Many people have some aspect of their smile that they don’t like and would change if they could. Sometimes the issues make them feel so self-conscious that they rarely smile or instinctively bring their hand to their mouth to hide the problem. Hanson Dental in Buffalo, Minnesota offers several cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you the smile you have always wanted. Most take only one or two appointments to complete, which means you won’t have to wait long to show off your new smile to the world.

Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Options at Hanson Dental
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas Hanson or Dr. Patricia Osmundson. The dentist you meet with will give you detailed information about the procedure you want to get as well as describe similar services. Your dentist then completes an examination of the area you want to treat along with the remainder of your mouth. This is necessary to help plan your future treatment.

Below is a list of the most cosmetic dentistry procedures most requested by our patients:
  • Bonding: This procedure helps to disguise common problems such as a chipped or discolored tooth. It typically costs less than other cosmetic procedures. Dr. Hanson or Dr. Osmundson place resin or plastic composite on the front of your tooth to cover the cosmetic issue. It hardens in place after just a few minutes.
  • Gum Lifts: You could be a good candidate for this procedure if your smile shows more gum tissue than teeth. Your dentist pulls the gum tissue up to allow more of the outer portion of your teeth to show when you smile.
  • Porcelain Veneers: A porcelain veneer fits securely over the top of your tooth to disguise minor imperfections. Before placing the veneer, Dr. Hanson or Dr. Osmundson might need to remove a small portion of tooth enamel to ensure that it will fit properly and not protrude further than your other teeth.
  • Teeth Whitening: We offer ZOOM! in-office professional teeth whitening to patients who want to increase the brightness of their smile. Teeth naturally lose their whiteness over time due to normal aging as well as lifestyle habits like drinking coffee, smoking, and eating dark-colored foods. Your teeth could be up to 10 times brighter after just a few sessions with ZOOM!
The above are just a small sample of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer at Hanson Dental. We are happy to sit down with you to plan an entire smile makeover.