Common Procedures Used In Aesthetic Dentistry For San Francisco Patients
San Francisco patients come to us for a variety of different teeth and smile issues that they’d like Dr. Skoulas to fix. Dr. Skoulas performs a detailed examination on all of their patients and then recommend a treatment method to help the patients reach their goals. For aesthetic dentistry, these are a few of the most common procedures that we use to give every mouth and smile a more pleasant appearance.
Porcelain veneers are a fabulous option for our patients that have damaged, crooked, discolored, or uneven teeth. Veneers are a paper-thin piece of porcelain that is bonded to the front surface of the tooth. This is a great option for patients who want to avoid the cost and time investment of orthodontics or having their teeth replaced. Dr. Skoulas matches the veneers to the shape and color of the other teeth, so they look completely natural.
For patients who want to straighten out their teeth without veneers or braces, Invisalign may be the best route. Invisalign is a teeth straightening system that uses clear, removable plastic trays to shift the teeth gradually. They are discreet, can be taken out at will, and are much more comfortable than braces.
Having brilliant white teeth is a huge part of aesthetic dentistry. San Francisco patients that enjoy coffee, wine, or who smoke can develop discoloration on their teeth. Dr. Skoulas offers several teeth whitening options, including our in-office whitening service that can brighten the teeth by one or two shades in about an hour.
If a patient has a terrible cavity, has fractured their tooth or even has a missing tooth, crowns and bridges can give them a brand new, natural-looking tooth. A crown is used to replace a single tooth while a bridge can replace multiple teeth. Using a crown, Dr. Skoulas can remove just a portion of a damaged tooth to create a natural foundation for the crown. From there, she can attach the crown to the top leaving patients with a strong chewing surface.
Comfort Is Our Top Priority
We understand that many of our San Francisco patients experience anxiety and stress when they need to go to the dentist. That’s exactly why Dr. Skoulas has invested in the absolute latest in sedation dentistry. We offer a range of sedation options, including nitrous oxide to help patients relax. All our patients can enjoy Netflix or Spotify during their treatment as well. Plus, after the appointment, we can use a local anesthetic reversal agent that greatly reduces the amount of time the mouth will be numb. Our patients love how they can return to work without having to worry about part of their mouth being numb.