Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry in Lakewood, CO
Have you ever wanted to improve the look of your smile? Callahan & Klein Dental is dedicated to providing excellent cosmetic dentistry that exceeds your expectations. There are different cosmetic procedures available to anyone who wants to improve their smile. Call our office now and schedule an appointment to find out which procedure is best suited for you.
Our team serves individuals and families throughout Lakewood and the surrounding communities of Jefferson County. We also offer services in English and Spanish to help you understand the treatment you need to protect your oral health. To discover all that modern cosmetic dentistry can do for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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Your Satisfaction is a Priority
When determining the procedure that is right for you, we will examine the condition of your teeth. Your treatment plan depends on several factors, including your age, oral health status, and budget. Each aesthetic service addresses a particular issue and can be combined to provide comprehensive care. Some of the cosmetic procedures we offer include:
When recommending treatment for you, we first listen to your goals. Maybe you want to straighten your teeth or make them a few shades lighter. Whatever expectations you have, we aim to match our treatment options to your goals for long lasting results.
Composite Fillings, Inlays, and Onlays
Composite material will mimic the natural appearance of teeth, making it the perfect material for fillings, inlays, and onlays. To repair decay or injury, we will remove the damage and prepare the tooth for a composite filling. If the area is large or on the cusp of the tooth, an inlay or onlay will be prepared first, then set in place at a second appointment. Some of the benefits of cosmetic restorations include:
- Composite bonds to your enamel to provide more support
- Composite fillings require less removal of your tooth when compared to amalgam fillings, preserving more of your healthy tooth
- Composite forms a tight seal to prevent new decay
- The color of composite closely matches the natural color of your teeth
Porcelain Veneers To Improve Aesthetics and Function
A veneer is a small piece of porcelain tailored to restore the natural appearance of your teeth. Veneers are custom-made to match your teeth and can correct chips, cracks, minor misalignment, and unwanted gaps. Veneers can last between 10-15 years. Depending on the damage they incur, your veneers may require repairs or a full replacement. The lifespan of veneers will depend on the effort you put into maintaining them. You are a good candidate for veneers if:
Your teeth are severely stained: For dark stains, we recommend porcelain veneers to cover up discoloration.
You have cosmetic imperfections: We use veneers to conceal cracks, misshapen teeth, and chips.
You have good oral health: We provide this procedure if your teeth and gums are healthy. We can also offer veneers after performing a restorative treatment.
You have sufficient enamel: Applying veneers requires the removal of some of your enamel to create room. This results in a seamless smile once the veneers are set in place.
You have moderately straight teeth
: While veneers can correct mild to moderate misalignment, they are not appropriate for severely crooked teeth.
Porcelain Crowns For Restoring Function
A porcelain crown is a cap that we place over your tooth to restore its size, shape, and strength, and improve your overall appearance. Dental crowns last between 5-15 years. However, the lifespan of a porcelain crown depends on the level of wear and tear, how well you observe proper oral hygiene and your mouth-related habits. We advise our patients to avoid habits like clenching or grinding teeth, biting fingernails, using teeth to open packages, and chewing ice or hard foods. We recommend dental crowns for the following situations:
- To restore a worn out or broken tooth
- To complete an implant
- To secure a dental bridge
- To protect a weak tooth
- To correct a large filling
- To enhance a tooth’s appearance
ClearCorrect® For Smile Rejuvenation
ClearCorrect is a treatment that modifies alignment using clear aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the appropriate position. You wear the aligners for a fixed number of hours a day for a specific period, depending on your condition. Because the treatment requires being diligent about wearing and cleaning the aligners, we recommend it for adults and responsible teens.
We recommend clear aligners for adults and teens suffering from mild to moderate cases of misalignment. This can include conditions like crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and crowded teeth. The benefits of our clear aligners include:
Discretion: These aligners are virtually invisible, and it will take someone who is very close to you to spot them.
Removable: You can remove aligners when eating meals and to brush and floss.
Easy to Clean: With fixed braces, it is hard to reach all the surfaces of teeth when brushing, which increases the likelihood of decay. Clear aligners are removable and enable you to maintain oral hygiene with ease.
Comfortable: Conventional braces have wires that can rub the insides of your cheeks and lips. While wearing an aligner may feel uncomfortable at first, you will get used to this gentle pressure quickly. Clear aligners are smooth and comfortable.
Teeth Whitening For A Sparkling Smile
Teeth whitening involves lightening the color of your teeth by removing stains. We offer Zoom!® in-office whitening and professional take-home kits. Zoom! DayWhite consists of hydrogen peroxide, which works in short periods and applied during the day. In contrast, the NightWhite treatment consists of carbamide peroxide that is suited for more extended periods and is primarily suited for night sessions. For in-office whitening, we monitor your progress and determine whether the solution is working as expected. We can also spot any allergic reactions or tooth sensitivity and offer a quick solution.
What You Can Expect From Our Professional Take-Home Kits
We offer professional at-home teeth whitening kits for those who prefer to carry out the bleaching process on their own. These professional strength solutions are more effective than over-the-counter whitening solutions. Custom-fitted dental trays are part of our take-home whitening kits. These trays help keep the whitening solution on the surface of your teeth and prevent contact with your sensitive gum area. Our at-home kits are very affordable to maintain. You can stop by our office whenever you need a refill for a reasonable price.
How White Will My Teeth Get?
How much your teeth will change after the whitening process depends on several factors. First, it will depend on whether you use our bleaching or store-bought product. It will also depend on the percentage of the active ingredient in the whitener. The whitening effect also depends on the natural color of your teeth and how well you respond to a whitening procedure. For example, you should wear our custom trays for a few hours a day and expect to see results in two weeks. Some of the things that stain your teeth over time include:
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
- Eating dark colored foods
- Drinking dark colored beverages
Our whitening solutions remove deep stains built up on your teeth, restoring the natural shade. Professional solutions have a higher peroxide concentration than over-the-counter kits, which means you will see results in the shortest time possible.
Restoring A Healthy and Natural Smile
Many people do not understand the impact of damaged or missing teeth. Missing teeth leave behind gaps that can shift other teeth and lead to alignment problems. Prolonged tooth loss can also affect the strength of your jawbone and facial structures. Our Lakewood team offers restorative services to support your cosmetic treatments. Each restoration uses beautiful, high-quality materials that are free of amalgam. Our available options for replacing and restoring teeth include:
- Implant-Supported Restorations
- Porcelain Crowns & Bridges
- Complete & Partial Dentures
- Inlays & Onlays
Trust Us To Maintain and Improve Your Smile
At Callahan & Klein Dental, it is our joy to see you walk out of our doors with a dazzling smile. We provide a wide variety of cosmetic options tailored to suit your specific needs. We can determine the appropriate cosmetic procedure to restore the glow on your face with a breath-taking smile. If you are ready to improve your appearance, contact us for a consultation today!
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