Modern dentistry has made leaps and bounds in terms of the treatments available for improving the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Whereas once you had to simply accept the defects and irregularities in your smile, dentists can now easily alter the shape, color, texture and alignment of your teeth. The field devoted to these types of treatments is called cosmetic dentistry, and it is one of the signature services we offer here at Arvada Dental Center. Here are brief descriptions of the three most popular cosmetic services we provide.
Veneers are one of the most widely accepted smile enhancement treatments available today. They consist of thin shells of durable porcelain custom-shaped to fit onto the surface of a tooth. After being crafted in a dental laboratory, the veneer is bonded to the front of the tooth giving it a smooth, rounded look. We routinely use veneers to mask stained, chipped, crooked, irregularly shaped and irregularly sized teeth. Read more about our dental veneers here.
Most people experience minor staining over the years, giving their teeth a slight yellowish tinge. The good news is this can be easily corrected with a whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is safe, easy and cost-effective and can be applied to only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower depending on your choice. At Arvada Dental Center, we offer two options: the LaserWhite*20 In-Office Whitening System, which is administered in our office in under an hour, and the Venus White Pro Take-Home Whitening System, which takes place in your own home over the course of two weeks. You can read more about our bleaching treatments here.
Composite bonding is one of the easiest and most effective treatments in cosmetic dentistry. It involves a dentist applying a tooth-colored resin material to your tooth and hardening it with a special curing light which bonds the material in place. The material is then polished to give it a smooth and lustrous appearance. Composite bonding is a great solution for repairing cracked or chipped teeth, replacing old silver fillings, changing the shape of teeth or covering root surfaces that have been exposed due to gum recession. You can read more about composite bonding here.