A beautiful smile makes a great first impression. It can give you the confidence you need to make the most out of every moment. Most people aren’t blessed with a perfect smile by nature. Many of us are faced with nagging imperfections that can leave us feeling less attractive and self-conscious when we smile. Fortunately, there are safe, effective cosmetic dentistry treatments for nearly all common dental concerns.
If you're interested in one or more cosmetic dentistry treatments, please contact Adler Advanced Dentistry today at (303) 449-1119 to schedule a free consultation. We proudly provide quality dental care to those who live in the Front Range communities in and around Boulder, Colorado.
These statistics illustrate how cosmetic dentistry can restore your self-esteem and give you increased confidence in life in many ways:
- Your smile can be seen beyond 300 feet.
- Smiles are valuable in human interaction.
- 92 percent of people perceive a smile as a valuable asset (survey result).
- People ages 18 to 49 chose "sexy smile most appealing" in the opposite sex (survey result).
- Most people agree that an appealing smile has straight, white teeth with full lips (survey result).
- Almost 50 percent of adults seek improvements in their smiles.
- 74 percent of men and women believe an unattractive smile negatively impacts career success.
Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Adler, and our team at Adler Advanced Dentistry are dedicated to helping you realize your full potential with a beautiful smile. Using the latest technology and drawing from his extensive experience, Dr. Adler can help you achieve your unique aesthetic goals.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services at Adler Advance Dentistry
Dr. Adler offers a wide array of treatment options to address just about any common cosmetic dental problem you may experience. Depending on your unique individual needs, he may recommend one or more of the following procedures:
- Porcelain Veneers
- One-Visit Porcelain Crowns
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Tissue (Gum) Re-Contouring
- Dental Bonding
- Smile Makeover
Cosmetic dentistry is not as costly as it once was, making these procedures more affordable to men and women in the Boulder area. Even the more complex procedures can easily be financed by a wide variety of lending companies that specifically work with dental practices. If you're interested, be sure to ask us about available financing options.
Cosmetic Dental Issues
Your smile is an extension of your personality. When you have cosmetic issues with your teeth or gums, you may hide your smile from others, withholding a vital part of who you are. This can affect your life in many ways; you may not smile or laugh as much while on a date, in social situations, or even at job interviews when first impressions are critical.
Some of the most common cosmetic dental problems we see at our office include:
- Chipped or Cracked Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
- Missing Teeth
- Gaps in Teeth
- Stained or Discolored Teeth
- Gummy Smile
Fortunately, Dr. Adler and his highly-trained staff have extensive experience with these cosmetic dental problems and have solutions to fix your teeth and gums to give you the beautiful smile you deserve. In the sections below, we'll briefly outline the above cosmetic issues and the solutions we offer to help you have a beautiful and healthy smile.
Chipped or Cracked Teeth
Chipped or cracked teeth can be some of the most apparent dental problems when you smile. These can occur because of injury or if you bite on something hard. Fortunately, chips and cracks can be restored using either dental bonding or porcelain veneers. The best solution will depend on your unique circumstances, and Dr. Adler is happy to discuss all of your options.
The benefits of porcelain veneers include:
- Natural looking
- Stain resistant
- Strong and durable
- Quick procedure
- No recovery time
The benefits of dental bonding include:
- Low cost
- Completed in one visit
- Highly conservative option in terms of tooth preservation
- Natural-looking material
- Only a small amount of tooth enamel is removed
- Anesthesia is generally not required
Nearly everyone has some degree of crooked teeth. Fortunately, there are many options available today in addition to traditional wire braces. Invisalign® Clear Aligners are rapidly becoming one of the most popular choices for older teens and adults who want to straighten their teeth without the unsightly hardware of traditional braces. Invisalign® uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth to their desired position.
The benefits of Invisalign® Clear Aligners include:
- Nearly invisible to others
- Easily removable when eating and brushing/flossing teeth
- Made of comfortable form-fitting plastic
- Requires fewer office visits to adjust
- Customized to your teeth
If you would like to achieve the appearance of straight teeth, but don’t want to invest the time associated with orthodontic treatment, then porcelain veneers may be a good option to consider. Keep in mind that porcelain veneers won’t actually straighten your teeth. They’ll just provide the appearance of straight teeth. Please see the above section for the benefits of porcelain veneers.
Missing teeth can be one of the most frustrating problems people face when it comes to their smile. In addition to being unsightly and embarrassing, missing teeth can cause serious long-term deterioration to the jaw and jeopardize the health of adjacent teeth.
Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth because they are the only option that replaces the missing root as well as the missing tooth. They can also help support the adjacent teeth and strengthen the jaw. If Dr. Adler determines that you aren’t a suitable dental implant candidate, he may recommend alternatives such as dental bridges or dentures.
The benefits of dental implants to replace missing teeth include:
- Helps prevent adjacent teeth from shifting
- Helps keep your bite aligned and comfortable
- Reduces strain in your jaw joints and muscles from a bad bite
- Allows you to properly chew, talk and laugh
- No grinding of adjacent teeth needed to implant
- Strong and durable like natural teeth
- Long-lasting results
- Tooth crown is customized to match existing teeth color
Gaps in Teeth
It’s common for people to have gaps in their teeth. Depending on the severity and size of the gap, you may not worry about its appearance, or you could be embarrassed to show your smile. Gaps between teeth are not a cause for any oral health concern; however, they can make some feel self-conscious about smiling.
Gaps in teeth can form from a variety of causes. The most common include:
- If your teeth form smaller than average and do not fit their space, gaps will develop once the teeth grow and spread out.
- If the skin which attaches your gums to your upper lip (labial frenum) grows between your front teeth, a gap can form.
- Children who use pacifiers or chronically suck on their thumbs past the age of four can develop gaps in their teeth.
- The process of tongue thrusting, or pushing your tongue against your teeth, generally during eating or swallowing, may cause a gap to form over time.
For those who have gaps in their teeth, Dr. Adler can use a variety of treatments such as dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® Clear Aligners. The exact treatment he recommends will depend on the severity of the gap and its placement in your mouth. For the benefits of these treatments, please see the sections above.
Stained or Discolored Teeth
There are many causes for staining and discoloration of the teeth, from dietary choices to the aging process. Dr. Adler offers the Zoom! Teeth Whitening System to restore your brilliant smile. The Zoom! Teeth Whitening System offers an average improvement of eight shades whiter and produces minimal sensitivity.
There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments on the market today, but the best way to enhance your smile is from a dental professional. The benefits of this treatment include:
- Fast and convenient
- Long-lasting results
- Low sensitivity after the procedure
- Proven safe and effective
- Applied by a dental professional
- All done in about one hour
Many people are self-conscious about having a gummy smile, where the gums are more visually prominent and out of balance with the teeth. Using advanced laser gum recontouring, Dr. Adler can create the pleasing appearance you desire with this minimally-invasive technique that heals quickly.
The benefits of gum recontouring include:
- No incisions or sutures needed
- Bleeding is minimal as the laser cauterizes as it cuts
- Precise treatment
- Symmetrical results
- Has a gum-lifting effect
Whatever common cosmetic dental problem you are facing, Dr. Adler can develop a personalized plan to help you achieve your cosmetic dentistry goals. He understands that aesthetic issues with your teeth can be a cause of self-esteem and confidence issues, that’s why he works with your to find the best treatment for your specific problems to help you feel great about your smile.
Why Choose Adler Advanced Dentistry in Boulder
Dr. Michael Adler provides award-winning, nationally recognized dentistry. As a cosmetic dentist trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, he possesses advanced post-graduate training and is personally committed to an individualized approach to your care. Dr. Adler provides cosmetic dentistry that creates a stunning smile without sacrificing the optimal function of your teeth.
Most of the cosmetic dentistry treatments offered at Adler Advanced Dentistry improve smile aesthetics while also improving your bite, facial profile, and your ability to chew and speak. We want you to have teeth and gums that are not only attractive but strong and healthy. We also avoid using any toxic or harmful material, such as BPA and metal. The dental crowns, fillings, and other restorations at our practice are metal-free.
We empower you to make choices about cosmetic dentistry and dental care. After meeting with you for an in-depth discussion of your goals and an assessment of your dental health, we will recommend a range of treatments and treatment alternatives that will be a good fit. We want you to feel confident in making informed decisions about any treatments you choose to pursue.
If you're interested in learning more about any of the above cosmetic dental treatments, please contact us in Boulder today at (303) 449-1119 to schedule a free consultation. We proudly provide dental care to patients in Boulder, Colorado and surrounding areas.