Cosmetic Dentist in Rochester, MN
Achieving great oral health should be everyone’s top priority, but there are also many patients who want to enjoy a more beautiful smile as well. This is understandable – after all, studies have suggested that people with brighter, straighter teeth tend to be perceived as more successful, more attractive, and even younger than their unluckier counterparts. At Zumbro Family Dental, our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Nicholas Brong and the rest of our team are happy to offer several cosmetic dental services that can erase aesthetic flaws and give you the dazzling, lifelike look you’ve been desiring. Contact our practice today to schedule a cosmetic consultation!
All-Ceramic Dental Restorations
When patients experience a weakened, broken, or lost tooth, a restoration can be used to rebuild the missing structure and return function to their smile. However, older patients may be hesitant about this, and understandably so. In the past, silver and gold materials were primarily used to create these restorations, which stood out noticeably in a patient’s natural smile and dealt a blow to their self-confidence. Thankfully, you won’t have to worry about this with Dr. Brong. He’s happy to offer all-ceramic restorations that will benefit both your appearance and your quality of life.
All-ceramic dental restorations are so lifelike that they give off the same translucent and reflective qualities as your original teeth. Patients with new crowns won’t even have to worry about a dark band forming over time. However, they aren’t just aesthetically pleasing – they offer multiple advantages when compared to traditional models. They’re much more biocompatible overall, making them perfect for patients with sensitivities. This also reduces the possibility of gum irritation and provides more comfort overall. Patients will find that these quality ceramic materials are more conservative too, helping to strengthen existing structure and restore biting strength.
Stains and discoloration can accumulate on teeth for a number of reasons, such as age, genetics, coffee, wine, certain foods, and even some medication. If you’re feeling unhappy about your lackluster smile, pay us a visit. Dr. Brong is happy to offer both in-house teeth whitening and take-home kits so that patients can choose the option that best fits their budget and schedule.
Do you have a big event coming up that you’d love to look great for, such as a graduation or a wedding? In-house teeth whitening sounds like the right choice for you. This procedure only takes around an hour, and you’ll be able to leave the very same day with a dramatically brighter smile. Alternatively, patients who’d rather achieve a more gradual change or who have hectic schedules may prefer our customized kits. It’s simple – just wear the high-grade bleaching gel and oral trays we provide together for a certain amount of time each day. This can be done whenever you have the time, and within just a few weeks, you should begin to see dazzling results.
When it comes to the common problem of tooth decay, fillings have been a simple, effective solution for quite some time. However, many patients have been unhappy with the noticeable appearance of traditional amalgam fillings. At Zumbro Family Dental, we offer tooth-colored, composite resin fillings as the ideal alternative. Not only is this quality material virtually seamless within a patient’s smile, but it’s actually much more conservative and comfortable for the patient as well.
When your smile is suffering from multiple cosmetic flaws at once, the thought of arranging treatment can be a little overwhelming. Thankfully, porcelain veneers can create a gorgeous transformation all at once for patients! With these thin pieces of personalized dental porcelain, Dr. Brong is able to cover your natural teeth from sight behind a naturally flawless appearance, effectively erasing stains, gaps, chips, cracks, misalignments, and even minor gaps. Veneers are even more resistant to discoloration than your original enamel, which means you can maintain your new and improved look even longer.
ClearCorrect™ Clear Braces
Many adults feel like they missed the boat when it comes to achieving a straighter smile. After all, they’re not willing to wear metal braces for years on end like a junior high student. Thankfully, there’s an alternative here in Rochester – ClearCorrect. This cosmetic-minded option doesn’t require uncomfortable wires or brackets. Instead, patients wear a series of clear aligners that apply a steady pressure to teeth, moving them towards their ideal alignment. They’re even removable, which means that you can still enjoy your favorite foods and care for your teeth normally throughout treatment.