Cosmetic dentistry procedures repair, restore and enhance your smile. Our Lakewood, CO, dentist, Dr. Thomas Nyvold, offers several procedures that could help you.
Tooth-colored composite resin fillings are completely unnoticeable and fit in with the rest of your smile. Silver amalgam fillings expand and contract frequently due to exposure to temperature extremes. Unfortunately, years of expansion and contraction can eventually crack teeth. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite resin fillings remain stable whether you drink a cup of hot cocoa or enjoy a Popsicle on a warm day.
Veneers, thin porcelain shells applied to the fronts of your teeth, hide small flaws in your smile. They're a good choice if you have a discolored tooth or want to conceal a noticeable chip or crack. Veneers can also be used to extend the length of a tooth or alter its shape.
Crowns and bridges
Crowns are restorations that fit over teeth, stabilizing, strengthening and restoring them. They're often used to restore fractured teeth, prevent cracked or fragile teeth from breaking, cover imperfections or change the shape or length of teeth. Bridges fill in gaps in your smile due to tooth loss. Each bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth connected to crowns that hold the bridge in place.
In-office teeth whitening treatment offers almost instant results. An hour after professional strength hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to your teeth in our Lakewood office, your smile will be three to eight shades whiter. At-home whitening kits are also available.
Thanks to dental implants, you can permanently replace a missing tooth or teeth. Titanium implants are placed in the section of jawbone that once held your tooth roots. The implants fuse to the bone and are capped with an artificial tooth called a crown. Implants can be used to replace any number of teeth and also offer an alternative to full dentures.
Are you ready to improve your smile with a cosmetic dentistry procedure? Call our Lakewood, CO, dentist, Dr. Nyvold, at (303) 988-6115 to schedule an appointment.