Ken Caryl & Littleton Cosmetic Dentist Transforms Smiles
Do you have one or more aspects of your smile you'd like to change? Dr. Susan Kutis and the Blue Sage Dental team can help. We offer a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry services to transform dental flaws to picture-perfect smiles. Don’t hide your smile when you speak or laugh. Enjoy the confidence to be yourself in every situation with transformative cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and more. To find out more, contact our team to schedule a consultation today. During your consultation, Littleton cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kutis listens to your concerns and goals, carefully examines your smile, and captures diagnostic x-ray images and photos. For extensive transformations, we even offer three-dimensional models of your potential results. Dr. Kutis works in partnership with patients to create a personalized cosmetic plan that delivers the beautiful results they need and deserve.
Do you feel like your smile is too flawed to fix? Many of our patients believe they will need extensive restorative or orthodontic treatment to achieve their desired results, so they put off seeking treatment out of fear, lack of time, or lack of funds. If you have multiple chips, cracks, stains, or gaps in your smile you want to transform quickly, painlessly, and effectively, porcelain veneers may be the right choice for your smile transformation. Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain that are placed over the front facing surfaces of teeth to conceal and correct a number of dental flaws instantly. We custom craft our veneers working in partnership with an award-winning master lab technician who utilizes the most effective techniques and highest quality materials. Once we receive this custom-crafted restoration, we bond the veneer to the fronts of teeth instantly transforming smiles. Our high quality porcelain veneers are durable, and when cared for properly, veneers maintain their flawless appearance for years.
Many of our services can be considered both restorative and cosmetic, and metal-free all-ceramic restorations are one of the treatments we offer that blurs the line between these two types of dental care. Dental crowns, bridges, and other restorations can be crafted from a number of materials including gold and porcelain bonded to metal. Each material has specific advantages and disadvantages, and we’ll be happy to explore your full range of treatment options during an appointment. However, for front facing teeth, patients looking for the most cosmetic solution, or those who have metal allergies, all-ceramic restorations may be the best option. Crafted from a single block of dental ceramic, these restorations blend seamlessly into patients’ smiles, and even as they wear over the years, they retain their natural appearance.
Direct Cosmetic Bonding
Composite resin fillings have transformed the way we repair minor damage caused by cavities. Unlike the traditional amalgam material, composite blends seamlessly into the natural smile, and creates a long-lasting bond with the tooth by filling in even the smallest pits and grooves. Using this same composite resin material, we can also perform a cosmetic service known as direct bonding to repair small chips, cracks, gaps, and stains in patients’ smiles. As the name suggests, we apply the malleable composite resin directly to the damaged area. We shape the material to refill, renew, or conceal dental damage. Then, the material is hardened into position and sealed in place. With proper care, direct bonding can last for years, and offer results comparable to porcelain veneers while saving patients time and money.
If the countless commercials about “tissue testing” and dramatic whitening powers of store bought smile brightening kits are any indicator, patients are interested in teeth whitening. Unfortunately, despite the dramatic transformations promised by these over the counter products, most are unable to provide patients with the results they desire. We use professional grade Ultradent whitening products to offer patients a personalized teeth whitening plan either in one office visit or over the course of several weeks of treatment at home. Both in-office and at-home teeth whitening brightens smiles up to ten shades in most cases, and we customize each patients’ treatment plan to ensure they achieve and maintain their desired level of whitening without causing unnecessary dental discomfort or sensitivity. Safely and predictably brighten teeth, and get the picture-perfect smile you desire.
Dental crowns are often used to repair severely decayed or damaged teeth, but in some cases, this can be difficult as there is not adequate healthy tooth structure available above the gum line to support this extensive restoration. In these cases, we may recommend a procedure known as crown lengthening. We remove and reshape a section of gum tissue in order to retain the overall shape of the gums while exposing an adequate amount of dental structure to support the crown. This procedure is fairly straightforward. We use a tissue-conditioning burr and soft-tissue laser to remove a minimal amount of gum tissue while exposing the necessary tooth structure and preserving the appearance of patients’ smile line.
By using three-dimensional models of your actual teeth, we are able to create a diagnostic wax-up as the first step in your treatment plan. We work closely with the talented team at our dental laboratory, and we incorporate our shared expertise into this model of your new smile. Most importantly, a matrix from this model can be used to temporarily transfer this design onto your actual teeth. As a result, you are able to evaluate the length, shape and thickness of your new teeth—and make any necessary adjustments—before the actual restorations are fabricated. This process is quick, pain-free and easy, and it is included in all of our smile makeover and porcelain veneer cases.