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Cosmetic Dentist – Lakewood, CO

I Want A Beautiful Smile

Two smiling women giving thumbs up Everyone would love to have a smile that fills them with confidence every time they show it off, but as we all know, nature doesn’t give out flawless smiles very often! If you’re ready to make imperfections like stains, chips, cracks, or gaps disappear, Dr. Artino would like to introduce you to Lakewood cosmetic dentistry. With it, he can help you design your dream smile and then make it a reality in just one or two easy appointments. To start getting the gorgeous smile you deserve, call us at Lakewood Complete Dentistry today.

Why Choose Lakewood Complete Dentistry for Cosmetic Dental Services

  • Every treatment can be personalized for each patient
  • Quick & affordable options available
  • Get rid of facial wrinkles with in-house Botox treatments

Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are extremely thin ceramic coverings designed to look like flawless enamel, and they can be fitted directly over the teeth to fix or mask any aesthetic problem you can imagine, including:

  • Stains that don’t respond to bleaching
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Gaps
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Undersized teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth

They are always custom-made, able to deliver a subtle or dramatic result. You can get one or an entire set to transform your smile in just two appointments.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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In the past, dental restorations were primarily made of dark metals that instantly made them stick out in the smile. Now, Dr. Artino can use 100% white porcelain to create a crown, bridge, inlay, or onlay that seamlessly blends with the rest of the teeth. This material is the perfect marriage of durability and beauty, ensuring patients can trust a repaired tooth whether they are smiling or taking a bite of an apple.

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Dental Bonding

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Want a quick, easy, and affordable way to get rid of a minor stain, chip, or gap? Dr. Artino can apply a color-matched composite resin to a compromised tooth and literally sculpt it to perfection using dental bonding. In less than an hour, he can make any flaw seemingly disappear. The procedure is fast and painless, and the results can be life-changing!

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In-Practice Teeth Whitening

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Are your teeth starting to show your love of coffee or wine? Need to whiten them in time for an upcoming special event? With our in-office teeth whitening treatment, we can make your smile noticeably brighter in about an hour. We simply apply a powerful bleaching gel to your teeth, and right before your eyes, you can watch as it brightens up even the most stubborn of stained teeth!

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At-Home Teeth Whitening

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Tired of being disappointed and underwhelmed by store bought teeth whitening treatments? We can now give you the ability to effectively whiten at home using a custom-made whitening kit. It will have mouth trays specially-designed for your teeth as well as a highly-concentrated bleaching gel, one that is much stronger than anything you can buy on your own. Simply use the kit daily and in weeks you can achieve dramatic results, some of our patients even notice a difference after just one session!

Gum Recontouring/Crown Lengthening

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Often, the reason a person is unhappy with the appearance of their smile has nothing to do with their teeth, but rather their gums. An overbearing gum line can cause the teeth to look too short and stubby, but this is an issue we can easily fix with our soft tissue laser. It uses a highly-focused beam of light to precisely and painlessly remove excess tissue to reveal previously hidden dental structure, instantly making the teeth appear longer.


Woman with smooth flawless skin

You know what goes well with a beautiful smile? Smooth and youthful-looking skin! Dr. Artino is a cosmetic dentist with advanced training to use one of the most trusted and effective wrinkle-reducing treatments in the world: Botox. With just a few painless injections, he can reduce and even eliminate the appearance of fine lines on the forehead and around the eyes, nose, lips, cheeks, and neck. The treatment itself only takes a few minutes, but the results can easily turn back the clock for months.

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Dermal Fillers

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Also available at Lakewood Complete Dentistry are dermal fillers, which can add volume to the face through simple injections that replace lost collagen and correct noticeable facial lines or scars. They can enhance the appearance of thinned lips as well. Whether it be a subtle, natural enhancement or a dramatic improvement, we look forward to helping our patients feel like the best and most confident versions of themselves!

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Smile Makeover

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Are you tired of trying at-home DIY tips off the internet and store-bought kits that promise to improve the appearance of your smile, but don’t work? Whether you want to fix tooth discoloration, chips, cracks, or misalignment problems, we have a solution—a complete smile makeover! Dr. Vinnie will custom-tailor a unique treatment plan that’s built around the qualities that you find attractive in a smile. His plan will be comprised of multiple cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, professional teeth whitening, gum recontouring, BOTOX, or dermal fillers, to beautify your smile.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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It’s a common misconception that cosmetic dentistry is only available to the rich and famous, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. People from all backgrounds invest in elective procedures thanks to the diversity of solutions available. We don’t believe the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Lakewood should stand in anyone’s way of an attractive smile. We have the financial options you need for a picture-perfect smile that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right For Me? 

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Every mouth is unique, just like fingerprints. Not to mention, everyone has different goals and preferences. As a result, there isn’t a set fee for cosmetic dentistry because there isn’t a cookie-cutter treatment plan. Your cosmetic dentist in Lakewood will examine your mouth and learn more about your concerns before recommending your treatment options, which may include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Metal-free dental restorations
  • Dental bonding
  • Teeth whitening
  • Gum recontouring

We can even completely transform your teeth with a smile makeover. Your dentist will create the personalized plan you need for a flawless smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be An Investment Worth Making

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Cosmetic dentistry offers more benefits than just an attractive smile. Some aesthetic issues can be caused by certain dental problems, like decay, breaks, or overcrowded teeth. Many cosmetic procedures can be used to treat both restorative and aesthetic concerns, like metal-free crowns or dental bonding. You’ll achieve more than a beautiful smile. You’ll invest in your oral health to reduce your long-term dental costs.

Not to mention, you can’t put a price on the changes to your quality of life. Research shows an attractive smile makes a person look younger, professional, happier, and successful. A stunning smile is also linked to higher self-esteem and more career prospects.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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We will provide you with an estimate showing the fees associated with your treatment plan. A member of our team will also review all your payment options, which include:

  • Traditional Payments: Our office accepts all forms of traditional payment methods, including cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Dental Insurance: It’s rare for dental insurance to cover elective procedures; however, if a cosmetic treatment is needed for medical reasons, you can use your benefits. Your dental insurance can pay up to 80% of the cost of procedures that are necessary for your dental health, depending on your situation. If applicable, we will work on your behalf with your insurance to maximize your coverage.
  • Dental Savings Plan: Our office offers an in-house dental savings plan. You can enjoy discounted rates for common services after an annual membership fee.
  • Third-Party Financing: Pay for your new smile using monthly installments through a third-party financing company.

Rest assured, you will know exactly what you will have to pay before committing to anything. If you have questions about your payment options, or you are ready to schedule your consultation for the smile of your dreams, contact our office today. We look forward to crafting the confident, beautiful smile you deserve.

Opus Laser Treatment

With our Opus Plasma™ laser, we can perform skin resurfacing to help our patients look younger. The plasma energy from the laser targets the surface of your skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. This helps smooth any facial wrinkles and improve overall skin tone and texture. Each treatment session lasts for just 20 to 30 minutes, and you will normally only need about three to four sessions with about six months between them to get the best results.

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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Do you want to learn more about getting cosmetic dental treatment in Lakewood? Below, our team has answered some of the most common questions that we receive from our patients for your convenience. That way, you can make a confident decision to improve your smile.

How long does a cosmetic treatment take?

Because each smile is unique, and every patient has different ideas about what makes a perfect smile, cosmetic treatment timelines can vary. At Lakewood Complete Dentistry, each of our procedures is custom-tailored to fit your needs, which is why an initial consultation is necessary to determine what imperfections you’d like to fix and what procedures can help you achieve your dream smile. Certain procedures like in-practice teeth whitening & BOTOX and dermal fillers typically only take an hour, while others, such as a complete smile makeover, can take place over the course of months.

Will my dental insurance cover cosmetic procedures?

Unfortunately, dental insurance plans typically don’t cover the cost of cosmetic procedures because they aren’t considered necessary to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. That’s why your cosmetic dentist in Lakewood offers easy ways to pay, like additional financing through CareCredit.

Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?

Choosing over-the-counter teeth whitening products that haven’t been approved by the ADA can potentially have drastic impacts on your oral health by causing enamel erosion. With professionally administered in-office or take-home teeth whitening treatment, you won’t have to worry about jeopardizing the health of your smile. Each of the products that we use has been clinically tested and approved by the ADA as being safe and effective. Plus, we’ll provide you with monitored treatment or detailed directions to make sure that your oral health is never put at risk in order to achieve a brighter grin.

Why should I see a dentist for BOTOX or dermal fillers?

Over the last decades, dentists across the country have been approved to administer BOTOX and dermal filler injections. This is because these treatments are a natural extension of their work. Dentists spend years of their studies focusing on how the facial structure functions and develops, and how each muscle interacts with each other. With these types of cosmetic treatments, this knowledge is an absolute must. With their underlying knowledge paired with advanced education, your dentist is the safest and most qualified professional for BOTOX and dermal filler treatment.

Does cosmetic dentistry do more than improve my appearance?

Without a doubt, cosmetic dentistry does more than just enhance the look of your smile. While its main purpose is to improve aesthetics, in reality, it helps combat various dental problems that can develop because of chips, cracks, fractures, and worn enamel. By addressing these issues and having the appropriate cosmetic treatment performed, you can minimize your risk for tooth decay and gum disease as well as boost your confidence.

Will cosmetic treatment permanently fix my smile?

Depending on the type of treatment you receive, it is most likely that you will need to maintain follow-up visits to ensure your results last as long as possible. While metal-free dental restorations, dental bonding, and porcelain veneers can keep your smile looking its best for a decade or more, the daily wear and tear will require replacements over time. Teeth whitening often requires regular touch-ups, as do BOTOX and dermal fillers. The only solution that does not require further treatment is gum recontouring.

How can I get my natural teeth to match my porcelain veneers?

If you choose not to have porcelain veneers placed on all your teeth, you may wish to create a more uniform appearance when it comes to matching the color of your natural teeth to your veneers. This is possible by having in-office teeth whitening, which is often less expensive than having additional veneers created for your other teeth.

Which Cosmetic Procedure is Right for Me?

You have more options than ever before to address common aesthetic flaws, like stains and chips. There's no way to know which procedures are right for you without first seeing a cosmetic dentist in Lakewood, because every mouth is as unique as fingerprints. Your cosmetic dentist will examine your mouth and learn more about your goals. Based on your situation, they may recommend one or more procedures, which might include:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Metal-Free Dental Restorations
  • Dental Bonding
  • In-Practice Teeth Whitening
  • At-Home Teeth Whitening
  • Gum Recontouring
  • Smile Makeover
  • Dermal Fillers

Your dentist will review the pros and cons of each option, as well as their timelines, costs, and lifespans. They'll help you make the best decision for a picture-perfect smile.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

Your comfort is your dentist's top priority. Depending on your situation, they may use a local numbing agent to block any pain. You won't have any outright pain, but you may feel some pressure or unusual sensations. After the effects of any medications wear off, you may experience temporary tenderness. You can manage it with an over-the-counter pain reliever and by eating soft foods. Your dentist will review any additional aftercare instructions with you before you go home.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

Cosmetic dentistry isn't a single procedure. Each treatment has a different life expectancy and many factors affect the duration of your results, like your oral hygiene. You can get the most from your investment by brushing your teeth at least twice daily for 2 minutes. Floss every day to keep your gums healthy. It's best to moderate sugars and starches to prevent tooth decay. Your dentist will recommend avoiding anything that may damage your teeth, like chewing on your fingernails, crunching ice, or using your teeth in place of scissors. Wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports. Don't forget to visit your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. Ask your dentist for a nightguard if you grind or clench your teeth.

Can My Teen Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?

Every situation differs, but many elective services are suitable for children and teens, like tooth-colored fillings, all-ceramic crowns, or Invisalign. Other treatments may require them to be older, like veneers or BOTOX. Their cosmetic dentist will create a personalized treatment plan appropriate for their age and development to give them a confident smile they'll be proud of.