Cosmetic Dentistry in Sioux Falls, SD
Achieve the Beautiful Smile You Have Always Wanted
Do you have crooked, missing, or stained teeth? If so, Park Center Dental Care provides a variety of cosmetic dentistry services in addition to our general dentistry services, to help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed about. Our cosmetic dental care services not only helps improve the aesthetics of your smile, but the functionality as well.
Teeth discoloration is a result of a number of factors, including smoking, tea, and coffee. Once you start a whitening treatment, this discoloration will slowly disappear. To determine if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening treatment, please schedule a consultation today. We can help you gain a whiter, more radiant smile.
In the past few years, silver restorations have been replaced with tooth colored fillings, resulting in a smile you can be proud of, and which looks like completely natural. If you’re unhappy with the unsightliness of silver fillings that were used to fill your teeth years ago, come see one of our dentists and have your fillings replaced with a composite filling.
Custom made veneers are typically made out of ceramic or porcelain laminates that are applied directly onto the teeth. Veneers take on the natural discoloration of teeth, so they are virtually undetectable once they are applied to teeth. This is a good option for patients who are crooked or misaligned teeth. They are also an excellent option if you would like to close gaps between teeth and want an option that is resistant to discoloration from dental bleaching.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are necessary when a tooth is severely damaged or has suffered from advanced decay and cannot be fixed with bonded filling material. Crowns cover the remaining tooth and restore its function, strength, and esthetics. Several crown material options are available including non-metal crowns. Your dentist will discuss these on an individual basis depending on the area of the mouth that needs to be restored.
Bridges can be utilized when tooth loss occurs due to gum disease, decay, or injury. The loss of the tooth can create greater problems for your dental health if it is not corrected. The teeth next to the missing tooth (or teeth) can begin to move and result in pain, discomfort, and can look unsightly. With bridges, your dentist will close any gaps in your mouth. The bridge looks and acts just like natural teeth, is permanently cemented, and helps to maintain the position of the rest of your teeth.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the perfect solution for you. Dental implants are natural-looking and permanently anchored into the patient’s jawbone. They can be used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures. It is important to replace missing teeth, because if left with spaces, your teeth can shift and cause a variety of dental problems. When your dental implants are placed, your jaw will bond and attach to the implant. To see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, 605-338-3577 today and make an appointment!
Dentures & Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.