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Smile Makeovers and Smile Designs
When we restore one or more of your teeth, we will be improving your overall oral function, comfort, and beauty. Your life-like restorations will look like beautiful natural teeth and blend with your surrounding smile. They will be designed to function harmoniously with your bite. A complete smile makeover might include orthodontics to align teeth, restoration of damaged teeth, replacement of missing teeth, bleaching of teeth and matching of dental restorations to your preferred shade of white, and improving the shape and size of your teeth and gum tissue contours for symmetrical aesthetics. Today’s materials for restoring teeth to beautiful form and function are long lasting, and full mouth restoration can be surprisingly affordable. Smile Design Dentistry participates with many dental benefits plans, and our no-interest credit options include CareCredit and Lending Club.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth, and are generally used to improve the overall look of teeth that are uneven, chipped, stained or crooked. Dental veneers are highly resistant to stains from coffee, tea or tobacco and are virtually undetectable. Veneers can be completed in about three dental visits, involving a consultation with the dentist as well as an impression of your teeth to send to the lab where your veneers will be made. The veneers will then be placed and bonded to your teeth during the third visit. Veneers require the same type and amount of care as regular teeth. Brushing twice daily and flossing once a day, along with regularly scheduled trips to Arbor Dental Group, will ensure a bright, healthy smile for years to come.
Composite Dental Fillings
When a filling is required, Dr. Brett Lopez, Dr. Barry Hillam, and Dr. Matthew Strange can provide aesthetic tooth colored/bonded restorations. By Closely matching to the color and shape of your surrounding teeth, this procedure protects your teeth while providing a beautiful smile. If you have had a filling, after years of use, fillings can start to break down at the edges, which can lead to new decay or weakening of the surrounding tooth structure. Our Team at Arbor Dental Group will closely monitor them for any signs of failure. Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural. Composites cost more than amalgam and occasionally are not covered by some insurance plans. Also, no dental filling lasts forever. Some studies show that composite fillings can be less durable and need to be replaced more often than amalgam fillings.
Crowns and Bridges
Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist or prosthodontist. Crowns are used most commonly to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth or cover an implant. Bridges are commonly used to cover a space if you’re missing one or more teeth. They are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the space where the tooth once stood. In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, bridges and crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion (bite). Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges and crowns help prevent this from happening.
Bonding is a resin that is used in the front or back teeth to restore decayed teeth, lighten stains, close minor gaps or correct crooked teeth. A tooth is prepared through light etching on its surface, and a bonding resin is placed on top. The tooth is bonded, sculpted, colored and shaped to improve your new smile. Once cured with a high-intensity curing light, the surface is polished. Tooth bonding is convenient, often completed in one visit, and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years or even longer before need of repair.
Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They allow you to live the way you want to – confidently eating, smiling, laughing, talking, kissing and enjoying all of your everyday activities without worrying about your teeth. Think of dental implants as artificial tooth roots, similar in shape to screws. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone ., they bond with your natural bone. They become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, called crowns. A connector – known as an abutment – is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crowns. The crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth. Modern dental implants have been used successfully for over 30 years. They are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth – and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally.
A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth -- usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars) -- to prevent tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth. Applying sealant is a simple and painless process. It takes only a few minutes for your dentist or hygienist to apply the sealant to seal each tooth. Many insurance companies cover the cost of sealants but usually only for patients younger than 18. To see what if your insurance carrier covers sealants under your plan call us today.
Tooth reshaping and dental contouring are cosmetic dentistry procedures that deal with subtle changes to the teeth. Imperfections or problems like slightly overlapping or irregularly shaped teeth, tiny chips in the teeth, or excessively pointy cuspids, can often be fixed with a little tooth reshaping and dental contouring. Tooth reshaping, also called dental contouring, is a cosmetic dentistry technique that removes small amounts of tooth enamel (the outer covering of the tooth) in order to change the shape, length, or surface of one or more teeth.
Our Orthodontics are designed to help your developing smiles and existing smiles. Our doctors are trained in interceptive orthodontics for children that include the healthy start system, If you are looking for an alternative to traditional brackets and wires then Invisalign invisible braces may be right for you. Most patients are surprised that their dental insurance can cover a large portion of the cost. If you have been considering changes to your smile, call us today for a free consultation.
All cosmetic dentistry is designed to match the size and shape of your face while also improving your bite. Residents in the Denver, Westminster, Arvada and Broomfield communities have come to rely on Arbor Dental Group and our highly trained team of dentists for all their cosmetic dentistry needs, for perfect shaped teeth.
Teeth whitening and bleaching have become a widely used and popular way to whiten smiles. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with the simple “bleaching” procedure provided by Arbor Dental Group. Teeth whitening is an inexpensive and safe procedure. Depending on your preference, you can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower.We will provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear trays, which removes stains from the enamel of your teeth. Once your teeth reach your preferred brightness, only occasional treatments are needed to maintain your new smile.
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