• Dr. Marisa Patt and the team here at BOCO Dental & Prosthodontics are excited to offer an innovative new treatment designed to help many individuals who snore. Solea® Sleep Laser Therapy is a quick and virtually painless technique that is capable of reducing (and potentially even eliminating) palatal snoring with results that can last up [...]

  • A patient presented to BOCO Dental for help with oral rehabilitation after an accident. She had lost several teeth due to a fall that damaged several of her teeth. At the time of the accident, she had several extracted implants placed, and wore a temporary partial denture to replace the teeth until the implants were [...]

  • Boulder County Fires – How You Can Help On December 30th, the Marshall Fire ripped through southern Boulder County, devastating our neighboring communities in Superior, CO and Louisville, Co. We’ve compiled a list of giving opportunities for those who wish to help those affected or displaced by the fires. Volunteer If you would like to [...]

  • What does your tongue say about your health? Our oral health is an early and important indicator for many serious conditions that may develop throughout the body. According to the Mayo Clinic, oral health might contribute to conditions such as: Endocarditis Cardiovascular Disease Pregnancy and Birth Complications Pneumonia Many of these conditions are thought to be [...]

  • Answers to Covid Questions: The New York Times recently published a great piece about visiting the dentist during COVID, containing guidelines, questions to ask, and tips for staying safe. Here are our answers to the questions in that article, outlining how BOCO Dental plans to keep you and our team safe during the pandemic. How many [...]

  • You might wonder why some people with dental crowns have an unsightly gray area near their gum line. At BOCO Dental & Prosthodontics, we get a lot of inquiries about the dark margin that can appear at the edge of a dental crown.  Sometimes a gray line is apparent immediately, and sometimes discoloration can become [...]

  • Hello BOCO Dental Patients! As public discussion shifts to re-opening and lifting state mandates, we want to keep you informed about what’s going on at BOCO Dental. In early April, Governor Polis amended his Executive Order suspending “all voluntary or elective surgeries or procedures, whether medical, dental… in the State of Colorado until April 26, [...]

  • Covid 19: Health and Safety Please see the most current COVID-19 update from BOCO Dental & Prosthodontics here:March 17, 2020Dear Patients ,In order to safeguard the health and safety of our patients, staff and community, we have made the very difficult decision to close our offices to patients seeking elective and nonurgent care from the [...]

  • Here at BOCO Dental & Prosthodontics, we are passionate about preventative care. The earlier you start taking care of your smile, the more likely you will be to have a healthy mouth long term. But when should that preventative care start? Primary Dental Care & First Dental Visits for Children The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) [...]

  • Why would you need a root canal? Root canals are prescribed because of irreversible inflammation or infection in the nerve is present. Root canals are often indicated when tooth decay has gone untreated and progressed into the nerve. Other reasons for a root canal include injury to a tooth, like a crack or blunt force, which affects [...]

  • At BOCO Dental and Prosthodontics, we are dedicated to adopting climate initiatives and do our best to be as green as possible. We have been paying close attention to the Climate Strike and UN Climate Action Summit, and know that the time to take action to fight against climate change is now! Therefore, we are [...]

  • BOCO Dental has undergone a number of changes… The story of our practice began in early 1982 when Dr. Judith Timchula began practicing in the location that we are still in today. In 2007, she merged her practice with the practice of Dr. Cleve McCarty. We cherish our patients’ loyalty throughout the evolution of the [...]

  • What are temporaries? When you come in for a crown you are going to need a temporary tooth, or provisional restoration, while your crown is being made at the lab. Here are answers to commonly asked questions about temporary restorations… Chewing You should be able to chew with your temporary crown, but the cement is [...]

  • Should you have your wisdom teeth removed? It’s summer! And summer break in a dental office means a lot of conversation about wisdom teeth. Most importantly, if or when wisdom teeth should come out. Our wisdom teeth, aka, 3rd molars, are the last to come in. They usually erupt between ages 17-25 and are the [...]

  • Is there such a thing as nutrition for teeth? Yes, we can eat to prevent cavities, tooth decay, and optimize oral health. Paying attention to your diet — what you eat and how often — is critical to preventative oral care. Certain foods leave more of a lasting and negative impact on your teeth. Acidic and [...]

  • To celebrate National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, we are sharing 5 facts about the Prosthodontics specialty! First, what is a prosthodontist? Prosthodontics is a dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with missing or deficient teeth. Think prosthetics, but for teeth! Three extra years of training. In order to gain the certification, Prosthodontists complete an [...]