Cosmetic Dentist In Ramsey, MN
If you’re someone who is looking to transform your smile, you might require the help of a cosmetic dentist. But what exactly is a cosmetic dentist and how can they help? Read on to find out.
What Is A Cosmetic Dentist?
A cosmetic dentist is a dental practitioner that fixed ‘cosmetic’ issues of the teeth. In simple words, they offer treatments that cater to fixing the appearance of teeth, gums, and sometimes, bite.
While most cosmetic dentistry treatments are aimed at enhancing the appearance of your smile, a lot of them also help improve functionality.
Why Do I Need A Cosmetic Dentist?
- Chips, breaks, or cracks in the tooth
- Spaces between teeth
- Stained and discolored teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Missing teeth
- Differently shaped or sized teeth
Rivers Bend Family Dental provides a wide range of dental procedures to make it convenient for your family to tend to all its dental needs. Our services include but are not limited
How Does A Cosmetic Dentist Help Fix A Smile?
There are various treatments available at a cosmetic dentist’s office that you can take advantage of. Some of the most popular ones are –
One of the simplest ways to improve your smile is by getting them deep cleaned and whitened by a professional. Teeth whitening is recommended when your teeth have become stained or discolored over time due to various causes. Although there are many drugstore teeth whitening options available in the market, such as whitening toothpaste, strips, rinses, etc., nothing beats the results you get at a dentist’s office.
Cosmetic dentists use strong bleaching agents such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to help lighten the shade of your teeth. Before they start the bleaching process, they apply a protective layer on the gums to prevent them from harm.
The procedure takes about 40-60 minutes from start to finish. You will be asked to avoid colored foods and drinks and smoking after the procedure to prevent the teeth from staining once again.
Dental bonding, or composite bonding, refers to the repair of damaged, decayed, or discolored teeth using a tooth-colored material.
Composite is a plastic resin that resembles the color of the natural enamel. This is applied onto the affected areas of teeth, shaped and molded into place, and finally set using a special high-intensity light.
This treatment effectively covers the tooth’s issues, making it appear healthy and aesthetic. It is an outpatient procedure and takes about half an hour to an hour to complete, depending on the extent of the dental issue.
No anesthesia is required in the procedure, except when dealing with cavities. The patient can go back to their normal routine right after the completion of the bonding treatment
- Misshapen or uneven teeth
- Damaged enamel
- Noticeable gaps between teeth
- Severely discolored teeth
Dental implants are considered to be the “gold standard” of tooth replacement. These are recommended when someone has experienced tooth loss due to decay, trauma, or age. Implants are a surgical procedure and the entire treatment process takes a couple of months.
The implant base called ‘post’ is made of titanium. This is inserted within the jaw bone surgically. Once the surgery is complete, the patient is sent home to recover for 6-12 weeks. In this time, the jaw bone grows around and fuses with the implant post. This process is called ‘Osseointegration’ and is responsible for the stability of the implant.
Once the fusion is complete, a connector is placed on top of the implant post. This is then covered with the tooth replacement.
A dental implant can be used to replace one, multiple, or all teeth. To replace a single tooth, a dental crown is placed on the connector. For multiple teeth, an implant-supported bridge is used. To replace all the teeth in an edentulous mouth, implant-supported dentures are used.
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Cosmetic Dentist At River’s Bend Family Dental, MN
Dr. Andrea Wimmergren is our in-house dental expert at River’s Bend Family Dental. With her affinity and proficiency for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Wimmergren’s quest is to provide excellent care that is tailored to your unique smile goals.