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									DENTISTS…
               Which Ones Will Transform Your Smile…
              And Which Are Guaranteed To Torture You,
                   Leave Your Teeth Looking Fake,
                      And Still Cost A Fortune?
These days, it seems that Cosmetic Dentists are popping up everywhere. Make no mistake…some
are better than others. When choosing a dentist, be very picky. Experience and options are the
keys. Improving your smile can involve a significant investment in both time and money. Only
the best Cosmetic Dentists have the experience and options necessary to provide their patients
with Dental Cosmetic Transformations.

               Cosmetic Dental Makeover: Self-Test




If you answered yes to any of the above, call Barotz Dental today for a free consultation
                          with computerized smile imaging.
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AT BAROTZ DENTAL,
      We Have Your Total Dental Solutions
People seek cosmetic dentistry for a variety of
reasons. Some people simply want to look younger.
Cosmetic dentistry is like a “dental facelift” that
can quickly “reverse” the natural aging process of
the teeth.

For most people, however, cosmetic dentistry is a
way to improve the appearance of unattractive teeth
that have made them feel self-conscious about their
smile their entire lives. Given the fact that 3 out of 4
adults in the United States feel that an unattractive
smile can negatively affect you in business, having
a great looking smile is more than a luxury — it’s
a necessity.

How Can Cosmetic Dental Artistry Help Me?
There are a variety of options available for Barotz
Dental to transform your smile. Including Veneers,
Crowns, Invisalign, Tooth-colored Fillings and
Whitening.

TOOTH WHITENING
       What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
Tooth discoloration can be caused by many factors,
including genetics, aging, staining (e.g., tobacco,
coffee, tea, soft drinks), and chemicals (e.g.,
tetracycline). Professional dental cleanings and the
regular use of whitening toothpaste can usually
remove tooth stains on the outside of the teeth
(extrinsic staining). Deeper stains, including the
yellow teeth take on as we age (intrinsic staining)
require specialized treatment by your dentist- called
“tooth bleaching”.

Tooth bleaching was first used on healthy, live teeth
in the mid-1970’s. When done professionally it is
simple, effective, and has few side effects. Recent
long-term studies have shown bleaching to be a safe
and an amazing way to get whiter teeth.

How Does The Process Work?
Bleaching gels usually contain either hydrogen
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peroxide or carbamide peroxide. When applied to
human teeth, peroxide molecules go into the tiny
pores of the enamel and dentin. They break down
into oxygen molecules and break up the stains that
block out the light. Then, more and more light
passes through the teeth and they appear lighter.

Yellow to slightly brown intrinsic stains that
accumulate over time respond best to bleaching.
Intrinsic stains that are dark brown to blue-gray are
the most difficult to bleach because the stain is so
deeply embedded into the tooth.

Do I Have Treatment Options?
Yes. There are three types of bleaching procedures
to choose from: One performed in the dentist’s
office (Power Bleaching) that gives you immediate
results. The other is a take-home, self-administered
treatment (Gradual Bleaching) that produces
results slowly over time. The third is Extreme
Whitening! It is a synergestic combination of the
Power Whitening and Gradual Whitening to get
you a Celebrity Brite White smile.

“Power Bleaching”
Can only be performed in a dentist’s office.
A hydrogen peroxide-based bleaching solution
is applied to the teeth and activated by a high
intensity light or laser that causes the solution to
release oxygen molecules. Treatments for both
power and laser bleaching can take as little as 45
minutes, but usually last somewhere between six to
twelve months.

“Gradual Bleaching”
Is a take-home treatment administered under the
supervision of a dentist. Impressions of the patient’s
teeth are made and custom-fitting clear trays are created
to protect the rest of the mouth from contact with the
bleaching chemicals. The active chemicals used are
not as strong as those used in Power Bleaching, and
provide a more gradual lightening of the teeth. Gradual
Bleaching takes 1 hour per day for 2-3 weeks to achieve
maximum results, and often requires follow-up checks
by your dentist.
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EXTREME BLEACHING
                 What You Need to Know?
There is no one-visit “fast” bleaching technique
today that gets teeth the very whitest they can be.
Rembrandt, the original leader in tooth whitening
technology, invented the Sapphire Crystal system.

Sapphire Crystal bleaching has been shown to be
most effective when combined with an at-home
tray bleaching technique. The Extreme Bleaching
technique combines several methods and is thought
to be the most effective teeth whitening technique
known today. Extreme Bleaching appears to get
teeth significantly whiter than ever possible before.
Patients who previously were unable to receive the
results they would have liked (because of “bleach
resistant teeth”) can now get their teeth significantly
whiter.

The first session of Extreme Bleaching will start
with a power bleaching in our office, which will
“condition” the teeth to absorb oxygen more readily
from the bleaching gel in your at-home bleaching
trays. Do not expect a tremendous color change
from this “conditioning” appointment. Immediately
following the “conditioning visit”, at-home trays
will be worn for 14 consecutive nights. After the
14th night of at-home bleaching, the final Extreme
Bleaching will be performed in our office, and will
provide significant additional whitening over what
will have already been accomplished. The results
will shock you!!

What About Home Bleaching Systems I
Can Buy At The Store?
Store-bought bleaching systems are not simply
as effective. And can cause painful sensitivity to
untreated dental disease. Why? First, the active
chemicals are not as strong as those you can get
from your dentist. They may eventually lighten
your teeth some (5-6 shades: much less than a
dentist-provided system), but who wants to wait
6 months to a year for results? Second, without
custom trays, the likelihood of severe gum irritation
is dramatically increased. In addition, poor fitting
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strips can lead to ingesting the active chemicals.
Who wants an upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting?
Third, individuals using store-bought bleaching
systems can over-bleach their teeth — and cause
damage to the enamel.

Why Take A Chance?
Dentist-provided systems are backed by scientific
studies that prove their safety and effectiveness
when administered by a highly skilled professional
like those at Barotz Dental.

What Kind Of Results Can I Expect With
A Dentist-Provided System?
Power Bleaching, Extreme Bleaching, and Gradual
Bleaching provide whitening results as much as 12
– 15 shades lighter than the original tooth color.
Results vary depending on the condition of the
individual patient’s teeth. Patients should avoid
all tooth-staining foods and tobacco for 1-2 days
after Power and Extreme Bleaching. Gradual
Bleaching patients should do the same both during
treatment and for up to 2 weeks after treatment.
Tooth bleaching lasts an average of 6-12 months
depending on diet and tobacco habits.

How Much Does Bleaching Cost?
Bleaching costs vary by procedure type. Barotz
Dental can help you decide which treatment
type is best for you. Call for your free Cosmetic
Consultation today!!

The Barotz Dental Difference
Barotz Dental has been performing tooth whitening
for years, and has helped thousands of patients.
We have studied and tested the various methods
available, and only offer those that will provide you
with the best results.




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TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS
What Are Tooth-colored Fillings?
Traditionally, teeth have been repaired with amalgam
(silver) fillings or gold restorations. Some people don’t
want metal in their mouth for either health reasons or
for aesthetic reasons. Teeth can now be restored in a
way that provides a more natural-looking appearance:
Tooth-colored Fillings.

What Types of Tooth-colored
            Fillings Are Available?
There are two types of tooth-colored fillings: Composites
or Porcelain inlays. Composite Fillings: The simplest
form of a tooth-colored filling is made up of a composite
quartz resin and mixed with a light sensitive “bonding”
agent. And they can be used in many teeth, and they come
in a variety of shades. They match the color of your own
teeth perfectly.
Porcelain Inlays: These types of tooth-colored fillings are
usually placed in back teeth when aesthetics is of utmost
concern. They are usually fabricated in a laboratory and
then bonded into position in the dentist’s office.

What Types Of Problems Can They Help?
Tooth-colored Fillings can be used to:
      • Fill cavities.
      • Fix small irregularities in otherwise healthy
        teeth.

How Does The Process Work?
Direct Composite Fillings: Decay in small cavities is
first removed — just like for a regular metal filling.
The tooth’s enamel and dentin are conditioned, a thin
resin (the composite material) is applied to the tooth.
After placement, composite fillings are hardened with
light for about 40 seconds.

Porcelain inlays: Decay in larger cavities (especially
in the back teeth) is first removed — just like for a
regular metal filling. The tooth is conditioned, and
an impression is made of the tooth. The impression is
used by the laboratory to craft a porcelain or ceramic
filling (an inlay) that exactly matches your tooth. A
temporary filling is then placed. After the inlay is
crafted, it is bonded into the tooth in the same way a
Direct Composite filling is placed.
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How Much Do Tooth-colored Fillings Cost?
The cost of composite fillings varies. Barotz Dental
can help you decide which treatment types are best
for you. Call for your free Cosmetic Consultation
today!!

At Barotz Dental, we feel we enhance the lives of the
people we touch by providing the most up-to-date,
high quality dental care in a comfortable, personalized
manner. A beautiful, healthy smile can make a
difference in your confidence and self esteem. We
emphasize dentistry in a personalized and comfortable
adult setting. We have been a pioneer in enhancing
smiles with artistic cosmetic dentistry. Our name
has been synonymous with excellence since 1980.

If you are looking for an office that knows and deals
with the special dental needs of an adult…why not
call or e-mail us (barotzdental@barotzdental.com).
We offer complimentary get-acquainted consultations
where the doctors can discuss your specific concerns.
Barotz Dental is conveniently located at 303 Sixteenth
Street Mall at Court Place. Take that important
first step towards dental peace of mind or smile
beautification. Call us at 303-595-4994 to set up a no
charge consultation today.

BONDING
           What Is Bonding?
Bonding is a process where a composite resin that
matches your teeth (similar to tooth enamel) is
applied to the tooth’s surface. Sculpted for an
ideal look, hardened, and then polished. This
procedure usually takes one visit.

When Is Bonding Used?
Bonding is ideal for restoring teeth that are slightly
chipped, filling very small cavities, or for closing
very small spaces between teeth.

The Barotz Dental Difference
Barotz Dental doctors are Cosmetic Artists who
have perfected their skill over the last 20 years.
The aesthetics of re-shaping your teeth should
not be trusted to just any dentist — your smile
and the way you look are too important. Barotz
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Dental’s doctors, like most dentists, provide you
with state-of-the-art solutions. What we give you
that other dentists can’t is unparalleled, Old-World
Craftsmanship.

VENEERS
           What Are Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain
covers that are attached to the fronts of the teeth to
repair damage and/or to enhance the shape or color
of teeth.

Veneers are not susceptible to decay and resist
staining. Porcelain veneers are NOT reversible,
and last from ten to fifteen years.

What Types Of Problems Can They Help?
Veneers can be used to:
      • Fix teeth that have holes in them or are
        pitted
      • Repair chipped or broken teeth
      • Restore slightly crooked or irregularly
        shaped teeth
      • Re-size teeth that are too small or too big
      • Close gaps between teeth that are too
        wide for bonding
      • Brighten teeth that do not adequately
        respond to bleaching.

How Does The Process Work?
On the first visit, molds or impressions of the mouth
are taken. These are used by the dentist to create a
model of your new smile. A set of temporary veneers
is crafted from the model of your new smile.

The second visit requires local anesthesia. Teeth are
prepared for veneers by lightly buffing (removing
part of the outer layer of enamel) to allow for the
small added thickness of the veneer. A second
impression is taken to provide to the laboratory that
will craft the permanent veneers. The temporary
veneers are then placed.

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Next, the laboratory carefully crafts the porcelain
into veneers. In about two weeks, the veneers
are ready for the dentist to bond to the fronts of
the teeth.
At the third and final visit the temporary veneers are
removed and the teeth are cleansed and dried. The
permanent veneers are then permanently bonded to
your teeth with composite resin cement.

How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Because of the many variables involved with each
patient, there is a very wide range in cost for veneers.
Barotz Dental can help you decide which treatment
types are best for you. Call for your free Cosmetic
Consultation today!!

The Barotz Dental Difference
Because Barotz Dental doctors are Cosmetic Artists
who have perfected their skill over the last 20 years,
several extra steps are included at no charge to
you to ensure you are perfectly satisfied with your
veneers:
• Our Free Consultation includes a digital-photo
smile enhancement technique that allows you to
see what your smile would look like with veneers
- before you even decide to       buy.
• We are Cosmetic Specialists. We CAN and DO
show you before and after photos of patients just
like you. Want references and testimonials from
our patients? We’ll provide you with that as well.
• You will be asked to “test-drive” your
temporary veneers for 2-3 days. Any
changes in fit, shape, or color will be made prior to
crafting the permanent veneers.
• Barotz Dental can use any laboratory in the
country (or world) to craft your permanent veneers.
Our experience and demand for quality have allowed
us to shop and compare. We feel our labs are the
best - bar none.
• During the final fitting, your permanent veneers
will be modeled using 2 different composite bonding
agents- each gives a slightly different looking final
product. It’s your smile- YOU CHOOSE!!


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CROWNS
           What Are Crowns?
Dental crowns cover the entire visible surface of a
tooth and are designed to add strength, durability
and stability to teeth that are no longer structurally
sound. In addition, if there is not enough tooth
structure for a more conservative treatment such as
a veneer, crowns may be warranted. Decay under a
filling, chipping and cracking of a tooth’s enamel,
lost fillings, and root canals are all conditions that
can require a crown. Most crowns can and do look
like real teeth.

What Types of Crowns Are Available?
There are 3 basic types of crowns: gold crowns,
ceramic-veneered gold crowns, and Porcelain
crowns.

Gold Crowns: Gold crowns are extremely durable
and are normally used on molars (the back teeth)
where chewing and grinding forces are most
demanding. Gold crowns are sometimes used
when aesthetics is not a priority. Because gold is
extremely “workable”, crowns made from it provide
an extremely precise fit.

Ceramic-Veneered Gold Crowns: Ceramic-Veneered
gold crowns provide a very natural look. Here
again, they are extremely durable and are normally
used on molars (the back teeth) where chewing and
grinding forces are most demanding. Because the
structural part of the crown is gold, they require an
opaque coating between the gold and the porcelain.
This not only makes duplicating the translucency
of natural teeth difficult, but occasionally results in
a visible dark line at the gum line as it recedes with
age.

Porcelain Crowns: Porcelain crowns are the most
aesthetically pleasing. They are used primarily for
front teeth because they can be matched to most
closely resemble the surrounding natural tooth
color. The thickness of the porcelain required to
look good requires that more tooth structure be
removed. Because it is more difficult for your
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cosmetic dentist to get an ideal fit where your gum
meets the crown, gingival inflammation is more
common with porcelain crowns than with gold
crowns.

What Types Of Problems Can They Help?
Crowns can be used to:
• Support a weakened tooth where there is more
 filling than tooth.
• Protect a tooth that has extensive damage due to
 decay.
• Cover discolored and esthetically unpleasing
  teeth.
• Support and protect teeth with fractures
• Support and protect brittle teeth after a root
  canal.

How Does The Process Work?
At the first visit the tooth is carefully prepared to
maximize the retention and esthetics of the crown.
A mold or impression is taken to provide to the
laboratory that will craft the permanent crown. A
temporary plastic or acrylic crown is then placed
to protect the tooth and the gum. Home care for
the temporary crown is extremely important while
your permanent crown is being made. The health
of your tooth depends upon it.

Next, the laboratory carefully crafts the crown. In
about two weeks, the crown is ready for the dentist
to place it on the tooth.
The temporary crown is removed and the permanent
crown is placed. The final fit of the crown will be
checked for accuracy, adjusted for bite discrepancies,
and cemented to your tooth.

How Much Do Crowns Cost?
Because of the many variables involved with each
patient, there is a very wide range in cost for crowns.
Dr. Barotz can help you decide which treatment
types are best for you. Call for your free Cosmetic
Consultation today!!

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