Traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease, while cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth and smile. At New Image Dental you get the best of both worlds. Dr. Zimmerman is an experienced Colorado Springs Dentist and has a passion for making patients feel better and look better.New Image Dental Cosmetic dentistry may also provide restorative benefits. For example, dental fillings are a common procedure used to treat decayed teeth. Patients worried about traditional dental fillings composed primarily of gold, amalgam and other materials have additional choices. You can select fillings made of porcelain or composite materials that closely match the color of your teeth, thus maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth and smile. Many people may choose to have their older fillings replaced with newer, tooth-colored fillings to enhance their oral appearance.
Treatments and Trends
  • Inlays/Onlays: Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays made from porcelain or composite materials are a long-lasting yet cosmetic way to provide a “filling” to teeth with tooth decay or similar structural damage. Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit. At New Image Dental many other types of repairs such as crowns can be completed in the office as well.
  • Composite Bonding: Chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth can usually be repaired or have their appearance corrected using a procedure called composite bonding. The material used has the look of enamel and is applied into the cavity or onto the surface of a tooth, where it is then sculpted into shape, contoured and hardened with a high-intensity light. The final result blends invisibly with surrounding teeth and the rest of your natural teeth to create a healthy, bright smile.
  • Dental Veneers: Composite or porcelain laminates that are adhesively bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct and repair chips and cracks will improve a worn appearance or severe tooth discoloration. Veneers may also be a perfect solution if you have gaps in your teeth or if you have not had success with teeth whitening.
  • Dental Implants: Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements that can not only deliver an enhanced smile, but also a more youthful appearance, since missing teeth cause the face to collapse, making you look older.
  • Smile Makeover: Smile makeovers involve a comprehensive assessment of your smile esthetics in order to improve its overall appearance. Typically one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental veneers, dental implants, gingival sculpting and teeth whitening may be used on several teeth in both the upper and lower arches to give you the look you want.
Experience – the difference
Dr. Zimmermann has helped hundreds of patients feel better about their smile. He has brought new beginnings and new confidence because he knows how to listen and create the smile you always wanted.Cosmetic dentistry is more affordable than many people realize. Come in today and describe the smile you always wanted. We’re listening.