Cosmetic Dentistry

The way you feel about your smile has a lot to do with how you present yourself and interact with others. If you don’t feel great about your teeth's shape, size, shade, or alignment, cosmetic dentistry can help you attain your best, most confident smile.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry isn’t all about dramatic smile makeovers, although we can do those too! It’s about enhancing the natural beauty of your smile with procedures like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or dental crowns, so your smile looks healthy and beautiful. 

Porcelain Veneers Conceal Aesthetic Flaws

Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic treatment because they are thin ceramic shells that cover the surface of your teeth. Since they hide your teeth, we use veneers to conceal numerous aesthetic smile flaws, including:

  1. Teeth with chipped edges
  2. Broken or cracked teeth
  3. Slight tooth misalignment
  4. Unevenly spaced or gapped teeth
  5. Teeth that look too short or too small 
  6. Stained or discolored teeth 

Getting porcelain veneers typically requires two visits to our Fort Collins dental office. During the first, we’ll plan your veneers, select the perfect shade of white, and then a dental lab will customize them for your unique smile.

Convenient Teeth Whitening Options

Teeth whitening is the fastest and most affordable way to restore the sparkle and youthful brightness of your smile. We offer three options so you can whiten your teeth when and how it’s convenient for you. 

  1. Opalescence Boost is an in-office teeth bleaching treatment that produces dramatic results in about an hour.
  2. Opalescence Go comes with pre-filled whitening trays that are easy to use at home. Go is stronger than products purchased over the counter and also helps with sensitive teeth.
  3. Custom whitening trays are an at-home treatment that uses impressions of your teeth to fabricate your trays. The result is a perfect fit that covers all surfaces of your teeth for even whitening results.

All-Porcelain Dental Crowns

We commonly use porcelain dental crowns to strengthen and protect decayed, damaged, or broken teeth. Crowns are also a great cosmetic dental treatment because they look realistic, cover the entire tooth, and conceal discolored, worn, or oddly-shaped teeth.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Sometimes a patient comes to us with numerous dental problems like broken, decayed, or missing teeth that we can’t resolve with cosmetic dentistry alone. 

In this case, we will perform a comprehensive evaluation using x-rays, intraoral cameras, and 3-D cone beam imaging to get a full picture of your dental health.

Dr. Rush will evaluate your needs carefully to determine which treatments can benefit you. He will explain all your options, make recommendations, and work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your unique needs. 

Your treatment plan may include one or several of the following procedures to restore your oral health and enhance the look of your smile:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Teeth whitening

If you are on a budget, don’t worry—Dr. Rush will be happy to plan your treatment in stages so you can get the smile you want without any stress.

Want to Learn More about Cosmetic Dentistry?

You deserve a healthy smile, beautiful smile, and cosmetic dentistry may be the answer you need. Please call our Fort Collins, CO dental office and schedule an appointment to learn more about how we can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry.