Cosmetic Dentist – Lakewood, CO
Smile Transformations Made Easy
Have you been wanting to fix the stains, gaps, or other imperfections in your teeth but been too nervous to actually meet with a dentist about it? Whether you have dental anxiety in general or you’re self-conscious about your teeth, Dr. Tavi Henry, your trusted cosemtic dentist in Lakewood, CO, and our detnal team provide cosmetic dentistry services to help you reach your smile goals. If you’re ready to learn more, call our dental team and schedule your consultation today!
Why Choose Dedicated Dentistry for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation, Blankets, & Pillows Offered
- See Your Results Beforehand with Smile Vision Technology
- One-Visit CEREC Dental Crowns Available
With veneers, it’s easy to fix all sorts of aesthetic dental flaws. Once Dr. Henry attaches these thin porcelain coverings over the fronts of your teeth, virtually all of their imperfections – discoloration, chips, cracks, small gaps, misshapenness, and even slight crookedness –disappear. Every veneer is personalized to look like an improved version of your natural tooth. It only takes two visits to design and place veneers, and they can last for up to two decades.
Metal-Free Dental Crowns
Gold crowns might be durable, but they don’t exactly blend in with your natural pearly whites. Even if they’re in the back of your mouth, they can still glint in the light and become visible. By protecting your teeth with porcelain, zirconia, or other metal-free dental crowns, you can improve your smile’s health without compromising the way it looks. Plus, our CEREC technology lets us complete the entire process in just one appointment.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
If you need a quick fix for one or two minor flaws in your smile, then cosmetic dental bonding might be the perfect solution for you. All we need to do is color-match a small amount of composite resin, sculpt it over the imperfection, and cement it into place by shining an ultraviolet light onto it. This comfortable procedure rarely takes more than one hour, and it delivers natural-looking results that can last for years.
ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
Teeth can fall victim to staining over the years, but they don’t have to remain that way. Our ZOOM! Teeth Whitening system can permeate your enamel and break down stubborn stains to create a dazzlingly bright smile. Often, we can make your teeth six to eight shades whiter in a single visit! We also offer Opalescence take-home whitening kits that let you gradually achieve the same results at your convenience.
Virtual Smile Design
Maybe you’d like to improve your smile, but you’re worried you won’t be satisfied with the results. We want you to feel confident that you’re choosing the right treatment, which is why we use Smile Vision®. After taking a photo of your smile, we can digitally alter it to reflect what it would look like after cosmetic treatment. This will enable you to see the results while also getting you excited for what’s to come!
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Some people might view cosmetic dentistry as frivolous; however, transforming your smile can benefit many facets of your life. While a few cosmetic treatments, such as crowns, can lead to better oral health by protecting your teeth from damage, cosmetic dentistry can improve your mental health. When you feel great about the way your teeth look, you’ll exude confidence that can enhance your romantic life and even open doors to new career opportunities
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
You might worry that cosmetic dental work is too pricey. After all, its treatments usually aren’t covered by dental insurance. However, the truth is that Dedicate Dentistry will help you manage the cost of cosmetic dentistry. We know that nice teeth are priceless, so we want you to get genuinely affordable care. To that end, listed below are varying services our office offers — each with a different price point. Please read them over to get a better feel for what works for you. Otherwise, call our office for more financial details!
Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?
Cosmetic procedures can learn toward some effects more than others. You should thus weigh your options carefully before committing to anything. In particular, Dr. Henry can help you explore the following options:
- Cosmetic Dental Bonding – This procedure uses tooth-colored resin to hide minor smile flaws – chips, stains, cracks, etc.; it’s also the cheapest cosmetic option. Still, remember that bonding’s effects don’t last very long. You’ll likely need a follow-up for it in a few years.
- ZOOM! Teeth Whitening – Whitening is relatively fast, mid-range in terms of cost, and ideal for patients who want a brighter smile. Unfortunately, it only affects tooth color – you won’t see changes in tooth shape or position.
- Metal-Free Dental Crowns – Metal-free crowns both protect teeth from harm and hide prior dental damage. Since they’re made of ceramic or porcelain, though, they tend to have a higher cost.
- Veneers – Veneers are thin shells placed on the fronts of teeth. Covering smile flaws beneath porcelain, they alter multiple aspects of your smile for over a decade. In exchange, they’re one of the more expensive procedures.
- Smile Makeover – Rather than being its own procedure, a smile makeover combines several services. It’s thus the priciest option and the most comprehensive way to get desired results quickly.
Cosmetic Dentistry is a Worthwhile Investment
True, cosmetic dentistry can feel like a big financial commitment. Even so, it’s also a great investment that pays dividends over time.
You see, cosmetic dental work has priceless perks. For patients who are self-conscious about their smiles, it can lead to amazing boosts in confidence and self-esteem. These improvements, in turn, result in better socializing, romance, and even job prospects. In the long run, then, you can count on treatment to result in a higher quality of life!
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
Admittedly, purely cosmetic dentistry isn’t covered by dental insurance. That being said, are other ways to make its services more affordable. Here at Dedicated Dentistry, for instance, we have:
- Special Offers – Our practice is currently running limited offers on cosmetic work. In particular, you can take advantage of a free cosmetic consultation and our teeth whitening special.
- In-House Membership Plan – For a flat monthly or yearly fee, we provide patients with complimentary preventive care and various discounts. With the latter, you can get a 20% price reduction on all cosmetic treatments.
- Flexible Financing – Our office offers patients flexible financing through CareCredit. In doing so, we let patients pay for care with monthly low-interest installments. You can thus cover the cost of cosmetic dentistry gradually instead of all at once.
Ultimately, Dedicated Dentistry will better your smile in a budget-friendly way. So, go ahead and book a consultation visit with our dentists!
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Here at Dedicated Dentistry, we understand that you might have some initial questions about cosmetic dentistry and what it’s capable of doing for your pearly whites! We’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive about cosmetic dental work, along with their respective answers, so that you can put your concerns to rest and achieve the brighter and whiter smile you’ve been dreaming of! If you have any additional questions about a particular treatment, or would like to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to give us a call for additional assistance!
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?
Believe it or not, you don’t have to break the bank to enhance your smile! While it’s true that most cosmetic procedures are not covered by dental insurance, there are still ways to lessen the financial burden. We’re proud to offer financing options through CareCredit as well as an in-house membership plan, both of which can alleviate the cost of treatment and ensure that you’re able to affordably reach your dream smile. In some cases, cosmetic dental work that also offers long-term oral health benefits might be partially covered by your insurance, but you’ll need to check with your provider beforehand.
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?
Many patients are understandably a little hesitant about any sort of dental work due to concerns about pain. However, the majority of cosmetic treatments are actually quite comfortable and relatively pain-free, and most of the time an anesthetic isn’t even necessary! Options like teeth whitening and direct bonding are so quick and non-invasive that you won’t have to worry about pain at all. And while treatments like veneers can sometimes cause some residual soreness, it’s very minor and temporary.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?
There are two primary factors that determine the longevity of cosmetic dental work: the procedure that was performed, and the patient’s commitment to excellent oral hygiene following the treatment. Teeth whitening, whether it’s performed in our office or with a take-home kit, often yields results that last anywhere from a few months to a few years. However, veneers can last for up to 15 years if you take great care of them.
How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
As the name suggests, cosmetic dentistry is geared towards improving the appearance of your smile. Issues like staining and discoloration, chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, misaligned teeth, and more can all be addressed with a variety of innovative and effective solutions. Of course, your first step to determining if your smile can benefit from a certain cosmetic procedure is to visit us for a consultation. We can discuss your smile goals and move forward from there!