Innovative Cosmetic Dentistry in Santa Cruz, CA

If you are considering having cosmetic dentistry, Dr Matiasevich provides patients with the opportunity to view how they will look through cosmetic imaging. By taking a photograph of your smile and using computer imaging you can view your new smile before beginning treatment.

Here are the most popular types of cosmetic dentistry:

  • Crowns – Tooth-shaped caps that cover the top of your teeth, crowns have a variety of both functional and cosmetic benefits. Whether you have a damaged tooth, need a dental bridge, or are getting an implant, crowns provide a durable covering that matches the size, shape, and color of the rest of your teeth.
  • Implants – If you have a missing tooth or one that is damaged beyond repair, dental implants are a fantastic cosmetic and functional solution. Dental implants replicate the appearance of your natural teeth, last a lifetime, and prevent the rest of your teeth from shifting. One or more dental implants can go a long way towards giving you the beautiful smile you crave.
  • Teeth Whitening – If your teeth are in good shape, but you’re not happy with your smile, whitening is a great option. Professional teeth whitening can give you a radiant look in no time, or you can get a kit to use in the comfort of your own home.
  • Veneers – Using a super-thin layer of tooth-colored materials, veneers can improve the look of chipped, misshapen, or discolored teeth. The type of material, shape, size, and color of the veneer can be tweaked to match the rest of your teeth, seamlessly improving your smile.
  • Bonding – While veneers cover the whole tooth, bonding uses tooth-colored materials to directly bond to areas needing improvement. This is great for changing the shape of the tooth, closing gaps, and fixing things like chips or cracks.
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings – Even fillings can be a form of cosmetic dentistry thanks to today’s technology. White fillings can be matched to the color of the rest of your teeth, covering up cavities in style.

Tooth-colored fillings & bonding help repair a tooth to a natural-looking beauty.

Composite or tooth-colored fillings are a great way to repair cavities, broken fillings, or chipped teeth. These restorations are made to match or enhance the natural color of your teeth. They are stronger and more conservative in their placement than traditional silver amalgam restorations. In addition, they do not contain any mercury and are less likely to fracture teeth after years of service than traditional fillings.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy way to correct chipped or misshapen teeth? There is, and it’s called tooth bonding. You might be surprised to know that tooth bonding is actually among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures available today. Best of all, it can drastically improve the look and function of your teeth.

What is Bonding?

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “Cosmetic bonding is a process where the dentist attaches or “bonds” materials directly to your tooth in order to change the color and shape. The natural tooth enamel is then fused together with bonding materials such as porcelain and resins to create a strong structure that still feels like your original tooth.”

Reasons for Bonding

There are two basic reasons for bonding: cosmetic and functional. That means there are two basic types of bonding: restorative and cosmetic. Here is a breakdown of each:

  • Restorative bonding is ideal for people with chipped, decayed, broken or otherwise damaged teeth, as it helps restore the smile.
  • Cosmetic bonding is perfect for those simply looking to improve their overall appearance, as it addresses things like discoloration and gaps between the teeth.

If you are searching for a Santa Cruz teeth whitening dentist, look no further. Teeth whitening or bleaching can be performed at home or in our Santa Cruz office. Although over the counter bleaching works, some patients needs require prescription-strength bleach that can only be dispensed by a dental office.

We offer one-hour laser bleaching, custom tray bleaching as well as tres white disposable bleaching. The beaching of the teeth does not harm the teeth or the enamel of the teeth in any way. Side effects are only temporary and may involve irritated gum tissue or cold sensitivity of the teeth.

Dr. Matiasevich is proud to offer Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems.



Many factors, including dietary habits (drinking coffee, tea, soda, and red wine) and certain medications, affect the whiteness of your smile. Tooth whitening is an affordable and effective way to combat common causes of tooth discoloration while boosting your self-confidence and improving your appearance.

Opalescence offers a wide range of tooth whitening products designed to brighten your smile. With custom designed take home, on-the-go, and in-office options, Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems accommodate all lifestyles and budgets.

Prescription-strength Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems are stronger and more effective than over-the-counter teeth whitening products, and are only available through your dentist.



Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are only available through your dentist. While using the Opalescence Tooth Whitening System, your dentist will supervise your treatment from initial consultation through completion. The special whitening gel will not affect your gums, and in many cases can help improve your oral health by strengthening tooth enamel, decreasing sensitivity, and offering increased cavity prevention.


Powerful, prescription-strength Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are available in varying strengths depending on your dental needs. Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels can provide results after just one night, although results may vary and can take up to a week before you experience noticeable changes.


Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are delivered through customized bleaching trays designed to fit your unique smile. Your dentist will create your personal trays from an alginate impression of your mouth; this customization is part of what makes Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels so effective.

Further customize your Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gel experience by choosing from the five different treatment options: Opalescence, Opalescence® Treswhite Supreme™, Opalescence® BOOST, and Opalescence after-care toothpastes, toothbrushes, and OpalPix®. Talk with your dentist about what options are available to you.

Porcelain veneers are thin laminates of porcelain that are bonded to the tooth structure. One of the most successful treatments available in dentistry, porcelain veneers are extremely thin and, at the same time, extremely strong.

A veneer may be as thin as 0.3mm. Together we create beautiful lifelike restorations that mimic nature. We work with our patients’ individual needs and wants, and together we create beautiful, natural looking teeth. Our patients leave our office with the beautiful smiles they have always wanted.

Porcelain veneers (Lumineers & Vivoveneers) are used to correct a wide variety of conditions.