If you are self-conscious about imperfections affecting your teeth or gums, you may be looking for ways to enhance your smile.
Dr. Greg Bauer can provide all types of cosmetic dentistry procedures to boost your confidence and create the smile of your dreams.
Why should I choose Bear Creek Family Dental in Lakewood, CO, for my cosmetic dental treatment?
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry describes dental treatment that focuses on the aesthetics of your teeth, gums, and overall smile. Many patients choose a combination of cosmetic treatments to achieve the exact look they want.
General vs. Cosmetic Dentist
What's the Difference?
Both general and cosmetic dentists can perform general dental care like routine cleanings and fillings. The main difference between the two is that a cosmetic dentist is trained in both general and cosmetic dentistry. If you have healthy teeth and gums and are looking to correct an aesthetically displeasing smile, a trained cosmetic dentist is the best way to get the results you want.
Choosing Your Dentist
Deciding which dental care provider to go with can be intimidating. Our Lakewood, CO, team strives to make that decision as easy as possible. With almost a decade of experience, cosmetic dentist Dr. Bauer knows how to get his patients the smile of their dreams. He listens to every patient's goals and concerns to provide them with a treatment plan that perfectly suits their needs.
Simple Cosmetic Dentistry for a More Radiant Smile 3 Reasons Patients Choose Dr. Bauer
Enhance Your Smile's Aesthetics
With even a single cosmetic treatment, Dr. Bauer can provide a smile that lights up your entire appearance. Addressing some of these concerns, like crooked teeth, can also improve your oral health.
Visualize Your Results
We want you to feel confident in the type of dentistry you choose, so we can provide you with a preview of your results before you commit to a particular procedure.
Choose from Many Options
We offer a variety of dentistry treatments at our Lakewood practice that can address practically any concern. With our wide range of options, we can find a solution that fits your schedule, lifestyle, and budget.
How Patients Describe Their Experience... "The Staff Is Exceptional"
Dr. Bauer and his staff are amazing!! Dr. Bauer is caring, compassionate and a wonderful dentist. He takes the time to explain everything he is doing and is really gentle...I have never really been fond of dentists but my experience with this practice has changed my outlook, The staff here is the best! I highly recommend this practice to anyone searching for a dentistView on Google
I have never found a dentistry more capable, friendly, and personable. The staff is exceptional, outshined only by Dr. Bauer himself, who offers a gentle approach to whatever task at hand --- whether just routine exam, or replacing a filling or crown. Fantastic -- I have found my "forever home" with this practice, strongly recommended!View on Google
Your Comfort Is Our Priority
We want all our patients to feel welcome each visit. Our team is dedicated to providing top-quality dental care while making you feel as comfortable as possible. If you are unhappy with your smile, Dr. Bauer will listen to your goals and come up with a cosmetic treatment plan that will perfectly meet or exceed your expectations. Don't waste another minute being dissatisfied with your smile. Contact us or call our Lakewood office today to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation.
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Whitening Offers Quick and Stunning Results
Professional Dental Care
Is Simply More Effective
Many patients come to our Lakewood office because they are tired of feeling embarrassed about their smiles. Addressing aesthetic concerns is an important aspect of your dental care and it is best handled by a professional cosmetic dentist.
Dr. Bauer uses the latest tools and techniques in the field to provide safe, effective treatment and transformative results. You too can take pride in your smile by scheduling an appointment with Bear Creek Family Dental today. Send us a message online, or call our office at:
We Work with a Trusted Laboratory for Consistently Beautiful Results
Bear Creek Family Dental has partnered with a boutique dental lab for years to craft all of our custom restorations. Using the finest materials and latest dental technology, each restoration is precisely fabricated based on your specifications. The effects look virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Patients in the greater Lakewood, CO, region consistently return to us for everything from veneers to restorations supported by dental implants for our impeccable craftsmanship and long-lasting results.
"Dr. Bauer continues to impress me." More 5-Star Reviews
Bear Creek Family Dentists exemplifies how a dental center should operate. It starts with the front office that are the friendliest, most professional and accomadating you will find. Then the gentile care, knowledge and outstanding results of the hygienists and Dr. Bauer continue to impress me. I've been a client of theirs for decades and highly recommend them. MikeView on Google
We have been patients of this office for over 30 years and they have always been prompt, caring and total professionals. I have never known them to 'oversell' high priced services and always provide treatment options in all price ranges and give the advantages and disadvantages of each. If you need outstanding dentistry, you can't do better than BCFD.View on Google
See What Cosmetic Treatment Can Achieve
Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Your teeth and gums must be in good health in order to undergo any cosmetic treatment. Your natural teeth and gums act as a sturdy base for your procedures. If you are suffering from tooth decay or periodontal disease, those issues will need to be corrected before undergoing any cosmetic treatment. Maintaining good oral health after treatment will also be paramount in keeping your new smile healthy and beautiful.
If you are a smoker, you may not be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Smoking is one of the leading causes of tooth discoloration, tooth loss, and tooth decay. Even the effects of a simple procedure like teeth whitening could be compromised by continued smoking. If you decide to have any cosmetic treatments, it will be recommended that you quit smoking first to ensure the best results.
Expectations and Goals
Cosmetic dentistry can address almost all aesthetically flawed teeth. However, based on your needs and budget, it will be important to manage your expectations on the number of treatments required and the time it will take to get you your dream smile. For some, teeth whitening and a tooth-colored filling might be enough, but for others with crooked, damaged, or missing teeth, the time and cost of treatment could be significantly higher.
Learn More About Your Treatment Options
Veneers are a highly versatile procedure that can help you correct dental chips, cracks, discoloration, misalignment, and more. They consist of thin porcelain shells bonded to the front surface of the tooth. Our dentist will create a custom treatment plan and design your restorations to match seamlessly with the color and shape of your natural teeth. Unlike some procedures, veneer treatment is very fast, requiring as few as two visits to our Lakewood office. Veneers are incredibly durable and stain-resistant. With proper dental care, they should look stunning for a decade or longer.
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic procedures available at our Lakewood practice. Bear Creek Family Dental offers both take-home and in-office whitening treatments, allowing you to select the option that works best for your lifestyle and goals. Our dentist utilizes the Ultradent Opalescence Boost™ whitening system that is safe and comfortable even for patients with sensitive teeth. Dr. Bauer can brighten your teeth by several shades in an hour-long appointment or provide custom-made whitening trays for you to wear at home at your convenience.
A low or uneven gum line can make your teeth look unhealthy and asymmetrical. Fortunately, we can remove excess tissue and straighten the gum line with laser contouring. Bear Creek Family Dental uses the highly precise Epic Pro™ diode laser from BIOLASE®, making the procedure faster, safer, and more comfortable than ever before. By sealing and sterilizing the gum tissue as it works, patients experience minimal pain and side effects. Ask our cosmetic dentist if gum contouring is right for you during your next appointment.
Dental bonding is a great option for correcting minor aesthetic flaws. Our dentist applies a composite resin to the surface of one or more teeth and carefully sculpts the material to match the shape and size of your teeth. While it is not as long-lasting as other treatments like veneers, dental bonding doesn't require any permanent alternations to your natural tooth and can be a good way to test out if you want veneers in the future. Bonding is highly affordable and can enhance everything from small chips and cracks to gaps between your teeth.
In the past, dental fillings were made from an assortment of metals, and stood out from the color of your tooth enamel. With advances in modern dentistry, we can repair a cavity or replace an outdated metal filling with a natural-looking composite resin filling. If you currently have a cavity, don't delay treatment. A small amount of decay can develop into a significant problem that will require more expensive and invasive treatment. In a single appointment, our dentist can repair your tooth with a virtually undetectable filling and restore your dental health.
Oftentimes, patients cannot pinpoint a single procedure to address all of their dental concerns. Bear Creek Family Dental offers custom smile makeovers that combine two or more procedures into one streamlined treatment. Using techniques found in both cosmetic and restorative dentistry, a smile makeover provides comprehensive aesthetic and functional enhancement. Combining procedures can save you time, giving you dramatic results much sooner.
Some procedures, like dental crowns, are integral to maintaining your oral health as well as the aesthetics of your teeth. Crowns can cover up a number of cosmetic imperfections, like cracks, chips, and discoloration, while supporting the structure of a weakened tooth. Unlike porcelain veneers, a crown caps the entire outer layer of tooth enamel (instead of just the front surface) and is a better option for patients who have sustained tooth decay or need a root canal. Our dentist custom-designs each dental crown to fit snugly around the tooth, protecting the structure for a decade or longer.
Sometimes a dental filling is not enough to correct a large cavity, while crown treatment is too extensive. In these situations, inlays and onlays are a great conservative solution that requires minimal changes to the natural tooth structure. Inlays and onlays are custom-designed restorations that are placed on the biting surface of a molar within the space left by a cavity. The restorations are crafted at our boutique dental lab from materials like enamel-colored resin or porcelain. The final results blend in seamlessly with your enamel and can strengthen your tooth for years to come.
Get the Smile of Your Dreams Contact Our Lakewood Office Today!
Life is too short to live with a smile you're not confident in. Hiding your smile can give the wrong impression, making you seem cold or angry. Let Dr. Bauer expertly recommend the treatments that will give you a smile you'll be proud to wear. Our team focuses on preserving and promoting your healthy and beautiful smile through preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Your optimal oral health and comfort are our concern. Go online or call our office today to schedule your consultation.
"Best Dentist Ever!"
Is it crazy to say that I actually look forward to going to the dentist!?? I have been going to Dr. Bauer for years (both the old one and the new one) and they do the best dental work around! The whole staff is friendly and courteous and they truly make me love my teeth!! Best dentist ever!View On Google
We have been going Bear Creek Dental for about 35 years long before Greg Bauer took over for his uncle. Service has not changed in the entire time. The Dr and hygienists all very caring, honest and easy to talk to. Don’t change.View On Google
How to Care for Your New Smile
Routine Dental Cleanings
Routine dental cleanings and checkups need to be continued every six months after your final cosmetic treatment. Keeping your natural teeth and gums healthy is crucial in maintaining your new smile's look and health and in helping your restorations last as long as possible.
Routine Oral Care
Keeping your natural teeth and gums healthy takes more than just trips to the dentist. You must also continue to maintain your oral care at home by brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing once daily. If you have had teeth whitening treatment, using a whitening toothpaste is a great way to keep your new smile bright.
Protect Your Restorations
If you have had dental restorations such as crowns, it is important to prevent them from cracking or breaking. While the material used will be strong, it is not indestructible. Avoid bad habits like biting your nails, chewing on ice, or opening packages with your teeth. If you grind your teeth, you should get a mouth guard to protect your new restorations.
How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?
Every smile is unique, so every treatment plan's cost will be unique as well. During a consultation, you will meet with Dr. Bauer so he can create a treatment plan that will accomplish the goals you have in mind. Your cost will depend on which treatments he suggests and your budget. Remember that investing in your smile can bring you more confidence in your relationships, job, and any interaction. Contact our Lakewood office to see if we can work with your budget to get you the care you need.
"A Very Friendly, Comfortable, and Highly Competent Dental Office."
I have been a patient at Bear Creek Dental for over 10 years. The hygienists are top notch. And Dr. Bauer has never done wrong by me. This is a very friendly, comfortable, and highly competent dental office. Thank you Bear Creek.View On Google
Dr. Bauer is friendly and is personable. He takes time out of his busy schedule to ask how you are and always explains any procedures very thoroughly. The staff are welcoming and friendly as well. If you are looking for a new dentist, try it out. You will be glad you did.View On Google