Quality Cosmetic Dentistry in Denver, Co
You no longer have to suffer from missing, chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth.
Your smile is one of your most important features. Dentistry is constantly evolving with new treatment options making it easier to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile for patients of all ages.
Noticeable results, no surgery, and no recovery time – discover the benefits of Botox® at our practice.
There are many different reasons that patients choose to receive Botox treatment, from wanting to remove fine lines and wrinkles to treating more severe conditions such as TMJ and chronic migraines. Botox can relieve any of the symptoms that make you feel less confident, and help you achieve a more youthful, radiant appearance.
What is Botox Cosmetics?
Botox is a medication that can only be prescribed to you by a healthcare professional. It is used as a temporary treatment for patients between the ages of 18 and 65. Botox treatments are quick and comfortable, and within hours you will begin to notice a difference in the way your skin looks and feels.
How does Botox work?
Botox uses a special protein to block overactive nerve impulses, restricting muscle contractions. In doing so, Botox helps to relax the muscles beneath the skin, so that fine lines and wrinkles become less visible, giving the skin a healthy, more youthful appearance.
Depending on each individual case, the results can last between one and six months. Treatment is temporary, and once the Botox begins to wear off, the skin will return to the way it looked before treatment.
Botox is also used to relieve symptoms of TMJ, as well as provide comfort to patients receiving dental implants. In each case, Botox is used to reduce the amount of stress placed on the teeth and jaw so that patients feel comfortable and confident.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
Botox may or may not be the right treatment for you. The best candidates for treatment with Botox are:
- Between the ages of 18 and 65
- Diagnosed with, and experiencing discomfort from, TMJ
- Concerned with removing wrinkles and fine lines
- Looking for a non-surgical skin treatment
- Aware that Botox results are temporary
- In good physical and psychological health
- Willing to discuss their concerns and desires with their dentist before treatment
If you feel that you are a good candidate for a Botox treatment, and are interested in learning more, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
DERMAL FILLERS – CREATE A BEAUTIFUL, YOUNG-LOOKING FRAME AROUND YOUR SMILE!
Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular means to help reverse the changes associated with aging. Because the goal is to return the dermis to its original youthful state, dermal fillers can give a more natural appearance than surgical face lifts. Dermal fillers can be used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, raise scar depressions, enhance lips, and replace soft-tissue volume loss.
As our skin ages, the dermis gradually loses its major constituents: collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Collagen acts as the major support protein for our skin, elastin allows our skin to stay firm and resist wrinkles, and hyaluronic acid helps to trap water and add volume and shape to our skin.
Dermal fillers are substances that are injected just below the surface of the skin to fill in lines, wrinkles, and scars. Unlike face lifts that stretch the skin, fillers add volume for a more natural, youthful appearance. Fillers can also increase the fullness of the lips and lessen the downward slant of the corner of lips. The most common areas treated are the smile lines around the nose and mouth, fine lines above the mouth, frown lines between the eyes, and acne scars.
Why see a dentist about dermal fillers?
Your dentist has undergone extensive clinical training in the administration of injectable facial rejuvenation treatments and can discuss ALL of your facial/aesthetic concerns, including your smile and teeth.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Dermal fillers approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are minimally invasive and generally very safe. Side effects are uncommon, but it is important to contact your doctor to discuss any allergies or interactions.
How long do dermal fillers last?
The effect of dermal fillers typically last anywhere from six to 12 months at which point the procedure needs to be repeated. The procedures take anywhere from five to 15 minutes.
At Governor’s Park Dental Group, we complete restorative work on existing implants. If a new implant placement is needed, we will refer you to one of our specialists, and work closely with them to ensure the best quality implant for you!
Many don’t realize that the consequences of missing or damaged teeth are more than just cosmetic. Left unrepaired, this oral health issue can cause serious problems that include:
- Inability to speak and chew normally
- Bone loss
- Jaw pain and infection
- Gum disease (which can lead to problems like heart attack and stroke)
An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable. Permanent teeth are more stable and feel more like natural teeth. Implants are composted of three part: the titanium implant that replaces the root, the abutment, which is a post that connects the implant to the crown, and the tooth-colored crown on the top.
The ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker who has good oral health, including a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw, and healthy gums with no sign of gum disease.
Don’t let missing or badly damaged teeth hurt your confidence or your health.
We will help you understand why high-tech dental implants may be the best solution.
Dr. Drescher cares about your oral health and well being and work with only the best implant specialists and will also provide follow up care for your implant to ensure you have the best care possible.
Please call our office at 720-647-2766 if you have any questions about dental implants or want us to give you a referral to one of the specialists we work with. We will be happy to discuss your options with you.
Everyone loves a bright white smile. It is the simplest and fastest way to brighten your smile. The process uses a bleaching method and targets the natural color of tooth enamel and brightens the enamel to create a whiter smile.
Bring Back Your Pearly White
Have you looked in the mirror recently and noticed that your “pearly whites” are no longer “pearly” or “white”? With all the coffee drinkers and tea drinkers out there, we promise that you are not alone! If you’re looking for a way to bring the glow back to your smile, our teeth whitening services may be a fantastic solution for you.
One of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening is a safe, effective and relatively inexpensive way to improve the appearance of your smile. Teeth whitening is also commonly used in combination with other cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures as part of a total smile makeover.
Professional teeth whitening brightens up dull or discolored teeth. Attain that radiant smile from the convenience and comfort of your home or during a 90-minute session in the office.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
Whitening trays, only available through dentists, involve a custom-made tray and a specially formulated whitening gel that is inserted into the tray. This gel contains safe ingredients that can whiten stained or discolored teeth within 10 to 14 days. However, some see dramatic results after only 5 days. The tray is uniquely designed and will fit perfectly over the patient’s teeth, providing a comfortable fit and effective whitening treatment. Typically patients will use the whitening tray one hour per day for two weeks. This could change depending on the severity of your teeth discoloration.
At-home whitening is a great way to enhance your smile from the convenience of your home. Schedule an appointment today to discover if a take-home whitening tray is the best option for you.
In-Office Whitening Experience
With our in-office whitening treatment, you are just one dental visit away from brighter teeth. This process generally takes about 90 minutes and brings immediate results. Prior to this in-office treatment, you’ll need a consultation to see if your teeth and restorations (fillings, crowns, etc.) are a good fit for a whitening treatment.
During your whitening appointment, the dentist will place a protective shield over the gums to keep the procedure safe. As the whitening process begins, a safe and professional bleaching agent is used directly on the teeth. A special light helps the bleach to penetrate the tooth, giving it that glowing white color. After a short 90 minutes of sitting in the dentist chair, you’ll be able to look in the mirror and see a rejuvenated and vibrant smile.
Teeth bleaching isn’t permanent and you may need future treatments to keep your teeth at your desired brightness. Contact us today to see if you are a good candidate for our teeth whitening services.
Best Dental Veneers
Never again will you feel the need to hide your smile because of stained, distorted, or gapped teeth. Your smile is meant to be shared with the world. Our goal is to leave our patients with a smile that they are proud of. Porcelain veneers can fix those minor imperfections, with a natural tooth-colored overlay. This is a versatile cosmetic option, bringing your desired smile to life.
Veneers can help you with any of the following imperfections:
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Slight tooth misalignment
- Small teeth gaps
- Irregularly shaped teeth
What are porcelain veneers?
A porcelain veneer is a wafer-thin shell made from materials that give it a natural tooth color, making appearance corrections unnoticeable. These shells cover the surface of teeth, adjusting the size or shape of teeth.
Veneers – How it works
First Appointment: Your initial appointment with your dentist will include an examination to see if a porcelain veneer is the best option for you, keeping your desires and health in mind. Sometimes an x-ray is needed during this initial appointment.
Tooth Preparation: The tooth in need of the veneer will be cleaned, polished, and roughened up so that it can eventually stick to the veneer. An impression of the tooth is taken to have a customized veneer created.
Bonding: Once the veneer is ready for placement, it is cemented into place and bonded to your natural tooth.
A New Smile: When you look in the mirror, you’ll be pleased to see that the imperfections have disappeared almost as if they never existed.
When your veneers are placed, you’ll be pleased to see that they look like your natural teeth. While veneers are stain-resistant, your doctor may recommend that you avoid coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to maintain the beauty of your new smile.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
It may come as a surprise that cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty by the American Dental Association. It is important to find a dentist who values training and education to ensure that you receive the highest level of care.
Denver dentists Dr. Drescher and Dr. Hatzidakis have a commitment to continuing education, focusing on cosmetic dentistry and advanced restorative dentistry. Dr. Drescher and Dr. Hatzidakis are also members of various professional dental associations at the national and local level to learn of any changes and recommendations.
Your first visit to our Denver dentist office will include a comprehensive cosmetic dentistry evaluation where we inspect the teeth, mouth, jaw joints, and muscles to look for signs of instability or decay.
We also perform diagnostic tests, take x-rays, and screen for oral cancer. We will listen to your goals and concerns and recommend a treatment plan to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.
If you’re considering cosmetic dental treatment, ask yourself a few simple questions:
- Do you hesitate when you smile?
- Would you like to increase your self-confidence?
- Do you want to look your best in social or professional situations?
- Are you ready to reverse any dental imperfections you may have?
- Do you have dental problems that cause other health related problems?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, cosmetic dentistry may be right for you!
Cosmetic dentistry is different from general dental care since it is both an art and science. By providing cosmetic dental care, your dentist is able to offer smile enhancement, restoration, and maintenance treatments for optimal dental health. Governor’s Park Dental Group uses cutting-edge techniques and advanced materials so that our office can offer you a beautiful, natural smile and all the benefits that come with it.
Feel more confident about your appearance with a new smile that is as beautiful as it is healthy.