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 Examples

What can be done to improve your smile?

With the vast selection of Advanced Dental techniques available to OC dental patients, it has never been easier to get the smile you've always wanted and absolutely deserve.

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Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry today. This revolutionary dental technique effectively provides a fast and painless way for patients to achieve a beautiful white smile. There are several professional whitening procedures, both in office (laser whitening) and at home which can be used to enhance your smile.

Neuromuscular Dentistry

Leading edge Neuromuscular Dentistry goes beyond the teeth to focus on the position of the jaw in relation to the surrounding muscle and ligaments. A misaligned jaw can result in a host of problematic symptoms including severe headaches, excessive tooth wear, joint pain and ringing in the ears to name but a few. We use high-tech equipment and jaw tracking devices to monitor jaw movements and detect bite problems. When treated to a proper jaw position, patients who exhibit these symptoms often find a lifetime of jaw pain and headaches can be resolved in just a few painless appointments.

Smile Rejuvenation

Turn back the hands of time and restore your smile's youthful appearance. Smile rejuvenation encompasses all the necessary components of cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry for you to achieve a beautifully youthful and healthy smile.

Composite and Porcelain

Old fashioned mercury fillings fail predictably as they corrode in your mouth. Worse yet, they inevitably crack otherwise healthy teeth as they corrode over the years. Newer, longer lasting enhanced composite or porcelain fillings are a very effective replacement for old mercury fillings.

Aesthetic Dentistry

Finally, create the smile you've always dreamed of. The goal of aesthetic dentistry is to create a rejuvenated natural smile properly proportioned to your face. With advancements in aesthetic dentistry almost anything is possible. Crooked unbalanced teeth can be immediately improved – like instant orthodontics. Teeth can be beautifully brightened with whitening systems or porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are also often utilized to fix chipped and broken teeth and enhance the appearance of your natural smile. The possibilities are endless.

Tissue Therapy

Periodontal or Gum Disease can impact more than just your smile. A healthy smile is not just about healthy teeth, it's about the overall health of your mouth and your body. The bacteria associated with gum disease impacts overall physical health. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, impaired joint health and even compromises the weight of newborns. Using advanced Ultrasonic Cleaning techniques, dentists are now able to retard bacteria growth and help the body use its own natural defenses to increase overall oral health. Lasers also allow the dentist to contour tissue to improve health or to reduce a gummy smile.

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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