Cosmetic Dentistry in St. Cloud, MN
Centrasota Dental proudly provides a variety of cosmetic dentistry services such as dental bridges, teeth whitening and dentures. Learn more about each service by reading below. If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment, please contact us and one of our friendly team members will help you. We are ready to provide you with cosmetic dental services in St. Cloud, MN!
Dental crowns cover the tooth to restore the normal function and appearance of the tooth. They may be made as all metal, porcelain fused to metal, or all-ceramic (porcelain). Crowns are indicated for teeth with very large fillings, teeth that have had a root canal, fractured teeth, worn teeth and misshapen and/or discolored teeth.
A fixed bridge technique has had high success for many years. It starts by preparing the teeth on both sides of the missing space for a crown. Then, we join a false tooth to the crowns and cement the entire bridge to the prepared teeth. The patient cannot remove the bridge, and special aids are available to keep it clean. In the appropriate circumstance, a fixed bridge can be a viable alternative to a dental implant.
Porcelain veneers purposefully modify the shape and color of teeth. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that we etch and then bond to the enamel of the teeth. A small amount of tooth structure must be removed to make room for the porcelain veneer. This also avoids making the tooth look big and bulky. The tooth preparation is limited to the enamel and usually involves only a few surfaces of the tooth, unlike a crown. A prosthodontist uses porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of teeth and to even close spaces or gaps between teeth.
There are many types of dental implants and many ways to use dental implants to achieve your goals of a pleasing smile and good chewing function. Visit with one of our Prosthodontists to find out how dental implants and cosmetic dentistry can improve your life.