Cosmetic dental care is more than just creating a beautiful smile. Although clear braces, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and bonding treatment can create an aesthetically pleasing smile, they can also improve oral health. Gunbarrel Dental Center provides
Patients with crooked teeth are more prone to gum disease and tooth decay problems. It can be difficult for patients to clean hard-to-reach areas between their teeth and the back of the mouth. It is much easier to clean and maintain a properly aligned smile.
Patients with broken or chipped teeth can easily damage their teeth further when biting and chewing. Protecting these teeth with veneers or bonding treatment can balance the bite and prevent further damage.
At Gunbarrel Dental Center, Dr. Rachel Barone offers comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services in our Boulder, CO, office. She helps our patients improve their oral health and aesthetics. We also provide additional dental services to the public in and around the Boulder, CO, area.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Boulder, CO
Our cosmetic dental treatments create brighter, straighter smiles. Explore each of the cosmetic dental options that we offer in our office:
ClearCorrect is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, custom aligners to straighten teeth. Patients switch out each pair of clear aligners every two weeks to gradually realign crooked and misaligned teeth. ClearCorrect also offers a more discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces.
Are deep tooth stains affecting your smile? Dental veneers are a great cosmetic treatment for patients with deep staining, slightly crooked teeth, and even rotated teeth. Veneers are thin shells that we bond to the front of teeth. Porcelain veneers can cover one or all teeth in the smile line.
Do you have minor chips or cracks in your tooth enamel? Dental bonding is an efficient way to add structure to one or more broken or stained teeth. The bonding material is made of biocomposite resin that we color-match to the appearance of the natural tooth enamel. Dental bonding is a more economical alternative to dental veneers and is best for smaller cosmetic imperfections.
QuickPro in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments can brighten teeth in multiple shades. Our in-office treatment uses a two-layer technology. The first whitening layer contains 20% hydrogen peroxide, and the second layer seals the active ingredients on the tooth. Patients can also wear customized whitening trays to whiten their smiles in the comfort of their own homes.
What could a smile makeover do for you and your oral health and wellness?
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Many people think that cosmetic dentistry is only for improved looks. But cosmetic dentistry does that in addition to many other things. There are many benefits you receive from cosmetic dentistry.
Looks and Facial Structure
The main reason many people choose cosmetic dental services is to improve the appearance of their smiles. At the very least, cosmetic dentistry can give you a white, even smile. But cosmetic dentistry can alter your facial structure, too. Properly aligned teeth balance out your facial features and give you a symmetrical jawline. Straight teeth give you a natural smile and enhance the overall look of your face.
Better Psychological Well-Being
One of the best benefits of cosmetic dentistry is the confidence boost it gives you to have a smile you’re proud of. Bad teeth can make you self-conscious, limit social interactions, and seriously impact your self-esteem. When you have a better smile, you’re more comfortable expressing yourself in social and professional settings, especially if your job requires interaction with people.
Studies have shown a connection between psychological well-being and having a beautiful smile. It can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, improving mental health. You can smile without hesitation, and smiling alone helps improve your mood. It boosts positive emotions and improves your quality of life.
Improved Oral Health and Function
Underlying oral health conditions cause many cosmetic dental problems. We aim to treat the root cause of your cosmetic problems so that it improves both looks and function.
For example, treating crooked teeth comes with many benefits. Your teeth are easier to clean, reducing tooth decay and gum disease risk. They balance your bite so that each tooth takes on equal pressure, avoiding increased wear, tear, and damage on a select few teeth. A balanced bite also lessens your risk of TMJ disorders. TMJ disorders cause the jaw joint to break down, causing pain and difficulty moving your jaw properly.
You get overall improved dental function, too. Cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers or dental crowns stabilize and strengthen teeth that are damaged or weakened. When you treat these, you can chew and speak better. You’re able to eat a healthy, balanced diet and communicate better.
You can trust your cosmetic dental restorations to last long and be easy to clean. Materials like dental porcelain are stain-resistant, so you can drink coffee and other staining beverages and foods without the worry of severe staining. Professional tooth whitening lasts longer than the over-the-counter options. Solutions like dental bonding and porcelain veneers last for years before you need adjustment or replacement.
Cosmetic Dental FAQs
Learn more about cosmetic dental treatments with answers to these popular questions:
How does ClearCorrect compare to metal braces?
Traditional metal braces use wires and brackets to put pressure on crooked and misaligned teeth. ClearCorrect uses clear, discreet aligners. While patients can experience pain if a wire pokes and irritates their gum tissue, ClearCorrect aligners are contoured to patients’ smiles and do not irritate the gum tissue. Patients who wear traditional metal braces may find it difficult and time-consuming to clean their braces. Alternatively, patients can remove their ClearCorrect aligners to brush and floss.
Do I need dental veneers or tooth bonding treatment?
Although dental veneers and bonding address similar problems, they use different materials and methods. Veneers are thin shells of composite or porcelain ceramic that cover the front of the tooth enamel. Dental veneers are also best used on the teeth in the smile line. Dental bonding treatment is sculpted onto teeth and can address one or more teeth. However, we recommend bonding for smaller areas of the mouth.
How long is QuickPro whitening treatment?
Our team can take 15 minutes to apply the QuickPro whitening and sealant varnishes to the teeth. Within 30 minutes, patients can see a difference in their smiles.
Enhance Your Natural Smile
Request your next dental visit at Gunbarrel Dental Center today or call 720-881-0614. Please let our team know if you have any questions about your cosmetic concerns at your next dental appointment. Gunbarrel Dental Center sees patients from Longmont, Gunbarrel, Boulder, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.