Living with stained, worn, or broken teeth can inhibit your ability to greet friends, family and even strangers with a genuine smile. When you are less than proud of your smile, you learn to hide it, or might even stop smiling altogether.
Cosmetic dentistry includes a variety of dental procedures aimed at improving the appearance of your smile. At Highline Family Dentistry, Drs. Cavanaugh and Becker welcome the opportunity to discuss ways to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Cosmetic Dental Services we offer in Littleton:
Dental bonding is used to reshape teeth and fill gaps between them using esthetic, tooth-colored composite resin. This procedure not only improves the appearance of teeth but provides a conservative approach to improving your smile.
For more severe cases of cracked, chipped or badly discolored teeth that are affecting your smile, Drs. Cavanaugh and Becker recommend the application of porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin, life-like, esthetic wafers of porcelain that adhere to damaged teeth with special dental adhesive after minimal tooth preparation.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are a necessary restorative treatment when a tooth is either severely cracked, or when there isn’t enough existing tooth structure left to fix it. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a prepared tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, or improve its appearance. Crowns are fabricated in a lab and then cemented into place over the prepared tooth, and with proper oral hygiene and care can last a very long time.
Bridges can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a false tooth, or pontic, connecting them. Bridges can be supported by natural teeth, or by implants.