Spotlight-Ready Smiles From Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS In Maple Grove, Minnesota

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A mouth full of unattractive teeth can really distract from a person’s appearance. Having a red-carpet-worthy smile, like what you’ll get with cosmetic dentistry from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, can bring you increased satisfaction and confidence in your social interactions with your distinguished A-list friends.

This smile, however, doesn’t have to have a celebrity price tag. Come see what our expertise and experience can offer.

We all want to look our best. But cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about vanity; it is good for your dental health. For example, straight teeth are easier to care for, and make for a healthier mouth. That probably explains why clear braces are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry options; they can straighten your teeth, and are almost undetectable as you wear them.

Teeth whitening is another popular procedure. A lot of people try to get whiter teeth at home, and there is a nearly bewildering selection of over-the-counter whitening products on the market. But none of them – not toothpastes, strips, or gels – can match the power of professional-grade teeth whitening.

Also in demand are porcelain veneers. They can completely transform the appearance of your smile, and like other cosmetic dentistry, are minimally invasive. A thin layer of tooth enamel is removed before veneers are permanently attached to your teeth. After that, you’ve got a mega-watt smile.

These and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can be completed without any pain at all. So if you’re looking to upgrade your smile, give us a call at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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Tooth Whitening: What The ADA Has To Say

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When a cosmetic dentistry procedure becomes popular, it’s natural to want to experience the dramatic results for yourself.

However, responsible dental patients should know what the American Dental Association has to say regarding common cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening.

The ADA advises patients to meet with with their dentist before starting any bleaching regimen. An oral examination will help your dentist know if teeth whitening is for you. This is especially essential when you have dark stains on your teeth or multiple crowns and/or fillings.

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile. It is quick, reasonably priced, and non-invasive. Though some cosmetic dentistry patients experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no tooth whitening pain at all.

If you have looked into teeth whitening systems, you probably already know the essentials. The one thing they have in common is that they use a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have settled in the natural microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

There are many DIY teeth bleaching systems available and it seems like new kinds appear every time you visit the toothpaste row at your grocery store.

These tooth whitening strips and tooth whitening pens can sometimes whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the whitening solutions used in cosmetic dental offices. It may not be dynamic enough for your tooth stains.

At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, teeth whitening is among the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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Clear Improvement

Clear braces produce excellent results in many patients. Unlike traditional braces, there are no wires or brackets or rubber bands. Even better, they are almost undetectable to people who are standing just a few feet away from you. You can get clear braces from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove.

Clear braces are so undetectable that some people call them invisible. Of course, they are not invisible, but they’re really close.

They look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard. The proper term for such braces is “aligner.” They are made of clear plastic and are worn over your teeth to gradually bring them into alignment.

One of the things that people like best about clear braces is that they are removable. You can take them out at mealtime, and when you brush your teeth at night. You should wear them while you sleep, however. For the best results it’s recommended they be worn for at least twenty-two hours each day.

Clear braces are a great choice for adults who didn’t have braces when they were younger, but don’t want to wear traditional braces at work. They are not for everyone, however. They are not good for patients who, for example, have severely rotated teeth.

To find out if clear braces are right for you, schedule a consultation with Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove. We have clear braces from Invisalign. We also provide a full range of cosmetic dentistry services. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

Tooth Bleaching Fact And Fiction

Maple Grove Teeth Whitening and VeneersYou have probably seen ads for teeth whitening products with terms such as “white brite,” “22 carbamide peroxide” and “peroxide teeth.” At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, we a lot of whitening products out there. How do you sort it all out?

Some tooth whitening dentists will guarantee fantastic results for any patient who wants a whiter smile. At Arbor Lakes Dental , we only recommend tooth bleaching for patients that are good candidates for the process. We invite you to speak with us at our Maple Grove office. Not all teeth whitening systems are appropriate for every person.

Don’t be fooled by smile whitening hype and risk poor results. If you have existing cosmetic dental work such as crowns, bonding, partial dentures or bridge work, it is essential to talk to a legitimate professional about worry-free teeth whitening.

If you have all-natural teeth that are dull or stained, tooth whitening will probably brighten your smile. If you have several crowns in the front of your mouth, veneers, or gums that have receded, conventional tooth-whitening may not be successful.

Porcelain veneers may be a better solution for you. The vast majority of veneer recipients are amazed with the results.

Porcelain veneers not only brighten your smile, they can provide many other improvements. Veneers are sometimes called “instant orthodontics” because they can correct tooth misalignment and gaps as well as deliver instant teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are just two of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove. Schedule an appointment with us today, to find out what we can do for your smile.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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Dental Implants And Smile Makeovers

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Cosmetic dentistry from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove can transform your smile into something truly wonderful.

And what, you may ask, makes a wonderful smile?

Fair question. Is it white teeth? Uniformly-shaped teeth? Straight teeth? All of the above?

Beauty, of course, is in the eye of the beholder.

What troubles prevent sensational smiles?

Crooked teeth are often considered unattractive. Yellow or gray teeth detract from any smile’s appeal—even one that is perfectly healthy and aligned.

There are unique smile characteristics that some people proudly show off and others wish to change. For instance, a gap between the two front teeth can become a trademark. Many famous movie stars have had great success in spite of, or maybe because of (?), a gap.

Other folks weren’t comfortable with gaps so they transformed their smiles with state-of-the art cosmetic dentistry.

Missing Teeth

Most people agree that missing teeth seriously detract from a smile. When smiling, talking, laughing, or eating, that gap shows. Even if the original teeth are white, straight, and pleasingly shaped, eyes fixate on the space that should hold a tooth.

Dental Implants and Smile Makeovers

The good news? You can fix these issues with cosmetic dentistry. Combining various procedures is called a smile makeover. Everything from dental implants to porcelain veneers to professional teeth whitening can upgrade and transform your smile.

At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, we transform smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. Make an appointment to see what we can do for you. We also offer a wide range of family dentistry services. Schedule your next checkup today.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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Just Like Natural Teeth (Naturally Perfect Teeth, That Is!)

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Hello friends and neighbors in the Maple Grove area! This post from Arbor Lakes Dental looks at porcelain veneers, which are a terrific, minimally-invasive answer for cracked, stained, or chipped teeth.

Porcelain veneers are custom-fitted glass-like porcelain shells that are permanently attached to the surface of the teeth that need correcting.

A veneer can transform a tooth’s color, shape, size, or length. The porcelain closely resembles authentic tooth enamel so you will look like you were born with a perfect smile. Our veneers are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth – naturally perfect teeth, that is.

Because we offer porcelain veneers that are customized and fitted perfectly to your teeth, you can correct multiple troubles at once with just one procedure.

Fix chips and cracks without compromising the healthy tooth structure.

When considering porcelain veneers, it’s essential that you have them done the right way by a trusted cosmetic dentist. When done the right way, porcelain veneers can stay strong and beautiful for many years.

Here at Arbor Lakes Dental, porcelain veneers are just one of our cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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Peace Begins With A Smile

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Mother Theresa once said, “Peace begins with a smile.” Perhaps that peace should start with the person who is smiling. How do you feel about your smile? Are you at peace with it? Are you proud to flash a wide, happy grin? Do you believe it is beautiful? Let’s talk about your smile. If you think there is room for improvement, cosmetic dentistry from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove can help.

Cosmetic dentistry is about making positive changes to the appearnace your teeth, while at the same time maintaining dental health. Even a small change to your smile’s appearance can have big results.

So, how do you feel about your smile? Teeth take a lot of wear and tear over the years, and maybe it isn’t what it used to be. There could be damage in the form of chips or cracks, or maybe the luster of your teeth has dimmed with the passage of time. You might even be missing a tooth. Cosmetic dentistry can address these issues.

Professional teeth whitening can restore the whiteness of your smile, and far surpasses anything you’ll find in the dental care aisle of the grocery store. Porcelain veneers can cover chips, cracks, and other imperfections. Dental bonding can also correct such flaws. A bridge or a dental implant can replace a missing tooth.

All of these cosmetic dentistry services are available at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, and they can restore your smile to its youthful beauty. We also offer family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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What’s On Your Dental Wish List?

What Is On Your Dental Wish List?A cosmetic dentistry consultation is informative and enjoyable, and the first step in any smile makeover. As the patient, it’s your opportunity to describe goals and expectations. At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, we aim to fulfill your objectives.

This is the time to ask questions about possible procedures such as teeth whitening. You can look at before-and-after pictures of some of our patients to get an idea of what we can do. Our cosmetic dentistry patients really get excited when they see images of the possible results for their teeth.

By listening effectively and asking the right questions, we can fully assess the variables unique to your needs.

Before making any changes to your smile, we examine teeth, gums and biting function. Complete x-rays are taken. Existing dental work, tooth color, tooth alignment, and gum condition are taken into consideration. Medical history and lifestyle are also important considerations. Maple Grove cosmetic dentistry costs are outlined.

Taking the first step is your key to understanding your options and preparing to make decisions. Cosmetic dentistry from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove can be transformative. We also offer family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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Porcelain Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes

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This blog post from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove focuses on porcelain veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Porcelain veneers are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can correct a variety of problems including:

  1. Chips
  2. Cracks
  3. Stains
  4. Teeth that are misshapen
  5. Teeth that are too short
  6. Teeth that are misaligned
  7. Gaps between teeth

To begin the veneer procedure, we will make a model of your teeth. The next step is for an expert dental lab tech to fabricate your custom veneers. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed. Today’s veneer process leaves most of your healthy tooth structure.

Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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What You See And What You Don’t

If you have had restorations, orthodontia, or a complete smile transformation, you want people to notice the final outcome – your remarkable smile. There is a lot, however, that is going on behind the scenes. This post from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove talks about a critical procedure that makes a huge difference in your smile, but is so subtle most people won’t be aware of it.

Clear Braces
Not everyone wants to flash a metal smile while their teeth are being straightened. In fact, we’ll guess that no one does. Clear braces from Invisalign keep your secret safe because they are nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn.

Clear braces are really known as aligners. They look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard. People love them not only because they’re almost undetectable when you wear them. They also come out at meal time and when you brush your teeth.

For best results, you need to wear them at least twenty-two hours a day. But that’s a whole lot better than metal braces attached to your teeth 24/7/365.

Another great feature of Invisalign braces is how comfortable they are. In a survey of people who had gone through the treatment, more than half said they experienced only mild discomfort with them, and another thirty-five percent said they had no discomfort at all.

Invisalign braces are not, of course, totally invisible. But for all practical purposes, they are. People may not even notice them when they’re looking right at your from just a few feet away.

Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove is a provider of Invisalign clear braces, and a full range of cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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