|On Monday August 12th, Dr. Bruce Howell was on the roof of
his house touching up some paint on the second story. When he finished and
began to step down the ladder, it shifted and he fell hard onto the concrete of
his driveway. After an ambulance ride to the hospital, tests showed that he
fractured his left pelvis, his left wrist and the orbital bone below his left
eye. His pelvis did not require surgery but his left wrist had reduction
surgery. Recovery time for his pelvis and physical therapy of his wrist will
take around four months before he will be able to practice dentistry.
Dr. Howell is very happy to announce that he has accepted a full time
practice opportunity with the
Smile Generation Dental
Group (Pacific Dental), with office locations
throughout Colorado. He will again be able to provide same day crowns, onlays
and veneers using
® CAD/CAM technology. Additionally, the group
has in-house specialists to take care of all your dental needs including an
orthodontist (for braces & Invisalign ®), a periodontist (who places implants and treats
advanced gum disease), an endodontist (who does root canals) and an oral
surgeon (for removal of wisdom teeth and other surgeries).
check this site for updates as to when and where Dr. Howell will be available
for appointments. You can also call him on his personal cell phone at
303-641-7059. If you are
having a dental emergency, the Longmont location,
Modern Dentistry in the heart of The Village at the Peaks, can help
Because of ongoing
differences of patient care, Dr. Howell decided to no longer practice at
his previous office, Longmont Dental Health, where he practiced for over 8
years. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to call or text
him on his cell phone
joining Longmont Modern Dentistry, Dr. Howell has been practicing two days a
week at his friend's Longmont practice, Dr. Craig Larson.
Howell is skilled and patient with all categories of patients - adults,
children, seniors, and fearful patients, even cowards. We provide patients with
complete dental care including family dental care, cosmetic treatment,
emergencies, teeth whitening and bleaching, bridges, tooth colored fillings and
many other services.
Dr. Howell is your family dentist, caring for the
dental needs of children of all ages and adults. Be sure to ask him to see a
magic trick or two. He enjoys helping you with all aspects of modern dentistry.
We provide dental care to patients throughout the northern Colorado areas. From
kids to more mature seniors, let us take care of all your Dentistry needs!
speaks Spanish fluently,
one of only a few area dentists! Please invite your Spanish speaking friends
and neighbors to join our practice.
We are a
Mercury Free Dental
New Patients Are Welcome: We always welcoming new
website to schedule a
dental visit. We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the
highest quality dental care available.
Some of the things that we
offer that puts Smiles! on our patients are:
Bringing Out Your Best
Cosmetic Dentistry is the blending of the art and science of Dentistry,
restoring natural balance and symmetry to your face. We use the most up to
date, modern technology and materials to take years off your appearance to
create attractive, enduring smiles. Some of the techniques we use to help you
reach your cosmetic goals are:
- Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
- Cosmetic Dental Veneers
- Cosmetic Dental Implants
- Cosmetic Dental Crowns
- Cosmetic Teeth Shaping
- Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
- Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatment
Dentistry For The Whole
We are a family-friendly practice where we offer kind, gentle
care for children, teenagers, and adults. You and your family deserve the best
dental care for your smiles and our team want to provide you with that care.
Dr. Howell loves serving our community with gentle, professional dental care
that improves your health and the appearance of your smile. In addition to
offering comprehensive care, we strive to give everyone a comfortable dental
experience. We make sure kids get a good start at our office and have fun while
Our mission is to offer a relaxing place for our patients
of all ages to receive advanced dental care, changing the way you think
Smile More Boldly & Eat More
Restorative dentistry is the general term we use to
describe our ability to restore teeth damaged by decay, trauma or other disease
processes such as periodontal disease. Our dental restorations will give you
back your appearance, smile, function and bite, reducing unnecessary hassle in
your life. They can also reduce or eliminate discomfort and dental pain.
Beautiful crowns can repair and strengthen damaged teeth, while fixed bridges
will replace two or more missing teeth in a row. We can also even replace a
full or partial arch of teeth using partials and dentures. Let us help you
discover all the ways that restorative dentistry can help you smile more boldly
and eat more comfortably.
Missing teeth can leave you feeling like you're missing out on
things you used to enjoy such as talking, eating, and even just smiling. This
can leave you feeling embarrassed about the state of your dental health.
Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health
of your other teeth as well. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth
is lost, but unreplaced teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or
crowded and create subsequent problems. Dr. Howell can help you replace your
missing teeth with dental implants, giving you a beautiful and fully
Keeping Your Smile
Preventive is the practice of keeping healthy mouth. This
practice helps to avoid gum disease, cavities, plagues, tooth loss. Preventive
dentistry can be practiced in the form of daily brushing and annual dental
cleanings. These practices are designed to ensure that teeth are clean, strong,
and white. Preventive dentistry is the modern way of helping you keep a healthy
mouth. It helps you to keep your teeth, and means you need to have less dental
treatment. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The
better you prevent or deal with these two problems, the more chance you will
have of keeping your teeth for life.
Being Ready For The
If you are having a dental emergency after hours or on a
week end, please call Dr. Howell's cell phone
regular dental visits and by following our recommendations for treatment,
rarely do any of of patients experience a dental emergency. However, certain
events can be unforeseen.
You're having a tickling contest with your
loved one and his or her knee accidentally collides with your teeth, knocking
out a dental crown.
Also known as Gum
Periodontal disease is an infection that attacks the tissue
and bone structure that supports your teeth. The sulcus is a shallow u-shaped
crevice located between the tooth and gums. Gum disease attacks just below the
gum line in the sulcus where the supporting tissue and attachments of the tooth
begin to breakdown. As the supporting tissues are damaged by the infection, the
sulcus begins to develop a pocket. The depth and magnitude of the pocket depend
on the severity and advancement of the periodontal disease.
The Clear Alternative To
We an Invisalign Certified orthodontist with years of
experience improving their patients' smiles as well as the form and function of
their teeth. Invisalign consists of a series of clear aligners that you switch
out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact
calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. Since your Invisalign
system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, you know you'll end
up with a smile that truly fits.
Bruxism / TMJ
is when you clench your teeth - tightly hold your top and bottom teeth together
- or grind your teeth - slide your teeth back and forth over each other. There
are many people who clench and grind without being aware of it both the day and
night, although sleep-related bruxism is often the bigger problem because it is
harder to control. Sleep bruxism often exerts remarkably powerful forces on
teeth, gums, and joints. Estimates range from three to ten times more force
than used when chewing. Ten times the force is enough to crack a