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. 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.
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 single teeth or all of the teeth that show 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 by 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.
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 place 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 we use to 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?
It can take 15 minutes for our team 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. If you have any questions about your cosmetic concerns, please let our team know at your next dental appointment. Gunbarrel Dental Center sees patients from Longmont, Gunbarrel, Boulder, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.