What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the art of enhancing a patient's smile. Much thought goes into choosing the proper treatments to create an aesthetically appealing smile. Treatment suggested can range from veneers to teeth whitening. Skilled cosmetic dentists like Dr. Skoulas may choose one or multiple methods to give patients optimal results.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Why Choose Skoulas DDS?
Dr. Skoulas is incomparable in regards to her experience and communication level. She provides high-quality treatments that will last and makes sure her patients are aware of all of their options before moving forward. The office is a friendly environment and they welcome all patients through a compassionate, personable, caring approach to dentistry.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction involves replacing or rebuilding all of a patient's teeth. A full mouth reconstruction addresses the size, color, shape, and position of each tooth, recreating a more youthful appearance in the smile and a properly functioning bite. Full mouth reconstructions can encompass many procedures ranging from crown and bridge, implants, veneers, to dentures. This treatment repairs problems caused by decay, misuse, trauma, or congenital issues and provides each patient with a cosmetically enhanced appearance.
A smile makeover is less extensive than a full mouth reconstruction and is based on making the smile as beautiful as possible. Procedures like veneers, bonding, crowns, and teeth whitening combine to produce a rejuvenated smile.
Dr. Skoulas is an expert in dental veneers, thin shells of porcelain or composite covering chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth. She only removes the smallest amount of tooth structure necessary to create the most beautiful final result to minimize the removal of the tooth's surface. Dr. Skoulas will determine a customized care plan with various options, and you can select the treatments you would like.
Dr. Skoulas is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced Invisalign® provider. She is the only Platinum Plus Provider in San Francisco that is not an orthodontist. Invisalign® may be the first step in creating a more fine-tuned, naturally looking smile, or quite often, the only thing that is necessary if the teeth are not discolored or chipped.
We offer both in-office and take-home whitening solutions. In-office whitening produces stunning, immediate results in just one or two visits, while take-home teeth whitening allows patients to be in control of their final result and brightness.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Porcelain crowns are placed in order to cover fractured teeth or large cavitations filled with bacteria. Also used to cover root canal-treated teeth and extremely discolored teeth, crowns can be placed for functional reasons and to replace missing tooth structures to create a more aesthetic smile. Dr. Skoulas uses the most natural, beautiful porcelain she can to ensure her porcelain crowns are undetectable.
Porcelain bridges are created by at least three porcelain crowns that are connected in order to replace a missing tooth. A porcelain bridge can be placed in the aesthetic region or the back of the mouth. They can be made of the same type of natural porcelain that Dr. Skoulas uses for her porcelain crowns and, therefore, be quite beautiful.
Black Triangle Closure
Many people experience dark spaces at the gum line that can age their smile. These "black triangles" between teeth can result from bone loss, recession of the gum tissue, and sometimes the movement of the teeth. Dr. Skoulas uses an advanced technique to quickly close these gaps and rejuvenate your smile.
Gum Contouring and Reshaping
Gum contouring and reshaping can instantly improve your smile by making changes to the shape of your gumline and transforming your smile. Dr. Skoulas uses procedures such as gum grafting or crown lengthening to reinvent your smile.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
Call Skoulas DDS
To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry offerings, call our Union Square office at 415-757-0110. We can set up an appointment for a consultation and help you understand what we can do to enhance your smile.