The Key To Looking Fabulous On Your Wedding Day

Cosmetic Dentistry 3 in Rochester, MN by Dr. Jim Gores of Lakeside Dentistry

Wedding season, which officially starts in June, is right around the corner! But there’s still time to do one thing that will help ensure you look fabulous in every photo you take, whether you’re the maid of honor, the bride-to-be, or even just a guest — transform your smile with the help of cosmetic dentistry.

Whether you’re looking to make slight adjustments to your teeth or completely transform your look, the compassionate team at Lakeside Dentistry can help! We offer a wide variety of services in a relaxing environment.

Our Rochester, MN office is proud of the personalized care we offer! We’ll listen to what concerns you most about your smile and work with you to address it. When all is said and done, you’ll have a smile that helps you look like the best version of yourself!

Read on to learn about some of the ways we can help you look and feel your best this wedding season. Then, give us a call at 507-316-6444 to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation.


Professional Teeth Whitening


If you’ll be wearing white, make sure your smile matches your dress! At Lakeside Dentistry, it’s fast and easy to remove years of stains to reveal a brilliant smile. We use professional-grade Opalescence whitening products, which are safer and more effective than the over-the-counter teeth bleaching treatments you’ll find in your local drugstore.

For your convenience, we offer both in-office treatments — which can get you the results you desire in roughly an hour — and at-home custom trays! These trays are made especially for your teeth and remove stains in about a week’s time. If you want to enjoy a flawless smile for all the special events leading up to the big day, like bridal showers and bachelorette parties, consider opting for the in-office treatment now and using custom trays to touch up your smile over the next several months!

Plus, when you opt for professional teeth whitening from Lakeside Dentistry, you’ll also be doing something good for the community. Proceeds from these procedures go to the Quarry Hill Nature Center and the Von Wald Group Home!


Dental Veneers


If you’ve ever owned an ugly couch, you may have concealed the unsightly fabric with a slipcover. Well, think of dental veneers as slipcovers for your smile! They allow you to change the look of problematic teeth.

Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite material that, once bonded to your teeth conceal dental imperfections such as:

  • Discoloration
  • Minor cracks
  • Chips
  • Misshapenness
  • Worn down teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor misalignment issues

Dental veneers are made especially for you, so they’ll blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile! Plus, dental veneers are incredibly versatile. You can have just one placed to cover up a single problematic tooth, or you can place one on every single tooth in your “smile zone!”


Tooth Bonding


Details are important, and that’s why if minor imperfections are distracting from an otherwise healthy and gorgeous smile, it’s important to address them — even if you’re the only one who notices them. Dental bonding is an affordable and non-invasive way to do just that.

Like dental veneers, tooth bonding can address discoloration, minor cracks, chips, misshapenness, worn down teeth, and more. Whether you choose tooth bonding or a dental veneer to address your smile insecurity depends on the severity of the problem. Some of it is also a matter of preference, since dental veneers tend to be longer lasting and more stain-resistant than dental bonding.

When you come to Lakeside Dentistry for dental bonding, we’ll lightly etch the surface of your problematic tooth so that the bonding material can securely adhere to it. Then, we’ll use a tooth-colored resin to conceal the imperfection! Once it looks perfect, we’ll harden it with a special light so it can withstand normal use. Typically, the process takes less than an hour!


Crown Lengthening


Hate your “gummy smile?” Sometimes, smile insecurities are more about your gums than anything else. And if you’re looking to achieve a sense of balance with your smile, we can help you out with a process called crown lengthening.

At Lakeside Dentistry, we use a gentle soft tissue laser to adjust your gumline to reveal more of your teeth. This special instrument makes treatment more comfortable for you and the results more precise! Plus, the use of dental lasers minimizes downtime following treatment so you can enjoy your new and improved smile sooner.


Teeth Contouring


If a misshapen tooth’s got you down, there’s a way to fix it in with little discomfort and usually in less than an hour! Using the same dental laser that we use to reshape gum tissue, we can gently adjust the shape of teeth to achieve your desired look! This is great if you are self-conscious about an abnormally long tooth or have a tooth with a rough surface.

Like dental bonding, this is usually an affordable procedure for when your smile needs a little pick-me-up.


Clear Braces


Almost everyone wants a straighter smile, but very few adults want to go through life wearing bulky metal braces. That’s why at Lakeside Dentistry, we’re proud to offer clear braces! Our orthodontic treatment of choice is a system of clear, BPA-free plastic aligners that are custom-made to snugly fit over your teeth. Not only are the orthodontic devices comfortable; they also are virtually invisible! It’s possible you’ll be able to meet with wedding vendors without anyone knowing you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Plus, these aligners are easily removed for regular cleanings but also for all the special events that you’ll attend leading up to your wedding. You can simply leave your aligner at home during your bridal shower and brunch with the future in-laws, and as long as you wear your aligner as recommended, you’ll enjoy a straighter smile the day of the wedding!


Care And Results You’ll Love


At Lakeside Dentistry, we know that even seemingly small adjustments to your smile can change the way you feel about your appearance! We want you to be able to smile without hesitation on your big day and for years to come. When you trust our Rochester, MN dentists with your smile transformation, you’ll love the care you receive as much as you love the results.

Call us today at 507-316-6444 to schedule a consultation, or use our convenient online form to request an appointment.

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