As a prosthodontist, Dr. Mark W. Wilhelm wants you to have the best possible smile. The many restorative services we offer help patients bring back the function of their teeth as well as their beautiful smiles.
If you still have all your teeth, you also may want to make some changes to your smile. That’s why we also offer cosmetic dentistry to our patients in and around Woodbury, MN.
Today, we want to discuss four ways we can improve the appearance of your teeth.
► 1. Tooth Bonding
Imagine you had a hammer. Now imagine you used that hammer every day, seven days a week, for years, maybe even decades. Would you expect that hammer to look the same after 20 years as it did the day you got it?
You would probably expect it to have some chips and scratches. You certainly would not expect to keep looking the same.
So, why should anyone expect their permanent teeth to look perfect 20 or 30 years after they first erupted? Many foods that we eat can wear on your teeth. You may have even chipped a tooth or two along life’s journey.
With tooth bonding, you don’t have to live with broken, chipped, and worn-down teeth. The bonding material can be applied where it is needed to restore the shape and size of those teeth. It can also be blended to look just like your real teeth so other people won’t know the difference.
The bonding material also can be used to fill cavities or to replace old, worn out, or lost fillings.
► 2. Teeth whitening
It’s not just the nicks and scratches that wear down your teeth. Almost everything you eat and drink can add to stains that change your smile.
Your pearly whites may start out that way, but they will gradually become yellower as you get older.
Coffee, tea, soft drinks, wine, pizza, pasta sauces, wine, and countless desserts all add up over time. If your teeth have reached a point where you are a little embarrassed to let people see them, then it’s time to call our dentist office in Woodbury, MN.
It’s time to find out what professional teeth whitening can do for you. Professional whitening products are significantly more powerful than anything you can buy at the store. Professional whitening can remove deep stains that have grown over years and even decades.
You could clean up your smile and bring back those pearly whites!
► 3. Teeth Contouring
Sometimes wear and tear isn’t the problem with your teeth. Sometimes teeth can be large or misshapen, too.
This can affect your bite (how you teeth fit together). It can leave you more likely to bite your lip or the inside of your cheeks too.
Through a procedure called teeth contouring, we can reshape oversized and misshapen teeth. Removing a little bit of enamel may be just what you need to feel more comfortable with your smile.
► 4. Dental Veneers
Dental veneers may very well be the most versatile service in modern dentistry.
Veneers can completely transform the appearance of your smile.
Like tooth bonding, dental veneers can be used to repair chipped and broken teeth. Veneers also can be used to add size and shape to small or worn-down teeth.
Like teeth whitening, dental veneers can bring back your white smile. Veneers can be used to conceal stained teeth, but they can also be used to brighten teeth that are discolored due to other causes such as injuries, illnesses, or the side effects of some medications.
Veneers can be used to close gaps between teeth. Veneers also can make crooked teeth look straight and crowded teeth look evenly spaced.
Until you see it for yourself, you may not realize that you too can have a “Hollywood” smile with dental veneers.
Would You Like To Improve Your Smile?
You don’t have to settle for a smile that you don’t like seeing each morning in the mirror, not to mention sharing with the world.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Wilhelm. Talk to him about what you would like to change, and find out if our cosmetic dentistry could help you create the smile you do want to see in your reflection.
Call us at 651-319-9064 or contact us online to set up your appointment soon.