Cosmetic Dentist in Littleton, CO

Your smile is a visible expression of what you feel inside; it displays emotions like joy, happiness, and satisfaction that you can share with others — but holding back your smile because you feel self-conscious means that most people never get to see the real you.

If you are hesitant about cosmetic dentistry because you think it is a high-end luxury treatment that only a few can afford, we have great news. At Platte Canyon Dental, there is hope for our patients who do not like their smile because of flaws like chipped, broken, yellow, or crooked teeth.

Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Appointment in Littleton

Dr. Christina Linn appreciates the science and artistry of cosmetic dentistry and how combining them allows her to make unique and specific improvements to each patient’s smile to deliver the transformative results they are looking for.

Please call our Littleton, CO dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Linn. We can’t wait to meet with you and explore the dramatic improvements we can achieve for you!

What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do for Your Smile

Not everyone needs a Hollywood-style makeover. Our patients are often thrilled to see the dramatic impact that a single conservative treatment like dental bonding or teeth whitening can have on their smiles.

If you are struggling with any of the following aesthetic flaws, cosmetic dentistry at our Littleton, CO dental office can help you.

  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Dull, stained, yellow, or discolored teeth
  • Tooth size and shape discrepancies
  • Wide or uneven gaps between teeth
  • Poorly positioned or slightly misaligned teeth

We will customize your treatment to help you achieve your goals for a stunning smile, and we will not ever pressure you into accepting a particular service or procedure that you do not want.

Your Beautiful Smile, Only Better

The best cosmetic dental makeovers are the ones that nobody notices. Our goal is that, when your makeover is complete, friends, family, and acquaintances will not see your dental work; they will only notice that you somehow look happier, more youthful, and more confident.

To achieve realistic-looking smile makeovers, we offer a wide array of cosmetic dental treatments to choose from. You may only need one of these services, or we may recommend combining two or more to get the results you desire.

Cosmetic Dentistry Customized for Your Needs

The first step in your smile journey is to schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment at our Littleton dental office. Before you arrive, think about your smile goals: What specific problems would you like to address? How much are you willing to invest? Are you on a timeline for an event like a wedding or reunion, or do you have unique budgetary concerns?

Knowing the answers to these questions helps Dr. Linn make treatment recommendations and customize a personalized smile makeover that is as unique as you are.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Patients in Littleton who have opted for professional teeth whitening couldn’t be happier with the results. If you want a smile transformation but don’t want to bust your budget, teeth whitening is an excellent choice.

We offer professional take-home tooth whitening kits that are far superior to anything you can purchase at the drug store. Our cosmetic dentist can prescribe a strength of whitening gel that is more potent and produces more dramatic results than store-bought kits.

You will also receive customized whitening trays made using impressions of your teeth. Unlike generic whitening trays, ours conform perfectly to the shape and contours of your teeth. The custom trays help you achieve more uniform whitening and prevent the gel from leaking out and irritating sensitive gum tissue.

The first step to a whiter, brighter smile is a teeth cleaning with our hygienist to ensure your teeth are free of plaque and tartar that might produce inconsistent results.

Before you leave, we will give you your customized trays and whitening gel with instructions to wear them daily for 20-30 minutes for two weeks. Since you have your trays, you can continue to perform monthly touch-up to keep your smile bright.

Porcelain Veneers

If you have concerns beyond what a filling or dental bonding can address, porcelain veneers can work wonders. We can place a single veneer to restore harmony to your smile or use a full set to transform your appearance and achieve a Hollywood-style makeover.

Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells of ceramic that we customize to cover the front surfaces of your teeth. Because they create a new tooth surface that hides what’s beneath it, veneers are perfect for concealing numerous smile flaws:

  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Wide gaps or spacing issues
  • Mild tooth alignment
  • Severe staining or discoloration

Dr. Linn will meet with you to discuss your concerns and how you’d like us to help you. If we determine that veneers will help you achieve your goals, we start by taking impressions of your teeth. We select a white shade that matches surrounding teeth, and then a custom dental lab fabricates your veneers to our specifications.

When we receive your veneers, you will return to our office to have them placed on your teeth. Before we do, our cosmetic dentist in Littleton will ensure that you are happy with the fit and feel and make any final adjustments.

With proper care, your porcelain veneers can last for as long as 10 years.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Virtually all of the treatments we offer are designed to improve the aesthetics of your smile. If you get a cavity, Dr. Linn uses a tooth-colored filling. You will also hear this material referred to as dental composites or composite fillings. That’s because it is a “composite” or blend of glass and resin particles.

This mixture results in a material that is very similar to the translucent appearance of tooth enamel. When our cosmetic dentist in Littleton customizes the shade to match your tooth, places and shapes the filling, even you won’t be able to detect the repair.

There’s no special care required with tooth-colored fillings. Brush at least twice a day and floss, stay up-to-date with your dental exams and cleanings, and you can expect your filling to last between five and seven years.

Dental Bonding

If you are bothered by broken teeth, chips along the edges, or uneven gaps and spacing, dental bonding is a solution to consider.

This treatment uses the same material we use for tooth-colored composite fillings.

First, you and Dr. Linn select the white shade that closely matches the tooth she’s treating. The material starts with a putty-like consistency that our cosmetic dentist uses to fill in imperfections and shape it so that it perfectly matches the tooth's contours.

The final step is to harden the material using a curing light. Bonding creates such a seamless repair that no one will notice it. When you care for your teeth and gums properly, bonding repairs can last about five years.

All-Porcelain Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are another type of treatment that blurs the line between what’s cosmetic and what’s restorative. By offering all-porcelain dental crowns, we can provide a durable restoration that protects and strengthens a broken tooth and blends beautifully with your smile.

Because we have to remove tooth enamel to place a tooth crown, we don’t typically recommend them for aesthetic purposes only. However, if you have a discolored tooth that doesn’t respond to whitening and is in a part of your mouth that withstands significant chewing force, a tooth crown might be the best solution.