Cosmetic Dental Procedures to Change your Smile

Smile Head TiltThere are many options when it comes to correcting, restoring, or otherwise making over a smile that you’re not completely happy with. The level of someone’s needs can depend on what they’re born with, how well they take care of their oral health, and what types of injuries or issues have befallen them. Consulting with a skilled dentist can answer many questions as to the best route to go for your personal case. Two common procedures to fix flaws and misalignment are porcelain veneers and orthodontics.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are comprised of ultra-thin porcelain that bonds directly to the front of teeth. Porcelain veneers are a simple way to cover up smile imperfections such as chipped, gapped, and/or misshapen teeth. Veneers are also a good treatment option for someone who has attempted teeth whitening and found that their particular stains are too stubborn to respond.

Ultra-Thin Veneers

Two types of veneers our dental offers are Durathin Veneers and Lumineers. Ceramists use a delicate layering technique with thin porcelain materials to achieve tooth-like translucence and durability. The advantage of this is that there will be no added bulk to your teeth when the veneers are adhered. The only disadvantage may be if your particular tooth issues are severe enough that the thin porcelain doesn’t cover over the flaws completely. Durathins and Lumineers appear realistic in color, and in the way light reflects off of them.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is a revolutionary and speedy orthodontic treatment. The system consists of braces that are inconspicuous because of the clear brackets and tooth-colored wires. The virtual invisibility makes Six Month Smiles a great option for adults and teens who want their teeth straightened, but are avoiding having a mouth full of metal. The time needed for completion of treatment is another big advantage. The entire Six Month Smiles procedure usually taking as little as half a year to complete.


Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offer expert services including teeth whitening, Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, root canals, and pediatric dentistry. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 218-8936. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and Dr. Kara Heimer welcome and serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and the surrounding communities.