What Can Veneers Do For Minneapolis Smiles?

porcelain veneers cost Minneapolis

Hello, and welcome to our Arbor Lakes Dental cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients in the Minneapolis area have. The question is, “What exactly are veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Veneers are thin shells made from tooth-colored substances. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Veneers are designed to cover the front part of the teeth and are most commonly employed to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are crooked.

If you visit your Champlin, Plymouth MN, or Osseo dentist for veneers, they will first make a model of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to create the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.

Since a little of the enamel from the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed, this process is usually irreversible.

I hope that this blog entry has helped you to understand a little more about veneers and how they can help you to improve your smile. Along with other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as smile makeovers, and teeth whitening, the smile that you desire is really just a few dental visits away! If you are in the Osseo area and are looking for a dentist, give Arbor Lakes Dental a call. My name is Dr. Jamie Sledd and I have been a Maple Grove, Minnesota dentist since 1992.

Please call 763-494-4443 and a member of our fun staff can schedule an appointment for you and answer any questions you have about the following top services that we offer at Arbor Lakes Dental:

cosmetic dentistry
dental bridges
gum disease
porcelain veneers
teeth whitening

Dr. Jamie Sledd
Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
763-494-4443
https://www.arborlakesdental.com/about-arbor-lakes-dental


The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on Sept. 4, 2013

Remake Your Maple Grove Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Remake Your Maple Grove Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Hello Maple Grove friends of Arbor Lakes Dental! When you think about getting into shape, your teeth are probably not the first body parts that come to mind. But your Maple Grove dentist may be able to improve your smile with bonding and enamel shaping, and you won’t even have to join a gym!

I’m Dr. Jamie Sledd, an experienced Maple Grove dentist, and today on my dental blog I want to explain a little more about these relatively conservative cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve your smile without major remodeling.

Bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, stained, broken, chipped, or have large spaces between them. When teeth are bonded, your Minneapolis dentist applies tooth-colored materials, and “bonds” them to the tooth surface.

Usually used in conjunction with bonding, enamel shaping is the process of modifying teeth by contouring or removing enamel. Something my Champlin, Plymouth MN, and Osseo patients love about enamel shaping is that it’s quick, painless, and the often dramatic results are immediate.

If you are looking for quality, affordable Maple Grove dental care, give us a call at (763)494-4443. Our fun dental team would be happy to answer any questions you have about any of our cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and tooth whitening. We would love to explain the latest advances in gum disease, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening and let you see our gallery of before and after photos of smile makeovers.

If it has been a while since you have treated your teeth to a deep cleaning, call today to book an appointment with the most gentle yet thorough dental hygienists in Maple Grove!

Dr. Jamie Sledd
Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
 55369
(763)494-4443
https://www.arborlakesdental.com/about/

Dental Crown Or Porcelain Veneer?

Dental Crown Or Porcelain Veneer?

Maple Grove cosmetic dentistry offers multiple procedures for improving smiles. Two of the most popular procedures in the Minneapolis area are dental crowns and porcelain veneers.

A dental crown covers the entire portion of the tooth that is above the gumline. A veneer is a wafer-thin, covering for just the front of a tooth. Veneers are made with several layers of ceramic laminate. Crowns can be made of all porcelain (ceramic), porcelain fused to metal, or gold. Both crowns and veneers are cemented in place. Crowns and veneers are durable and can last many years, though they are not stronger than natural enamel.

Both of these procedures improve the tooth aesthetically, but porcelain crowns are usually a better solution for a tooth that has been compromised by decay, damage, or a root canal. Veneers can perfect the shape of a tooth, repair a minor crack, cover stains, or straighten the appearance of teeth that are slightly misaligned.

It takes a team of experienced Minnesota dental professionals to create durable, natural-looking and perfectly functioning crowns and veneers. Your Minneapolis cosmetic dentist must prep the tooth, create a precision mold, and communicate to the lab technician exactly what is needed. The role of the Maple Grove dental lab technician is equally important. He/she must meet the precise standards necessary for successful restorations: the perfect shape, the perfect size, color that blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth, and the proper placement in the mouth. The team at Arbor Lakes Dental provides the highest quality cosmetic dental services and restorations.

I am Jamie Sledd of Arbor Lakes Dental. If you would like more information about crowns, veneers, and additional cosmetic dental procedures, I invite you to come in for a no-pressure cosmetic dental consultation. I can help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and unforgettable. Call (720) 306-8057 today!

 

6 Ways To Improve Your Smile In Champlin

Who would say no to a prettier smile? I am guessing no one, and now with all of the amazing cosmetic dentistry procedures available from Champlin, Plymouth and Maple Grove cosmetic dentists, most dental patients can get the smile they want. Here is a quick look at some of the most popular treatments.

1. Teeth whitening is the most common procedure and it is used to lighten discolored teeth. This quick and easy procedure is usually done in the dentist office, and the results can be surprisingly dramatic.

2. Bonding is a popular treatment that uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This material is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted into the desired shape, and then hardened and polished.

3. Tooth reshaping is a simple way to improve the appearance of teeth. If involves removing part of the enamel and can be used to fix small chips or to change the length or position of teeth.

4. Veneers are custom-made porcelain coverings that are very thin. They are bonded to the teeth and can be used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.

5. For most Maple Grove, Plymouth and Champlin patients, dental implants are the best way to fix a missing tooth.

6. And finally, there is the complete smile makeover. A smile makeover uses a combination of the available treatments to get Champlin dental patients the smiles they want.

Hi. I’m Dr. Jamie Sledd, a local Maple Grove dentist, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, and my practice, Arbor Lakes Dental, offers the following services:

cosmetic dentistry
dental bridges
gum disease
porcelain veneers

And more! So, if you are in the Champlin, Plymouth MN, or Maple Grove area and are in need of dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please give us a call at (763)494-4443.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Jamie Sledd
Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
(763)494-4443

Correcting Severe Dental Problems in Maple Grove

Fix Your Dental Problems With Your Maple Grove Cosmetic Dentist Each separate restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedure performed in Maple Grove can address a specific dental problem. For example, porcelain veneers are great for perfecting the surface of a tooth that is discolored or slightly misshapen. Dental bonding can fill a small chip in an otherwise healthy tooth.

Some Maple Grove dental problems are more extensive and require a combination of procedures. Crown restoration combined with soft tissue grafts can restore a severely decayed tooth with the root exposed. A bone graft and dental implant can restore a missing tooth in an area where the jaw bone has receded. Orthodontia followed by tooth bleaching totally transforms a smile by straightening and whitening.

What is the difference between tooth bleaching and whitening? Whitening is the term for procedures which remove surface stains to restore the degree of natural lightness. Bleaching goes even further by lightening teeth beyond their natural shade. That’s right: you don’t have to resign yourself to yellow teeth even if they have been that way your whole life! The natural shade of your teeth, by the way, like your skin and hair color, is determined by genetics.

Some Maple Grove smiles have been gleaming for years by regular whitening. You can maintain the whiteness of your teeth just as you maintain your fitness level. (Of course it is a lot easier to make a quick visit to your Maple Grove dentist once a year for whitening touch-ups than sweating in a gym several times a week!)

We live in an age where severe dental problems can be permanently corrected. You don’t have to participate in a TV makeover show in Hollywood to access these premium cosmetic dental procedures. They are available right here in Maple Grove, Maple Grove and Plymouth MN. Jamie Sledd has the same advanced training and extensive experience as the dentists who keep the smiles of famous actors and musicians camera-ready.

Schedule a consultation at Arbor Lakes Dental to discover the perfect combination of procedures to achieve your ultimate smile. Our phone number is (763)494-4443.

Plymouth MN Tooth Whitening

Plymouth MN Tooth Whitening Tooth whitening in Plymouth MN is easy, affordable, and pain free. In fact, it’s one of our most requested cosmetic dentistry procedures.

There are many options available to our Maple Grove area patients. How do you know which is the best to choose? While over the counter whitening strips and rinses may give you a temporary boost in whiteness, nothing improves your teeth’s whiteness and brilliance like professional tooth bleaching at our practice, Arbor Lakes Dental.

If your smile needs more than just whitening, we have a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental services to offer, including dental implants, porcelain veneers, crowns, dentures and gum disease treatment.

If you are looking for tooth whitening in the Plymouth MN area, please give our practice a call at (763)494-4443; we are ready to help you navigate the options.

-Dr. Jamie L. Sledd

Teeth Whitening vs Tooth Bleaching At Arbor Lakes Dental In Maple Grove

Teeth Whitening vs Tooth Bleaching At Arbor Lakes Dental In Champlin

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry service that Arbor Lakes Dental provides in-office or through a take home kit. Results vary, but most patients experience significant lightening that lasts up to a year. Our Maple Grove and Champlin area teeth whitening clients affirm that a whiter smile boosts self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away to reveal a brighter smile.

Teeth whitening and tooth bleaching, however, mean two different things in cosmetic dentistry. Surface cracks and stains occur on tooth enamel, exposing the yellower dentin below the surface. Discoloration can be the result of the natural aging process, illness, genetics, or dark colored food or drink. Foods and beverages that are both dark colored and acidic – like wine, coffee, and tomato sauce  – have even greater staining power.

Teeth whitener can refer to any product used to remove stains from tooth enamel: toothpaste, do it yourself strips, and certain mouthwashes are safe and inexpensive and can turn teeth whiter with continued, regular use.
The extent of whitening varies, and it takes dedicated, consistent use to see results.

Whitening products that do not contain bleach can usually make teeth two to four shades lighter. These are a good choice for Maple Grove men and women with sensitive teeth and gums that can react to products containing harsher whitening chemicals. For pregnant or nursing mothers, the non-bleach whitening products are the safer choice.

Teeth bleaching is used to describe a tooth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, in varying concentrations. For best results, Maple Grove teeth bleaching should done in-office by your cosmetic dentist. Bleaching can achieve more noticeable results, sometimes up to seven shades lighter. Intrinsic stains on the dentin, as well as surface stains can be effectively lightened under an experienced Maple Grove dentist’s supervision.

Dr. Jamie Sledd specializes in teeth whitening, teeth bleaching, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and complete smile redesign. Call the fun team at Arbor Lakes Dental to schedule a consultation! Bright, sparkling teeth make you want to smile all the time.

Dr. Jamie Sledd
Arbor Lakes Dental
Providing advanced general and cosmetic dentistry since 1992
https://www.arborlakesdental.com/
It’s About You, Your Smile, Our Relationship and Your Trust

Plymouth MN Teeth Whitening and Veneers

Teeth Whitening and Porcelain Veneers In Plymouth MN Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in Plymouth MN and throughout Minnesota.

Numerous ads for whitening products contain terms such as ‘white brite’, ’22 carbamide peroxide’ and ‘peroxide teeth’. They look tempting, but how do you separate tooth bleaching fact from fiction?

First, and especially for our local Plymouth MN patients, we recommend talking to Jamie Sledd DDS at our Arbor Lakes Dental office. Just because teeth whitening products are readily available in Maple Grove and Plymouth MN, it doesn’t mean they are all safe or appropriate for every person. Getting a professional opinion is a good first step.

Don’t be fooled by smile whitening hype and risk damage, especially if you need tetracycline teeth whitening. If you have existing cosmetic dental work such as dental crowns, bonding, partial dentures or bridge work, it is especially important to talk to a Maple Grove dental professional about worry free dentistry teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening kits are not the only way to quickly improve your smile in Maple Grove. Many of your Plymouth MN and Champlin neighbors have benefited from porcelain veneers. There are several brands of veneers such as Lumineers by Cerinate, da Vinci and Mac. We can help you decide on which is best for you.

Veneers are sometimes called ‘instant orthodontics’ because they can correct tooth misalignment and gaps as well as provide instant teeth whitening.

Porcelain veneers can also fix chipped teeth and cover stains. The vast majority of Maple Grove veneer recipients are extremely pleased with the results.

Jamie Sledd DDS
Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove , Minnesota 55369
(763)494-4443
https://www.arborlakesdental.com/

Providing comprehensive dental care for Plymouth MN families since 1992.

St. Michael MN Pediatric Dentistry

Family Dentistry In The St. Michael MN Area Your child’s dental health is essential to overall health and vitality. At Arbor Lakes Dental, our Maple Grove family dentist Dr. Jamie Sledd loves working with you and your child to ensure a healthy smile for life. Why? The health of your child’s teeth and gums can affect their speech development, eating habits and self-esteem.

Family dental care is critical, and that is why we recommend bringing your child in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the initial visit, we can discuss dental treatments such as sealants, fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques and orthodontics.

Children’s dentists in the St. Michael MN area also counsel parents about thumb-sucking, pacifier use and other habits that affect your child’s dental health. We can also help you keep your child’s teeth protected during sporting activities. Call us immediately at (763)494-4443 if your child has a dental emergency or tooth injury.

Our caring staff will make your child feel comfortable during their dental visit.

In addition to offering experienced family dentistry, we are also a full-service cosmetic dental practice for Maple Grove and the St. Michael MN and Plymouth MN area. We offer advice and care on porcelain veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, tooth bonding, and restorative dentistry.

We hope to be your children’s family dentistry consultant.

Arbor Lakes Dental
(763)494-4443

Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Maple Grove Residents Perfect Smiles

Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Maple Grove Residents Perfect Smiles

Hi. I’m Dr. Jamie Sledd, and I’ve been a dentist here in Maple Grove since 1992. One of my favorite things about being a dentist is seeing how my Maple Grove area patients find renewed confidence in themselves after a smile makeover.

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your smile, call me today at (763)494-4443 so we can talk about your cosmetic dentistry options.

There have been numerous advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry in recent years and you may be surprised to find out what your Maple Grove family dentist can do for your smile.

Teeth whitening is a common procedure in dental offices, but the results can be dramatic! Brighter teeth can be the centerpiece of your new, youthful look.

Porcelain veneers are designed to cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for Maple Grove patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide.

Enamel shaping, bonding, and braces are other important procedures that can be used to help your teeth look their best.

So, why wait, Maple Grove? Now is the time to get the smile you’ve always wanted, and I’m here to help. The fun staff here at Arbor Lakes Dental would love to answer any questions you have about these cosmetic dentistry procedures as well as bridges, dental crowns, and general oral health.

We are currently accepting new patients, so contact us today!

Dr. Jamie Sledd
Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
(763)494-4443
https://www.arborlakesdental.com/about-arbor-lakes-dental