Cosmetic Dentist – Colchester, VT
Get the Better Smile You Deserve
Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile? Whether your imperfections are minor or major, we can help your smile reflect the real you — confident, beautiful, and healthy — with services in cosmetic dentistry. From professional teeth whitening to dazzling porcelain veneers, Elevate Dental offers patients a number of options for revealing the smile of their dreams. Learn more and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kristen or Dr. Mike today for cosmetic dentistry in Colchester, VT!
Why Choose Elevate Dental
for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- In-House Whitening Available
- Advanced Cosmetic Options
- BOTOX® for Facial Wrinkles and Dermal Fillers for Enhancement
Direct Tooth Bonding
With direct bonding, your dentist repairs small cosmetic flaws in the teeth that show when you smile using a composite resin shaded to match the precise color of your tooth enamel. Direct bonding corrects minor to moderate dental imperfections, including chips, cracks, broken teeth, slight gaps between teeth, stains, and other flaws that keep your smile from looking less than its best.
To correct your teeth with this method, your dentist applies composite resin to the surface of the tooth and then sculpts it into an esthetic natural shape. A curing light is applied to the composite resin, and it has fully set within minutes. Direct bonding can stay intact for many years, but it is more likely to absorb colors from what you eat and drink. Stay away from tobacco and drink coffee or dark drinks from a straw.
Professional teeth whitening is a wonderful way to quickly rejuvenate your smile. Elevate Dental offers in-office and at-home whitening so you can brighten your smile at the pace that suits your lifestyle best. In-office Whitening can whiten teeth by up to eight shades in less than one hour. Take-home treatments reveal the same dazzling results, but over the period of about two weeks.
Are your teeth stained? Dr. Kristen and Dr. Mike can give you bright, beautiful teeth in one visit. Choose from highly effective home whitening or in-office teeth whitening. Professional home whitening kits come with a custom-fitted retainer tray to hold the potent bleaching gel against tooth enamel and keep saliva out for optimal results. Wear your trays as directed, usually a few hours a night for about two weeks.
In-office whitening is a one-visit procedure that can erase years of built-up stains in about one hour. A strong, safe bleaching gel is placed directly on teeth, then removed in stages. If you’re attending a wedding, reunion, or interview soon, in-office whitening will provide fast, effective results.
Home whitening results match those achieved with in-office. And whether you choose to whiten at home or in our Colchester dental office, you can use your home whitening kit to touch-up your teeth any time.
As a patient of Elevate Dental, you will receive restorative dental care that looks, feels, and functions wonderfully.
Contact our dental office to discuss in-office or take-home teeth whitening. Only when you partner with your dentist can you benefit from professional strength whitening for the most dramatic results.
Porcelain veneers are a long-lasting cosmetic option for covering up tooth imperfections to remake the appearance of your smile. Veneers work for any number of cosmetic imperfections and are placed in just one to two visits to our dental office. Cared for properly, veneers can last for a decade or more.
Cosmetic Dental Restorations
We provide comprehensive general dental services, including dental restorations with a concentration on fit, function, and appearance. We use biocompatible dental materials that look natural for tooth-colored fillings and crowns. We can also replace metal fillings with composites after safe amalgam removal.
Our respected dental lab is adept at creating lifelike, comfortable prosthetics like bridges, partials, dentures, and implant crowns. If you’re missing teeth, the longer you wait to have them replaced, the more stress your existing teeth must endure. Talk with Dr. Kristen or Dr. Mike about your options, and we’ll provide the information you need to make wise decisions.
Many patients don’t need restorative dentistry, but they could benefit from a more attractive smile. The porcelain veneers we create can make chipped, unevenly spaced, stained, or slightly misaligned teeth look absolutely beautiful. Manufactured of high-quality porcelain, handcrafted veneers reflect light like natural tooth enamel, and the doctor considers face shape and features, skin tone, and overall appearance when designing them.
Rather than fixing a single chipped tooth or just removing stains, a smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment plan that combines multiple procedures to help a patient remove several flaws and achieve their ideal look. The individual treatments are chosen by the patient and dentist based on their desired outcome, and with digital software, we can show you the end result before we even start. That way, you can begin the process with complete confidence.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Cosmetic dentistry is a big investment, so don't worry if you have a few concerns. Your cosmetic dentist in Colchester at Elevate Dental will explain everything during your consultation. You can also take a look at the most frequently asked questions below or contact our office to speak with a member of our team.
Which Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure Is Right for Me?
There isn't a cookie-cutter solution to create a beautiful smile. Every mouth is as unique as fingerprints, so every treatment plan differs. After examining your mouth and learning more about your goals, your cosmetic dentist will review which options may be right for you, like:
- Direct Tooth Bonding
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- Metal-Free Dental Restorations
- Smile Makeover
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?
Your cosmetic dentist will keep your comfort as their top priority. Depending on your treatment, they may administer a local numbing agent to block any pain. You won't have any discomfort while in the dentist's chair; however, after the effects of any numbing agents dissipate, you may experience temporary tenderness. You can manage it with an over-the-counter pain reliever and eating soft foods. Your dentist will review any additional aftercare instructions before you go home.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Take?
Since no two treatment plans are identical, there isn't any way to know how long the process will take without first examining your mouth. Some procedures can be performed in a single appointment, like cosmetic dental bonding or teeth whitening. Other services may require multiple appointments, like porcelain veneers. We know your time is valuable. Our office uses the latest technologies and techniques to streamline your dental care without compromising your results.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?
Different procedures have specific lifespans. Some treatments can last for many months or years, while others can thrive for a decade or more. Your cosmetic dentist will explain how to get the most from your investment, like keeping your mouth clean and healthy. Besides brushing and flossing your teeth, schedule a cleaning and checkup with your dentist every 6 months. They'll also recommend breaking any bad habits that may compromise your results, like chewing on your fingernails or smoking.
Can I Use My Dental Insurance for Cosmetic Dentistry?
It's uncommon for dental insurance to cover elective services, but there are exceptions if a procedure is medically necessary. Your benefits may cover your consultation, diagnostic services, or imaging. If treatment is needed to support your oral health, your dental insurance may pay some of the costs after meeting your annual deductible. A member of our office will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize any applicable coverage. They'll explain how your benefits are being used and your payment options for any remaining balance, like CareCredit.
Dentures are made of durable materials, but they can break. You can't go without any teeth, so you'll need to contact our office for an emergency appointment. Wear an old denture if possible while you wait. Never wear a damaged denture or try to repair it with glue or adhesives. We will get you into the office quickly for any repairs or replacements to restore your beautiful smile.