Teeth whitening and bleaching is a popular and convenient procedure that can restore the natural brightness of your smile. At Advanced Family Dental, your cosmetic dentist in Lakewood, CO, we provide a simple and inexpensive bleaching procedure in our office or in the comfort of your own home.
Depending on your preference, you can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower using a special teeth-whitening agent that removes stains from the enamel of your teeth. Once your teeth reach your preferred brightness, only occasional treatments are needed to maintain your new smile.
Tooth bonding is a procedure that provides more permanent options for restoring your smile. Using a resin on the surfaces of your teeth, Lakewood cosmetic dentist, Dr. Matheson, can remove decay, lighten stains, close minor gaps, or correct crooked teeth.
After lightly etching the surface of a tooth, Lakewood, CO dentist Dr. Matheson places a bonding resin on top and then shapes and colors the tooth so that it fits in with your smile. Once cured under a high-intensity light, the surface of the tooth is polished.
Tooth bonding is an effective, convenient, and long-lasting way to restore the natural look to your smile.
Dental veneers offer another option for improving the look of a smile if teeth are stained, crooked, or broken. Dental veneers are generally made of thin sheets of porcelain bonded directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. These thin sheets are virtually undetectable and are stain-resistant.
Dental veneers can be completed in about three dental visits, which involves a consultation with our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Matheson, as well as an impression of your teeth to send to the lab where your veneers will be made. The veneers will then be placed and bonded to your teeth during the third visit.
Veneers require the same type and amount of care as regular teeth. Brushing twice daily and flossing once a day, along with regularly scheduled trips to Dr. Matheson at Advanced Family Dental, will ensure a bright, healthy smile for years to come.
Straightening Teeth with Invisalign
The Invisalign® system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position.
Using custom-made, invisible aligners, Advanced Family Dental provides a way to help you transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.
Unlike traditional metal braces, the Invisalign system allows you the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for thorough comfort and convenience.
At each new stage of treatment, you may experience temporary discomfort for a few days, which is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It’s also a sign that Invisalign is working, as it moves your teeth to their final destination. This discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.
The Invisalign system offers comfort and convenience, allowing you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.