5120 S. Cliff Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD




5120 S. Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57108


5120 S. Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. vanHofwegen is a graduate of Occlusion Connections, a world renowned post graduate teaching center. Capitalizing on the talent and knowledge of some of the most experienced dental practitioners in the field, OC offers a comprehensive curriculum integrating leading edge dental procedures and innovative dental technologies.

OC dentists receive the most advanced training in cosmetic dentistry techniques and procedures, which will ensure that you will have a beautiful smile. OC is proud to be associated with ABC's hit show “Extreme Makeover”. This incredibly successful show has highlighted the outstanding benefits associated with cosmetic dentistry.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

You might think of cosmetic dentistry as “Hollywood” – superficial beauty without the inner strength. However, in the last few years cosmetic dentistry (beauty) has merged with functional (strength) dentistry through advancements in material bonding technologies. In other words, cosmetic dentistry can now help you look good and feel great.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Sioux Falls

From simple whitening to setting a crooked smile straight, advancements in cosmetic dentistry can give you the healthy smile you want and deserve. A beautiful healthy smile not only enhances the way you look, but can also have a positive impact on how you feel about yourself.

Whether you want to simply replace your old mercury fillings with new, attractive, long lasting plastic or porcelain fillings, or whiten a discolored smile you are otherwise pleased with, your choices are almost limitless. Chipped or worn teeth can be beautifully restored with an array of veneers. Crooked or unbalanced teeth can be immediately improved; it's like having instant orthodontics. If you put a hand in front of your mouth because of a “gummy” looking smile, gums can be easily recontoured. Even missing teeth are simple to replace. Experience the revolution in dentistry for yourself and see what procedures OC graduates are using to change lives – one smile at a time.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ

  • What will my insurance cover? +

    Your dentist will do what they can to maximize your insurance coverage. Please keep in mind that the prime mandate of insurance companies is cost containment, which does not necessarily equate to high quality dental care. Our office provides a variety of payment options to make quality dental care affordable.
  • What can I do about my unattractive metal fillings? +

    Over time your old mercury fillings unavoidably fail. As they corrode the mercury expands cracking the tooth structure. You can replace your existing fillings with new plastic, enhanced plastic, or porcelain materials. These are superior to the standard plastic (white) fillings and last longer.
  • Although I would like a smile makeover, I would still like natural looking teeth. Will people be able to tell that I have had work done? +

    Dr. vanHofwegen is carefully trained to create beautiful and natural looking smiles. Taking into account factors such as facial structure, age, and lifestyle, your smile could look as natural, or as bright as you desire – you get to decide with advice from your dentist.
  • How long will my porcelain veneers last? +

    Due to advancements in technology many of the materials used today are actually stronger than natural teeth. With regular dental check ups your veneers will keep you smiling for many years to come.
  • How do you fix chipped or cracked teeth? +

    The treatment of choice for chipped, cracked or misshapen teeth is porcelain veneers. In only a couple of visits to your dentist, these beautiful and natural looking restorations will change your appearance and boost your self-confidence.
  • How long does whitening last? +

    Whitening can last several years before it needs to be touched up. However personal habits such as smoking, coffee, wine, and soda consumption can impact whitening longevity. Porcelain veneers however, are stain resistant.
  • What can I do about discolored teeth? +

    There are many whitening procedures that will give you beautiful results. At home whitening systems are available from your dentist and have proven effective for most patients. However there is a certain degree of time commitment and patience involved with “at home” procedures. In office whitening techniques offer immediate results with superior lightening effects in only one dental visit. Certain discolorations will not be corrected with these systems, in which case patients will benefit from porcelain veneers.
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