Improving the look of your smile can affect so much more than just your teeth. Patients who undergo cosmetic dentistry may also experience soaring self-confidence and the pride that comes from knowing that your teeth are free of frustrating flaws such as cracks, chips, gaps, crowding, old dental work and more. What’s sad, however, is that many adults don’t even realize that it’s possible to give your smile a complete makeover. Thankfully, Sacramento cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Grivas is here to help.
The truth is that every face has a smile that is best suited to it. Dr. Grivas can help you discover your ideal look through a quick evaluation that assesses the following six elements:
- Teeth – shape, color, shade, and angle
- Facial Structure – symmetry or lack thereof, shape, midline
- Functional Occlusal Harmony – the relationship of forces between your teeth
- Gum Line – health, exposure, contour, and color
- Age, Gender, and Weight – this information is relative to the size and shape of your unique teeth
- Bite Measurement – used to make sure your muscles and bones are all working properly
A cosmetically enhanced smile can be truly life-changing, and Dr. Grivas is happy to offer a wide variety of services that can create any look you may desire. These include:
Chipped, gapped, or discolored teeth can be a drain on your self-esteem, and some patients may even avoid sharing their smiles in order to avoid potential embarrassment. Thankfully, Dr. Grivas has been practicing cosmetic bonding for years, and in many of these cases, it can be the ideal solution. Inexpensive and conservative, bonding involves the use of a modern composite material that’s molded and shaped. Once polished, it gives patients the seamless appearance and function of natural tooth structure.
Zoom! In-Office Teeth Whitening
Have your teeth become lackluster over time? Here in Sacramento, we’ve found an effective method for lightening enamel that has been negatively affected by coffee, cigarettes, tobacco use, and even aging: Zoom! Teeth Whitening. This comfortable treatment option creates gorgeous results, dramatically brightening your smile by several shades over the course of just a single hour-long appointment. Dr. Grivas takes care to ensure that your results are accurate and that your expectations are exceeded!
At-Home Whitening Kits
Of course, some patients may prefer to whiten their smile in a more gradual fashion, and our team is happy to help with this preference, as well. Our at-home whitening kits come with high-grade bleaching gel and customized oral trays; all you have to do is combine the two and wear them for a predetermined period each day whenever you have free time. Many people begin to notice a change after the very first application, with the most dramatic results occurring after two weeks of use.
Mercury-Free, Tooth-Colored Fillings
In the past, cavities were filled with dark metal amalgam fillings that stood out dramatically against the natural color of patients’ smiles, dealing a blow to their self-confidence. Even worse is the fact that amalgam material actually damages teeth over time because of its reaction to hot and cold temperatures; the expansion and contraction of amalgam fillings may gradually weaken the tooth wall, which can lead to fractures and a higher risk of decay. With tooth-colored fillings from Dr. Grivas, patients can now enjoy a safer, stronger, and more enduring alternative that helps them maintain the seamlessly natural look they deserve.
Sometimes, patients are struggling with so many different cosmetic issues that the work needed can seem overwhelming. With veneers, patients can give their smile a complete makeover all at once, hiding damaged or lackluster teeth behind a brand-new, dazzling look that’s sure to amaze. Better yet, Dr. Grivas only uses Empress-brand porcelain veneers to create your new smile. For aesthetic beauty and dependable durability, Empress porcelain is truly unsurpassable.
The veneers process begins with the design of your brand-new smile. You’re welcome to page through our LVI catalog or bring in photos of celebrities who have smiles you admire. This will give our Sacramento office all the valuable information we need. Then, once digital photos and pre-operative models are gathered, we’ll let our LVI-accredited lab handle the actual crafting of your new veneers. At first, they’ll send us provisional veneers based on your diagnostic wax-up model. You’ll wear these as temporaries, so that we can make sure you’re fully comfortable with their fit and appearance. Once you’re completely satisfied, the final veneers will be sent to our location and Dr. Grivas will attach them securely and comfortably. We know you’ll be thrilled with the results!
Aesthetic quality is always a vital component of the work Dr. Grivas does here in Sacramento, which is why our restorative solutions are crafted from gorgeous, high-quality materials that look natural. Our all-ceramic crowns are biocompatible, durable, and truly unmatched in beauty. Plus, because their core material is tooth-colored instead of a metallic shade, patients can enjoy all the translucency and light reflection of a natural tooth, without having to worry about dark, unsightly metal bands forming.
Ceramic inlays and onlays are also available for our patients who need support for teeth that are partially damaged by decay or a fracture. These restorations rebuild the shape of a tooth while also preserving and strengthening its natural structure. And because they’re made from a strong, biocompatible material, they should last longer than a traditional filling without causing any irritation to your gum line.
If you’re struggling with traditional crowns or fillings that have left your smile looking lackluster, then Dr. Grivas can replace them with brand-new alternatives that will recover the beautifully uniform smile you’ve been missing. For patients with busy schedules, we also offer restorations with our revolutionary CEREC technology, which allows us to design, mill, and place a brand-new crown, inlay, or onlay in just a single appointment.
We invite you to visit our Sacramento, CA, dental office so that Dr. Scott Grivas and the rest of the team can help you discover just how beautiful your smile can become. With state-of-the-art technology and a comfortable, inviting office space waiting for you, you’ll be sure to enjoy your time as our valued patient. Contact us today if you have any questions about our cosmetic services, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation. We also welcome patients from La Riviera, West Sacramento, Florin, Rosemont, and beyond.