June 19, 2017
You know you have options for improving cosmetic imperfections in your smile, but what are they? And which ones would suit you best? There is no one-size-fits-all in dentistry, after all. If you have an artificial front tooth or something like dental bonding in the front of your smile, for example, you may not be a candidate for teeth whitening. Learn more about your options in cosmetic dentistry from your dentist in Ft. Collins, Dr. Shiloh Lindsey.
Dental Veneers: A Popular Solution
Dental veneers work sort of like magic. By simply covering up cosmetic issues in the teeth that show when you smile, they can enhance the size, shape, color, and overall appearance of your whole grin. Veneers are an excellent solution for people who need more help than a simple whitening solution, or for people who would need multiple treatments (like braces, crowns, and whitening) to fix all of their cosmetic flaws.
Veneers can cover up the appearance of…
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Slightly gapped or misaligned teeth
- Off-center teeth
- Oddly shaped or pointy teeth
- Chalky or pitted and grooved teeth
To apply dental veneers, your dentist removes a thin portion of tooth enamel from the surface of each tooth. Impressions are taken and your veneers are manufactured from beautiful dental porcelain. Once they are ready for placement, the veneers are securely bonded directly to the front side of each tooth. They can last for many years with proper care.
Cosmetic Bonding Helps, Too
An affordable, noninvasive alternative to porcelain veneers is cosmetic bonding. With this method, Dr. Lindsey uses a tooth-colored composite resin to sculpt a new appearance for an affected tooth. Bonding keeps your healthy tooth structure intact and is often completed in a single visit to our office. The resin is highly customizable to match the color of your surrounding teeth.
E4D Crowns for Damaged Teeth
If you have a tooth that has sustained structural damage in the front of your smile, you need a solution that blends cosmetic dentistry with your restorative needs. E4D crowns fit the bill. Milled from sturdy dental porcelain, these crowns are ready in a single visit and last just as long as those prepared the traditional manner. Same-days crowns are the preferred solution for decayed or severely damaged teeth in the front of the smile.
Crooked Teeth? Try Smart Moves
It’s never too late to improve the alignment of gapped, crowded, or otherwise misaligned teeth. Smart Moves is a clear braces solution for patients of all ages. The removable trays are made out of sturdy plastic that’s practically invisible when you wear it — and best of all, the trays are removable, so you can continue to eat what you want and brush and floss just like you are used to.
Let’s Discuss Your Cosmetic Options Today!
Are you interested in finding out which cosmetic options may suit your smile best? Dr. Lindsey and our team look forward to putting together a treatment plan built just for you. Request an appointment online today!
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