Cosmetic Dentistry

Achieve Greater Confidence With a Beautiful Smile in Aurora

If you are unhappy with the look of your teeth or gums, Dr. Jim Craig offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry services to enhance the appearance of your smile. We can place porcelain veneers to improve the symmetry of your teeth, fit Invisalign® aligners to address a misaligned bite or perform a professional teeth whitening treatment to brighten your smile. At our Aurora, CO practice, we can create a treatment plan to meet your unique needs and aesthetic goals with a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry treatment options to fit all budgets.

The Basics of Cosmetic Dentistry

Whereas restorative dentistry treatments are designed to rebuild the smile and functionality of your teeth and bite, cosmetic dentistry focuses more on refining your appearance. Some of our most popular cosmetic services are:

Porcelain veneers
These thin shells are placed directly over the front surface of teeth to conceal deep stains and small cracks. Porcelain veneers are versatile and are often referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can create a more uniform appearance.

Dental cosmetic bonding
Cosmetic bonding is an affordable way to reshape disproportionate teeth and repair minor chips, pits or imperfections. During treatment, your dentist uses a malleable composite material that can be sculpted over the tooth enamel to restore the appearance of a compromised or slightly damaged tooth. If the tooth has more serious damage, your dentist may recommend a dental crown to give the tooth greater strength and long-lasting protection.

Gum lift
Your gums should form a beautiful frame for your teeth. If your teeth appear overly elongated, your dentist can raise your gum line to create a more balanced look with a gum lift.

Invisalign
Using clear, plastic aligners, Invisalign can realign your bite in much the same way as traditional braces. The Invisalign option is incredibly popular among teens and adults because it is more discreet and more comfortable than traditional orthodontics. It’s also more convenient, allowing you to easily remove the aligners to eat, brush and floss, and you can eat whatever you want without restrictions.

Teeth whitening
Teeth whitening treatment can brighten your smile by up to several shades. To help you maintain your results, we offer our patients teeth whitening for life. For as long as you see us for your regular checkups and professional cleanings, we will replenish your take-home whitening gel so you can keep your dazzling smile for many years.

Smile makeover
If you have several aesthetic concerns, we can often combine multiple treatments into a comprehensive cosmetic plan that will help you achieve your goals. We can often perform more than one procedure in a single appointment to expedite your treatment. We even offer sedation dentistry for those who are anxious, fearful or uncomfortable during long appointments. Our team can assess your smile health and structure and recommend the most appropriate treatment options for you.

Porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are placed over the front surfaces of your teeth to mask any imperfections beneath. These include stains from smoking, coffee, wine, certain medications and other foods plus discolorations, chips, cracks and poor tooth spacing or gaps between your front teeth.

How to Prepare for Your Consultation

During your initial consultation, you will meet with the dentist at Summerbrook Dental Group to discuss your expectations for treatment. It is important to come prepared with questions and be ready to review your medical history. Your dentist will take the time to carefully examine your smile. We may request X-rays or other advanced images to gain a more comprehensive picture of your teeth and jaw. In order to qualify for cosmetic dentistry treatments, your smile should be strong and healthy. Any underlying concerns such as gum disease, periodontal disease or tooth decay must be treated and corrected prior to receiving cosmetic treatments.

If you do not require preliminary procedures, we can start planning your treatment immediately. Depending on your needs, we may create a diagnostic wax-up so you can preview the results of your treatment. If you are satisfied with the expected outcome, we can take any necessary impressions and schedule your next appointment.

“My boyfriend and I both go to Summerbrook Dental and I cannot say enough good things about this place. The staff is very friendly and so welcoming. I always get so nervous going to the dentist but they always seem to calm my nerves when I get in the chair. Colleen did an awesome job with my deep cleaning… Brook made sure they looked perfect which I appreciate. I have to have some more work done and I can’t wait to go back. Thank you to all of you at the office.” ~Amber S.

Enhance Your Smile Today in Aurora

When you look in the mirror, you should feel confident in the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry treatments can help you achieve the smile of your dreams and greater self-confidence and self-esteem than you have ever had. Reach out to us here on our website or call (303) 693-1215 to schedule a consultation with an experienced dentist at Summerbrook Dental Group. We welcome patients from Aurora, Colorado Springs, Denver, Lakewood, Thornton and nearby areas.

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