Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Today everyone wants a beautiful smile. When a person feels and looks good, they have a strong self-image. A confident smile plays a significant role. At Silver Lake Dental we use the highest standard dental technology available to offer top-rate cosmetic dentistry to patients in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Smile with confidence
It’s no secret that our cosmetic dentistry practice has helped people feel good and enjoy better relationships with family, friends and business contacts. We work with you to create a beautiful smile.
At our New Brighton cosmetic dentistry practice you will find the personalized attention you deserve. We are committed to your complete satisfaction.
How can you upgrade your appearance through cosmetic dentistry?
We invite you to learn more about the wide variety of cosmetic dentistry services that we provide.
- Cosmetic Veneers
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Opalescence® Home Whitening
- Zoom!® In Office Whitening
- Opalustre® MicroAbrasion
- Cosmetic Crowns
- Instant Orthodontics
Your new smile with custom created porcelain veneers
Porcelain Veneers are thin shells of porcelain fabricated with the help of a local dental laboratory. Veneers generally cover the tops and front of teeth. We use veneers to whiten teeth as well as correct problems like chipped, misshapen, crooked, or warped teeth. Once they are in place, porcelain veneers become a part of your teeth. You will be able to use them like their own teeth, because the bond is extremely strong. Your final result is a more beautiful, natural-looking smile. Our Minneapolis/St. Paul area patients have been amazed with the results they have seen from this procedure.
Porcelain veneers are custom-created for each patient. We take care to ensure that they fit your teeth precisely. During your initial visit our highly skilled staff will carefully remove a thin layer of enamel. We then take impressions to build a model of your teeth and we create your porcelain veneers on that model. Once your porcelain veneers are ready, a return visit to our practice is all that is needed to fit your new smile.
The art of transforming your smile
Bonding involves the artistic placement of a tooth-colored composite material to front teeth to enhance their color, shape or size. You can have one tooth recreated with bonding, or we can transform your entire smile. Bonding also protects your teeth from additional wear and damage.
The Bonding Process
Bonding is a comfortable procedure that can provide dramatic results in just one appointment. We’ll carefully prepare your teeth, roughen them with a mildly acidic solution, then place, sculpt and polish the bonding material. You’ll then have a brand new smile.
Who is it for?
Bonding may be the perfect option for you if you have:
- Spaces between your teeth
- Small or misshapen teeth
- Teeth that have darkened or discolored over time
Safe and easy teeth whitening
There are a wide variety of teeth whitening techniques now available. In addition to cosmetic procedures like porcelain veneers and dental bonding, a custom in-office whitening system can help brighten your smile, and improve oral health. Our practice uses techniques and teeth whitening gels that make it possible to significantly lighten and brighten your teeth. The amount of time it takes varies from person to person, but usually our teeth whitening patients see results within a week after visiting our New Brighton office.
The Tooth Whitening Procedure
Tooth whitening is a simple procedure.
- Impressions of your upper and lower teeth are made. From these impressions, we will make custom fitting tooth whitening trays.
- You are fitted with the trays, which are clear and very hard to detect at a distance. You will be given a professional whitening system and personalized instructions about how to use it.
- To keep your teeth free from tartar and plaque we will help you plan the proper home care regimen in order to keep your smile looking good for a lifetime.
With the proper home techniques the amount of work involved is minimal and takes only a few minutes to complete.
Long Lasting Results
Our tooth whitening gel uses oxygen to penetrate the enamel and remove discoloration. Since enamel is transparent the newly whitened inner tooth will show through. The results from one course of treatment last one to five years. Depending on your lifestyle, you may need to visit our office for periodic touch ups. We provide support and information to help you make the most out of your new white teeth. See our tips below as a place to start.
Pre-filled Whitening Trays from Silver Lake Dental
Opalescence Go is the professional alternative to over-the-counter whitening options. It is a simple, fast and cost effective option to start a whitening treatment or for whitening touch-ups. There is no need for impressions or custom trays. Opalescense Go is ready to use right out of the package!
Will Tooth Whitening Work For Me?
There are many causes of tooth discoloration. Common causes are the use of coffee, cola, and smoking. Some medications and aging can also cause teeth to stain over time. We determine the source of your discoloration, then recommend the best whitening system for you. In most cases the results are striking! Don’t be misled by unproven and ineffective over-the-counter whitening solutions. We will dispense a simple, safe and effective tooth whitening system that is closely monitored by our clinical staff for maximum results.
A radiant smile for a confident you
It’s the first thing people notice about you — and when you feel good about it, it shows. Zoom!® gives you the radiant results you want with a variety of whitening options to fit your lifestyle. And when it comes to whitening — like with everything having to do with your smile — your dentist is your best resource. That’s why only dental professionals have access to the professional-strength whitening of Zoom!®. Zoom!® typically whiten teeth by at least 8 shades, and is completed in just over two short hours!
Get your most confident smile today with the #1 most patient-requested professional whitening brand — Zoom!® In Office Whitening.
Ideal for removing superficial white and brown decalcification stains due to enamel mottling from fluorosis, Opalustre is a 6.6% hydrochloric acid slurry that contains silicon carbide microparticles.1 This combination provides chemical stain removal along with gentle mechanical abrasion. OpalCups latch-type bristle polishing cups are used with the Opalustre for micropolishing the newly treated enamel surface. Ideal for removing superficial white, brown or multicolored enamel defects, including fluorosis discoloration, that has not responded to regular home bleaching products.
- One-appointment results
- Removes superficial white and brown stains
- Provides minimally invasive treatment for fluorosis
- Microparticles provide gentle mechanical abrasion
- Opalustre is gluten free and kosher certified
Custom crowns offer beauty and strength
The all-porcelain dental crowns that we use in our Minnesota office are custom-made and bonded to your tooth to cover the tooth completely. Your new dental crowns can work to repair and strengthen damaged teeth, and can also be used to improve your appearance by converting discolored or misshapen teeth.
The Dental Crown Process
Like porcelain veneers, installing your dental crowns requires two visits to our office. We will prepare and shape your tooth, then take impressions. A dental lab will make a model from these impressions, and use the model to create your natural-looking new all-porcelain crown.
Instant Orthodontics is the process of aligning teeth using porcelain crowns, veneers, bridges, dental implants, bonding or teeth-colored fillings to achieve straight teeth in as little as just one dental visit.
Traditional orthodontics or Invisalign© usually requires 12-24 months to align the teeth and these techniques don’t allow you to have control over the shape and color of the tooth. Instant orthodontics gives you the ability to change the color and the shape of the tooth as well as that perfect tooth alignment alignment you have always wanted.
Getting Started with Instant Orthodontics
After a complete dental examination with diagnostic models is performed, the diagnostic models are used to create a wax-up of the ideal teeth alignment. This allows the patient see what the teeth would look like before they decide to go ahead and have the teeth instantly aligned. After the wax-up is returned from the dental lab, a meeting is scheduled with your dentist for a treatment review. We will discuss all options and recommend the appropriate treatment. Once a decision is made to begin treatment, the office schedules your next appointment to begin treatment and discusses dental sedation options.
Don’t wait to start smiling… give us a call at (651)663-6087 or email us for a consultation.