Invisalign is a treatment that combines the very best of cosmetic and orthodontic dental practices to give patients a more attractive smile. The procedure is aimed at straightening crooked teeth to make them appear more aligned. However, it does not involve the bonding or any wires, bands or brackets to the teeth. This discreet dental straightening techniques makes use of custom fabricated plastic trays to exert pressure on teeth that may be out of place, to force them into new desired positions. The trays are completely transparent and are therefore undistinguishable when the patient is wearing them on the upper and lower arches. In this way, you can get the smile of your dreams without anyone noticing how and when it was done!
To get the best results from the treatment in the right time frame, it is important to wear the trays for at least 22 hours a day, removing them only when you wish to eat, or brush your teeth. They are changed every two weeks to accommodate dental movements. If you have a crooked smile that you wish to correct without conventional braces, drop by Shakopee Dental for your Invisalign consultation today!
Do you frequently find yourself covering your mouth when you smile, or simply shy away from smiling opening in social gatherings? Do you feel conscious about your pale smile and wish there was a way you could make it brighter, more attractive? You can rest your worries because our Teeth whitening treatments at Shakopee Dental can give your smile the makeover you’ve been waiting for.
Bleaching, or teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure aimed at removing stains and discoloration to reveal a whiter, brighter smile. It can be done at home with the help of DIY Whitening kits, or at the clinic using more concentrated bleaching gels – the results of the latter are always better and more pronounced. The procedure has a positive impact on the lives of most patients as it allows them to smile more confidently than ever before, and with the right measures, this smile can be maintained for months or years at a stretch. If you have been hiding behind a pale smile, then it is time to give it a boost – call us now to book you teeth whitening appointment at Shakopee Dental today!
Dental crowns are one of the treatments used by dentists for teeth restoration especially if the tooth has a very large filling that exceeds the natural structure of a tooth. This particular dental procedure is often done if you previously had a canal therapy or dental filling. The dental crown is basically an imitation of your tooth. It is a hollow structure that fits over the tooth like a smooth cap. It fits around the tooth to keep out debris and bacteria from the real tooth inside. The dentist will then prepare the tooth for the crown. This means that he or she will chip away certain amounts of the tooth as well as the filling material so that the crown will snugly fit around it.
A dental bridge procedure is one that helps to restore damaged teeth. It’s a false tooth custom-made for patients who have a missing tooth or teeth so that they can have a natural-looking smile. The dental bridge is often anchored to the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. Once they are in place, they can last for 10 to 15 years as long as you maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly.
Dental bonding is an ideal way to correct minor cosmetic concerns on your visible teeth. Using the same hard, durable composite resin used in fillings, a skilled dentist can sculpt a brand new surface onto your natural teeth that is imperceptible and unobtrusive. Unlike porcelain veneers, another cosmetic treatment that adheres a new surface to your enamel, dental bonding can be performed quickly in one office visit, and at a much more affordable cost.
The first question that pops into mind would be, “what are dental implants?” Simply put, dental implants are the most effective remedy for missing teeth—long term. Although false teeth and bridges are also solutions to missing teeth, however, they do tend to slip and shift inside the mouth. With dental implants, it is more permanent because metal frames are mounted on the jawbone surgically. This then forms the artificial roots so that replacement teeth can be mounted on top of these frames and have a sturdy base.
When compared to getting bridges, commonly the neighboring teeth are used as anchors and they need to be ground down or “prepared” so that the bridge can be put in place. If these neighboring teeth are in good condition, you are essentially breaking it down. And if you opt for dentures, often times people would complain of pain due to poor ridges and sore spots. And wearing dentures is not that comfortable plus it requires periodic adjustment.
Veneers are thin layers of restorative materials that are bonded to the surface of the teeth to protect the damaged teeth or improve its appearance. It is used to treat different defects of the teeth such as chipped or worn teeth. They can also be used to restore the natural color of teeth that have been damaged because of stains. A veneer can also be used to cover large gaps between the teeth.
There are different types of veneers depending on the type of materials used to make them. The most popular is the porcelain one. Also called porcelain laminates, the thickness is around half a millimeter and is fixed on to the front of the teeth in order for you to have a beautiful outcome. This type of material mimics the teeth structure because it is hard. It also resists wear thus it can last for a long time.
Another type of veneer is the dental composite that is made from synthetic resins. This type of veneer is cheap, insoluble, and very easy to manipulate. It is also very tolerant to dehydration and is equally as beautiful as those made of porcelain.