(970) 963-4882
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580 Main Street, Suite 200
Carbondale. Colorado 81623

General Dentistry

It is our mission to deliver gentle, high-quality dentistry in a comfortable, supportive environment. With that said:

    •    Our state-of-art techniques make the dental experience less stressful and less painful.

    •    The modern anesthetics we use are extremely effective and easily administered.

    •    Our chair-side experience and amenities reduce your discomfort and help you relax.

Before you start any dental work, a thorough examination will help us determine the condition of the teeth and any problems that may be occurring now or in the near future. We also believe strongly in preventative dental work to catch problems early and correct them.


Cosmetic dentistry is a collaboration of art and science. The term applies to any dental procedure that has a visual impact. Almost all dentistry can be considered cosmetic assuming the treatment is visible. However, it usually applies to those areas of the mouth that are seen most immediately when you smile. There has always been an emphasis on this kind of treatment in our office, and today, with the advantages of modern materials and techniques, the high impact result is more readily attainable than ever before.

What’s the E4D?
The E4D offers a highly efficient process to quickly complete cosmetic dentistry procedures right in our office that exceed our patients' expectations. Dr. Doherty and his staff are certified E4D technicians.

The E4D Dentist chair-side computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) equipment takes impressions, designs and fabricates cosmetic restorative treatments such as crowns and veneers, oftentimes all in one day, which limits the possibility of second office visits.

Dental composites are made from types of synthetic resins used in dentistry as restorative material or adhesives. Nowadays, they replace the oftentimes mercury-based amalgam fillings once used to seal cavities or caries. Unlike the use of amalgam -- which essentially just fill a hole -- composite cavity technique will restore the tooth back to near its original form.

Revolutionary i-CAT 3-D Imaging

Crystal Valley Dental is proud to offer an in-office 3-D imaging system that has revolutionized dentistry. The i-CAT cone beam 3-D imaging enables more accurate and faster dental implant surgery. It can produce immediate 3-D images in under 30 seconds, so patients with chronic problems that might have gone untreated using traditional radiography are now experiencing fast relief. The i-Cat 3D images will determine each patient’s unique case needs by giving Dr. Doherty specific views of the jaw and skull for precise implant placement or other treatment.  The cephalometric (dental and skeletal) view will be used in orthodontic treatment as well as TMJ and sleep disorders including snoring.

Crowns & Bridges & Implants:
A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth.

A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. 

A dental implant is a "root" device used to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth.  Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses including crowns, bridges or dentures. They can also be used as anchorage for orthodontic tooth movement.


In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface.

Preventative Care:

Regular teeth cleaning by a registered dental hygienist is part of good oral hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontal disease. People routinely clean their own teeth by brushing and flossing, but  hygienists can remove hardened deposits not always removed by regular care.


Periodontics (peri: around, dental: tooth) is the science that studies and treats the areas of the mouth that support the teeth, namely the bone and gums. Periodontal conditions change with age and in response to the overall oral environment.

Potential periodontal diseases such as plaque, gingivitis, and periodontitis are monitored by your hygienist at regular teeth cleaning appointments.

Periodontal evaluations by our hygienists include assessing the attachment level of gum tissue to teeth, color and consistency of the gum tissue.  This can result in a soft tissue management program for treating the gums, and supporting bone.

If you would like more information about one or more of these treatment therapies, call us for a screening.