Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry You Can Rely on In Walnut Grove

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A bright, symmetrical, and memorable smile can not only promote healthy self-confidence, but healthy teeth and gums also help significantly improve overall quality of life. Walnut Grove River Dental offers cosmetic dentistry treatments that can revamp, enhance, and restore the aesthetic aspects of your smile. Dr. Binson Thomas will establish a proper foundation of oral health to help avoid the issues that can affect the appeal and health of your smile.

From professional teeth whitening to straightening smiles discreetly with Invisalign®, or replacing lost teeth completely with dental implants, our cosmetic dental techniques can help you obtain the healthy and attractive smile you deserve. To schedule your cosmetic consultation, contact our Walnut Grove dental team today!


What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

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Cosmetic dentistry is the practice of improving your oral health from an appearance-based perspective. General dentistry focuses on core oral health issues (such as removing plaque and treating toothaches), cosmetic solutions, plus restorative procedures to provide you with your best functional and most beautiful smile yet.

The flexibility of cosmetic dental care has made it easier for all individuals to obtain brighter, more functional smiles with better oral health. In many ways, cosmetic dentistry is a multifaceted field. It often involves a combination of techniques to achieve your smile goals.

Cosmetic Dentistry and Your Oral Health

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The success and longevity of cosmetic dentistry procedures rely on healthy teeth and gums. For example, a decaying tooth will not respond to teeth whitening and you cannot replace a missing tooth if your jawbone is too weak to hold a dental implant or there is current infection in your gums. This is why our dentist works to ensure proper oral health is established first before recommending any cosmetic dentist treatments to you.

Brushing twice a day, flossing, and visiting our Walnut Grove dental office every six months can go a long way towards improving your oral health and your smile. We help treat oral health complications before undergoing a cosmetic procedure because having a healthy foundation of oral health is the most important step towards lasting results.

6 Ways We Can Improve Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Many patients wonder how cosmetic treatment applies to smile restoration. The current reality is that cosmetic dentistry techniques help you breathe life into a worn, damaged, or dull smile in many ways. Some of these ways include:

  1. Whiten stained teeth
  2. Replace missing teeth completely
  3. Correct bite and jaw positioning issues
  4. Repair chips, cracks, fractures, and other damage
  5. Reduce unwanted gaps between teeth
  6. Reshape misshaped teeth

Our Available Treatments for Enhancing Smile Aesthetics

Our Walnut Grove dentist understands every smile is unique. That’s why we firmly believe in providing cosmetic dental procedures and treatments that are customizable to your needs, goals, and age. Our aesthetic dentistry services include:


Professional Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is perhaps the most common cosmetic procedure requested. It involves removing stains from the enamel by using specialty-grade whitening solutions. This professionally-formulated whitening treatment allows our team to provide you with a smile that is immediately memorable and bright, using safe and effective methods.

How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?

At our Walnut Grove dental office, we provide several ways to cosmetically whiten your smile safely and effectively. These include:

In-Office Whitening

Young man receives teeth whitening treatment at the dentist office.

Sinsational Smile teeth whitening uses LED light technology to activate the whitening solutions in the professional-grade gel. The light penetrates through the enamel, accessing the stains responsible for discoloration and eliminating them on a molecular level, enabling you to receive a brighter, whiter smile in just 20 minutes! The clear, pre-filled trays allow your jaw to relax throughout the procedure, helping to maximize your comfort as you whiten.

With BriteSmile® in-office teeth whitening, we can lighten your smile by up to nine shades in a single visit! This helps to deliver stunning results that can last for years with proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups.

Take-Home Treatment

In addition to our comfortable in-office treatments, we also offer the option for take-home teeth whitening. Whether you prefer to brighten your smile from home, or you would like to help maintain the results of your in-office procedure, we can help you find long lasting results with these personalized take-home kits.

What Causes Teeth to Become Stained in the First Place?

Smoking or other types of tobacco use will discolor your teeth significantly. Other common causes of dental discoloration include:

  • Dietary choices, such as drinking coffee tea, red wine, and eating darkly-pigmented fruits, vegetables, and tomato sauces.
  • Dental injury or trauma, such as hitting the mouth during active sports or exercise, a fall, or a car accident.
  • Medications and medical treatments, like cancer radiation treatments.
  • Age, for example, as your age, the outer layer of enamel becomes worn, revealing the natural yellowish shade of dentin.
  • Genetics, for example, some individuals naturally have thicker or brighter enamel than others.
  • Environmental factors, such as naturally high fluoride levels in the water.

  Dr. Thomas provides dental veneers to address deeper discoloration that may not always respond well to teeth whitening treatments.


Porcelain Veneers for Beautiful Smile Uniformity

Porcelain veneers are a useful cosmetic technique used to address multiple smile limitations, such as damage, wear, deep discoloration, and even minor misalignment all at once. The thin yet durable porcelain shells are often placed onto the six most visible teeth in your smile. During treatment, our dentist can adjust the shape and size of veneers to fit your treated teeth exactly.

This highly specific procedure can bring new life to worn, dull, damaged, or slightly-crooked teeth while enhancing your smile’s overall appeal.

Discreet Orthodontics with Invisalign® Clear Aligners

a woman puts in her clear aligner on her to beautiful smile.

At first glance, Invisalign clear braces might seem like virtually-invisible aligners of plastic. However, there is a lot of innovation and technology that comes along with these clear trays. Unlike traditional metal braces that use rubber bands and adjustments in pressure to shift teeth into alignment, the Invisalign system utilizes technology to create aligners that use gentle, pinpointed pressure to guide your teeth into their best positions.

Every aspect of your clear aligner’s design is customized to fit your teeth exactly, correcting a variety of mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Because Invisalign aligners are light, clear, and comfortable to wear, you’ll also find yourself enjoying a straighter smile in no time.

Rebuilding Cosmetic Smiles with Dental Implants & Restorations

Tooth loss can be the result of many circumstances. Whether from advanced gum disease, severe injury, or necessary extraction, missing teeth should be replaced with a solution that is cosmetically appealing, functionally effective, and long-lasting. Often considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, dental implants can restore the entire structure of one single lost tooth or many, from the root to the crown.

An x-ray view of dental implant into the lower jaw

At our Walnut Grove dental practice, we provide the following implant-supported restorations:

Once surgically inserted into the jawbone by our skilled dentist, implants become a part of your jaw. This is because modern dental implants are biocompatible, meaning the body accepts them as natural bone and tissue grow around the implant post(s). This fusing allows dental implants to provide a secure and long-lasting foundation for your aesthetic restoration once affixed.

Repairing Wear and Renewing Dental Appeal with White Fillings

If you have cavities, our composite fillings are a convenient option to restore your teeth with cosmetic results. Composite fillings are durable and can help you save your teeth from further decay. They also brighten your smile by filling in empty spaces and mimicking the natural appearance of your teeth.

Repairing Damage and Revamping Aesthetics with Porcelain Inlays, Onlays & Crowns

an illustration of a porcelain inlay being inserted to a damage tooth.

Porcelain Inlays and Onlays are used to repair teeth with cavities or damage too severe for a filling, but not enough to require a crown. These fully-customized pieces of porcelain are crafted to be inserted precisely in the open spaces of your tooth enamel the needs repairing. Both inlays and onlays are made to be placed on the biting surfaces of your teeth.

Porcelain Crowns are dental prosthetics designed to function and look exactly like a natural, healthy tooth. Because crowns encase a vulnerable or weakened tooth, they help protect the entire structure, and the porcelain materials used also help renew aesthetics.

Can Anyone Enhance Their Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry techniques have come a long way, even in the last decade. Individuals of almost any age can enjoy more personalized and comprehensive treatment options now more so than ever to help rejuvenate their smile’s beauty, function, and overall health.

With our comprehensive approach to how we deliver cosmetic dentistry, treatment options are safer, more effective, and can be tailored to teens, adults, and children. The white, composite fillings of today are even safe for kids (to help with cavities), and Invisalign clear aligners can be suited enough for responsible use from teens.

Helping you Enjoy a Beautiful, Healthy Smile for Life

A group of friends shows off their smiles on the side of the road.

Remember, before you can enjoy an improved or restored smile, you must have an established foundation of proper oral health. If you’re struggling with issues such as bleeding gums, tooth decay, loose teeth, or nerve damage, be sure to contact our Walnut Grove dentist for care.

Dr. Binson Thomas knows just how important healthy teeth and gums are for enjoying the best cosmetic treatment results and is happy to provide services to help get you back to a healthy smile. From treating gum infection with deep cleanings and our Waterlase MD™ laser technology to helping preserve natural teeth with prevention, patient education, or root canal therapy, we have the tools to help you smile with confidence one more.

Contact Us for Cosmetic Dentistry Tailored to You Today!

The broad cosmetic treatment options available at our Walnut Grove dental office are designed to help you rejuvenate your smile while enjoying better oral health. Contact Dr. Binson Thomas and his team today to get started on the path towards a brighter, healthier smile.


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Sacramento River Dentist located in Walnut Grove, Ca. Dr. Binson Thomas is a professional dedicated to Excellence in General, Family, & Cosmetic Dentistry such as Dental Makeovers, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Crowns/Caps & many other dental procedures. Please come and visit our office in Walnut Grove, California.

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