Cosmetic dentistry is right for anyone who desires an improved quality of life, a brighter smile, better oral health, or improved self-esteem. Our Boulder cosmetic dentist team skillfully combines artistry and physiologic dentistry to enhance every smile. We are well trained and utilize advanced, state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure optimal results.
A mixture of artistry and science goes into every Incredible Smile transformation
Dental veneers offer a natural and seamless solution if you have discolored, worn, chipped or misaligned teeth. Our Signature veneers are custom-designed to straighten, lengthen and whiten your smile. We specialize in veneer treatments for authentic and beautiful results.
Invisalign® invisible braces and Clear Correct orthodontics are the clear alternative to metal braces. We can straighten teeth and improve smiles with digital imaging technology to manufacture clear aligners that rapidly straighten teeth.
Incredible Smiles offers Botox as an effective, non-surgical approach to facial rejuvenation. Our minimally invasive Botox technique sets us apart by providing guests with phenomenal results and a more comfortable treatment experience.
As a Boulder general dentistry service, we offer multiple options for teeth whitening. At-home systems like VivaStyle Whitening Kit and custom bleach trays are great options for enhancing your smile. In-office whitening is ideal if you have a time constraint and want a professional strength whitening solution.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure to address chipped teeth, gaps and discoloration. The procedure is fast and effective, without the need for extensive dental work. We gently apply advanced techniques to achieve smooth, polished, and durable results that replicate the appearance of your natural teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
It is dental treatment that improves the beauty and health of one’s smile. Nearly every dental procedure has 2 elements: aesthetics and function. The quality cosmetic dentist takes both of these elements into consideration, so that one may rest assured they will not only look great, but enjoy hassle free long-term results.
Our Boulder cosmetic dentist office covers a multitude of procedures from teeth whitening to repairing, straightening, replacing, or enhancing the appearance of one’s teeth and smile. Most common is the use of Cosmetic Veneers. These thin, but durable restorations are much more conservative to the natural tooth than traditional crowns and have become a very popular way to enhance a smile. In certain procedures, dental bonding can be a way to shape teeth as well.
The cosmetic dentist provides more than just a beautiful smile and a healthy mouth. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), it has also been shown to improve a person’s overall health and emotional well-being. An improved smile can boost a person’s self-image, making them more confident in their daily lives. It is for anyone who desires to improve the quality of their smile, oral health, or quality of life. The very essence almost always improves one’s bite, health, and function.
Cosmetic dental techniques have advanced dramatically over the last decade. The qualities of materials such as porcelain and composite resins have improved, giving a more lifelike appearance. Where gum-tissue surgery and contouring was once performed with scalpels; lasers now provide fast, non-surgical results.
If you are happy with the shape and color of your teeth, then orthodontic teeth straightening may be a good option for you. If you want to whiten and enhance the shape of your teeth as well as straighten them, then cosmetic dentistry will give you the results you are looking for while saving you time and money. Clear teeth aligners provide a great alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign is the latest generation of “invisible” teeth aligners. Though not always necessary, some people will choose to undergo some teeth straightening prior to being fitted with cosmetic veneers.
Modern metal-free dentistry has evolved to a point where we can be much more conservative with tooth preparation. A veneer is essentially a conservative crown. Rather than encompassing the entire tooth, a cosmetic veneer, essentially covers the visible part of a tooth preserving a large amount of the natural tooth structure. Dental Veneers can straighten, lengthen and whiten teeth to provide the desired smile and bite. Each veneered tooth must be shaped. This means that an outer layer of the natural tooth structure is removed to allow space for veneer placement.
When “seated” correctly veneers are strong and can last for many years, even a lifetime with good oral care.
Porcelain veneers are non-porous and will not stain or discolor.
Yes. Aesthetic dentistry is the ultimate blend of art and science. If quality and service are important to you, look for experience and proven results. Always ask to see before and after photos of people’s smiles when choosing your dentist. There are many different materials used in veneers and crowns. Incredible Smiles creates all restorations from the finest materials available and works with a ceramist dedicated to Dr. Priya Uppal and team.
Bonding is done by placing tooth-like material onto the tooth to build it up or alter its shape. Over time the bonded portion of a tooth will change color as compared to the natural, un-bonded portion of the tooth. The advantage of bonding is that it is an ultra-conservative way to restore a tooth and is completed in one visit. The disadvantage is that it will discolor over time and is more prone to breakage than a veneer.
Many restorations are designed with a metal lining covered with porcelain (porcelain fused to metal or PFM). They appear “flat” because the metal does not let light pass through like a natural tooth does. There is often a dark line next to the gum line that is undesirable (often the metal irritates the adjacent gum tissue in the form of an allergic reaction). Always inquire! Dentists will say that it is porcelain, and it is…on the outside. Dr. Uppal provides 100% all-porcelain restorations. When properly seated, they are strong or stronger than their metal predecessors. The appearance is strikingly similar to a natural tooth, allowing light to pass through (referred to as translucency).
Sometimes people have too much gum tissue or there is asymmetry of the tissue across their smile. The solution is simple, a specialized soft-tissue laser can remove excessive gum tissue. There is always a margin of tissue that can safely be removed to further enhance a smile. This non-surgical and pain-free procedure is completed in a matter of minutes.
Cosmetic dental work is probably not as expensive as you think. The cost of cosmetic dentistry depends on how much you want or need. Like any cosmetic process, costs will vary with the amount of products or services you desire. A skilled cosmetic dentist can explain various fees and the best procedure for you. Also, some cosmetic dental options are covered by insurance if “need” can be established. People often take advantage of a monthly payment plan provided through www.carecredit.com or www.springstoneplan.com or dental insurance plans.