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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is anything that can be done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have teeth repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth.

We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are:

  • recontouring of the shape of the teeth
  • veneers 
  • bonding 
  • ceramic/porcelain crowns

VENEERS
Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally more comfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure. The procedure can be direct or indirect. 

The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding.

The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. The second appointment is in two to three weeks when the veneers are delivered from the laboratory. During this time the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth.

 

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Phone: (507) 647-5313  |   Email: dbteeth@mnval.net        |   Fax: (507) 647-4091