Dental Service - Cheyenne VA Medical Center
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Cheyenne VA Medical Center

 

Dental Service

WELCOME!


We want to start off by saying Thank-You to our service members who are serving and have served our beautiful country, We can’t thankyou enough.

We would like to offer our services to you as an offer of appreciation of your service. Our Dental clinic is here to provide all Dental services to Eligible Veterans.

COVID-19- DUE TO THE OUTBREAK OUR CLINIC IS TAKING ALL PRECAUTIONS. THERE ARE 3 COVID-19  CHECK POINTS WITHIN THE FACILITY (EMERGENCY ROOM, PRIMARY CARE, AND VBA). OUR CLINIC IS ONLY SEEING TRUE EMERGENCY PATIENTS AND ASK THAT YOU CALL AHEAD, NO WALK-INS AT THIS TIME. WE ASK THAT YOU COME TO YOUR APPOINTMENT ALONE TO HELP WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING. IF YOU HAVE A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT AND COVID SYMPTOMS YOU MUST CALL BEFORE ENTERING THE FACILITY.

At the Cheyenne VAMC, our goal as dentists are committed to ensuring your mouth is in best condition it can be in. We make this possible through different procedures that all aim to improve or enhance your mouth’s well-being. The mouth is a small aspect when it is compared to the rest of your body, yet it remains one of the most, if not the most, important parts of our body. Many doctors, physicians, and dentists believe the mouth serves as the gateway to your body. Scientific articles have even shown direct links between our oral health and its direct relation to overall health. We work with every patient to develop and establish a customized dental plan with use of diagnostic dental equipment to prevent and treat conditions that affect your oral health. Our offered Services are listed Below:

Exams

  • Comprehensive Exam- Which includes X-rays, an in-depth complete oral exam, Chart diagnostic Findings, review findings with Veteran and develop a treatment plan.
  • Periodic Exams- A 6-month follow-up exam with Cleaning
  • Limited Exam- A Focused Exam on one tooth which includes an x-ray and discussion of treatment to be done.

Cleanings

  • Prophy- General Routine Cleaning and polish with fluoride
  • Scaling and Root Planning-Deep Cleaning with possible anesthetic

Restorative

Subject but not limited to: Fillings, Crowns, Bridges, Root Canal, Extractions, Bone Graft for ridge preservation, Biopsies of suspicious Tissue

Tooth Replacement

Subject to but not limited to: Implants, Dentures, Partials, and Bridges.

Dental implants have had a considerable impact on modern dentistry - offering a highly viable solution to replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth that is placed, or implanted, into your jaw where a dental crown or denture is then placed on top for a complete smile that looks and can even feel like a real tooth.

Dental implants can replace:

  • A single tooth
  • Multiple teeth
  • All of your teeth (implant dentures)

Are You a Candidate?

Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, however a large majority of patients are. The most trouble occurs for dental implants that are placed into your upper jaw because of its close proximity to your sinus cavity.

In order for an implant to be placed into the jawbone, there must be a sufficient amount of room and bone integrity (to hold the implant) present, otherwise a patient will not be recommended to receive a dental implant due to a high likelihood of implant failure and consequential loss of facial bone.

However, dental implants have very high success rates of up to 98%. With our patient population at the VA which tends to have numerous systemic issues, autoimmune diseases, and psychological disorders we must submit all implants requests to a medical board.  That implant board will take all factors of the veteran’s reality into account and determine if implants will be pursued as a treatment option.

The Process - What to Expect

Dental implants take time to integrate into your jawbone. Typically, your first step includes implanting a titanium post into the jawbone that will undergo a process known as Osseo integration to fuse with the surrounding bone. This process results in a strong bond that is similar to what a real tooth offers. Several months may be required for this step.  Once integration has been completed and verified our dentists will place an abutment connector onto the titanium implant where a dental crown or denture can be placed.

Preventative Devices

  • Nightguard
  • Sleep apnea

SERVICES NOT RENDERED AT OUR CLINIC

  • Cosmetic (veneers)
  • Orthodontics (Braces)
  • Whitening (Bleaching)
  • Tissue Grafting

Eligibility:

  • 100% Service connected
  • 10% service connected for dental per Comp/Pen Board
  • Currently Enrolled in VA vocational rehab

All other Questions about Eligibility need to be directed to Veterans Benefits and Eligibility

Service Dogs may not access including but not limited to:

  • Dental Exam Rooms and X-ray areas
  • Surgical Suites
  • Areas where invasive procedures are being performed
  • Areas where personal protective clothing must be worn or barrier protective measures must be taken-This area refers to where personal protective clothing or barrier protection measures must be used to avoid exposure to chemical, blood, or infectious agents.
  • Not beyond Waiting Room

Contact Info

Location

  • Cheyenne VA Campus, Douglas Fir Building
    Room C-121A

Contact Number(s)

  • 307-778-7310

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.