What A Beautiful Smile Can Do For You
Improving the look of your smile can affect so much more than just your teeth. Patients who undergo cosmetic dentistry may experience soaring self-confidence and improved social interactions. Did you know that having a beautiful smile helps you look more attractive, intelligent, and friendly?
When you’re confident in your smile, you’ll feel good enough to show it off more which can benefit your mental and physical health. Laughing and smiling helps reduce pain, lower stress levels, and boost your immune system. Sacramento cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Grivas III is here to help you enjoy all the benefits of smiling with confidence by offering expert cosmetic dentistry services.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry enhances the aesthetics of your smile by repairing or replacing stained, damaged, or missing teeth. Cosmetic dental treatments can improve the look of your smile and even improve your oral health to help you achieve your smile goals. Before you undergo any treatment, our cosmetic dentist will help you discover your ideal look with a quick evaluation that assesses your:
- Teeth – shape, color, shade, and angle of your teeth
- 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 smile
- Bite Measurement – used to make sure your muscles and bones are all working properly
Additionally, if you’re struggling with traditional metal crowns, fillings, or other sub-par restorations that have left your smile looking lackluster, then Dr. Grivas can replace them with brand-new ceramic alternatives. For patients with busy schedules, we also offer cosmetic 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.
Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Tooth-colored fillings are non-toxic, non-metallic alternatives to traditional metal fillings. Unlike traditional metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings are non-toxic, non-allergenic, and blend seamlessly with your natural smile. They also won’t expand or contract and damage your tooth’s walls like amalgam fillings. These tooth-colored restorations help you preserve the beauty of your smile as well as your oral health.
Cosmetic dental bonding can be the ideal solution for chipped, gapped, or discolored teeth.
Dental bonding is an inexpensive and conservative treatment that uses modern composite material. Once molded and polished, this composite resin gives patients the seamless appearance and function of natural tooth structure.
With porcelain veneers, patients can give their smile a complete makeover. Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells fitted over the fronts of your teeth to hide minor cosmetic flaws for a dazzling finish. For aesthetic beauty and dependable durability, cosmetic dentist Dr. Grivas utilizes Empress® Porcelain, a Lucite-reinforced pressed glass ceramic material developed from IPS Empress® Esthetic.
Teeth whitening treatments remove stains and discoloration from your teeth to reveal a whiter, more brilliant smile. For in-office teeth whitening, we utilize the ZOOM!® whitening system. This revolutionary whitening system can whiten your smile up to eight shades in just one appointment. ZOOM! is safer and more effective than store-bought whitening kits, which don’t take into account your unique dental health needs.
At-Home Whitening Kits
Of course, you may prefer at-home teeth whitening kits to whiten your smile from the comfort of your own home. Dr. Grivas is happy to help by providing 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. Our whitening trays are made to comfortably fit your unique dental profile, which helps prevent the gel from spilling over and causing gum irritation.
Invisalign® is a fast-acting, comfortable, discreet orthodontic treatment. These clear aligner trays are made from Smartrack® technology, which gradually shifts your teeth into position without uncomfortable, unattractive metal brackets and wires. The aligners are almost completely transparent, for discreet treatment. They’re also easy to remove, making for a convenient appliance that doesn’t require special cleaning or dietary restrictions.
Aesthetic quality is always a vital component of Dr. Grivas’ work, which is why we offer all-ceramic restorations. Our all-ceramic crowns, inlays, and onlays are biocompatible, durable, and unmatched in beauty. These restorations rebuild the shape of a tooth while preserving and strengthening its natural structure.
Because they’re made from a strong, biocompatible material, these dental restorations should last longer than a traditional filling without causing any irritation to your gum line. Patients can also enjoy all the translucency and light reflection of a natural tooth.
Dental implants are a dual cosmetic and restorative treatment that are considered the gold standard of tooth-loss solutions. Dental implants are lifelike restorations that replace teeth from root to crown. Using a surgically implanted, biocompatible titanium post as the foundation, your implants will stay firmly in your mouth at all times.
Additionally, dental implants protect your oral health by preventing tooth-loss related health issues such as jawbone deterioration (resorption). With proper oral hygiene and regular dental exams with your Sacramento cosmetic dentist, Dr. Grivas, your implants can last 25 years to a lifetime.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most insurance providers won’t cover elective cosmetic dentistry services. However, they may cover the service if it has a restorative purpose, such as dental bonding and tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Grivas and the rest of our team encourage you to call your insurance provider beforehand to ask them which costs your plan may cover
If you need help affording your cosmetic dentistry treatment, we offer flexible financing options, including third-party financing with CareCredit and LendingClub. We also offer new patient specials for services like teeth whitening and sedation dentistry.
Many cosmetic dentistry services also have restorative benefits. For example, dental bonding and tooth-colored fillings enhance your smile while repairing dental damage. Sacramento cosmetic dentist, Dr. Grivas will go over the benefits of your cosmetic dentistry treatment during your initial consultation.
No, cosmetic dentistry isn’t painful. Many cosmetic services don’t even require anesthetic. However, some procedures will require the application of anesthetic beforehand. Rest assured that we apply anesthetic as needed, and we also offer sedation dentistry to help you stay relaxed and ensure your procedure goes smoothly.
Cosmetic dentistry can be used to solve a number of aesthetic issues, including:
- Missing teeth
- Stained teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Damaged teeth
- Unevenly spaced teeth
Visit Our Sacramento Office For Cosmetic Dentistry Services
We invite you to visit our Sacramento, CA, dental office so that cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Grivas and the rest of the team can help you discover just how beautiful your smile can become. We offer cosmetic dentistry services to patients from Sacramento and surrounding areas such as La Riviera, West Sacramento, Florin, Rosemont, and beyond.
Contact us today at (916) 929-9222 if you have any questions about our cosmetic dentistry services, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation. You can also fill out the contact form below and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly. 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.