the office of Dr. Bruce E. Howell, your Longmont area
Because of ongoing
differences on patient care, Dr. Howell has decided to no longer practice
at his previous dental office on Main St. (and the location on Hoover St.). If
you have any questions about this, please feel free to call him on his cell
He is very happy to announce that he has joined the
Dr. Craig Larson. Drs.
Howell and Larson have known each other for over 10 years and share the same
philosophy on conservative, caring patient care - a pivotal issue for Dr.
Howell to make this change. Dr. Larson's office is the only place where Dr.
Howell practices dentistry.
Please be sure to watch
our brand new introduction video
here and our new Invisalign video
The office is on the north end of
Terry Street, Suite F. No need to worry about difficult, downtown parking
or 2 hour time limits. There is ample, easy parking at our stand-alone brick
building. Dr. Howell can be reached at the office at 303-678-7232 or you can
always call him on his cell phone at 303-641-7059 in the event of a dental
Do We Accept Medicaid? We are
sorry to say that we do not accept Medicaid. We can recommend this offfice:
When you call the office, if you would like to
be seen by Dr. Howell, for treatment, a check-up or for a dental emergency,
please be sure to tell us so we can schedule you with him (see our
calendar of which days
Dr. Howell is available). We also have several amazing hygienists for a
professional cleaning or gum treatment. Due to the transition, the office has
variable hours so please call another day if the office is closed.
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 Longmont, Boulder, Lyons,
Mead, Niwot, Frederick, and Firestone, CO, 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 Longmont area dentists! Please invite your Spanish speaking
friends and neighbors to join our practice.
We are a
Mercury Free Dental
New Patients Are Welcome: Our Longmont Dental Office
is always welcoming new patients.
Please review our website then call
303-678-7232 to schedule a dental visit. We are proud to provide a
state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality dental care
close to where you live and work near Perkins Restaurant & Bakery just
off 21st and Main Street.
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
Both Dr. Howell and Dr. Larson are available in the case
of a dental emergency. If you are having a dental emergency after hours or on a
week end, please call the office for Dr. Howell's cell phone information
303-678-7232. With 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. Or your child falls off the jungle gym and
loses a tooth.
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
As you know, both Dr. Howell & Dr. Larson are Invisalign
Certified. Between the two of them, they have over 30 years 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