What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
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It is impossible to overstate the importance of a bright, white, photogenic smile. It's often the first thing people notice about us, and it draws the eye in conversation.
That's why cosmetic dentistry is so important to our Denver-area patients. And it's why Dr. Scott Greenhalgh has spent decades acquiring the specialized training and experience to become one of the region's most well-regarded providers of cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Greenhalgh can help you achieve the beautiful smile you want with the use of safe, proven procedures that can address and eliminate your specific dental issues.
If you live in the Denver, Colorado area and you need an experienced cosmetic dentist, please call Dr. Scott Greenhalgh, DDS today at 720-484-8832.
- Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options
- Inconspicuous Dental Work
- Choosing Dr. Greenhalgh
- Answering Your Most Common Cosmetic Dentistry Questions
- Call Dr. Greenhalgh Today
Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options
During his decades of work as a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Greenhalgh has acquired a keen understanding of how procedures can interact to fix individual problems while improving the greater whole—your smile. And he understands which procedures are safe and effective at achieving your goals, especially with inconspicous dental work.
We offer our patients a wide range of options to suit everyone’s individual needs. You may benefit from:
Each of these procedures is designed to address a specific cosmetic complaint. In some circumstances, Dr. Greenhalgh may recommend a combination of procedures for a more extensive smile rejuvenation. These smile makeovers can effect a truly extraordinary transformation in the quality of your smile.
You likely have quite a few cosmetic dentistry options in the Denver area. Dr. Greenhalgh is the right option if you are looking for a truly skilled, experienced, compassionate and proven cosmetic dentist.
Inconspicuous Dental Work
At the cosmetic dental office of Scott Greenhalgh, we want your smile to be naturally attractive without making that beauty feel artificial, which is why we make it a priority to offer a range of inconspicuous dental treatments.
Patients often assume that dental treatments will involve embarrassing metal brackets, odd colored tooth replacements and other unsightly solutions that make the presence of dental work obvious.
However, we assess your individual needs and concerns during your consultation in order to provide you with a solution that will help you best achieve your aesthetic goals without the need for conspicuous dental treatments. Despite any preconceived notions you may have, we can discretely improve almost all of your common dental problems including:
· Straightening crooked teeth. With our “instant orthodontics,” or porcelain veneers, we can discretely and almost instantly improve the appearance of a crooked smile with minor misalignments without the need for traditional metal braces.
· Replacing missing teeth. The natural look and feel of our dental implants will ensure that your new replacements blend seamlessly with the size, shape, and color of your other teeth to restore gaps in your smile. Even when replacing multiple missing teeth with a dental bridge, our all-porcelain dental bridge attachments will eliminate the need for dark metal in your mouth, keeping the secret to your smile’s beauty safe.
· Restoring damaged teeth. When it comes to cavities, our white fillings are an ideal alternative to dark metal fillings, repairing unsightly and unhealthy cavities and leaving your teeth looking completely natural. For more severely damaged or decayed teeth, our dental crowns also provide natural looking results that will go virtually unnoticed.
While not every dental issue can be solved with a completely inconspicuous treatment, our team of professionals will ensure that you receive the optimal treatment to provide you with the best results possible.
Choosing Dr. Greenhalgh
Dr. Greenhalgh has made a significant commitment to ensuring that he and his staff are as well-equipped as possible to handle all of your needs. For example, we can ease your dental anxiety through the use of sedation dentistry, which allows you to undergo the dental work you need in a pleasant, relaxed, dream-like state.
Dr. Greenhalgh has been helping the people of Denver with their cosmetic dentistry needs for decades. If you want to learn more, we'll be happy to arrange a consultation and initial examination so we can determine the extent of your needs and make a plan to beautify your smile.
Call Dr. Scott Greenhalgh, DDS, today at 720-484-8832 to schedule your personal consultation with an experienced cosmetic dentist.
Answering Your Most Common Cosmetic Dentistry Questions
Over the years, we have heard a lot of questions from curious patients. Here we answer some of the most common questions we get about cosmetic dentistry and how it can improve your smile.
Can any dentist perform cosmetic dentistry?
They could if they took some extra training beyond undergraduate dental school. Cosmetic dentistry is not officially a dental specialty, but doing it well requires more education than a typical dental school provides.
Good cosmetic procedures need to be well planned, with your bite in mind, with your existing dental work in mind (or any changes that are planned in that), and with your facial shape and facial movements in mind—the shape of your smile.
A good cosmetic dentist also understands dental ceramics and how to work with them, and will collaborate with special laboratory technicians who are also trained in porcelain work. Only when you choose a properly trained cosmetic dentist can you be confident of getting a winning smile and the dental results that you dream of.
Do porcelain veneers hurt?
No. Porcelain veneers are placed on teeth to make them as straight and light as you’ve hoped for. Only the enamel surface receives some work, with a very shallow layer being buffed away to make room for the veneers.
There are also “prepless veneers,” such as Lumineers® and DURAthin® veneers, that do not require any enamel to be removed. However, you will be able to feel their slight added thickness with your tongue.
Dr. Greenhalgh will be happy to discuss these options and explain how they work in detail. Then you can choose the type of veneers you would like for attractive improvements to your smile.
How white could I get my teeth?
Probably whiter than you think you can. Tooth discoloration happens gradually in most cases, and if you have not had them whitened before, you may have forgotten how white they once were. We offer three ways of whitening your teeth:
· Zoom2™ is a fast procedure done in-office that only takes about 90 minutes and can provide results up to nine shades lighter.
· Deep Bleaching can penetrate to stains that formed while your teeth were developing, removing even those caused by Tetracycline given during childhood. This is the most comfortable way to whiten your teeth. In addition, it also produces the whitest results of any whitening technique.
· Home tooth whitening is done entirely on your own time with a customized take-home kit. These results can be as dramatic as in-office results and some patients prefer the at-home convenience.
Whether you want a touch up or to get your teeth as white as possible, you can be confident of achieving your goal if you work with Denver cosmetic dentist, Dr. Greenhalgh.
How long does tooth whitening take?
A teeth whitening timeframe depends on what whitening method you choose. If you have an in-office procedure, dramatic results will be evident after about 90 minutes.
If you choose Deep Bleaching, your results will be even more dramatic, as this method penetrates more deeply into the tooth, affecting the dentin layer below the enamel as well as the enamel itself. It could brighten your smile by as much as 16 shades and combines two office visits separated by two weeks of at-home work.
Use of a take-home kit instead of any in-office procedure will take longer, depending on how effectively and consistently you use the kit. It might take one week or several weeks but it could be more convenient for you, or more relaxed if you suffer from dental anxiety.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. One implant can hold one or two missing teeth. Four can hold an arch of teeth (a procedure called All-On-4™) and eight can hold a mouthful of teeth.
There are several implant types, but the most common type looks like a small screw. They are made of titanium, which is well accepted by bone tissue and each implant becomes a part of the jawbone, giving a lifetime of excellent service. You will never need to deal with ill-fitting dentures and your implants with their pearly-white replacement teeth will require no care beyond good daily dental hygiene.
Call Dr. Greenhalgh Today
If you have more questions and would like to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry and the procedures we offer can enhance your smile, call Scott Greenhalgh, DDS, at 720-484-8832. Our friendly team looks forward to welcoming you warmly. We proudly serve Lakewood, Denver, and the surrounding communities in Colorado.