Littleton, CO dentist Dr. Guy Grabiak and team celebrate case study award for long-term healthy results with their patient.
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Veneers

Beautiful Veneers

Why Choose Denver Dentistry for Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry?

Any dentist can offer cosmetic treatments including porcelain veneers. That is why it is very important to select a dentist who has been affirmed by numerous professional organizations, such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Grabiak is proud to be a member of the AACD. In agreement with the AACD, our team strives to assist patients maintain their health, function, and appearance for their lifetime. We believe that esthetic dentistry must complement the overall general and oral health of the patient and do no harm. Our treatment decisions are based on the foundation of evidence-based protocols combined with sound clinical judgment. Dr. Grabiak strongly believes that cosmetic dentistry integrates interdisciplinary medical and dental treatment to enhance outcomes and minimize the loss of healthy human tissue.

Dr. Grabiak utilizes the latest technology and materials to deliver dentistry that is predictable, biocompatible, and long lasting.

When it comes to choosing a dentist, you want someone with the proper credentials, education, and experience. Most importantly, choose a dentist who makes you feel comfortable. We know that dental work can be intimidating, which is why we try to go the extra mile to make our patients feel at home in our office.

How is Our Office Different?

General dentists typically focus on a single element of a smile that the patient preserves as unpleasant. In many cases addressing only a single element will not provide the results the patient desires. Dr. Grabiak’s specialized training and experience has taught him to look at the entire complex — the lips, gums, teeth, bite, face, personality type, hair, skin tone, and more. Dr. Grabiak takes the time to examine the smile and analyze the length of the teeth, how the teeth line up with other facial features, gum-to-lip distance, and other characteristics.

While it’s important for dentists to listen to their patients to understand what is desired, it’s equally imperative for the patient to engage with Dr. Grabiak and the team to understand what procedures are being suggested and what they entail. It’s this attention to dental details that can create a beautiful smile — and great results.

What to Expect?

We can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. The first step is to look at your smile and determine what you want to change. It’s best to arrive with your own wishlist.

Your smile design examination with Dr. Grabiak will be both comprehensive and aesthetic. The conventional part of the consultation will be a physical examination of your teeth, gums, and bite, intra and extraoral photos, and the taking and evaluation of x-rays. The aesthetic part of the consultation will be more subjective, and this is where you can discuss with Dr. Grabiak your likes, dislikes, and goals.

Dr. Grabiak utilizes computer generated imaging to help you visualize what your teeth can look like after veneers or other cosmetic restoration. This imaging gives you the flexibility to change your mind about almost anything. After the treatmentplan has been created, Dr. Grabiak orders the lab to fabricate models of your mouth and build mock-ups out of wax or resin to give you a three–dimensional view of your new smile.

A provisional restoration is another tool we use to give the patient a trial period before the final work is done. The first restoration (made from the previously approved mock–up) lets you see how the final restorations will look and feel in your mouth, and how they might affect your gums, your speech, and biting function. Dr. Grabiak can make any necessary adjustments before the final restoration is completed. The temporary restoration should look and feel very much like your new smile.

What Types of Materials are Used for Veneers?

There are multiple options for the materials used when designing veneers. After listening to your goals and desires for your smile, Dr. Grabiak will help you determine which material will best achieve your goals and is most biocompatible for your needs.

You can rest assured that the material you and Dr. Grabiak choose for your smile makeover will be durable, have a beautiful natural color and esthetics, and when well cared for, can last for many years to come.

The foundation of providing safe and personalized holistic care begins by getting to know you and your goals for your oral health and overall health, both short term and long term. Dr. Grabiak will then learn about your family’s dental and medical history, along with your dental and medical history. Afterwards, we begin your exam by taking a sample of your saliva (Sillha), checking for seven different biomarkers. That same day, we will send you home with a report showing how you scored in those different biomarker categories.

The head and neck examination is often overlooked by busy clinicians but it is as crucial as an element of the oral cancer examination. Dr. Grabiak begins his exam outside of the mouth by starting with a soft tissue check of the neck and the jaw. A thorough head and neck examination is essential for detecting early skin cancers, any overdeveloped jaw muscles that may be contributing towards bruxism, and enlarged lymph nodes that may indicate an active virus or infection.

After the extraoral exam, Dr. Grabiak begins his extensive intraoral exam. During Dr. Grabiak’s exam he is evaluating the teeth, uvula, mucosal tissues, tongue, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, and the oropharynx. Part of this exam includes taking high-definition photos of the mouth, all at different angles so you can see exactly what he is seeing. Our hygienist will then come in and complete a comprehensive periodontal assessment. In some cases, Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist may recommend additional testing to get to the root cause of the evidence of symptoms they are seeing in your mouth. This entire process takes roughly an hour. In some cases, depending on what Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist had found during their exam we will invite you back for a follow-up appointment called review of findings.

In preparation for the review of findings, Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist will take the time to evaluate all of the data that was collected from your examination and testing to determine your specific needs. At your review of findings appointment Dr. Grabiak will sit down with you one on one to review the data that was collected from your appointment, along with any recommendations. This allows you the time to ask Dr. Grabiak any questions that you may have about your treatment recommendations and expectations from treatment.

Jeromy Mulkey

Jeromy Mulkey

Operations Manager

Jeromy received his Bachelors of Science in Finance from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He moved to Colorado in 2015 from Hannibal, New York (a small town outside of Syracuse) and that is when his career in the dental field began. Jeromy started in corporate dental as a patient coordinator and quickly progressed to office manager and then running multiple specialty practices over the next 5 years. Holistic dentistry was an exciting new challenge and Jeromy couldn't be happier with his family at Denver Dentistry. Holistic dentistry was a breath of fresh air and gave a new excitement and passion for learning of all the new sciences and technologies the Denver Dentistry team has integrated into their practice. Jeromy currently lives in Sheridan and enjoys living close to the mountains. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, snowboarding, playing soccer and basketball, camping, and hiking. Jeromy is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and assisting the team in bringing more smiles to satisfied patients.
Chelsea White

Jazmin Contreras

Dental Hygiene Assistant

In 2020 Jazmin graduated from Colorado Mesa University at the top of her class with a degree in Kinesiology. From a young age Jazmin knew she had a passion and interest in the medical field which led her to gain various experiences in the medical field. However, when she first came to Denver Dentistry, she fell in love with dentistry and knew this was her passion. Dr. Grabiak and his team offered a unique holistic approach to the field; something Jazmin has always been highly interested in. She quickly realized this is where she was meant to be and Denver Dentistry instantly felt like home. In her free time she and her fiance enjoy traveling and participating in outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and kayaking.
Chelsea White

Chelsea White

Lead EDDA

Chelsea is a born and raised Florida girl and has now been a Colorado resident for 5 years. She has loved dentistry for a long time, and couldn’t see herself in any other profession. Knowing her career path, she went to school at Central Florida Institute to become a dental assistant with an extended program. Graduated in 2012 as a Dental Assistant and as an EDDA, she looks forward to esthetics and happiness with patients. As someone who has been in the field for almost 10 years, she strives to work as a team to meet all expectations with the patient. In her free time she loves to hike, and explore the beautiful places Colorado has to offer.

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