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Cosmetic Dentistry Greeley, CO

Dr. Joseph Thompson, your trusted cosmetic dentist in Greeley, CO, can enhance your natural smile’s beauty, function, and health. We offer a full range of cosmetic dental services in a state-of-the-art environment to meet your needs. We also address any underlying dental concerns impacting your smile’s beauty. A smile makeover can be only a single procedure or multiple different ones to get the ideal results.cosmetic dental treatment in greeley, colorado


Are your teeth discolored?

Stained and yellowing teeth can detract from your overall appearance and lend a more aged look. Dr. Thompson can provide professional teeth whitening with permanent results for a whiter smile. We offer a unique KoR whitening system. It penetrates enamel layers deeper than other solutions to remove stains caused by various factors.

Do you have chipped teeth?

Dr. Thompson should evaluate chips and cracks in your natural teeth immediately. Left untreated, minor damage can lead to losing more tooth structure.

You may eventually need more invasive and complex restorative dental care. Our dental care team can help you restore the integrity and beauty of a damaged tooth. We provide a range of options depending on the location and severity of the damage.

Would you like a straighter smile?

Crooked and misaligned teeth can be a cosmetic and dental health concern, even for adult patients. Dr. Thompson offers Invisalign and Clear Correct for discreet and comfortable orthodontic treatment. Both are clear aligner systems that straighten teeth malocclusion or orthodontic relapse.

Cosmetic Dentistry: More Than A Smile Makeover

Cosmetic dental treatments and procedures can often treat more than just the appearance of your smile. Dr. Thompson takes a comprehensive approach to treating your aesthetic concerns. He’ll evaluate the health and function of your smile as part of your treatment planning.

In many cases, aesthetic concerns can have functional causes. We design your treatment plan and will ensure that your smile looks and feels great when it is complete. Dr. Thompson practices relationship dentistry. This means he takes the time with you to fully understand your needs and educate you on treatment options for achieving your goals.

The Case of Crooked Teeth

Treating crooked teeth helps both cosmetic and oral health concerns. When people come into our office with crooked teeth, it’s usually because they’re unhappy with their appearance. But crooked teeth come with a lot of oral health implications.

For starters, cleaning crooked teeth is more difficult than straight ones. They overlap at odd angles, and they’re often cramped and crowded. Even our specialized dental tools may not be able to clean between them. Even if you’re following a strict oral healthcare routine, you may still be at a higher risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease.

Crooked teeth can cause an uneven bite. When you have a balanced one, the teeth come together properly. The bite’s pressure distributes evenly throughout the smile. But when your teeth are crooked, some take on more pressure than others.

These teeth wear down faster and are at a higher risk of cracking or breaking. You may need restorative dental services to correct these issues.

An uneven bite is one of the biggest factors for TMJ disorders. When the bite isn’t even, the jaw doesn’t track smoothly. The jaw joint starts to break down, and the muscles that move the jaw strain

You experience pain and pressure throughout the jaw, face, head, and neck. Your jaw may click and pop when you’re using it. It can stick in certain positions, and you may have trouble opening and closing your mouth.

These things can stem from just crooked teeth. When we treat the root cause of the problem, we treat both the oral health and cosmetic issues in your smile. Not only will you be happier with your smile, but it will also be more comfortable and functional.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile in many different ways. Learn more about it by reading the answers to these frequently asked questions.

Do dental insurance providers cover cosmetic dentistry treatments?

No. Unfortunately, most dental insurance providers do not provide coverage for these treatments. Insurers deem cosmetic dental services unnecessary even though some treatments provide functional and restorative value to our patients.

However, your dental insurance may cover part of your cosmetic treatment. Contact your provider for more details. We also provide financing options for those that are on a budget.

Can I get Invisalign instead of traditional braces?

Yes, however, there are conditions. Invisalign treats mild to moderate crooked teeth and misalignment issues. In this case, most patients are candidates for Invisalign.

Patients with severe misalignment issues may be better off with traditional braces. We recommend you visit our dentist office in Greeley to see if you qualify before making any decisions.

What’s better, porcelain veneers or tooth bonding?

This decision will also depend on your situation. If you have a single tooth causing cosmetic issues and are on a budget, you can choose tooth bonding. If you have more than one tooth causing issues and are looking for a high-quality permanent solution, porcelain veneers should be your choice. Again, make sure you visit your dentist for a professional consultation before making any decisions.

What’s the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the smile’s aesthetics, though it may also correct problems that can impact oral health. General dentistry focuses on maintaining your oral health and preventing severe dental problems from developing. Regular general dental care is ideal for keeping a healthy smile.

Is cosmetic dentistry permanent?

No cosmetic dentistry solution is perfect, though some solutions can last decades. You have different time ranges based on the treatment you’re getting, your lifestyle habits, and genetics. Many different things can factor into how long your cosmetic dental treatment lasts. We’ll give you an approximate timeline you can expect for your smile.

Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

Almost everyone can get some sort of cosmetic dentistry treatment. However, you must be in good oral health before we’ll consider cosmetic treatment. We must treat conditions like tooth decay or gum disease before proceeding with porcelain veneers or another solution.

Schedule Your Cosmetic Consultation

To discuss your options and learn more about cosmetic dentistry, contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph Thompson. Call 970.205.9614 or request an appointment online.