagley throughout your procedure, and you'll feel completely comfortable and at ease.

When your procedure is over, and we remove the mask, the nitrous oxide effects subside in only a few minutes. You won't deal with side effects that take time to wear off, and it's completely safe for you to drive and return to your daily activities. Better yet, we can use nitrous oxide sedation with most dental procedures so you can feel comfortable and at ease getting the treatment you need for a healthy smile.

If you've avoided the dentist due to anxiety, we encourage you to contact our dental office to learn more about the benefits of nitrous oxide sedation in Greeley, CO. Call Bagley Family Dental today at (970) 353-5664 to learn more about nitrous oxide sedation.

Fluoride is a mineral that helps to strengthen your teeth and rebuild any tooth structure that has been lost. You can access fluoride through toothpaste or in-office fluoride treatments that are easy to incorporate into your preventive teeth cleanings every six months.

Fluoride can often be found in your drinking water; however, it may not be enough to sufficiently protect your teeth. If this is the case, your Greeley, CO dentist is happy to recommend fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse that you can use at home to help protect your teeth from tooth decay and cavities.

Dr. Bagley often recommends fluoride treatments for children as it helps to build and protect developing teeth. When your child is old enough, we'll let you know if we think they may benefit from adding a fluoride treatment to their routine preventive teeth cleaning. This preventive service is often covered by dental insurance.

If you are an adult who is prone to tooth decay and cavities, you may also benefit from in-office fluoride treatments. Let Dr. Bagley know if you're interested in learning more about how fluoride could protect your smile.

Contact our Greeley dental office today at (970) 353-5664 for more information about fluoride or other preventive dental services we offer.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment in Greeley, CO does a great job preserving your natural tooth and preventing tooth loss. However, since the procedure removes the diseased nerve tissue from inside your tooth, it causes your tooth to become more brittle. A dental crown strengthens your tooth and protects your root. It also ensures that your tooth can provide all the chewing function you had before your tooth infection.

During root canal treatment, Dr. Bagley seals your tooth with a temporary filling to allow it to heal. Sometimes a permanent filling can restore your tooth; however, in most cases, he recommends a crown to strengthen your tooth after it has healed.

Dr. Bagley completes all aspects of your root canal treatment and your dental crown to ensure that you receive a quality restoration that you can rely on for years to come. It typically takes our trusted local dental lab two to three weeks to complete your crown because Dr. Bagley only works with top dental technicians who meet his high standards for quality.

If you have questions about root canal treatment or dental crowns in Greeley, CO, we invite you to contact Bagley Family Dental today at (970) 353-5664 for more information.

 

Root canals are often associated with discomfort since you are likely experiencing a lot of pain when you need this procedure. It is important to note, however, that it is not the root canal procedure itself that causes your pain, but rather the infection that is deep within the nerve of your tooth.

Root canal therapy in Greeley, CO is a straightforward procedure that eliminates infection from inside your tooth while also protecting the integrity of your natural tooth. The procedure itself is straightforward, and leading-edge technology combined with dental anesthetics ensures that you don't feel any discomfort during your treatment. 

When bacteria decay your tooth and reach the nerve in its inner canals, it causes an infection that becomes quite painful. Unfortunately, when your tooth reaches this point, your infection will not go away without treatment. An infection left untreated will cause further damage, could impact your neighboring teeth, and could even result in tooth loss. 

At Bagley Family Dental, we also offer nitrous oxide sedation for patients who feel anxious or fearful about root canal treatment in Greeley.

Call our dental office today at (970) 353-5664 for more information about how we can help with root canals or schedule an appointment.

Though root canals have received a bad reputation in the past, the truth is that the process for completing root canal treatment has become even more simple and straightforward with the advances of modern dentistry. Electric hand tools make root canal treatment even more efficient, and in most cases, we can complete the procedure in under an hour.

Electric hand tools are also made of nickel-titanium, which is flexible and makes reaching your tooth's inner canals more comfortable. 

If you're feeling extra anxious about your root canal treatment, Dr. Bagley also offers nitrous oxide at our dental office in Greeley, CO. Nitrous oxide helps "take the edge off" during dental procedures so you can feel comfortable during the entire process. It also doesn't leave any lingering side effects that impact your recovery or your normal daily activities.

Your comfort is our top priority at Bagley Family Dental, and we know that your time is valuable. Dr. Bagley invests in leading-edge technology to make dental procedures more comfortable and efficient for our patients.

If you have any additional questions, or you need to schedule root canal treatment in Greeley, CO, contact Bagley Family Dental today at (970) 353-5664, and we'll be happy to help you.

 

Dr. Bagley recommends a root canal when you have an infected tooth. Most tooth infections are excruciating, so you may likely be experiencing considerable discomfort if you need a root canal.

During root canal treatment in Greeley, Dr. Bagley carefully removes the infected tissue from inside your tooth. When he's sure that your tooth is infection-free, he then seals it with a temporary filling and allows it time to heal properly. 

Patient comfort is our top priority at Bagley Family Dental, and our Greeley dentist uses the latest technology designed to make your root canal treatment a smooth and comfortable process. We also offer dental sedation with nitrous oxide for patients who are fearful of root canal treatment.

Root canal treatment not only eliminates the painful infection in your tooth, but it also preserves your natural tooth structure, protecting against tooth loss. Dr. Bagley will recommend either a tooth crown or dental filling to rebuild and strengthen your tooth after root canal treatment. Rebuilding your tooth ensures that you enjoy all the same function you had before your tooth became infected.

Contact our Greeley dental office today at (970) 353-5664 for more information about root canal treatment and how we can help protect your smile. 

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