State-of-the-Art Cosmetic Dentistry
A beautiful smile can have lasting effects on your quality of life. When you feel confident about your grin, you are more likely to smile and laugh freely. As a result, others may perceive you as more friendly, open, and assured. If you are feeling self-conscious about your teeth, Dr. Kyle F. Long can provide advanced cosmetic dentistry at his Denver, CO, practice. He can even combine treatments to provide a total smile makeover. Through these procedures, Dr. Long can provide a beautiful smile that gives you an entirely new outlook on life.
If you want to conceal surface flaws, Dr. Long can attach veneers to give your smile an attractive and symmetrical new appearance. During the design process, he will make certain that your veneers blend with your smile. After he creates detailed models, our lab will craft your restorations. Often, the ceramists will use pressed porcelain for added strength and durability. If needed, they can also hand-tint the material to match your dental enamel.
Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive treatment, but it can have truly spectacular effects. Dr. Long offers the trusted Opalescence® brand. Both in-office and take-home options are available. These procedures use peroxide-based whitening gel. Once it comes in contact with your teeth, the material will set off an oxidation reaction to break apart dental stains. The two treatments offer comparable effects. After treatment, your smile will be several shades lighter. Dr. Long can also adjust the intensity of the whitening gel to minimize sensitivity.
Dr. Long often recommends crowns for restorative purposes. They can also improve the look of your smile. If you have a dramatically stained, misshapen, or proportionately small tooth, a crown may be appropriate. Made from state-of-the-art porcelain, it will blend with your smile and contribute to proper bite alignment. Like our veneers, our crowns are fabricated at a trusted lab, where technicians can fully customize your restoration.
Dental bonding is an alternative to veneers. This treatment can address cracks, chips, misshapen teeth, and small gaps in your smile. However, instead of using porcelain to enhance your smile, Dr. Long will apply composite resin chosen to match the shade of your enamel. Working carefully, he will shape the material so that it has a smooth and realistic-looking finish. Though bonding is not as durable as veneers, its low cost makes it a great way to determine if you want to pursue veneers.
Thanks to modern orthodontic techniques, you no longer need to rely on metal braces to straighten your smile. Now, Dr. Long can provide ClearCorrect aligners to improve your appearance and oral health. He will take digital impressions of your teeth, and the ClearCorrect lab will create a full series of aligners. The discreet, smooth trays will fit comfortably over your teeth, gently and gradually straightening your smile. Treatment time can range from a few months to about two years, depending on your degree of misalignment.
Excess or uneven gum tissue can radically impact the look of your smile. During gum contouring, Dr. Long will trim away excess tissue. In this way, he can lift your gum line and create a more symmetrical frame for your smile. His advanced approach to this procedure can minimize bleeding and expedite your healing. Once you have recovered, you can experience a dramatically enhanced smile.
A smile makeover can totally update your entire appearance. Dr. Long will recommend two or more cosmetic procedures, depending on your goals and needs. Common combinations include veneers and gum contouring, as well as ClearCorrect and whitening. Dr. Long will show you models and wax-ups so you will have a good idea of what to expect from your makeover. He will take a careful inventory of your goals to provide the results you truly want.