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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

While your smile is often the first thing others notice about you, that doesn’t mean you should have to think twice before posing for a picture or expressing yourself during social events. If aesthetic concerns like discoloration, chips, cracks, or missing teeth are impacting your comfort and confidence, cosmetic density can help!

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At Santa Fe Dental Group, Dr. Jorge Vasquez-Garcia and his associate dentist, Dr. Odette Quintilla, provide cosmetic procedures paired with advanced treatment techniques and top-notch materials. Each one of our aesthetic treatments are fully customizable to address your unique needs.

We believe your smile is too important, and we want to help you achieve the radiant appeal you deserve built on a lasting foundation of ideal oral health and function. Call us today to schedule your cosmetic consultation at our Santa Rosa or Petaluma location!

CALL US: (707) 536-3685 REQUEST APPOINTMENT


Our Available Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Our cosmetic treatments often include a variety of services focused on renewing your smile's beauty, function, and overall health, no matter how simple or complex your current dental needs may be.

With our personalized aesthetic procedures, our goal is to not only provide you with that Hollywood-worthy smile you’ve been dreaming of but to also ensure it lasts.

Our treatments for comprehensive cosmetic dental care include:


How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix My Smile?

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Even if your oral health is in good shape, damaged, crooked or discolored teeth can not only influence how you express yourself, they can impact daily functions making regular eating or talking difficult.

A big advantage to cosmetic dental care is that it’s incredibly versatile. With the ability to correct gaps, alignment, and dullness, these treatments can give you a whole new smile you will love to show off.

With cosmetic dental care, we can:

  • Brighten teeth
  • Restore damage
  • Reshape teeth
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Re-align teeth
  • Strengthen worn or weak teeth
  • And so much more!

It's more than just enhancing your appeal when you invest in a lovely smile; it's an investment in a healthier and happier you!


How Do Teeth Become Stained?

While teeth are strong, tooth enamel is porous and often absorbs dark pigments from certain foods and beverages such as red wine, coffee, dark berries, and tomato sauces. Because these stain-causing pigments have larger molecules, they can easily penetrate past your enamel, causing discoloration that gets worse over time.

Why Won’t My Teeth Stains Go Away?

Some discoloration is in the dentin, rather than the enamel. These kinds of stains can be side effects of taking certain medications, an injury, genetic conditions, or aging. With this type of discoloration, treatments such as veneers are a great option to rejuvenate your smile’s brilliance.


What are Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin durable shells of porcelain bonded to the surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are used to treat a wide range of problems that can affect the appeal and function of your smile.

How Can Veneers Help?

Porcelain veneers can address seven common issues:

  1. Even-out misshaped teeth
  2. Eliminate deep discoloration
  3. Cover chips or cracks
  4. Strengthen weak or worn teeth
  5. Remove unwanted gaps
  6. Lengthen short teeth
  7. Correct mild misalignment

Once placed, a brighter, straighter and more uniform smile can be achieved with veneers.

How are Veneers Applied?

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Getting veneers often includes several steps, the first being a thorough consultation, to discuss your issues and goals, and answer your questions.

Once veneers are determined to be the right choice for you, we work to develop your own plan, involving you in all aspects of your treatment. We then obtain precise images of your teeth using advanced digital technology and fabricate your custom veneers.

Your second visit involves preparing your teeth with a light buffing to provide your veneers with a smooth, clean foundation. This is necessary to ensure your veneered teeth do not look bulky or feel thick.

Once strategically placed by our cosmetic dentists, you can leave our offices with a rejuvenated, more symmetrical smile!

Will My Veneers look like Natural Teeth?

Of course! Part of why veneers are so popular is their ability to mimic the natural look and feel of healthy teeth. Your veneers are created by a trusted outside lab which only uses topnotch quality porcelain and zirconia materials, ensuring they’re almost indistinguishable from natural teeth.


Can I Still Achieve a Beautiful Smile with Missing Teeth?

Believe it or not, you certainly can! With dental implants, you can achieve a healthy and functional smile that’s completely natural looking once more - here’s how!

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Dental implants are body-safe titanium posts that serve as artificial tooth roots when surgically placed into the jawbone. Often considered the gold standard for replacing teeth that are missing due to disease, infection, trauma, or extraction. Implants attached to tooth restorations are designed to mimic the beauty and function of your natural teeth.

Once strategically placed in your jawbone by our dentists, dental implants fuse with living tissue and bone permanently in a process called osseointegration. This fusing process provides stimulation to your jawbone and helps keep your facial features looking more youthful, longer.

What are My Cosmetic Options for Replacing Missing Teeth?

While traditional restorations often rely on natural suction, special adhesives, or neighboring teeth to remain in place, our implant-supported appliances are secured by dental implants.

These include:

  • Dental Implants for a completely natural-looking way to replace one to all missing teeth comfortably
  • Crowns for discreet single tooth replacement, completing natural aesthetics
  • Bridges for replacing one to several missing teeth for lasting smile symmetry and beauty
  • Partial & Complete Dentures for restoring multiple and up to an entire smile of missing teeth

Because these restorations are affixed to implants, they not only provide lasting security and durability, but they also provide permanent preservation to natural facial features, neighboring, healthy teeth, and even proper digestion.

These factors are also essential for improving your confidence, protecting natural beauty, and enhancing your overall quality of life.


How Can I Fix Dental Damage and Restore Beauty?

In addition to enhancing your smile’s appeal, our goal is to always keep your teeth healthy and structurally-sound for as long as possible.

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We can help restore the strength and function of a slightly-damaged tooth with white composite fillings without compromising beauty. We’ll match your filling to your tooth shade and shape it directly on your tooth so that it becomes almost invisible to the rest of your enamel. Fillings can repair damage in smaller spaces, preserving more of your tooth’s original structure.

Sometimes, deep cavities cannot be treated with fillings. In these cases, we use porcelain inlays and onlays which are fabricated before we affix them onto teeth. These aesthetic restorations help preserve as much of your tooth’s natural structure as possible while addressing larger damage.

When teeth have extensive damage, but the overall structure is still healthy, we use our beautiful crowns crafted from durable zirconia. Being both cosmetic and restorative, crowns are often used to cover moderate to large areas of decay. When placed over a vulnerable tooth, porcelain crowns appear natural, making them both beautiful and discreet.


More About Our Zirconia Crowns

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In addition to addressing may levels of damage, crowns are often used in the following seven ways:

  1. Keep infection from re-entering tooth after root canal therapy
  2. Repair a large cavity too extensive for a filling
  3. Restore fractured or cracked teeth
  4. Strengthen worn down or weakened teeth
  5. Improve the shape or color of a tooth
  6. Replace a missing tooth when attached to a dental implant
  7. To anchor a dental bridge

At Santa Fe Dental Group, we also provide CEREC technology crowns crafted in-house for certain situations. This allows you to receive prompt and reliable care without compromising quality or aesthetics. CEREC crowns are crafted within a single appointment, which helps eliminate the need for a temporary.

Why We Only Use Aesthetic, Top-Notch Materials

Because we only offer zirconia, porcelain, or composite for your cosmetic treatment, you can be sure they’ll look the most like your natural teeth.


Achieve Your Best Smile Today!

If you or a loved one are looking for skilled cosmetic dentistry with a compassionate approach, contact our Santa Fe Dental Group team in Santa Rosa or Petaluma today! Drs. Jorge Vasquez-Garcia and Dr. Odette Quintilla enjoy helping you smile with full confidence!

CALL US: (707) 536-3685 REQUEST APPOINTMENT


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