A lot of our patients will come in and they want something done cosmetically. So we’ll ask the patient what kind of things they’re looking for and something real basic is sometimes just lightening the teeth using a bleaching process. What we’re doing right now is we’re doing an at home bleaching so we will take compressions of the teeth, make bleaching trays and then educate the patient on how to use those along with the bleach and we find that that gives a great bleach there.
Other options include maybe some bonding. So maybe there are some misshapen teeth or some worn teeth and just using a composite tooth colored filling, and getting that reshaped really can solve some issues for a patient at not a great expense.
Other options can get a little more complex and sometimes we need to use porcelain to replace the enamel that’s missing on the teeth and make things really strong long term and a porcelain veneer may be the best for the patient or a crown does the same type thing to restore where the teeth used to be or where they want them to be as far as a worn edge, a chipped edge, or just misshapen teeth that are misplaced.
Other options are to look at are Invisalign or orthodontics, we can do Invisalign type things here, we can do Invisalign type processes here, where we can do minor tooth movement and maybe just get the alignment there and sometimes that coupled with a little bit of bleaching solves the patient’s issue completely versus getting into a more complex and costly situation. It really kind of depends on where the patient wants to take things.
Do you wish you had a more beautiful smile? It’s time to turn your dreams into a reality with Cosmetic Dentistry. With all of the latest techniques available today, he can revive the dullest smiles and make you look even more youthful with procedures like teeth whitening, bonding, veneers, Invisalign® clear aligners, and custom smile makeovers.
If a patient comes in and they want to make some changes to their smile, and they may have something that’s – their teeth are worn, they’re chipped, they’re discolored, or they’re dark colors that something can’t just be bleached, veneers can be a great option to reshape and mask and change color. It’s a conservative approach to treating the tooth, but it’s something that can be real strong and really long lasting compared to say bonding with just composite, which won’t give you that lifelike appearance and it won’t last as long and then starts to discolor and there’s more maintenance along with that also.
So the veneer can be a great option for patients who want to make some of those changes, whether it’s the dark color, shape or length of the teeth themselves.
Bonding and Veneers
Dental bonding is the application of toothcolored resin to a chipped or cracked tooth. Resin can also be used to close gaps between teeth. For a more permanent solution, we offer porcelain or composite veneers. Veneers are thin porcelain coverings that are attached to the front of the tooth and used to hide major imperfections.
Crowns are full coverage caps that encase the visible portion of the tooth. They are often used to restore a tooth that is severely damaged. Besides restoring function, crowns can also be used to change a tooth’s shape and appearance completely.
Professional teeth whitening at Family and Implant Dentistry of Arvada is one of the easiest and safest ways to brighten your smile. We will take teeth impressions to create custom bleaching trays that you can wear at home. Professional teeth whitening is safer and more effective than the options from a retailer. You can have the brilliant smile you’ve always wanted!
We use tooth-colored composite fillings to treat cavities and decay. White fillings contain no mercury or metal, and they blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Your dentist in Arvada also replaces old silver amalgam fillings with white fillings.
Straighten your teeth in secret with Invisalign® clear, removable aligners. There are no diet restrictions with Invisalign®, and you can clean your teeth easily.
In addition to cosmetic dental services, Family and Implant Dentistry of Arvada also offers MediSpa treatments like agereversing facials to enhance your beauty and health. Whether you just need a little cosmetic enhancement or need a combination of treatments for a smile makeover, call 303-940-1910. now to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Pollack or Dr. Phan! You can also schedule an appointment online.