What’s the first thing you notice about people? Most folks believe that the first thing they notice is a person’s eyes, but the truth is, about 48% of all people notice smiles first. What’s more, a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry showed that an attractive smile was the first thing to make a positive impression on those surveyed—over clothing and even the way someone smells!
Here’s the thing: when you smile a full and confident smile, you seem friendlier, more trustworthy, and much more approachable. A smile is one of our most powerful, non-verbal cues for the people around us, and can be a great confidence boost in the mirror as well.
The problem is that not everyone feels good about their smile. If you have stained, damaged, or misshapen teeth, it’s unfortunately easy to feel self-conscious and not smile as often (or as confidently) as you should.
So if you are embarrassed by your smile or hiding it because it is damaged, stained, or full of old and failing restorations, you simply aren’t living up to your fullest, most joyful potential. Fortunately, our office offers solutions for all kinds of dental problems and conditions. At our office, we want everyone to feel fully confident in their smile.
Our cosmetic dental services can get you smiling for all you’re worth with:
- Porcelain Veneers, which can reshape crooked teeth, repair cracks and chips, and conceal stains and discoloration.
- Full Mouth Restorations, for patients who could benefit from multiple different dental treatments at once.
- Crown Lengthening, which ensures easier and more effective crown placement so you can enjoy the many benefits of dental crowns.
- Gum Contouring, to gently reshape the gumline for patients who are unhappy with an overly “gummy” smile.
- Cosmetic Bonding, to smooth out flaws in your teeth and improve the color and appearance of your teeth on an individual basis.
- Tooth Recontouring, which allows your dentist to subtly or dramatically change a tooth’s length, shape, and surface texture and color.
- KöR Deep Smile Whitening, to whiten your teeth by up to several shades and make your smile more striking.
Smiling Helps You Feel Healthier
Smiling has been proven in study after study to lower your stress levels by releasing endorphins. Along with lowered stress comes a lowered heart rate and temporarily lowered blood pressure. Smiling also acts as a great natural pain killer and it boosts your immune system. It’s no wonder that people who smile more live longer—up to seven years longer!
When you’re confident in your smile, it’s only natural that you’ll find yourself smiling more often. That’s a benefit not only for your mental health, but your physical health as well. After cosmetic treatment in our office, you’ll have plenty of good reasons to show off your new smile.
Healthy Smile — Healthy Body
Your smile is directly connected to the rest of your body. That means that if your mouth isn’t healthy, it can affect your overall health as well. It’s why all of our dentistry—including most of our cosmetic procedures—are designed to get your mouth as healthy and balanced as possible, so your body can be that way too.
Cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry overlap in several places, so don’t avoid making a dental appointment just because the appearance of a chipped or cracked tooth doesn’t bother you. Repairing that damage now can prevent a range of different health problems in the future!
Dr. Burdick Has the Knowledge and Skill to Make Your Smile Shine!
Dr. Burdick is a dedicated member of the dental community. This is why he stays involved in many professional organizations and continuing education courses to stay on top of the latest and greatest in dental techniques.
His cosmetic dentistry organizations and trainings include:
Show Off Your Stunning New Smile With Our Cosmetic Treatments
Get glowing with our wide variety of precision, cosmetic-dental treatments. Call us today to improve your smile and schedule a consultation today!
Porcelain dental veneers are one of our premier cosmetic dental services. Why? They can do anything from correcting one or two unattractive or broken teeth to transforming your entire smile! They really are an amazing option to restore, rejuvenate, and perfect even the most deeply stained, badly broken, or misshapen teeth quickly and with very little discomfort.
Porcelain veneers can:
- Lengthen short teeth.
- Correct irregularities.
- Close gaps and spaces between teeth.
- Straighten minor crookedness.
- Repair cracks and breaks.
- Cover intrinsic stains.
- And more!
Made of durable cosmetic porcelain, dental veneers are custom shaded to fit your smile preferences—go as brilliant or as natural as you want—and created in one of our world-class labs. The treatment can be completed in as little as three visits, which include the initial consultation and diagnosis, impressions, and placement.
At the time of placement, your teeth will be gently prepped and your beautiful veneers placed. You will leave our office with the amazing smile you always wished you had!
Full-mouth restorations are exactly what they sound like—a way to address and resolve all the problems that have been troubling your smile.
Not just one treatment, a full-mouth restoration is usually a personalized, customized combination of treatments that will not only help you look better, but get you feeling better than ever too! It is the perfect balance of function and beauty.
Depending on your needs, full mouth restorations employ methods and procedures from all areas of dentistry including:
- Crowns and veneers to repair worn, broken teeth.
- Tooth-colored fillings or porcelain restorations to replace old and failing restorations or repair new cavities and decay.
- Crown lengthening and gum contouring to give you a bigger, brighter smile.
- Tooth contouring to even and smooth jagged tooth edges.
- Dental implants to replace missing teeth or old bridge-work.
- TMJ dentistry to align and balance your bite, protecting your teeth from further wear, and stopping potential headaches.
- Periodontal care to give your teeth a healthy foundation.
- And KöR Deep Bleaching to give you the long-lasting, white smile of your dreams.
Whatever you need, we will look at you—your mouth, body, and personality—as a whole while we repair damage, restore your smile, and balance your bite.
Everyone wants a bright and healthy smile. But some people worry that they might have to have their teeth pulled instead of repaired because they are broken or damaged. Don’t worry, call your Littleton smile team at Victor H. Burdick, Jr., DDS.
We can help get almost any smile back to strength, health, and beauty. In fact, failing smiles are our specialty! If you need a restoration or repair, but your tooth is too short or even broken off below the gum line, crown lengthening can save your natural tooth and give you the beautiful smile you want.
With crown lengthening, we gently sculpt away gum tissue covering the enamel you need for the attachment of veneers, crowns, or bridges. Crown lengthening can also be used to lengthen and brighten your smile all on its own.
How? When too much gum tissue covers your teeth, they just can’t shine to their full advantage. Crown lengthening simply removes excess tissue to reveal the brilliant smile that was hiding there all along!
Are you tired of hiding your smile because it looks less than bright and friendly? Do you wish you felt better about your smile but your teeth look uneven and dull?
Maybe it isn’t your teeth that are uneven at all! What if we told you that sometimes, due to heredity, medications, less than ideal hygiene, or even braces, your gums are enlarged or uneven and covering up too much of your beautiful enamel? We can help with an easy procedure called gum recontouring.
Similar to crown lengthening, gum recontouring involves the artful reshaping of your gums to even and perfect your smile. Dr. Burdick simply sculpts away any excess or unnecessary gum tissue to reveal the beauty of your smile.
Most of our patients report that their gum contouring procedure was completely comfortable and painless with the soothing combination of Novocaine numbing and NuCalm® relaxation. To learn more about the benefits of gum recontouring, give our office a call today!
Cracks. Chips. Dents. No, we aren’t talking about parking-lot bumps and scratches on your car, we’re talking about your teeth. We understand that even minor imperfections can take the zip out of your smile. . . but they may seem too minor to warrant more extensive cosmetic dentistry like crowns or veneers.
We want to help put that zip right back in your smile with the ease and affordability of cosmetic dental bonding. It’s so convenient and can be completed in one, short visit—no need for impressions or waiting for your restorations to return from the lab.
In addition, dental bonding is more conservative than porcelain veneers or crowns because the tooth does not need as much preparation before application. Instead, Dr. Burdick will custom-shade the tooth-colored dental composite right here in our Littleton office, apply the material directly to your tooth, and sculpt it to perfection.
Finally, your tooth will be buffed and polished to glowing perfection. Just remember that composite bonding is not as long-lasting or as stain-resistant as porcelain restorations, so care for them accordingly.
Are you tired of a rough or chipped tooth irritating your tongue? Are your canines a bit too long and you’re sick of the vampire jokes? Or is your smile line a little uneven and making it hard to bite or chew? Tooth recontouring offers a simple and comfortable way to smooth chips, cracks, and irregularities and get your smile looking even and perfect again.
Tooth shaping takes an artist’s eye and an even hand, and Dr. Burdick has that in spades! Over three decades of working in cosmetic dentistry have given him the perfectly steady hand necessary to reshape any smile to perfection.
Tooth shaping and contouring can:
- Be combined with KöR Deep Bleaching and dental bonding for a fast and affordable smile makeover.
- Improve your bite to stop headaches and jaw pain.
- Buff away rough spots that irritate sensitive oral tissues.
- Take less time than other cosmetic options such as dental veneers.
Have you tried whitening your smile with everything from over-the-counter dental strips to expensive, but not-every-effective in-office whitening?
Are you tired of going through the sensitivity and pain of dental whitening procedures only to have to whiten again and again because you love coffee and red wine?Are you graduating, getting married, or have the trip of a lifetime coming up and you want to be sure your smile is as confident and white as possible?
Ask us about KöR Deep Bleaching: a revolutionary way to effectively whiten your teeth—permanently! The KöR Whitening system is one of the most gentle and reliable ways to whiten your teeth available today.
This acclaimed tooth-whitening method, developed by internationally renowned cosmetic dentist Dr. Rod Kurthy, has been used by thousands of dentists worldwide, and we are thrilled to offer this outstanding method to our patient family right here in our Littleton dental office.
Even patients with impossible-to-treat tetracycline stains have discovered their truest, whitest smiles with one of our KöR whitening products. Because of this permanence and power, no other dental product has ever been ranked higher than KöR tooth bleaching. We could explain how it works, but it is pretty complicated.
Why not call us and come in for a chat about what makes KöR tooth whitening stand out? We would love to show you before-and-after photos to help you decide if KöR is right for you. We offer both in-office and take-home options; and both will get you smiling without any worry about giving up your favorite barista or wine bar.