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Cosmetic Dentistry – Minot, ND

Achieve Your Vision of a Beautiful Smile

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One of the most important features of your face is your smile. If you feel uncomfortable showing your smile to others, you’re in luck. Our dental office is equipped with a wide variety of dental treatments specifically designed to make your smile look beautiful and radiant. Whether you only have a few minor concerns or you want a full-blown smile makeover, Souris Valley Dental Group is here to make your vision of a perfect smile come to life with cosmetic dentistry in Minot, ND!

Why Choose Souris Valley Dental Group for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • See Your Smile First
    with Digital Imaging
  • Long-Lasting and
    Metal-Free Restorations
  • Soft Tissue Laser
    Technology In-House

Porcelain Veneers

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Considered to be quite a comprehensive solution for imperfect teeth, porcelain veneers are placed directly on top of existing teeth in order to cover multiple imperfections at once. This includes chips, cracks, gaps, and permanent discolorations that may not come out with teeth whitening. In order to make the veneers sit flush, a tiny amount of enamel is removed from the tooth. This also ensures that your veneers look natural next to your existing teeth.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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A smile won’t look particularly natural if it’s filled with metal materials! At our dental office, we make use of tooth-colored options like porcelain and composite resin to restore and enhance teeth. This way, there’s no risk of metals like nickel, gold or silver reflecting off your smile and distracting those you speak to. Every restoration we provide is designed with not just your smile’s appearance in mind, but your facial appearance as well. Once your metal-free restorations are placed, you’ll be able to show it off with confidence.

Dental Bonding

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Do you have minor imperfections in your smile that you don’t want to cover with restorations? Direct bonding is a quick, easy, painless and affordable method for restoring teeth containing cosmetic chips or cracks. Using the same composite resin materials utilized in dental fillings, direct bonding involves placing a small amount of material directly to a tooth, then hardening instantly using a special curing light. In most cases, direct bonding can be performed in a single visit!

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Teeth Whitening

Smile before and after teeth whitening

Over time, teeth can become stained from the many foods you eat or simply as a result of aging. Both of these issues can be resolved with professionally personalized take-home whitening treatments, bringing your smile back a few shades is simple and straightforward. All you need to do is wear the provided whitening trays from our dental office, making to fill them with your dedicated bleaching solution before each use. After about two weeks, you’ll have a smile that’s several shades whiter.

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Invisalign Clear Braces

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Gaps and misalignment are not only unsightly for some patients, but they can even make oral care more difficult. With removable Invisalign clear aligners, you can straighten teeth in less time overall compared to traditional orthodontics, keep your smile’s appearance throughout treatment, and eat the foods you want along the way. All you need to do is wear the aligners for a set period of time every day until you’ve completed every pair in your series!

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Gum Recontouring/ Crown Lengthening

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If you feel that you have what many people might call a “gummy smile,” you are certainly not alone. While excess gum tissue is not typically a cause for concern, it can make your visible smile more difficult to see. In other cases, it can make placing dental restorations more difficult. Both issues are resolvable with gum recontouring/crown lengthening. The name varies depending on the problem, but the solution is the same: gently removing excess tissue with a precise and comfortable soft tissue laser.

Digital Imaging/ Virtual Smile Design

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When you have never had cosmetic dentistry performed before, you may start to feel apprehensive about treatment. Perhaps you’re comparing different treatments and aren’t sure which one is right for you? Either way, our in-house digital imaging software can make your future smile come to life! With an up-to-date photo provided by you, we can simulate a variety of cosmetic treatment before you even sit in the dental chair! In minutes, you can learn what your smile can look like, making it easier to form a treatment plan.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Feeling anxious about the expenses associated with cosmetic dentistry? In most cases, dental insurance doesn't cover these treatments, which is why many patients are uncertain about proceeding with these aesthetic procedures. Given that each person's smile is unique, the cost of your treatment can only be determined after a consultation with our team. We offer a wide range of cosmetic solutions and are eager to help you understand the associated costs. While you wait for your appointment, here are some key points to consider!

What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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Most patients want to achieve a smile that is straighter, brighter, or differently shaped. Here's how some of our options can help you get your dream look:

  • Dental Bonding – This minimally invasive procedure can be completed in a single visit to our office and is among the most cost-effective cosmetic treatments available. It can correct minor imperfections such as chips and stains, with results lasting 3 to 10 years depending on maintenance.
  • Teeth Whitening – Professional teeth whitening yields noticeable results in a short time span, addressing discoloration caused by various factors. It's a relatively affordable option, with results lasting from a few months to several years based on aftercare.
  • Veneers – While not the most economical choice, veneers offer a comprehensive transformation for your smile, enhancing color, shape, and addressing minor alignment issues simultaneously.
  • Invisalign – Ideal for addressing alignment issues, Invisalign is a highly effective solution albeit with a higher cost. It efficiently corrects crooked teeth and bite problems, though it typically entails several thousand dollars in expenses.
  • Metal-Free Restorations – These restorations provide a natural-looking alternative to traditional metal fillings or crowns, blending seamlessly with your natural teeth.
  • Crown Lengthening – This procedure adjusts the gum line to expose more of the tooth's surface, improving the appearance of a gummy smile or facilitating the placement of restorations.
  • BOTOX – Beyond dental procedures, BOTOX injections can complement your smile makeover by reducing wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and enhancing facial aesthetics.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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Getting cosmetic dental treatment might feel like a significant commitment, yet it's also an investment with long-term benefits. If you have insecurities about your smile, working with our team to make changes can greatly enhance your confidence and self-esteem. Ultimately, this can translate into improved relationships, a richer social life, and an enhanced overall quality of life. To determine whether cosmetic dentistry is a valuable investment for you, consider the broader perspective.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Cosmetic dentistry is often not covered by dental insurance, but that doesn’t mean you’re left to navigate the costs alone. We offer several additional financing options to help make the cost more manageable.

For a small annual fee, you can sign up for our Souris Valley Perks Program and enjoy a 15% discount on all services. We can also help you sign up for CareCredit financing to help you split the total treatment expenses into monthly payments with minimal to no interest. Lastly, we offer a Whitening for Life program to help you maintain a beautiful bright grin for years to come! Contact our office for more information.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

“Need” is a strong word, but you should absolutely consider cosmetic dentistry if you aren’t happy with the smile you see in photos or in your reflection in the mirror. It’s also worth considering services like Invisalign if your teeth aren’t aligned properly. After all, even mild cases of malocclusion can increase your chances of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious oral health problems. Ultimately, if you’re a bit unsure, you can always schedule a consultation with one of our talented Minot dentists! They would be happy to learn a bit more about your smile goals, answer any questions you have, and help you determine if you’d benefit from cosmetic dentistry.

What Should I Expect at an Initial Consultation for a Smile Makeover?

Sometimes, patients are a bit nervous leading up to their consultation because they simply aren’t sure what to expect. Don’t worry – our friendly and knowledgeable team will be here to help you and answer any questions you have every step of the way.

The consultation itself will be with one of our cosmetic dentists, who will ask you a few questions to learn about your dental history and aesthetic goals. Then, they will perform a full assessment to see if your teeth and gums are healthy as well as which services will be required to achieve your dream smile. They’ll review all of their findings with you, share their recommendations, and answer your questions before creating a custom treatment plan.

Are There Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures That Are Suitable for Children or Teenagers?

The most popular cosmetic dental treatment for children between the ages of 12 and 18 is braces. Of course, that’s not the only service suitable for this age group. Dental bonding is also an option since it quickly and painlessly fixes a wide range of imperfections, including noticeable chips, gaps, and stains. In short, if your child or teen is struggling with low self-esteem because they aren’t happy with their smile, don’t hesitate to bring them into our office for a consultation so we can determine if they are a candidate for any of the cosmetic dental services we offer.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Oral Health?

You might be surprised to hear that cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just improve the look of your smile; it can improve the health of your smile! One example is Invisalign. Although this discreet orthodontic treatment can dramatically improve your confidence, it can also improve your oral health since crooked and gapped teeth increase your risk of problems like tooth decay.

It’s also worth noting that having a beautiful smile that you love can improve your oral health in other ways. After all, if you are proud of your grin, you’ll take good care of it, prioritizing good habits like flossing daily and getting a dental checkup and cleaning twice a year.

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