What Can Veneers Do For Boulder Smiles?

porcelain veneers cost Boulder

Hello, and welcome to our Gordon West DDS – Aesthetic & General Dentistry cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have. The question is, “What exactly are veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. They are usually used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.

If you visit your dentist for veneers, he or she will first make a model of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to create the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.

Since a small portion of the enamel on the tooth has to be removed so the veneer can be placed, this process is usually irreversible.

I hope that this blog entry has helped you to understand a little more about veneers and how they can help you to improve your smile. Gordon West DDS – Aesthetic & General Dentistry offers all the services you need to create your very best smile. Ask us about gum contouring, cosmetic dental smile makeovers, teeth whitening, dental implants, and invisible braces.

If you are looking for a dentist with expertise creating beautiful porcelain veneers, give Gordon West DDS – Aesthetic & General Dentistry a call. My name is Dr. Gordon West and I have been practicing dentistry since 1998.

Please call 720-862-3630 and a member of our state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment staff can schedule an appointment for you and answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry.


The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on September 4, 2013

 

Contact Gordon West DDS – Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

720-862-3630

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1140 W South Boulder Rd Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
80026

 


The Gordon West DDS Guide To Veneers

porcelain veneers cost Boulder

It’s easy to see why Lafayette smile makeover patients and cosmetic dentists love porcelain veneers. They correct a multitude of cosmetic flaws and deliver stunning results for my Boulder area patients.

If you are considering beautifying your smile with porcelain veneers, you want a trusted dentist with extensive experience performing this treatment. The porcelain veneer procedure is more complicated than many cosmetic dental patients realize.

A porcelain veneer is an extremely thin (about .5mm or 1/64 inch) shell that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. They are custom made for each patient. Veneers cover chips, cracks, and stains. They can also improve the shape, size or length of a tooth.

While preparing a tooth for a veneer is less invasive than preparing a tooth for a crown, it is not a reversible procedure. A microscopically small amount of enamel must be removed to make room for the veneer. Thus, the tooth can never be restored to its original condition.

When performing the multi-step veneer procedure, the dentist must consider the surrounding teeth, the patient’s bite, the gums, the health of the affected teeth, and the patient’s goals and expectations. Most smiles contain varying shades of tooth enamel – sometimes a considerable range – further complicating the color selection process.

The dentist must also work closely with the dental lab technician who fabricates the veneers. The lab technician’s skill level and quality of materials are just as essential as the expertise of the cosmetic dentist.

Veneers are usually placed on the most visible teeth –  center stage, so to speak. They are on display every time the patient opens their mouth. This is definitely a procedure you want to get right the first time!

I am Dr. Gordon West of Gordon West DDS, Aesthetic & General Dentistry. I have been providing general and cosmetic dentistry in Lafayette, Colorado since 1998. If you are wondering if porcelain veneers would give you the smile you desire, I invite you to schedule a consultation by calling my office at 720-862-3630. We can discuss dental crowns, sedation dentistry, and any questions you have. I want you to love your smile!

-Gordon West


Re-Contour Your Teeth At Gordon West DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Get Your Boulder County Teeth In Shape

If your crooked, discolored teeth keep you from smiling and you feel like there is nothing you can do about it please give me a call! My name is Gordon West and my staff and I at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry have been giving the people of Lafayette something to smile about since 1998.

If you are disappointed with the smile mother nature gave you let me help you create the smile of your dreams. New procedures and materials now make it possible to completely revamp and restyle your mouth in Boulder.

If your teeth are uneven, Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry has several options to correct that. We can re-contour your teeth by removing a small portion of your enamel to change the length or shape of your tooth. If more is required to improve your smile we can offer you veneers or bonding.

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are permanently attached to the fronts of your teeth, correcting any imperfections. They last much longer than dental bonding and preserve more natural tooth structure than crowns.

Many Colorado resident’s teeth have become discolored by drinking colas, tea, or coffee. If you have stained or discolored teeth and dream of having pearly white teeth then check out the many teeth whitening options at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry.

Stop hiding behind a timid smile. Take charge and let Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry create a confident, beautiful smile.

Ask us about cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, and dental implants.


Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette Colorado
720-862-3630
http://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/


Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Boulder Residents Perfect Smiles

Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Boulder Residents Perfect Smiles

Hi. I’m Dr. Gordon West, and I’ve been a dentist here in Lafayette since 1998. One of my favorite things about being a dentist is seeing how my Lafayette area patients find renewed confidence in themselves after a smile makeover.

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your smile, call me today at 720-862-3630 so we can talk about your cosmetic dentistry options.

There have been numerous advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry in recent years and you may be surprised to find out what your Lafayette dentist can do for your smile.

Teeth whitening is a common procedure in Boulder dental offices, but the results can be dramatic! Brighter teeth can be the centerpiece of your new, youthful look.

Veneers are designed to cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for Lafayette patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide.

Enamel shaping, bonding, and braces are other important procedures that can be used to help your teeth look their best.

So, why wait, Boulder? Now is the time to get the smile you’ve always wanted, and I’m here to help. The state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment staff here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry would love to answer any questions you have about these cosmetic dentistry procedures as well as bridges, crowns, and general oral health.

We are currently accepting new patients, so contact us today!

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
720-862-3630
http://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/


4 Reason To Look For The ADA Seal In Boulder

4 Reason Your Boulder County Cosmetic Dentist Looks For An ADA Seal

When you go to your Boulder, Boulder County, or Lafayette, CO drugstore or supermarket looking for toothpaste, mouthwash, teeth whitening agents, or another oral care product, be sure that the product you choose carries the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.

Today in the Lafayette Dental Blog we are going to look at 4 ways the ADA seal can help you make good oral care choices for you and your family.

1. Products with the seal have to be safe and effective, so you won’t waste your money on something that won’t work, or worse, can harm you.

2. The American Dental Association (or ADA) only places their seal on a product after serious scientific testing. This usually means that manufacturers have to meet higher standards than those required by law.

3. When you purchase products with the ADA seal, it’s practically like shopping with your Lafayette dentist or dental hygienist right by your side! Who wouldn’t want that extra knowledge and information?

4. The ADA Seal is not an endorsement of one particular product or another, but rather is a verification of the claims made by said product, claims on which savvy consumers can rely.

Hi, I’m Dr. Gordon West of Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in
Lafayette. We also serve the Boulder, and Boulder County area. We take pride in caring for our patients and, like the ADA, want you to have a healthy, beautiful smile. Many of our patients wonder if a smile makeover is right for them. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look! Even just one procedure such as porcelain veneers, tooth-colored fillings, or teeth whitening can significantly improve your smile.

Our practice specializes in:

porcelain veneers
dental implants
prepless veneers
dental crowns

Contact us at 720-862-3630 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
720-862-3630
http://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/


Cosmetic Dentistry: Gum Contouring In Lafayette

Cosmetic Dentistry in Lafayette, CO

If you are a regular visitor to our blog here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, you have probably read many articles on cosmetic dentistry procedures. Dr. Gordon West is a master of smile makeovers.

Dental bonding, crowns, and porcelain veneers can take care of teeth that are chipped, broken, or misshapen.

Our Lafayette, CO area clients with stained or dull teeth can have a sparkly white smile with teeth whitening. For ordinary cavities, there are tooth-colored fillings, inlays, and onlays.

Dental implants are gaining popularity in Lafayette, CO among dental patients who want to restore missing teeth. If your teeth are misaligned, there are a number of cosmetic options here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry.

What if your cosmetic dental problem has to do with your gums? Are you one of the many folks whose gums are too long, too short, or uneven? At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we have a solution for gum problems as well. The answer is gum contouring surgery.

With gum contouring, sometimes called tissue sculpting or gum reshaping, a Lafayette, CO dentist or periodontist can improve the shape or size of your gums.

Gum reshaping is not always a cosmetic dentistry procedure. If the gums have receded to a point where the tooth root is susceptible to decay, gum surgery can restore the natural, healthy gumline and protect tooth root and bone.

For more information about gum contouring, call us at 720-862-3630.

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, CO 80026
720-862-3630
http://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/


Help For Tetracycline And Fluoride Stains At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Help For Tetracycline And Fluoride Stains At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, our mission is making the smiles of all Boulder area residents white and bright. My name is Dr. Gordon West and today we are going to talk about ways to enhance your beautiful smile.

Maybe as a self-conscious Boulder teen you were prescribed tetracycline to combat acne, but have now been left with discolored teeth. Or maybe the municipal water you drank growing up had excessive fluoride, another cause of tarnished teeth.

If you are like many of my Boulder patients you have sipped one too many dark beverages such as coffee, soda, and wine; and now your teeth are dark and dingy. Call me today at 720-862-3630 to talk about our extensive treatment plans.

One of the options we recommend at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry for treating discolored teeth are dental veneers which are sometimes called porcelain laminates. The reason I recommend veneers is that veneers not only restore discolored teeth, but they can cover worn, chipped, and cracked teeth.

This is done by placing a thin composite of porcelain over the damaged tooth or teeth leaving a gorgeous, white, flawless smile. At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry we feel that porcelain veneers are the least invasive form of cosmetic dentistry, yet the results are stunning. The smiles of our happy Boulder veneer patients are dazzling.

My staff and I at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry also offer teeth whitening in Boulder, dental restorations and sedation dentistry. Come see why the residents of Boulder have been improving their smiles at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry since 1998.


Same Day Smile Makeovers At Gordon West DDS, Aesthetic & General Dentistry In Lafayette, CO

Same Day Smile Makeovers At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry In Lafayette Have you ever wished your Lafayette, CO cosmetic dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your existing teeth as easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, it’s possible. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth.

Unlike a dental crown procedure, your Lafayette dentist does not need to remove tooth structure to place the restoration. If the teeth in question have decay, come see us immediately.

Call 720-862-3630 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette, CO, dental veneers are used alone and in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures to create complete smile makeovers. Because they can correct cosmetic tooth misalignment in one visit, veneers are sometimes referred to as ‘instant orthodontics’.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?
Skilled Lafayette, CO cosmetic dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, porcelain veneers can be made in any size or shape.

Are veneers at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
strong?
Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, talk to Dr. Gordon West. He will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in the mouth.

How long do veneers last?
Some Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry smile makeover clients have veneers they received over 15 years ago. (And they still look terrific!) If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.

Are porcelain veneers affordable in Lafayette, CO
?
The cost of cosmetic dental veneers at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry is competitive with other premium cosmetic dental practices in the area. We use what we believe is the top Colorado dental lab to create our client’s veneers and a significant portion of the cost of veneers goes to the lab. Porcelain veneers are often less expensive in Lafayette, CO than crowns and orthodontia. For questions about the cost of porcelain veneers, call our office at 720-862-3630.

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Aesthetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201 Lafayette, Colorado 80026
http://www.BoulderCountySmiles.com

 


Versatile Veneers for a Vivid Smile

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry in Boulder Have you ever wished you could quickly attach perfectly shaped, dazzling white front surfaces to your teeth? Guess what? You can! With porcelain veneers, you can eliminate smile imperfections in just one visit to your Lafayette cosmetic dental office.

The porcelain veneer is one of the most versatile items in a Lafayette cosmetic dentist‘s toolbox. Veneers turn unattractive smiles into perfect smiles with minimal disruption to existing tooth structure. They are quicker and usually less expensive than complete crowns but are made with the same strong, translucent porcelain.

It’s no that wonder that a very large percentage of people in the public eye have porcelain veneers. A Colorado actress can receive a perfect smile in the morning and appear on a talk show that evening. A supermodel can permanently remedy a discolored tooth and pose for photos right after leaving her Longmont dental office. A Boulder television news anchorman can have his teeth perfectly aligned in a couple hours and report Colorado news that same day.

I am Dr. Gordon West of Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette, Colorado. I use veneers alone and in combination with crowns, inlays, onlays, and dental implants for dramatic smile makeovers. Perhaps porcelain veneers are the best route to your perfect smile.

Let’s talk. My office can be reached at 720-862-3630

We are located at 1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201 in Lafayette.


Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics For Lafayette

Lafayette Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics If you have been paying attention to the Lafayette orthodontics scene in recent years, you probably know about invisible braces and speed braces. These new teeth straightening procedures have been welcomed by many people, especially adults who want an alternative to traditional metal braces.

There’s more good news for dentistry clients who want to straighten their teeth. How about ‘instant orthodontics’?

If you want immediate teeth straightening, you can smile sooner with porcelain veneers from Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry!

The key to achieving a celebrity smile may be porcelain veneers for your teeth from a cosmetic dentist. Dr. Gordon West at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry can help you determine if porcelain veneer dentistry is for you. Ongoing education is essential for elite cosmetic dentists who work to continually provide the latest procedures and materials for their clients. We can help.

In addition to correcting tooth alignment, porcelain veneers are used for teeth whitening and for restoring chipping teeth. Porcelain veneers are attached to the front of teeth and often require no removal of healthy tooth structure. Another advantage? They are less expensive than complete crown restorations but look just as natural.  Actually, they look far better than most natural teeth!

For an instant orthodontic consultation in the Louisville, Broomfield, or Boulder areas, call Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry at 720-862-3630. Porcelain veneers may be the best way for you to receive a smile makeover at a fraction of the cost.