6 Characteristics Of A Beautiful Smile

Boulder Cosmetic Dentist

Hello Lafayette! It has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, however, when it comes to teeth, there are some features that are generally considered pleasing:

1. Bright and stain-free
2. No missing teeth
3. Healthy gumline
4. No chips, cracks or excessive wearing
5. Tooth size and length in harmony with facial features
6. Teeth aligned on three planes

Few Lafayette people have naturally perfect smiles, but those that practice proper oral care can avoid many problems that affect oral health and aesthetics. There are many Boulder men and women, however, who take good care of their teeth but are unsatisfied with their smiles. Perhaps their teeth are crooked, have tetracycline stains, or have yellowed with age.

This article is for the Lafayette residents who fall into this category. The state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment team at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry wants you to know that cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile. The increased confidence will have a positive impact on both your personal and professional interactions.

Gordon West is an experienced cosmetic dentist who skillfully uses the complete spectrum of cosmetic dental procedures to create the most eye-catching smiles in Colorado.

We offer a full menu of cosmetic dental services including:

sedation dentistry
prepless veneers
dental crowns
Invisalign clear braces
teeth whitening

Call 720-862-3630 today to schedule a smile makeover consultation at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette.


Beautiful Teeth Without Breaking The Bank

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At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette, our smile redesign patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a beneficial investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, attractive smile cannot be measured in dollars. We recognize, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap.

Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to enhance your smile? Actually, no. Today’s post focuses on the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.

Dental Bonding
In many cases, dental bonding can be used to correct a tooth that has been chipped.

When Gordon West repairs a tooth with dental bonding, a pliable resin material is applied to the tooth. Dr. West expertly molds the material to create the desired shape. The resin is then hardened using a special light. After hardening, Dr. West performs any required trimming and shaping followed by a final polishing.

Dental bonding is typically less expensive than porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Call us at 720-862-3630 to discuss cosmetic dental financing options.

Beware of brand-new Boulder area practices that advertise unusually low prices for dental bonding, veneers, or dental implants. The proficiency and artistic ability required to attain minuscule tolerances should not be undertaken by a beginner. Thoroughly research any new cosmetic dentist you are considering for any cosmetic dental procedures or complete smile makeover.

Tooth Whitening
Most Lafayette people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening procedures. Gordon West recommends scheduling a tooth whitening consultation to discuss your options. Even inexpensive OTC tooth bleaching systems can be misused and cause tooth sensitivity, damage to tooth enamel, and uneven coloration.

Regarding the cost of teeth whitening: if you choose an at-home system from a drugstore, you may have to buy several packages to obtain even slight whitening. In-office whitening or a take home system from our office may be more cost-effective in the long run.


A Smile Like A Precious Gem

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Would you like a stunning smile? Come in and ask us about dental crowns or Invisalign clear braces. We can answer all of your questions. Considering prepless veneers? Our staff can set you up with a consultation that’s sure to enlighten any Lafayette patient. We invite you to test our claims about teeth whitening or sedation dentistry. Meet our state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment employees. Come see why Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry is considered a gem in the Lafayette community. We’re that good. You may also be interested in porcelain veneers.

If you are missing one or more teeth, ask us about the process and the price of dental implant surgery. Dental implant surgery isn’t for everyone, but your research is never complete until you get in and visit with Dr. Gordon West to find out if dental implants are for you. Gordon West has been providing first-class general and cosmetic dental care since 1998. During that time, we have helped patients from all over the Boulder area including Lafayette, Boulder County, and Broomfield.

Gordon West’s skill and experience combined with all the wonders of modern dentistry works dental miracles. A complete smile makeover or smile redesign combines several cosmetic dental procedures to achieve the most beautiful smile possible. Treatments include: dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, invisible braces, gum surgery, and teeth whitening. We guarantee that cosmetic dentistry will change your life for the better – it is the ultimate anti-aging treatment! You will value your new smile like a precious gem and will be proud to flash your smile to everyone you meet.

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


What Is Laser Dentistry?

Affordable Boulder Tooth Whitening The word ‘LASER’ is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser device emits a powerful, highly-concentrated beam of light. (Didn’t we all love the amazing laser weapons in ‘Star Wars?) Lasers are used in hundreds of applications in almost every Colorado industry including communications, researching, manufacturing, entertainment and medicine.

Lasers are now used in some technologically-advanced Lafayette dental practices on both hard (tooth) and soft (gum) tissue. Lasers allow a cosmetic dentist a degree of precision that was previously impossible.

How does laser dentistry benefit our dental patients?

  • Fewer stitches (some surgical procedures require no sutures)
  • Shorter healing time
  • Decreased chance of infection
  • Less damage to surrounding tissue/bone
  • Increased patient comfort – anesthesia is often unnecessary

Dentists use lasers in crown lengthening, decay detection, bacteria removal in root canals, gum recontouring, biopsy, lesion removal, and tooth whitening.

If you are interested in any of these procedures, call Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry at 303-665-5335. Dentist Dr. Gordon West has been providing unsurpassed general and cosmetic dentistry since 1998.

The latest dental technology is useless without the skill and experience necessary to deliver the best possible outcomes. Let us show you some photos of the results we routinely achieve at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette.

-Center for Advanced Dental Care


Veneers Create Stunning Smiles in Boulder County

Veneers Create Stunning Smiles in Boulder Veneers have myriad applications in Lafayette and Boulder County cosmetic dentistry. With veneers, you can transform your smile without significant restorative dental work.

Is your tooth enamel worn and thin? Tooth-colored porcelain veneers have the translucency of healthy tooth enamel. Many Boulder dental clients have received veneers to cover worn enamel. Some believe they look twenty years younger!

Have your teeth developed uneven edges? Tooth grinding, natural wear and other factors can roughen tooth edges. Porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive correction for uneven tooth edges. Veneers are a popular treatment for Boulder County cosmetic dentistry patients.

Do you have chips or cracks in your teeth? If your teeth are otherwise healthy, veneers provide a flawless tooth surface. Are your teeth yellow or gray? Veneers can fix that, too. Veneers can be fabricated in any shade to perk up your smile while still blending naturally with your skin tones.

Porcelain veneers are paper-thin, tooth-shaped covers that are affixed to the front of teeth. Traditional veneers require the removal of a thin layer of tooth structure. Prepless veneers are applied to unaltered teeth.

Veneers are strong, natural looking and one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures in Lafayette and Boulder County. Veneers are usually far less expensive than complete crowns, yet they are just as strong and beautiful.

Lafayette cosmetic dentists love veneers because they correct a multitude of tooth problems. At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we would be happy to show you what veneers can do for you. Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry is located at 1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201 in Lafayette. We provide premium dental care for many of your friends and neighbors in the greater Boulder area. Our phone number is 720-862-3630.

You can visit https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/ for information about our state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment team and the types of services we provide.


What is ‘Crown Lengthening’?

gummy smile surgery Perfect smiles created at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry often require crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some clients undergo crown lengthening surgery at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry to alter their gummy smile.

A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because excess bone and soft tissue covers part of the teeth. When a gummy smile is eliminated, our Lafayette and Boulder patients can’t believe how it changes their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth.

Sometimes, a client needs crown lengthening because of tooth fracture. When a tooth breaks at the gum line or a crown is fractured, crown lengthening makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration.

Digital imaging is one of the technological tools that helps Boulder advanced cosmetic dental professionals perform crown lengthening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. When a Boulder cosmetic dentist has a highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure, he/she is able to achieve the precision necessary to design smiles to the patient’s exact specifications.

If you are seeking a dental smile makeover and live in the Boulder area, schedule a smile consultation by calling 720-862-3630. We are conveniently located at 1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201 in Lafayette. When you come in, we can show you photos of Colorado cosmetic dentistry clients who are enjoying their dazzling smile that was created by the skilled smile artists at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry.


Pediatric Dentistry

If you have children in the Lafayette area, there is no better time to consider pediatric dentistry than right now.

The best time to start your Boulder children on a pediatric dentistry program is when their teeth first appear. This may seem a bit early, however it is a great time to become acquainted with pediatric dentistry options, learn training techniques for teaching your children, and assessing the health of your child’s teeth before problems begin.

We can also help you identify pediatric dentistry programs and services in the Lafayette area, for you child.

If you have questions about pediatric dentistry, please give us a call at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry. My name is Dr. Gordon West, and my state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment staff will be more than happy to talk with you about dentistry.

Remember: The best time to consider pediatric dentistry is while you have options. Waiting until problems appear reduces your options and misses the very reason we are concerned about pediatric dentistry; to help your child grow healthy and strong teeth that will last a lifetime.

Bring your questions to our state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment staff at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry. We are located at 1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201 in Lafayette, Colorado.

We are looking forward to seeing you, and to discussing pediatric dentistry with you and your children.

‘Center for Advanced Dental Care’


Advanced Dentistry in Lafayette

Advanced Dentistry in Lafayette The world of dentistry continues to advance at a rapid pace. If you have visited a Lafayette dentist in the past few years, you have probably noticed the things that make your visit more comfortable, such as the ability to watch TV or listen to music while receiving treatment. Many Boulder dentistry patients welcome oral conscious sedation to reduce or eliminate pain.

What may not be as obvious are the advances in techniques, tools and materials. Top dentists now use digital computer imaging which is safer than traditional x-rays. Dental technicians can store, retrieve and transmit digital images much easier than was possible with traditional x-ray film.

The use of lasers has also changed the face of dentistry. Laser surgery requires less anesthesia, minimizes swelling, and protects surrounding tissue. Boulder family dentists use lasers for detecting and treating cavities and dental technicians use them for the curing of restorative materials.

Another exciting development in cosmetic dentistry is the CAD-CAM technology that allows cosmetic dentists to perform restorations in a single visit. The types of procedures that can be completed in one visit include crowns, fillings, inlays, onlays and veneers.

If you need a thorough exam or want to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, call Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry at 720-862-3630 to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you can see before and after photos of some of our smile makeover clients. We would love to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted, and we have the tools, experience and technology to make that happen.

Dr. Gordon West


Whiter Teeth in Longmont Colorado

Whiter Teeth in LongmontWhiter Teeth in Longmont is as easy as picking up the phone and making an appointment with Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry. We specialize in whiter teeth for patients in the Longmont area.

A whiter smile can make all the difference in your self confidence. Whiter teeth brighten your smile and give you a reason to show off your teeth with a beautiful big smile.

We can help you whiten your teeth through a number of solutions that range in cost, from less expensive teeth whitening treatments that you can do yourself at home, to professional treatments that we can perform here in our office.

If you are interested in a brighter smile, and whiter teeth, give us a call and make an appointment. The hardest part will be dialing the phone, and in no time we’ll have you smiling bright.

Give us a call at 720-862-3630.


Lafayette Dentist

Lafayette DentistHello,

My name is Dr. Gordon West, and I am a dentist in the Lafayette, Colorado community.

My practice is called ‘Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry‘, and together we provide dentistry services including porcelain veneers.

If you are looking for an Lafayette Dentist, I invite you to give Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry a try. We are state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment, and caring. Give us a call at 720-862-3630, or visit us on our website at https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com.

By the way: I am a member of the The Crown Council. You can learn more about The Crown Council at their website located at http://www.CrownCouncil.com.