Cosmetic Dentistry - All About Smiles MN

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is reversed when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth.

We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are whitening, smile design, recontouring of the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, and all ceramic/porcelain crowns.

Whitening

reshape and whitenThe custom tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 1/2 hour to a few hours, or overnight. The entire process takes 2-4 weeks of daily use. Three different strengths of gel may be used, however the higher the strength the greater the likelihood of reactions or tooth sensitivity. The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining, and it may take several months of use to see significant color improvement. For maintenance of whitened teeth the trays should be used every several months.

Veneers

Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect. Lumineers, or thin veneers, can be done with little or no removal of tooth structure.

The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. The tooth-colored resin is gently placed, thinned, sculpted, characterized, and then polished to a high shine.  This can be accomplished without any shots of Novocaine, and is a very popular service.

The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a talented US dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.

INVISALIGN in Minnesota

Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible custom-molded aligners. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth with results you’ll notice sooner than you think. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter position step by step, until you have a more beautiful smile. And unlike braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth as usual.

Contact Us


All About Smiles, Inc.
1611 County Highway 10
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
Phone (763) 717-3989
appointments@allaboutsmilesmn.com
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Payment & Insurance

You can pay for your office co-pays and any treatments by cash, check, credit or debit card at the time of treatment. We also accept most major dental insurances.

To discuss your payment options or insurance coverage, please call Luanne at
(763) 717-3989.

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