Dentist in Durango, CO
At West Dental Implants & Prosthetics, Dr. Robison and our team specialize in replacing missing teeth to restore your smile. We feature a variety of prosthetics and restorative solutions, including natural-looking dental implants, that can help you transform your appearance and achieve optimal oral health.
Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). As a Durango prosthodontist, Dr. Robison, who is the only surgically trained Prosthodontist in the four corners region, is trained to treat individuals with missing teeth or severely compromised dentition through the use of various prostheses for the mouth.
Our practice philosophy emphasizes personalized care and always putting the patient’s wishes first. Dr. Robison believes that his responsibility is to educate and inform patients of all their treatment options and let them decide for themselves how they want to proceed.
Nearly every day, we hear our patients say something like “I didn’t even know that was a possibility,” or “no one has ever talked to me about this before.” This is just one of the many reasons that patients in the area choose Durango prosthodontist Dr. Robison.
If you want a permanent, natural-looking solution for missing teeth, dental implants are the best choice. Customized to look and function like your natural teeth, these restorations allow you to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence. Best of all, implants are the only tooth replacement that prevents jawbone deterioration, protecting your facial appearance and long-term oral health.
Our team is trained to be thorough in examining the overall health of each patient. Please be prepared to receive an initial diagnostic evaluation, including an examination of your teeth, gum tissue, and jaw joints. In addition, all patients will undergo an oral cancer screening, TMJ analysis, photos, and x-rays. If necessary, our advanced CT Scan technology enables us to create a 3D virtual model of your entire mouth.
For patients who suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Robison is happy to provide sedation. This will help you relax and remain calm throughout your procedure, ensuring you get the oral health care you need to maintain a healthy smile. It’ll also help to reduce your anxiety for future visits.
Missing teeth aren’t the only issue that can impact your smile. Many patients have stains, cracks, gaps, and other cosmetic issues with their teeth that they’d like to fix. That’s why Dr. Robison offers a variety of cosmetic dental procedures at our practice, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and more. With these treatments, we can turn your dream smile into reality.
If you suffer from constant pain and stiffness in your jaw, it may be the result of TMJ disorder (TMD). Without treatment, TMD can lead to a wide range of painful symptoms and even shift your bite out of alignment. Dr. Robison offers customized mouthguards to help relieve the pressure in your jaw and eliminate your symptoms.
Restoring Your Smile
At West Dental Implants & Prosthetics, your smile is our top priority. Whether you’re missing one tooth or several, Dr. Robison can provide a solution that will restore health and beauty to your smile. Even if you’re missing a full arch of teeth, we can customize a set of full dentures and secure them with dental implants for unmatched stability and convenience. Rest assured, Dr. Robison will find the ideal treatment for your smile.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
If your entire smile is compromised due to tooth decay, gum disease, discolored teeth, a misaligned bite, or other issues, you may be a candidate for full mouth rehabilitation. Dr. Robison will examine your mouth to determine your overall oral health, and then discuss treatment options with your goals in mind. Both restorative and cosmetic dental procedures are available to rejuvenate your smile. Call our office today to schedule a consultation.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea; you or a loved one may be one of the many suffering with this affliction. Obstructive sleep apnea, where the muscles in the back of your throat relax so much during sleep that they collapse and block your airways, repeatedly cuts off the oxygen and can have long-term effects if left untreated. Luckily Dr. Robinson can treat sleep apnea without the need for a CPAP machine.
“Dr. Robison worked on my son’s teeth for about a year. His teeth needed protection since they had been damaged by acid reflux. During that year, Dr. Robison took many pictures, measurements, and molds. At no time during that year did he cause any pain to my son or any damage to the existing teeth. Dr. Robison took his time and made “sleeves” that fit perfectly over each tooth and never had to use Novocaine or grind down any teeth. He was so gentle, patient, and professional every time we saw him. In fact, Dr. Robison is the reason my son is so proud of how he looks! He shows everyone his new teeth and gives Dr. Robison all the credit. Thank you Dr. Robison, you are the best!”
“I went to Dr. Robison after having all my upper teeth pulled and a denture made by a local dentist. The denture that I had didn’t fit, I couldn’t eat anything but soft foods and I lost 10 lbs. Dr. Robison went out of his way and was very patient with me. He even met with me on his day off. I would recommend Dr. Robison for all your dental needs and especially for a denture, he is good.”
“One doesn’t realize the psychological effects of bite and appearance your teeth can have or the anxiety that can occur being in a dental chair at length, but Dr .Robison made every visit as comfortable and calming as possible. The care he provided far exceeded my expectations and the communication he had with my wife and I during the entire process should be how all doctors communicate with their patients. I give Dr. Robison the highest recommendation I can give. We now consider him family.”
Frequently Asked Questions
To start your journey to a new smile, just call our office in Durango, CO at 970-259-5600. If you’d prefer to make your appointment online, you can also fill out our convenient contact form and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.
Dr. Robison is available for consultations regarding straight forward single tooth/site specific problems, as well as complex total mouth evaluations.
If you feel you have significant dental needs, Dr. Robison is the specialist you need to see. For complex cases, Dr Robison performs a “Prosthodontic work up.” Dr. Robison will personally spend 1.5 hours with you, wherein he will take molds/impressions of your top and bottom jaws, temporomandibular joint evaluation/TMD screening, photographs, full series of x-rays and panoramic image, gum health evaluation(probing), and detailed dental exam. After this work up, Dr Robison will study in detail your case for a week or two and then meet with you again for a half-hour presentation about your dental problems and solutions to those needs. You will leave his office with a detailed treatment plan, presenting several different options for treating each jaw, with options for any budget.
The thing that makes Dr. Robison’s approach so unique is that his specialized training gives him greater vision and scope for treatment that most general dentists don’t consider. Dr. Robison believes that his responsibility is to educate and inform patients of all the treatment options and let them decide for themselves how they want to proceed.
Dr. Robison is the premier source for your dental needs – from routine to complex reconstructive cases. The results are guaranteed to get you out of the dental chair and back to the things you love – with a smile on your face!
Though Dr. Robison specializes in placing dental implants, we offer several additional services at our practice. These include:
Depending on your case, there are a few different options for replacing missing teeth. Though crowns, bridges, and dentures can all be viable options, Dr. Robison recommends dental implants as the only permanent, natural-looking solution for tooth loss. They’re also the only solution that prevents jawbone deterioration, helping to preserve your health and appearance.
Best of all, implants can be used to replace any amount of missing teeth. Whether you get a single implant with a crown or a set of full-arch dentures anchored with several implants, you’ll enjoy unmatched convenience and stability.