From professionals to students to parents, everyone wants an attractive smile. Meadows Dental Group offers extensive cosmetic services among our comprehensive dentistry options, and our dentists will work with you one-on-one to find the best solution for improving your smile.
Our cosmetic dentists maintain a comfortable, state-of-the-art office in Lone Tree, Colorado. We also serve patients in and around Highlands Ranch, Centennial and the nearby area. Call 303-790-2323 to schedule an appointment.
Please read the following sections for detailed information on cosmetic dentistry:
- What can cosmetic dentistry do for me?
- Options at our cosmetic dental office
- What is dental bonding?
- What are tooth-colored fillings?
- How can BOTOX help my smile?
- Cosmetic dentistry with Juvederm
- How do I pay for cosmetic dentistry?
- Free limited consultations – see if you’re eligible
Many patients resign themselves to an unsatisfactory smile. Whether you have underlying health issues or don’t know about options for taking your smile to the next level, it’s easy to feel discouraged – but Meadows Dental Group is pleased to tell you that you don’t have to be discouraged!
At Meadows Dental Group, our cosmetic dentists use advanced techniques and extensive experience to help patients overcome aesthetic issues such as:
- Stained and discolored teeth
- Cracks, chips, breaks and other damage to the tooth enamel
- Misshapen teeth
- Crooked teeth, including bite misalignments like overbite, underbite, cross-bite, etc.
- Crowded teeth
- A “gummy” smile (overly prominent gums that make the teeth look small)
- Old dental restorations
The first step toward a better smile is a complete exam. Our cosmetic dentists will perform panoramic X-rays to get the clearest view of your oral health. It is very important to fix underlying health issues, such as cavities and gum disease, before proceeding to cosmetic treatment.
Our dentists never judge or shame you. We work with you to correct dental health problems, then we collaborate on the steps to building your best smile.
Each smile is unique, and the treatment plan our dentists develop for you is just as one-of-a-kind. We will discuss a wide variety of options and what will work best for your specific needs and goals.
Some of our cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Invisalign, ClearCorrect, Fastbraces
- Smile makeover
- Porcelain crowns and bridges
- Dental bonding
- Tooth-colored fillings
- BOTOX Cosmetic
- Juvederm filler
Many cosmetic dentistry treatments complement traditional general dentistry. For example, our dentists complete single-tooth dental implants with a custom porcelain crown, while orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign can straighten teeth like regular braces but without a metal apparatus.
Teeth bonding is a quick, convenient way to improve the appearance of a tooth. Our cosmetic dentists apply a tooth-colored resin material to address issues like:
- Cracked teeth
- Tooth chips
- Spaces in between teeth
- Teeth that look too short
Dental bonding is even an effective option for reducing minor gum recession. If the gum line has started to recede, leaving a part of the tooth root exposed, our dentists can apply a thin layer of resin to protect the exposed portion of the root. This leads to cosmetic improvements while reducing tooth sensitivity.
Our dentists complete dental bonding in just one appointment, making it one of the easiest and most convenient cosmetic dentistry options at Meadows Dental Group. The tooth surface can be prepared and the bonding material hardened in less than an hour.
Once the bonding procedure is complete, all you have to do is maintain your oral hygiene. But, dental resin is not resistant to staining, so you might need to invest in additional bonding or other cosmetic dentistry treatments if your smile starts to look lackluster.
White fillings are an improvement on the unattractive metal amalgam option. Instead of metal, these fillings are made of a composite material that mimics the appearance of natural teeth, improving your smile and restoring the health of a tooth that is:
- Subject to too much dental treatment
Many patients who have metal amalgam fillings opt to replace them with tooth-colored fillings. The new filling restores the tooth while simultaneously improving its overall appearance – metal fillings materials only accomplished half of this goal.
The composite in white fillings is also not susceptible to changes in temperature the way metal amalgam is, giving your tooth greater stability. In addition, our dentists have to remove less healthy tooth structure to place a composite filling.
Our dentists will evaluate your tooth and discuss the best option for repairing it. You might be a candidate for a tooth-colored filling, or a dental inlay or onlay – inlays and onlays are more extensive restorations than a filling, but less than a crown.
Dr. Scott Peppler has completed advanced training in the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic. You might associate this treatment with plastic surgery, but dentists like Dr. Peppler have discovered aesthetic and functional benefits of the popular injectable.
BOTOX relaxes nerves in the face, which makes it possible for your skin to recapture its youthful look. It is an effective treatment for the lower face, which means BOTOX can combat:
- Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
- Vertical lines along the upper and/or lower lip
- Sagging at the corners of the mouth (marionette lines)
Your smile is more than just your teeth. It also involves your lips and other nearby areas of your face. By reducing lines and wrinkles, cosmetic injectables like BOTOX boost the appearance of your face, which in turn augments your smile.
At Meadows Dental Group, we also offer BOTOX to treat TMJ disorder, or headaches, facial pain and other symptoms resulting from misalignment of the jaw joints.
Like BOTOX, Juvederm is another popular non-surgical alternative to cosmetic surgery. Unlike BOTOX, Juvederm is a facial filler – it does not affect nerve activity in the face.
Instead, Juvederm is made of a biocompatible material containing hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that provides volume to the skin and assists in healing. The body’s production of hyaluronic acid diminishes with age, which makes wrinkles and other signs of aging more prominent and prevents the skin from “bouncing back” the way it did when you were younger.
Dr. Peppler has completed courses in Juvederm treatment. If you want to complement your smile with anti-aging treatment of the lower face, he can perform Juvederm injections for:
- Lip augmentation
- Enhancement of the Cupid’s bow (the ridges between the center of the nose and the upper lip; also called the philtrum)
- Parentheses lines looping around the mouth
Our dentists will discuss Juvederm, BOTOX and other cosmetic treatments during your initial consultation at Meadows Dental Group. Our Lone Tree office is a comfortable, relaxing environment. We also offer sedation options for patients who get nervous.
Your dental insurance is unlikely to cover procedures that are predominantly cosmetic. Your insurance likely provides coverage for cleanings and exams, plus select treatments that restore health and function. Many of our patients are frustrated when they learn that insurance won’t cover treatments that can improve their confidence and sense of well-being.
Meadows Dental Group believes that decisions about dental treatment are between the dentist and the patient. What the insurance company dictates is not always the best treatment option, which is why so many patients visit us for a second opinion when they are denied benefits for certain procedures.
Dental insurance ostensibly makes dental care affordable. When it comes to cosmetic treatments, Meadows Dental Group is pleased to offer an alternative with CareCredit.
CareCredit is a premier financing option for procedures not covered by insurance. We provide interest-free plans for up to a year, as well as cash or check discounts when you pay for your procedure in full.
Patients who are looking for treatment of a single tooth or other issue that can be assessed with a single X-ray may be eligible for a free consultation. More extensive treatments requiring an overview of the entire mouth or multiple X-rays will necessitate a comprehensive exam, subject to standard fees.
Find out if you are eligible for a free consultation. Call Meadows Dental Group at 303-790-2323 today. Our cosmetic dentists serve patients in and around Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Centennial and other communities in the metro area.