How can we help you?
We will always take the time to answer your questions to your satisfaction. It is important to us that you fully understand your conditions and treatment options. Here are some of the most common questions we hear. If yours is not listed here, give us a call and we will be happy to answer it.
Gaps in your smile can really make you feel self-conscious about your appearance.
At Highgrove Dental Care, it is one of the cosmetic dentistry concerns we address most often so that our patients can feel good about the way they look. We address the gap issue in a few different ways depending on your needs.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Cosmetic dental bonding uses the same highly esthetic material that we use for tooth-colored fillings. We can match the correct shade to your teeth, and your end result provides a seamless look. Cosmetic dental bonding works best on small gaps or slightly misshapen teeth that are not involved directly in chewing.
If you have wide or multiple gaps in your smile, you might consider porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin tooth-like restorations that cover the front of your natural tooth and provide you with a new smile profile.
Veneers can even correct the appearance of misalignment, shortened or worn teeth, and non-uniform teeth.
We want the best for our patients, and in some cases, orthodontics may be the most appropriate solution when it comes to closing the gaps in your smile. Even short-term cosmetic orthodontics can move your teeth enough that additional cosmetic dentistry is more effective.
If you would like to address the gaps in your smile, contact our St. Paul dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Terry O’Neill.
Cavities result when there is an oral environment that favors the growth of bad acid producing bacteria. So, any teeth with or without restorations can get cavities without proper oral hygiene. That being said veneers are often placed over teeth with multiple unsightly composite restorations. The integration of veneer to tooth is nearly seamless and is less likely to have decay than most other dental restorations.
Further Dental Questions
If you've got more questions about dental veneers, or other restorations, please contact your dentist in 55116 today, at Highgrove Dental Care.
Dental veneers are a great cosmetic option to fully transform your smile. Veneers allow you to cover stained or discolored teeth and to shape your teeth for a perfect smile. That being said, a lot of people wonder how long dental veneers will last, just like any other dental restoration.
The longevity of dental veneers is quite remarkable. They are considered a permanent restoration and are as long-lasting as other dental permanent restorations. Statistically, one veneer per hundred per year is the often quoted rate of breakage.
Dental Veneer Consultation
If you've got more questions about dental veneers, please, don't hesitate to contact your St. Paul, MN dentist here at Highgrove Dental Care. We'd be happy to share information with you regarding veneers, and your best options when it comes to cosmetic dentistry.
Having any discoloration around your gums can be scary and knowing what it is that is creating this is the first step in treating your problem. Fortunately, a thin black line around your crown is no reason for concern.
You most likely have a porcelain fused to metal crown which has tooth-colored porcelain baked on to a metal substructure. What you see is the line of metal below the porcelain after your gums receded slightly. New technology allows the fabrication of all ceramic crowns without metal. So, there is no dark line even if your gum tissue recedes.
If you've got questions about porcelain dental crowns please give us a call today! We know that it is important to maintain your oral health, that is why our staff here at Highgrove Dental Care are happy to answer any and all questions you may have.
Through the use of dental veneers, we are able to solve a variety of small cosmetic dental issues that may plague your teeth. Dental porcelain veneers are a very lifelike and natural looking long lasting restoration used to improve the appearance of your teeth.
How Are Veneers Put On
The procedure involves permanently bonding a very thin but strong custom-made porcelain facing on to the front of your tooth. This shell bonds with your natural teeth, giving you a seamless appearance that is not noticeable to others. The color, shape, texture, size, and or position of your tooth can be improved by using porcelain veneers. We can also use veneers to fill in the gaps in your teeth giving you a flawless looking smile! If you want the smile of your dreams in less time, than dental veneers may be the right option for you! For more information on porcelain veneers, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly, St. Paul, MN dental team.
Teeth whitening has become a very common way for people to improve their smile without having to go through lengthy procedures. Often times people whiten their teeth multiple times per year but is there a risk to whitening your teeth?
The short answer is no. Teeth whitening became widespread in the 1980's. At that time there was a very large study that determined that there was no permanent damage done to teeth by whitening teeth with current methods. Since that time tens of millions of people have completed teeth whitening without permanent problems.
Teeth Whitening Instructions
By consulting with your dentist on proper teeth whitening procedure you can safely brighten your beautiful smile. If you've got more questions about teeth whitening, please don't hesitate to contact our St. Paul, MN dental office today!
Stains on your teeth can cause you to have lower self-esteem and cause you to not want to smile as often. Luckily for many, restoring your teeth to their former brilliance is a simple task that can be done at your local dentist. Here at Highgrove Dental Care, we want our patients to always feel confident in their smile and to feel comfortable and relaxed when they come to our office.
Microabrasion & Teeth Whitening
Many people have brown and/or whitish stains that have formed in the outer layer of their teeth from too much fluoride. There is a simple, one-time procedure called microabrasion that will remove these stains. Microabrasion used in combination with teeth whitening is a noninvasive method to eliminate stains and create a beautiful smile.
If you have any further questions about how to remove stains from your teeth or to make your teeth whitening appointment please call our office. Dr. O'Neill and staff would love to see you and help you achieve your best smile yet!