If your smile isn’t as brilliant and attractive as you would like it to be, this can have a negative effect on nearly all social aspects of your life. If you have what you think is an imperfect smile, don’t suffer in silence – there are cosmetic dentistry options open to you in the Maplewood and St. Paul area that can make things better. Cosmetic dentistry involves treatments that can improve not only the function of your teeth but their appearance as well. Here at Henrickson Dental, we can correct a wide number of dental imperfections such as stained or chipped teeth, misaligned teeth, and much more, restoring your smile and providing you with the confidence you might be lacking. We offer several treatments using only the most advanced dental technologies to ensure you experience minimum of discomfort and that your healing time is swift. Many patients can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Here are just some of the services we offer.
Porcelain veneers are ideal for improving the appearance of a number of tooth imperfections such as stains, gaps, and chops. Here at Henrickson Dental, we use our advanced CEREC scanning and fabricating system to provide custom-fit veneers in just one visit to the dental office. These veneers are not only long-lasting and durable but they blend in with the feel and the appearance of your natural teeth. confidence.
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Here at Henrickson Dental we use advanced technologies such as the LaserSmile laser-activated system and DiscusDental’s Excel system to provide high-contrast tooth whitening to our patients with little to no risk or discomfort. Designed with tooth and gum sensitivity in mind, these treatments are both safe and quick, meaning you can get on with your day with a newer, brighter smile in no time at all.
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At Henrickson Dental, we respect the fact that although our patients need excellent dental care, they also need it quickly — worrying about teeth is our job, not theirs. This is why we feature a number of same-day services at our St. Paul and Minneapolis-area practice, including porcelain crowns, dentures, and dental emergencies. With the help of our CEREC® 3D cosmetic and restorative system, our doctors can fix and refine problematic teeth in no time. The advantage of having your porcelain crowns completed in a single day is twofold: valuable time is saved by creating the crowns right away, and the crowns created are more likely to perfectly match your teeth.
When teeth are seriously damaged and require more extensive support than a filling can provide, same-day porcelain crowns can restore structure and a pleasing aesthetic to the area. The doctors might also use a porcelain crown to enhance a dental bridge, camouflage a large filling, or cover discolorations. The plaque-resistant, anti-abrasive porcelain crowns we use are precisely matched to the shade of your other teeth, leaving a natural appearance with no indication that any dental work has been done.
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If you have stained, cracked or chipped teeth, dental bonding can help to repair the damage while providing a natural look. Dental bonding, which can be shaded to match the color of your existing teeth, is much more durable than traditional fillings, as they can last for more than a decade with the right dental care while more traditional treatments are only good for five to seven years before they need replacement. Additional benefits of using dental bonding is that there’s no highly visible metallic flash whenever you open your mouth, as dental bonding uses highly advanced and durable resin instead of metal.
Our dentists can treat cavities and tooth decay with tooth-colored fillings, which are made from a composite material instead of the traditional amalgamated mercury that has been used for decades. Since they’re free of metal completely, these fillings will blend in perfectly with your natural teeth while also helping to avoid the environmental and health risks that go along with using mercury in fillings all the while providing a filling that’s much more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The composite resin used in these natural-looking fillings bonds to your existing tooth very well, making it possible to save more of your existing tooth in comparison to metal fillings, and they are resilient enough to replace any metal fillings you received in the past if these older fillings ever fall out.
Contact us today if you would like to learn more about the advantages of tooth-colored fillings, contact the doctors at our Twin Cities-area practice.
Sometimes patients can develop an excess of gum tissue covering the edges of their teeth near the gum line, making them feel self-conscious about the amount of gum they show when they smile – a condition sometimes called “gummy smile.” This is where gum lifting comes in – it’s a procedure designed to improve a patient’s smile by either reshaping or lifting the gum line to expose more tooth and less gum. Henrickson Dental uses advanced laser technology to shape and trim both hard tissue and large tissue, letting the world see that brilliant smile that’s been hiding behind those gums for far too long.
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If there’s ever a common reason for people to hide their smiles, it’s likely due to their teeth appearing to be misaligned or crowded. Orthodontic braces can be an effective treatment for misaligned teeth, but this might make the problem worse – nobody wants to flash someone a grin filled with metal wires and brackets if they’re already feeling self-conscious about their smile.
This is where the Invisalign® straightening system comes into play. Through the use of specialized computer scanning and imaging programs, Invisalign aligners are custom made from a clear, durable plastic to fit your teeth and gently begin to straighten them but, are also designed to be taken out for brushing your teeth or eating. Over time, patients will replace their existing aligner with additional ones designed to continue to straighten their teeth until they reach their goal alignment.
Find out if you are an ideal candidate for one of our orthodontic system by contacting Drs. Mike Henrickson and Sheryl Tandon at our Twin Cities-area practice.
An excellent alternative to traditional orthodontics, Invisalign® clear aligners are a popular choice for any patient who wants to correct misaligned or crowded teeth in a discreet and barely noticeable way. Created through the aid of advanced computer imaging software, each Invisalign aligner is custom-fit to your mouth for the ultimate in comfort and wearability.
With the many cosmetic options available today, our dentists can help create the smile of your dreams. If you’re ready to take the next step to improving your smile and you live in the Maplewood and St. Paul area, contact Henrickson Dental today at (651) 777-8900 or online through our contact form. Be sure to follow our aftercare instructions for best results. If you’re unsure if cosmetic dentistry is right for you, read about the pros and cons.