Cosmetic Dentistry

Family & Cosmetic Dentist Serving Centennial, Highlands Ranch, & Lone Tree, Colorado

Cosmetic dentistry enhances the appearance of your teeth, mouth and smile. Depending on the treatment, it can also provide restorative benefits that complement your dental health.

At Scavuzzo Dental Care, we offer cosmetic dental options to improve your overall aesthetic and help you feel more confident and comfortable in your everyday life. Dr. Scavuzzo is committed to helping you achieve the outcomes you desire, and he will listen to what you’d like to address before making any recommendations. He understands that each patient is unique, and he knows that a one-size-fits-all approach to cosmetic dentistry is not in your best interest.

You should feel good about your smile, and we can help you get there. To schedule a free consultation with Dr. Scavuzzo, call 303-741-2727 or use the form on this page. Scavuzzo Dental Care proudly serves patients in Centennial and Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Read about cosmetic dentistry topics and our services below:

Common Cosmetic Concerns

Feeling embarrassed about your smile can affect your social, romantic and professional life, but with modern techniques, we can improve your smile in as little as one visit to our office.

Patients who are unhappy with their smiles often have one of the following concerns:

  • Misaligned or misshapen teeth
  • Noticeable stains on teeth
  • Broken or damaged teeth
  • Missing teeth

Whatever your concern is, we will find a cosmetic treatment to suit your needs. During your complimentary consultation, you will have an opportunity to discuss what you like and don’t like about your smile. Dr. Scavuzzo will help you narrow down your choices and find an option that’s best.

Dr. Scavuzzo may show you before-and-after pictures to give you an idea of what dental cosmetics can do for your smile. In some cases, he may use dental imaging software to show you what a treatment would look like on your own teeth — this is a great way to view expected outcomes before committing to and paying for treatment.   

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

smiling middle-aged couple on the couchDid you know that frequent smiling has been proven to boost your mood and the mood of those around you? Your smile really is contagious, and it’s also a universal symbol recognized by people of all cultures.

While a seemingly simple gesture, your smile can make a bad situation better, lift others’ spirits and help you create new connections. Enhancing your look with cosmetic dentistry can help you discover the untapped power of your smile and:

  • Correct aesthetic flaws
  • Prevent future dental problems
  • Improve your happiness and self-esteem
  • Make you look and feel younger

We can discreetly correct your cosmetic concerns and help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry options, schedule a free consultation at our office.

Lumineers®

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of dental porcelain bonded to the front of your teeth. Often referred to as “instant orthodontics,” they enhance your smile by masking the appearance of:

  • Chips, cracks and fractures
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Craters and bulges on teeth
  • Uneven and irregularly shaped teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Gaps between teeth

At Scavuzzo Dental Care, we use custom-made porcelain veneers called Lumineers® that match the color, shape and size of your natural teeth. Lumineers® are highly resistant to staining and permanently bond to the front of your existing teeth, so you’ll get the added benefit of a stronger, more durable bite.

With LumiSmile digital makeover, you can see the results of your Lumineers® prior to treatment. During your complimentary consultation, we will take pictures of your current smile. These pictures will be sent off to a lab, and within 20 minutes, you will have before-and-after images that allow you to preview your smoother, whiter smile.

"Try on" your new Lumineers smile with a digital rendering of your results!

If you like what you see, we can order a trial smile that will be temporarily affixed over your teeth. We can have your trial smile ready within seven days of your initial consultation.

Teeth Whitening

If you want to brighten your smile but are concerned about having blinding-white teeth, consider working with our team to achieve the most natural-looking results. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments we offer. With both in-office and take-home whitening available, you can choose a method that’s right for you.

teeth whitening shades compared to young woman's smileWhile over-the-counter whitening kits may help to brighten your smile, working with a dental professional is the easiest way to get the results you want. Dr. Scavuzzo has an in-depth understanding of your oral health and can recommend an appropriate treatment option. He can also monitor your progress and make changes to your treatment as needed to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Teeth whitening is successful for approximately 90 percent of patients. You may be a good candidate for teeth whitening if you have:

  • Yellowed teeth
  • Tobacco, coffee or tea stains
  • Discolorations from dark foods

The treatment does not work well on teeth with worn enamel, tooth-colored fillings and certain dental restorations. If you have extreme sensitivity or severe stains, Dr. Scavuzzo may suggest a different cosmetic dentistry option.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

When cavities occur, you want a filling that looks as natural as possible. Tooth-colored or composite fillings work best for small- to mid-sized cavities. Made to closely match the shade of your existing teeth, they are a good option for visible teeth and cavities near the front of your mouth.

In addition to a subtler appearance, tooth-colored fillings:

  • Chemically bond to your teeth for added support
  • Require less tooth structure to be removed prior to your filling
  • Can also be used to repair chipped, broken or worn teeth

While composite fillings may take longer to insert than other filling materials and tend to need replacement within five years, they provide the most natural-looking results.

Your dental insurance may not cover the cost of composite fillings if cheaper filling options are available to you. Be sure to check with your provider before treatment, and ask one of our staff members about our monthly payment plans and other financing options.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding uses the same composite resin material in tooth-colored fillings to reshape damaged or distorted teeth. The treatment can be used for teeth that are:

  • Too small
  • Cracked or chipped
  • Misshapen
  • Minimally gapped

There are several cosmetic dental options that can fix imperfections on your teeth, but dental bonding tends to be the most affordable and convenient method. Since nothing has to be created in a lab, dental bonding can be completed in a single appointment.

Bonding materials are made to match the color of your natural teeth and are easily placed without the need for a major procedure. After a short visit, you’ll leave our office with a seamless smile.

Laser Gum Contouring

Your gums are the frame for your teeth, and their appearance can either enhance or detract from your smile. Laser gum contouring can:

  • Reshape an uneven gum line
  • Correct a gummy smile
  • Change the positioning of gums that sit too high or too low

By using an advanced form of laser therapy to perform the treatment, Dr. Scavuzzo eliminates the need for painful surgical tools and topical anesthetic. Our laser reshapes and then seals your gum tissues, minimizing bleeding and reducing your risk of infection. With laser gum contouring, you’ll get precise results and enjoy a faster recovery time.

Good candidates for laser gum contouring have optimal oral health and gum tissues that are free from infection. If you’re suffering from gum disease, you should undergo periodontal treatment prior to the procedure.

Smile Makeover

A smile makeover is a combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures designed to give you the radiant smile you desire. It’s a comprehensive solution for patients with serious or extensive cosmetic dental problems.

Common issues that a smile makeover can correct include:

  • Crooked and overlapping teeth
  • Missing, damaged and decayed teeth
  • Gaps and spaces between teeth
  • Uneven, chipped and cracked teeth
  • A gummy smile and uneven gum line
  • Poor facial symmetry
  • Stained, yellowed teeth

Your smile makeover is completely customizable, and the price will vary based on what procedures you choose. During your initial consultation, Dr. Scavuzzo will consider your face shape, skin tone, hair color and dental issues before advising you on the best set of treatments.

Why Choose Scavuzzo Dental Care

A healthy mouth and a beautiful mouth go hand in hand. For more than 30 years, we’ve used a mix of general dentistry and cosmetic services to give patients smiles they’re proud of.

We treat every patient like a member of our family, and we all take a personalized approach to dental care. Sharing your concerns about your smile can be nerve-wracking. We provide you with an open, welcoming atmosphere where you feel comfortable sharing so we can recommend the best possible treatments.

While many of our cosmetic services can correct similar problems, we understand that what works for one patient may not work for another. We will take the time to find a cosmetic solution that aligns with your lifestyle, budget and dental needs.

Your Centennial and Highlands Ranch Dentist

To schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Scavuzzo, call 303-741-2727 or use the form on this page. Scavuzzo Dental Care serves patients in Centennial and Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

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