How many times have you discreetly covered your mouth when smiling? Do you avoid photo opportunities for fear of revealing your teeth?
An unsightly smile can seriously affect your daily activities and affect your overall mood in the process. As one of the first things that people see, your smile can give you endless confidence or force you back into your shell.
Dr. Jacob Grapevine provides cosmetic dentistry in Plano for most ages. He commits to providing the highest standard of dental care when it comes to the aesthetics of your smile. Dr. Grapevine is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He uses modern techniques and high-quality materials for the best results.
With so many cosmetic services in dentistry, we must consider great dental care in designing the right treatment for your smile. We not only help you plan a smile that will provide a great esthetic result but one that will be functional, comfortable, and long-lasting.
Cosmetic dentistry can fix the following dental problems:
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Gaps in between teeth
Cosmetic Dentistry Services: Treatment Planning for Great Results.
Whether you want to make a subtle improvement or a dramatic makeover, we offer the cosmetic dentistry services you need. Learn more:
- Porcelain Veneers
- Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
- Teeth Whitening
- Smile Makeovers
- Invisalign Clear Aligners
Trust the future of your smile to the experienced hands of your cosmetic dentist in Plano, Dr. Jacob Grapevine. Whether you want a professional teeth whitening procedure or want to completely overhaul your mouth structure, we can work with you. We will develop a cosmetic dental treatment plan specifically for your teeth and gums. Then, we will advise you on what cosmetic dentistry procedures will work best to improve your smile and overall dental health. We also welcome any and all questions that you might have.
Before Dr. Grapevine starts working on your mouth, we will use digital photography and software to fabricate imaging that shows you the possible outcomes for your future smile. We can also customize a “try-in” smile to create a live experience using wax modeling in the dentist office. From this point, we discuss the process and how to implement the treatment plan. After the thorough treatment planning stage, we will know the best treatment path and reduce the risk of unwanted results.
Determining which cosmetic dental treatment is best for your needs is a serious decision. We work hard to put you at ease with your upcoming cosmetic dental procedures. No matter what your procedure will be – porcelain veneers, dental implants, or Invisalign clear aligners – we want you to be 100% comfortable with the process. Dr. Grapevine encourages you to ask questions along the way.
As a leading cosmetic dentist in Plano, Dr. Grapevine works on hundreds of smiles each year! You can check out some of our favorites in our dental smile gallery.
Why Get Cosmetic Dentistry?
Many people think that cosmetic dentistry only fixes aesthetic problems, but this isn’t the case. Underlying oral health problems cause many cosmetic issues. When we perform cosmetic dentistry, our goal is to treat both aesthetic and oral health issues. We use diagnostic tools to determine the root cause of the problem that brought you to our office. When we treat the root cause, it fixes the appearance and function of the teeth.
Patients usually come in with just a cosmetic problem that they want to be fixed. They may not even know that there’s more than that issue. One of the best examples to highlight is crooked teeth. The aesthetic problems that come with it are what typically bring someone into our office. The teeth are jumbled and may be sticking out or cramped. But crooked teeth very much impact the health of your mouth.
Crooked teeth are harder to clean than straight teeth. There are awkward nooks and crannies that can be hard to reach with a traditional toothbrush or dental floss. Even if the rest of your teeth are getting clean, these cramped areas aren’t. Plaque and tartar build up, making you more likely to develop tooth decay or gum disease. Even the specialized dental tools we use in the office can’t get into all of these places.
Crooked teeth also give you an uneven bite. When you bite down, the pressure of it is distributed evenly throughout your smile. When teeth are crooked, some teeth take on more pressure than others. These teeth wear down faster and are more likely to chip or crack, leading to a need for restorative dental treatment.
An uneven bite is also one of the leading causes of TMJ disorders. The jaw doesn’t track properly because the bite doesn’t come together the way it should. Your jaw joint wears down and starts to cause problems. Pain spreads throughout your jaw and face, your jaw pops and clicks, and it develops issues with function. The jaw might get stuck in a position, or you may have problems opening and closing your mouth. Treating crooked teeth can remedy all of these issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the cosmetic dentistry process begin?
When you visit our Plano dental office for cosmetic dentistry, you will meet one-on-one with Dr. Jacob Grapevine. He will carefully listen to your wants and needs and evaluate your specific situation. Dr. Grapevine will then design a custom plan to effectively create the smile you have been dreaming of. Typical results are a stable, comfortable, and healthy smile that lasts.
Get started by completing our cosmetic questionnaire.
Is cosmetic dentistry expensive?
The answer can depend on the type of treatment. Quick treatments like tooth bonding can be very affordable. Treatments that may take a couple of visits may be a little more expensive.
Will my insurance cover cosmetic dental treatments?
No. Insurance companies are very selective about what they cover for you. They may see cosmetic treatments as unnecessary for your dental health, but we all know that this is not the case. Cosmetic dentistry can fix many advanced dental issues. We can also combine cosmetic treatments with general dental procedures that insurance may cover.
Are cosmetic dentistry procedures painful?
No, you shouldn’t experience any pain with cosmetic dentistry, no matter the procedure. You may experience soreness or discomfort with some procedures but never full-on pain. Invisalign treatment causes some soreness when you’re switching out aligners. Some tooth sensitivity is common when teeth are prepared for porcelain veneers because some tooth structure is removed. Other than that, most cosmetic treatment options are painless.
How long do cosmetic dentistry results last?
This all depends on the procedures that you’re getting done. Other factors come into play, too. Certain lifestyle habits decrease the amount of time that the cosmetic effects last. Treatments like professional teeth whitening can last from around six months to three years. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, can last for 10-15 years or more.
Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
Before any treatment, we’ll have a cosmetic consultation with you to determine a personalized treatment plan. This includes a full oral examination. You have to have a healthy mouth to receive cosmetic dentistry. If you have gum disease or tooth decay, we need to treat these before moving forward with any of the cosmetic treatments. We’ll also determine a workable budget, as cosmetic treatments normally aren’t covered by dental insurance.
Digital Preview Of Your Smile Makeover
Do you wish you could see your smile’s full potential?
Digital technology and 3D imagining allow Dr. Grapevine to provide his cosmetic patients with a mock-up presentation of what their smiles could look like after treatment.
Our smile makeover process includes a personalized wax-up of your teeth with digital photography and digital imaging to help you visualize the outcome. We use digital imagining manipulation to help give you a more comprehensive prediction. In essence, you will see what your smile will look like before we complete your smile makeover.
Digital smile makeover previews provide a new way for patients and dentists to communicate in a more clear and more precise way. The digital preview allows the patient to vocalize any changes they would like to see made to their outcome prior to the treatment. Dr. Grapevine can make minor adjustments to the shape and size of the teeth for a highly personalized smile makeover.
Request a Dental Exam & Consultation Today
Are you ready to take control of your smile and change your life forever? It’s time to contact Signature Dentistry. Dr. Grapevine is more than a cosmetic dentist. His focus is on restoring health and function to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results. We offer a menu of cosmetic dental services to help you get the smile that you desire. If you are searching for a Cosmetic Dentist in the North Dallas area near you, consider Dr. Jacob Grapevine, DDS.
We offer convenient care for routine dental treatments, as well as high-level dentistry to fix cosmetic and restorative dental issues. We serve patients in the greater Dallas area, including Plano and Frisco. New patients call 972-268-6480 or request a dental exam online anytime.