Cosmetic Dentistry in Edina, MN

woman smiling | Cosmetic Dentistry Edina MNThe first thing people notice about you is your smile. A less-than-perfect smile can lower your self-esteem, make you reluctant to be social among friends, and even cause depression and anxiety. If your smile isn't all you want it to be, we can help!

At 50th and France Dental Care, we want to bring out your best smile. Our friendly and professional staff has the skills and technology to give you a beautiful, healthy smile, whether you want your teeth a little whiter or you’re seeking a full smile makeover. Cosmetic dentistry in Edina, MN has never been easier or more accessible, and we’re excited to guide you with your choices and treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Professional Teeth Whitening

Inlays, Onlays, and Dental Bondings

Porcelain Veneers

Smile Makeovers

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to treatments that enhance the appearance of your teeth and smile while maintaining or improving your oral function and overall wellness. Even small changes to your teeth can increase your self-confidence, but you can also fix significant issues that affect your oral health.

When your smile projects confidence and ease, there’s no reason to hide your teeth or avoid laughing. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on fixing dental flaws that detract from your beautiful smile, helping you achieve a more youthful, healthy appearance.

What is a quick and easy way to fix my smile?

Professional teeth whitening is a popular and easy way to upgrade your teeth. With our customized, take-home kits, you can have bright, white teeth in just a couple of weeks.

If your teeth have chips, gaps, or are misshapen, we can fix them and make them look beautiful, straight, and whole again. Our cosmetic dentists are skilled in improving the appearance of your teeth with inlays, onlays, and composite bonding.

How can I benefit from professional teeth whitening?

Almost everyone has some discoloration on their teeth from years of consuming staining foods and beverages. Age, medications, and smoking can also darken teeth and cause significant yellowing.

When you choose professional teeth whitening in Edina, MN, you benefit from our specialized bleaching gel and custom-made bleaching trays that ensure a safe, even application on your teeth. Since the trays fit over your teeth precisely, your gums avoid any irritation from exposure to the gel.

Your teeth whitening treatment is complete when you’re happy with the level of whitening you’ve achieved. You can always come back to 50th and France Dental Care for touch-up gel.

Will professional teeth whitening remove my stains?

With our high-grade bleaching gel and custom-fit whitening trays, you can remove most stains caused by tea, coffee, red wine, dark berries, and other tooth-staining substances. If we determine that the staining is beneath the enamel, we’ll recommend other options that will help you achieve your goals.

How will inlays and onlays improve my smile?

Image of smile before onlays     Image of same teeth after cosmetic dentistry

Inlays and onlays in Edina, MN are a technique using various materials, usually porcelain, to fill in imperfections, fix damage, and reshape your teeth. The restoration material is bonded directly to your natural tooth, creating a seamless and beautiful restoration.

We customize inlays and onlays for each tooth and send it to a dental lab for fabrication. Inlays and onlays are often used for dental fillings for damaged teeth, and they can make a big difference in the appearance of your teeth because they’re tooth-colored and fit over the tooth.

The difference between an inlay and an onlay is mostly location. Inlays fill in interior imperfections, whereas onlays cover a surface of the tooth in the cusp area. Dental crowns are onlays that cover all tooth surfaces. Either way, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns can correct dental flaws seamlessly while also fixing damaged teeth.

What types of problems can dental bonding fix?

Dental bonding in Edina, MN requires no numbing or drilling and is one of the most non-invasive ways to improve your smile. Using composite resin similar to our tooth-colored fillings, we shape the material directly on your tooth and then let it harden. We use dental bonding to fix many cosmetic imperfections, including gaps, chips, short teeth, and misshapen teeth.

Fixing chipped teeth or other dental flaws is a good investment for your oral health, too. Chipped teeth can cause oral health problems, such as tooth fracture and gum irritation. You may also feel self-conscious about chipped teeth and feel discomfort when your tongue touches it. Fixing imperfect teeth has never been more natural or a better decision!

Are porcelain veneers a good choice for me?

Dental veneers are thin shells, usually made of porcelain, that fit over your natural teeth for an immediate improvement of your smile. Porcelain veneers are custom crafted and can fix a single tooth, an entire arch, or even all of your teeth.

Close up of chipped front teeth  Close up of front teeth after veneers

Most people get porcelain veneers on their more visible, front teeth. If your teeth and gums are healthy and you have any of the following dental flaws, porcelain veneers may be an excellent fit for you!

  • Deeply discolored teeth not helped by teeth whitening
  • Teeth that are short or worn down
  • Chipped teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Mild crowding

Do porcelain veneers look natural?

The cosmetic dentists at 50th and France Dental Care are experts at giving you a natural-looking, yet brilliant smile with porcelain veneers. Our attention to detail and specialized training allow us to closely mimic the shape, translucency, and texture of your other teeth.

Our talented dentists will recommend a treatment plan that includes custom-made porcelain veneers in Edina, MN that we create by using high-quality materials. With a healthier looking, wider smile, you’ll also look younger and feel more self-confident!

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover generally involves some cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures, depending on what you do not like about your smile or your teeth.

before smile makeover    after smile makeover | edina mn dentist

Before smile makeover | Dentist in Edina     After smile makeover | Edina MN Dentist

When you talk to Dr. Anderson or Dr. Flynn about your smile makeover in Edina, MN, they will take into account the aspects of your smile that can be improved while also considering your facial appearance, hair color, skin tone, teeth, and lips. We customize all smile makeovers according to what patients would like to change about their smile.

Your smile makeover can include any of the following dental procedures and sometimes a combination of several treatments:

  • Replacing missing teeth with dental implants, bridges, or partial dentures
  • Changing the color of teeth with tooth whitening, dental crowns, or porcelain veneers
  • Replacing old amalgam fillings with natural, tooth-colored fillings
  • Fixing teeth that are crooked or oddly spaced with porcelain veneers or Invisalign invisible braces
  • Ensuring that your teeth are in correct proportion to each other in terms of length
  • Making a gummy smile more appealing with gum recontouring
  • And more, based on your desires for your smile!

Cosmetic dentistry is a unique combination of artistry and science, and our cosmetic dentistry team in Edina, MN will work with you to ensure your new smile is beautiful and natural looking.

Am I a good candidate for a smile makeover?

Once you approve your smile makeover treatment plan, you and your dentist will start working on making your best smile a reality. Some treatments may require other preparation, particularly if you have ongoing decay or gum disease. Your mouth needs to be healthy to get the best results, and we can help you get it there.  

Make Your Appointment for a New Smile at Our Edina Office

If you're ready for a smile upgrade and would like to explore your cosmetic dentistry options, call our Edina dental office today to schedule a consultation.