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New Year’s Resolutions

Every year, many people will make resolutions to make themselves better. Whether it be to quit smoking, to lose weight, to learn another language, or something else entirely… the goal is to always better oneself. Please don’t forget about the health of your smile when you make those resolutions! If it has been a while since you’ve been to a dentist or if you’ve been putting off treatment because of anxiety, fear, busy schedule or finances, don’t let the excuses keep you from the smile you deserve. At Capstone Dental we have answers to all of those excuses! We have a professional caring staff and dentists to put your fears at ease. We have early morning and lunch-time appointments available for those with busy schedules. And we offer 0% patient financing through CareCredit for those who qualify. So, come check us out in our downtown Columbus office and see what modern, personalized dental care is all about!

How Long Will You Need Your Teeth?

As we age, we start to notice a difference in our skin, our hair, our joints, etc. but many of us don’t pay too much attention to our teeth. We use our teeth for so much…from the obvious such as chewing and talking to the not so obvious like kissing and non verbal communication. So the question is, “How long will you need your teeth?” And I am willing to bet that the simple answer is “For the rest of my life.” Well, how long do you plan on being alive? The average life expectancy for men in the U.S. is 75.6 years. For women, it’s 80.8. Almost all people get their adult teeth from the ages of about 6-13 years. That is a long time that you need your teeth to last. As we live longer it becomes more important to take great care of your smile and keep it in working order. As we age, digestion becomes less efficient and having multiple missing teeth and/or a denture decreases that efficiency even more.

If you have a problem tooth, please get it fixed. It might cost more than you had expected, but this is your health and well-being at stake. If you think losing one tooth won’t matter, you could be right. But what we normally see is that your teeth are a team working together. If one player leaves, the rest have to pick up the slack and they in turn tire more quickly and break down. It could turn into a situation like dominoes and you could be fighting an uphill battle with breakdown and problem teeth. With proper care and maintenance you can enjoy your later years eating, talking and kissing the grandkids with less time in the dental chair or soaking your dentures on the nightstand 🙂

Downtown Columbus is Going Strong

I heard the other day the the second phase of the Columbus Commons project will be completed by 2014. The City Center Mall was razed, a park has been built, and this summer the amphlitheater will be completed for outdoor concerts. The next development that is great for downtown and our dental practice is the construction of 300 apartments and street level retail that will be built facing High St along the West edge of the park. The Atlas building on the corner of High and Long is slated to be renovated and converted to apartments/condos and the Neighborhood Launch project at Gay and 4th Sts is expanding. As a business owner and dentist in downtown Columbus, I couldn’t be more excited about these developments. Of course, we are here to be available and provide convenient dentistry for all the busy office workers, but having a boom in residential development is great for our dental practice as well. With more people living downtown, a neighborhood culture will arise and we will be ready for all those new residents looking for a dentist in downtown Columbus Oh.

Capstone Dental Is Adding A New Staff Member

With the down economy and many wondering where the jobs are…we are hiring a new dental assistant/front desk person for our growing office. We love being a dental provider for downtown Columbus, Oh and are looking for a quality oriented, personable staff member to help us treat the busy professionals and residents of downtown Columbus.

Capstone Dental Celebrates 1st Anniversary

I would like to thank our wonderful family at Capstone Dental for a great first year. We have been building a great practice and providing the latest dental care to our patients in downtown Columbus. Thank you Dr. Kristin Piper, Brea Garman RDH and Lisa Riley! We have found that building a business from scratch is a very rewarding, exciting venture and we would not have it any other way. Here’s to many more successful years and continued excellent patient care.

Does Your Dentist Care About You?

What do most people look for when choosing a dentist?  Is it crown margins or the strength of their tooth colored fillings?  Is it the way the office files your insurance and bills you?  Is it the office décor?  To a certain extent all of these things matter, but the most important thing a person should ask themselves when choosing a dentist is—Does the dentist care about me?

At Capstone Dental we strive every day to create a long lasting, meaningful relationship with each and every patient.  We want to be an important part of your great oral health for a lifetime and with all the new research that is linking your oral health to your overall health, creating a lasting relationship is even more important than ever.

So check out Capstone Dental in downtown Columbus, Ohio.  Sure we care about our margins, the strength of our restorations, insurance coordination and office décor.  But we care more about you.  From the moment you step in until the moment you check out, you are our top priority and what we really care about.  Thanks to all the Friends of Capstone.  We’ll see you in six months!

Come To Capstone Dental To Have Your Teeth Checked And So Much More

When you go to the dentist, there is more going on than you realize.  At Capstone Dental, we do so much more than just look for cavities.  We complete an oral cancer screening, gum health exam, and examination of your bite and your smile.  When we do these exams, we also have your overall health in mind as well.  Links have been drawn to diabetes, heart health, hormonal abnormalities, etc.  Check out this article from MSN on why it is so important to go to the dentist regularly.

Is Your Mouth a Museum?

Do you have fillings, crowns, bridges or dentures that are more than 15, 20, or even 30 years old?  Dentistry has come a long way in the past 30 years and we are using more biocompatible, life-like restorations.  We have more convenient, comfortable procedures and the results look like you haven’t had anything done.  Instead of old, failing silver fillings that were placed years ago, we can now bond porcelain inlays, onlays and crowns giving you a much more natural look.  You use your mouth to smile, talk, eat, kiss and Capstone Dental wants to give you the smile you deserve.  One that will look amazing and function great for the rest of your life.

To accomplish these regenerative procedures Capstone Dental has brought CEREC’s one day crown system to our downtown office.  No more temporaries, no gooey impressions, no waiting two weeks to get your permanent crown back from the laboratory.  Now in only ONE appointment we can remove old filling materials or any new decay, image the teeth with a camera, design, fabricate and deliver your new restorations.  The procedure is very precise and we are able to keep quality control throughout the entire process because everything is done in one visit at our office.

So if your mouth is a museum with restorations from who knows when, come to Capstone Dental and see the many advancements that have taken place since those old silver fillings were done.