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Dr. Brian Langenfeld

Dentistry
Aurora, CO
41 years experience male

Locations

Office

Aurora, CO

Address

6240 S Main Street, Suite 295, Aurora, CO
Directions

Fax

(303) 627-5438

About

Bio

I have been in private practice for over 30 years with a focus on cosmetic dentistry, dental sleep medicine and restorative dentistry. I do short term adult cosmetic orthodontics and have a great staff dedicated to help keep your mouth and dentition healthy.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Colorado

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

40 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Bad taste: Most often bad tastes are bacterial related. Maybe review you cleaning technique with a dental hygienist. I find that brushing and flossing are techni... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Bummer: Root canals may fail over time by loosing their seal. Another possibility is a cracked root. My advice would be to see an endodontist, root canal spe... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Fish Breath: Stop eating fish. Sorry, bad breath is a topic of interest to many. First cover your bases. Consult your dentist, most bad breath is bacterial in ori... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Maybe: A root canal on a baby tooth is something i personally would never recommend. I don't believe your prognosis is very good at 23. Keeping the space is ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Internal: An external sinus lift is considered to be the more invasive of the two procedures. It is a larger incision. Both are effective ways of increasing bon... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Little to no risk: It is unlikely that you will experience any problem related to dental x-rays. Modern dental x-rays are low radiation, chances are a lead aprons was ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Possible Infection: Sounds like a sinus tract, drainage from an infection. Best to have an examination to determine the source. Many times a dentist will be able to threa... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Why not: There are a number of ways you can lengthen teeth to get a desirable cosmetic result. Options will vary dependent on how you present. Do you grind you... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Manageable: Having an allograph means your surgeon doesn't have to harvest bone from another site, which is generally considered to be more invasive and traumati... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Go back: See your dentist and have it re evaluated. If done recently it may be hitting heavy on your tooth causing you the discomfort. If it's been awhile the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Possible reflux: Assuming that your breath is fresh and clean smelling during the day then you may have a problem with gastric acids and reflux. This is common with pe... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Hot sensitivity: A tooth should no longer be sensitive to temperature changes after a root canal. Some teeth will have canals that are very difficult to find, even by... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Biting Pain: Sounds like your filling as been comfortable until recently. Sudden biting pain is usually related to a cracked tooth. The happens a lot with large fi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Maybe: Once a root canal is completed a temporary filling is placed until the tooth can be restored. Depending on when the root canal was completed it is gen... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
How much tooth: If it's off at the gum line best to have an implant consultation. Other fractures that still preserve sufficient tooth structure can be restored. I t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Keep tooth: If your front tooth needs a root canal and you want to keep the tooth, have it done. If you lack confidence in your general dentist see a specialist, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Morning Breath: Morning breath is not as easy to get rid of as one might think. Do you mouth breath while sleeping? Do you have any reflux issues, acid taste in your ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Still growing: The eye tooth is a very important tooth for both function and appearance. For optimal predictability, implant dentists tend to want to wait until you... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Nerve Damage: The nerve running through the lower jaw is called the inferior alveolar nerve. Damage to this nerve is possible but rarely occurs from extractions. X-... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Time for consult: It may or may not be ok, difficult to diagnose something like this with out a visual examination. I suspect some type of chronic irritation that may ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
No pain better: If you just got new crowns, the nerves of the teeth could be a little unhappy about the whole process. Take an anti-inflammatory tonight then again i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Cosmetic Solution: Generally a cosmetic dentist can fill spaces in between your front teeth by bonding a tooth colored composite material (cosmetic bonding) or the use o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Sealing off roots: A root canal is a procedure when the pulp tissue (nerve and blood vessels) are cleaned out of the root can system inside a tooth, then shaped and sea... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Not unusual: It is not unusual to have some muscle strain in the head and neck area after an extraction. There is a tendency for most people to tense up a little. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Chip repair: The best repair depends on the size of the chip and the location. Generally your choice of materials will be either composite or porcelain. If it is ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Whiten your teeth: The most effective and least costly way is to have your dentist may custom trays which are then used at home. You apply bleaching material into the t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Sleep: There are sleep specialist and maybe you should see one. Very often poor sleep is because of disturbances. Practice good sleep hygiene, go to bed at ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Consult Doctor: Be sure your provider is aware of your medication and dosage. A good rule of thumb is to never stop taking medicines prescribed by a doctor with out ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Give it time: Not all root canals settle down immediately, sometimes they may take several weeks to be comfortable. Was the tooth feeling ok before the crown? Are ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
High Filling: A new filling can result in a bite change that you feel on the other side usually by being slightly high. This happens a lot in dentistry, many people... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Normal healing: That is a pretty normal time for sutures to be lost. It may take a few more weeks for the wound to completely close. Some slight pain would be normal.... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
See dentist soon: It sounds like the root canal is failing or your tooth has cracked. Consider seeing a root canal specialist in order to see if the tooth can be saved.... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Maybe Not: Root canals do weaken teeth. Biting forces are very heavy on back teeth and depending on your bite, generally much lower on front teeth. If a large po... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Seek Dental Care: Your teeth should not be falling out. Usually that is a sign of advanced gum disease or trauma. If you have a desire to keep your teeth seek an examin... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Value desision: As dentist we want to preserve dental health and function which means keeping teeth when we can. If this is a functional tooth i would always recommen... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Rarely: Keeping functional teeth that can be saved is what most dentist are about. If you have a good prognosis to keep a tooth, why would you want to give it... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
See your dentist: Your crown could be hitting heavy and causing pain. Your root canal could be failing. The tooth could be cracked. Starting with an evaluation by a den... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Pregnancy Filling: The first question i would have for you is how necessary is the filling to be done right now . 2nd- can it wait until after delivery? If there are no... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Likely uneventful: If you have pain and infection when a root canal is initiated you are more likely to run into problems. If you are getting a root canal because of a n... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dentistry 41 years experience
Extraction: If the nerve of the tooth is dying and it sounds like it is, your only options are, root canal, extraction or to live with pain. Usually temporary fil... Read More

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
May 2, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Langenfeld is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Langenfeld is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you :) yeah wasn't sure if the pain was a concern or not.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Didn't you mean soft tissue vs. bone; and autograph vs. allograph? Bye
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nebraska College of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, Colorado - Spring
2014
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