Porcelain Bridges, Inlays, & Veneers in Saint Paul
Having teeth that are damaged or don’t look good can reduce your quality of life. You may have trouble chewing your favorite foods or you might find yourself hiding your smile behind your hand. When you can’t smile freely, you might feel as if nobody really knows the real you.
Dr. Nick Schulte is skilled at designing beautiful restorations that repair, restore, and even replace damaged and missing teeth. Often, these restorations can be made right here in our office. If we do need to send a restoration to a lab, we use one that we trust to do great work, and we usually receive the restoration back in less than a week.
Additionally, most impressions in our St. Paul dental office are taken digitally instead of with sticky impression paste. With just a quick scan, we can have all the information we need to create restorations that are customized and blend in beautifully with the rest of your smile.
Dental Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth in 55116
A dental bridge is a restoration that uses one or more custom-made replacement teeth to “bridge the gap” left by missing teeth. The bridge can be held in place with crowns that are affixed to the healthy adjacent teeth. We can also use dental implants to hold the bridge, which allows us to replace multiple teeth with one or two implants.
Inlays to Repair Damaged Teeth
An inlay is a restoration that fits inside the cusps of the affected tooth. Used to repair trauma or extensive decay, an inlay is the “halfway point” between a filling and a crown.
Veneers to Restore Your Beautiful Smile
If your teeth have cosmetic flaws like chips, discoloration, or an unusual shape, we can create beautiful veneers that will conceal your flaws and transform your smile. Veneers are often the secret behind the perfect smiles of movie stars and other celebrities, but you don’t have to be rich and famous to have the smile you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Schulte will be happy to sit down with you and discuss your goals for your smile and lay out your options to help you reach them.
Caring for Your Restorations
Restorations are an investment in the future of your smile. In most cases, restorations can be cared for just like your own teeth – you brush and floss them normally and continue to visit our office for regular cleanings and check-ups. If your restoration needs additional care, Dr. Schulte will discuss this with you so that you have all the information you need to keep your new restoration in great shape.
It is important to note that while dental porcelain is stain resistant, it is not impervious. Also, it cannot be whitened in the same way as your natural teeth can. This means that before we create restorations, we may want to discuss whether you are planning to have a whitening treatment done.
Call our St. Paul, MN Dental Office to Learn More
If you are unhappy with the appearance or function of your teeth, please call our office today to schedule your consultation with St. Paul dentist Dr. Nick Schulte. You have options, and we’d love to show them to you.