In short, yes, a cosmetic dentist can fix your smile! The longer version of the answer is a little more complex. Every patient’s journey to their ideal smile is different because we are all unique. Before you even begin your cosmetic dentistry journey, you may require restorative care, such as a dental crown, filling, or dental bridge. Gum disease treatment is also necessary for some patients. Once you have reached optimal oral health, the cosmetic procedures can begin. While you may have an idea of what treatments you need, a cosmetic dentist can explain all of your options in detail and [...]
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Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, affects millions of children and adults across the country. Two of the most common causes of teeth grinding are stress and anxiety. When the worries of the day spill over into your sleep, the body may react by grinding the teeth. Because this happens at night, bruxism often goes completely unnoticed. Other causes of bruxism include taking certain medications, sleep disorders, and lifestyle choices. Continue reading to learn about the dangers of teeth grinding and how it can be treated. The Negative Effects of Teeth Grinding Bruxism affects much more than just your teeth; it [...]
Oftentimes, a beautiful smile is correlated with a healthy smile. While bright, perfectly straight teeth may seem to be in perfect health, that isn’t always the care. However, a less-than-perfect smile can be in great health! For most of our patients, the goal is to have both at the same time. As dentists, our first priority is to help patients achieve optimal oral health. Once we’ve met that goal, we are happy to help our patients create a picture-perfect smile through cosmetic dental treatments. Gaining and maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile starts at home. Here are seven tips from our Denver [...]
Just one missing tooth can affect the appearance and function of your smile. An imperfect smile can also lead to poor oral health, compromised overall health, and low self-esteem. It is so important to replace a missing tooth as soon as possible to avoid these negative consequences. Even for a single missing tooth, there are several tooth replacement options. In this blog, our Denver dentists discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a dental bridge, partial denture, and dental implant. Tooth Replacement Option #1: Dental Bridge A traditional dental bridge can replace up to three missing teeth by attaching to the neighboring [...]
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) affects millions of Americans every year. Almost every experience is different, yet the same stages and symptoms apply. It is so important that the patient receives immediate treatment for gum disease because it can cause severe damage to their oral and overall health. Thankfully, dentists offer effective treatments for every stage. To learn more about the symptoms and treatments for gum disease, continue reading this blog. Gingivitis The first and most well-known stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. There are so many reasons a person develops gum disease, including poor oral hygiene, hormonal [...]