Cosmetic Dental Care in Anchorage Alaska
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Virtually any cosmetic concern can be treated here at Mint Dental. Our dentists will help you choose one or more of our high-quality cosmetic dental treatments based on your personal needs and desires. This individualized treatment plan will help you accomplish all of your goals for the smile of your dreams.
We invite you to contact our friendly practice today to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and how we can improve your smile’s appearance.
Anchorage Cosmetic Dentistry
Mint Dental Alaska offers cosmetic dental services for patients throughout the Anchorage area. Our commitment makes us the dental providers of choice for patients throughout Alaska.
When we talk about dentistry, we tend to focus a lot on the health side of things — for a perfectly understandable reason. However, there’s no reason to keep believing that cavity-filling and teeth-repairing are all a dentist can do.
You don’t have to have oral health-related issues to visit us at Mint Dental — though we always welcome patients with oral health issues!
We have dentists who can perform a variety of cosmetic procedures as well as answer common questions you may have. Have you ever wondered “How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?” or “Why cosmetic dentistry?”, how about “What are the different types of cosmetic dentistry?”.
Our staff is trained to answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have as well as recommend a variety of procedures depending on your needs.
Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures
So, what are the different types of cosmetic dentistry, anyways? As the name suggests, cosmetic dentistry is a special field of dentistry that focuses on improving how your smile looks rather than just trying to maintain the health of those teeth.
Of course, as with all medical fields, there’s often some overlap. Some procedures can be considered cosmetic as well as restorative, but, for the most part, the emphasis of the procedures is distinctly different.
The pictures of patients in dental offices always portray smiling faces with pristine, white teeth, but it can seem somewhat fake. This is because everyone’s teeth can become discolored over time, whether through stains transferred from food, genetics or just from aging.
Luckily, dentists have worked out a safe, reliable way to reverse the discoloration. Professional teeth whitening is within reach for you as well when you visit our Mint Dental Alaska office in Anchorage. Coming in to see us for safe teeth whitening to return your smile to its former beauty. Interested? Find out more about teeth whitening!
Porcelain Veneers and Dental Crowns
Porcelain veneers and dental crowns make up the strongest and most potent aesthetic restorations possible. Simply put, veneers and crowns are both attachments that can be placed over damaged or discolored teeth, but their function covers much more than just hiding discoloration. Veneers and crowns can change the very shape and length of the teeth, covering imperfections or damage much more effectively than any other procedure. Weighing the benefits and drawbacks of porcelain veneers vs crowns? Come in and see us and we’ll help you decide the best option for you.
One of the easiest ways to ruin a smile is to remove a tooth from it. A fairly recent development in the dental world is in the types of dental implants we are able to offer. This new type of implant solves many of the old dental implant problems and provides a safe method to fill in the gap in a completely unnoticeable way. The dental implant procedure involves the installation of a piece of titanium that fuses to the jawbone like a regular tooth root. After the implant heals, a specially created crown can then be attached to the metal stub. The result is a prosthetic tooth that looks identical to and acts exactly the same as a regular tooth. Dental implants (as well as their cohorts bridges and dentures) can be considered a restorative procedure as well as a cosmetic one.
One of the least expensive forms of cosmetic dentistry, dental cosmetic bonding is a great solution for many minor dental issues. Also called cosmetic resin bonding, this is a potential solution for small cavities, slight chips, irregularities and small spaces between teeth. The bonding resin is similar to a veneer in that it covers up the tooth. Unlike veneers, only small additions are being made to each tooth, so generally the cost of composite bonding will be much less than other cosmetic dentistry procedures.