Cosmetic Dentistry Transformations Are Available at Valley View Dental
Patients hoping for a more aesthetically pleasing smile can trust in Dr. Jennifer Miller’s experience and training when they come to Valley View Dental. We understand how important the appearance of your teeth is to you, and our team’s cosmetic solutions seamlessly erase the pesky imperfections you’ve been struggling with. Contact our St. Peter, MN office today if you have any questions or concerns we can help you with, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation. We welcome new patients and families from New Ulm, MN and other surrounding areas.
Many people assume that teeth only become stained and discolored because of bad oral hygiene, but this is not always true. Other causes include the following:
- Staining food items like coffee, wine, and certain fruits
- Certain medications
At Valley View Dental, patients in need can regain their brighter smile with teeth whitening solutions from Dr. Miller. If you are hoping for fast, dramatic results, our in-office service can be completed in a single appointment. Alternatively, our take-home kits come with high-grade whitening gel and customized oral trays that are worn together for a certain amount of time each day whenever you have the time. Your smile will look noticeably whiter in just a few weeks, and our patients enjoy the convenience and flexibility the treatment offers.
Direct bonding is an excellent, cost-effective cosmetic solution for patients with teeth in need of minor correction. Dr. Miller will use high-quality composite resin (the same material used to craft tooth-colored fillings), precisely placing and contouring the area so it blends in with your natural enamel. This procedure is quick and comfortable – in fact, it can usually be completed in just one appointment. Our team often suggests direct bonding for the following situations:
- Teeth with slight chips/cracks.
- Teeth with stains that can’t be successfully treated with teeth whitening.
- Teeth that are misaligned or misshaped.
- Minor gaps between teeth.
Sometimes, a less-than-perfect smile is not actually caused by your teeth – an overabundance of gum tissue is the culprit leaving your appearance noticeably uneven or too “gummy” overall. Thankfully, Dr. Miller utilizes state-of-the-art soft tissue lasers to professionally remove excess tissue in the needed areas revealing healthier tooth structure and creating a more symmetrical, uniform look that you can show off proudly. This technology also improves the patient’s healing time and minimizes bleeding resulting in a much more comfortable treatment experience overall.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Whether from genetics, trauma, or poor oral hygiene habits, an unattractive smile can be a leading source of embarrassment. You don’t need to live with a less than perfect smile. Your cosmetic dentist can transform your teeth and your outlook on life using a personalized treatment plan. Although you’re excited to have the smile of your dreams, we know you still have a few questions before you’re ready to commit to a procedure. We’ll take the time to address them during your initial consultation. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions we are asked about cosmetic dentistry.
What are popular cosmetic treatments?
New innovations in dentistry give you more options than ever to achieve your dream smile. Dr. Miller will perform a thorough consultation and discuss your goals to determine which solutions best meet your needs. Depending on your individual treatment plan, you can benefit from 1 or more procedures, including:
- Teeth Whitening
- Direct Bonding
- Crown Lengthening
- All-Ceramic Restorations
- Dental Implants
How long will the process take?
There isn’t any way to know how long the process will take without first having your consultation. The duration of your treatment is determined by your individual plan, which can vary from a single appointment to multiple visits depending on your needs. Dr. Miller will explain how long you can expect the process to take during your initial consultation. We know your time is valuable, which is why our office uses the latest technologies to streamline your care. We’ll help you achieve your dream smile as quickly as possible without compromising the results.
Can my teen benefit from cosmetic dentistry?
You can give your teen the gift of confidence with the help of a cosmetic dentist. There are several treatments suitable for teens, like direct bonding and teeth whitening. Dr. Miller will perform a thorough consultation to ensure cosmetic dentistry is the best option for your teen.
How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?
There isn’t a set fee for cosmetic dentistry because there are various factors that influence the cost. We’ll provide you with an estimate during your initial consultation and discuss your payment options. We accept several payment methods, including third-party financing. Our office will help you find the solutions you need to achieve a picture-perfect smile without breaking the bank.
Can I use my dental insurance?
It’s rare for a dental insurance company to cover cosmetic treatments because they are elective procedures; however, there are some exceptions. Nowadays, cosmetic and restorative treatments often overlap, like all-ceramic restorations. As a result, if a treatment is necessary for your oral health, your dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your insurance company to file the necessary claim forms to lower the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We will take the time to explain how your benefits are being used to pay for your new smile.