What Can Veneers Do For Your Smile?

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Hello, and welcome to the blog of Destination Dentistry in Custer SD. In this post we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have. The question is, “What exactly are porcelain veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. They are usually used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.

If you visit your dentist for veneers, he or she will first make a model of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to fabricate the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.

Since a very thin layer of the tooth enamel is removed to affix the veneer, the procedure is usually irreversible.

Destination Dentistry in Custer SD offers all the care you need to achieve a  smile. We provide both conventional porcelain and prepless veneers. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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Your Unique Smile, Only Better!

Custer Extreme Smile Makeover

If you are dissatisfied with your smile, it’s time to give us a call at Destination Dentistry in Custer SD to change that.

When we design a smile, we carefully analyze the macroesthetics (larger facial characteristics and relationships between bone structure, tooth size, and shape) and microesthetics (more delicate features such as tooth shade and degree of translucency). There is no one-size-fits-all treatment; each smile design is as unique as you are.

Whether you have chipped teeth, yellow enamel, a broken dental bridge, or even missing teeth, there are cosmetic dentistry procedures to fix your issues. You can have a smile that you will be proud to show off.

A smile makeover at Destination Dentistry typically involves two or more procedures. These may include porcelain veneers, dental implants, crown lengthening, dental bonding, and teeth bleaching. Of course, just one procedure such as tooth-colored fillings can make a world of difference.

In addition to cosmetic dentistry, Destination Dentistry in Custer SD offers family dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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Posted in Beautiful smile, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Family Dentistry, Teeth Whitening

Your Smile Doesn’t Have To Show Your Age

Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in Custer

As we grow older, some life changes are welcome. Others, like wrinkles and gray hair, are not so welcome. With cosmetic dentistry from Destination Dentistry in Custer SD, age-related dental issues can be put to rest.

We believe your smile is meant to be attractive and healthy for a lifetime!

Even if your teeth are showing visible signs of wear such as enamel loss, staining, and chips, it is not too late to restore your youthful smile. And, though tooth loss is fairly common for Custer residents over sixty, in most cases it is preventable.

Teeth that have dulled or yellowed over the years can be whitened with professional teeth whitening. Sure, there are lots of products that whiten teeth, and you can get one at any grocery store. But none of them have the power of professional-grade whitening.

Cosmetic dentistry from Destination Dentistry in Custer SD includes porcelain veneers, and other procedures. Call us today to find out what we can do for you.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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Healthy Habits To Keep You Smiling

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In this post from Destination Dentistry in Custer, we will concentrate on essential behaviors that affect dental health. Of course, effective brushing and flossing are two critical habits for healthy teeth, but there are many more things we can do to preserve a healthy smile.

Diet Do’s

  • Do eat a nutritious diet with a variety of foods. This is needed for overall physical health and a strong immune system.
  • Do consume calcium-rich dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt to neutralize acids that are detrimental to enamel.

Diet Don’ts

  • Don’t eat sugary foods. Sugar leads to the production of detrimental cavity-causing acids that weaken enamel and lead to tooth decay.
  • Don’t snack throughout the day. This speeds up plaque production and subjects the teeth to continual contact with acids.
  • Don’t chew on ice. (It really can crack teeth.)
  • Don’t drink energy drinks. They have many substances that are detrimental to teeth.

Other Important Tips

  • Don’t use your teeth as tools. It is better to cut that knotted shoelace than to gnaw at it to try to untangle it.
  • Don’t get piercings in or around your mouth.
  • Don’t ignore tooth pain or sensitivity.
  • If you have children, communicate with Drs. Diana Lawinow about water fluoridation. If your municipal water supply is not fluoridated, you may want to give your little ones fluoride supplements.
  • Don’t use a medium or hard bristle toothbrush. It can damage gums.
  • If you have an eating disorder – seek professional help promptly. Bulimia and anorexia are extremely damaging to teeth. (Not to mention the toll they take on the heart and other organs.)

We urge all of our patients to maintain a lifestyle that promotes dental health as well as overall physical health. At Destination Dentistry in Custer, we offer exceptional dental care including family and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental health, Family Dentistry, Oral Health

Do You Eat A Tooth-Healthy Diet?

Healthy Teeth and Your Custer Diet

Maintaining healthy teeth is an important concern for our local Custer dental patients. At Destination Dentistry, we’re enthusiastic about helping you care for your teeth and keep them healthy.

Everyone knows that maintaining healthy teeth requires thorough daily brushing and flossing. Regular visits to your local Custer dental practice is also necessary for preventing cavities and maintaining proper dental hygiene.

We generally forget that maintaining a healthy diet can also be beneficial to your teeth. A diet that includes foods that help your muscles and bones will also help you develop healthy gums and healthy teeth. Examples of foods to include in your diet include foods rich in vitamin B such as breads and cereals. Foods rich in vitamin C, usually fruits and vegetables, help improve the health of your gums. Zinc and magnesium are also good for the health of your teeth and are found in foods like lean beef, fish, and poultry.

Saliva is important to healthy teeth because it assists in maintaining the pH balance in your mouth. Foods high in fiber also encourage saliva production as does the chewing of sugar-free gum. Gum, however, can damage unhealthy teeth or pull out dental fillings, so always use caution when deciding whether to chew gum.

Just as certain diet choices in the Custer area can be beneficial to the health of your teeth, others can be harmful. Foods and drinks that are high in sugars – especially soda and energy drinks – are more likely to form the acids that attack your teeth and result in decay. And while table sugar is often associated with the formation of cavities, other sugars such as glucose, fructose, and maltose are also causes, and are often found in juices and sodas. Limiting the consumption of sugars to mealtimes lessens the amount of time your healthy teeth are exposed.

Making good diet choices and limiting between meal sugar consumption can improve your dental health. So can seeing us at Destination Dentistry in Custer for cleanings and checkups. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental health, Family Dentistry, Oral Health

Clear As Day: Invisalign

Invisalign clear braces are an increasingly popular option in orthodontics. They produce excellent results, but are so discreet that some people call them invisible. Destination Dentistry in Custer offers Invisalign clear braces to teenage and adult patients alike.

Unlike traditional metal braces, Inviaslign clear braces have no wires, brackets or rubber bands. They are so subtle that people standing just a few feet away from you may not realize you’re wearing them.

They look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard. The proper term for such braces is “aligner.” They are made of clear plastic and are worn over your teeth to gradually bring them into alignment.

One of the things that people like best about Invisalign clear braces is that they are removable. You can take them out at mealtime, and when you brush your teeth at night. You should wear them while you sleep, however. For the best results it’s recommended they be worn for at least twenty-two hours each day.

Invisalign clear braces are a great choice for adults who want to straighten their teeth, but don’t want to wear traditional braces at work. They are not, however, for everyone. They are not good for patients who, for example, have severely rotated teeth.

To find out if Invisalign clear braces are right for you, schedule a consultation with Destination Dentistry in Custer. We also provide family dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

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A Youthful Smile At Any Age

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Declining health, limited mobility, financial strains – clearly, aging is not for the faint of heart. Though some challenges seniors face can’t be avoided, others can. But at Destination Dentistry in Custer SD, we’ve got your back.

Many dental problems common among retirees such as missing teeth, gum recession, tooth damage, and yellowed enamel, can be remedied.

With modern cosmetic dentistry at, mature men and women can have a wonderful smile that looks as young as they feel. Regardless of your age, it is not too late to improve your smile – even if you have some missing teeth.

We pamper all of our patients. We offer comprehensive general and state-of-the art cosmetic dental services including CEREC Same Day Porcelain Crowns and family dentistry.

If you are looking for a friendly, experienced dentist, call us to schedule an exam and consultation. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry and many other services. Make an appointment today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Fillings, Dental health, Dentures, Family Dentistry

Get On Top Of Your To-Do List by Calling Destination Dentistry

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Is it time to get your life back in order? Call it a Hard Reset. At Destination Dentistry in Custer SD, we like to call the small and simple tasks cling-ons. These are things like refilling a prescription, changing your furnace filter, and watching out for your dental health.

If you’ve been pushing dental work onto the back burner, maybe it’s time to just get it out of the way. Once and for all determine your dental needs and create a easy, amazing, all-encompassing plan.

We see patients for many issues, including the following:

cosmetic dentistry
teeth whitening

TMJ/TMD treatment
tooth-colored fillings

Destination Dentistry strives to provide extraordinary service to our patients. At your consultation feel free to ask about veneers, implants, invisible braces, bridges and all things dental.

Move through your to-do list today. Change your oil? Check. Replace that light bulb? Check. Your dental health is important! Call us at Destination Dentistry to set up an appointment. Check!

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental health, Family Dentistry, Oral Health

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Baby

Today’s post is for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Starting a family can not only consume your time, but your attention as well. Destination Dentistry in Custer SD reminds you, don’t forget your needs and your fitness during these vital months.

It’s critical to understand that the multitude of changes your body experiences during pregnancy also affect the mouth. Changes in your hormonal balance are necessary for growing a new life, but they can also compromise your oral health during pregnancy. Your gums are especially susceptible. In fact, the American Dental Association has conducted studies that reveal a slightly increased risk of low birth weight and pre-term infants in mothers with periodontal disease.

In order to keep your smile healthy, it is ideal to visit your dentist before you are pregnant. If you are already pregnant but haven’t visited a dentist in a while, we encourage you to have an exam. Your dentist can check your teeth and gums and guide you if any changes to your dental hygiene routine are required. If there are problems such as gingivitis, it’s a good idea to have your dentist monitor them throughout your pregnancy.

Any treatment – meaning care more invasive than an exam and cleaning – hopefully can wait until after your child arrives. If you have a dental emergency that needs to be addressed before delivery, the best time is during the second trimester. Modern x-ray methods are extremely safe but should be avoided if possible throughout your pregnancy.

When you arrive for your exam, be sure to tell your dentist that you are pregnant. If your doctor has given you special instructions concerning your condition, let your dentist be aware of those recommendations. In addition, give your dentist a list of all the medications and vitamins you are taking. Throughout your pregnancy, be sure to see your dentist promptly if you experience any changes to your teeth or gums.

Remember, your diet significantly impacts your baby’s health and development, as well as the condition of your teeth. A diet low in important nutrients can impede your baby’s tooth and bone development. Meals and snacks high in sugar, expecially when consumed frequently throughout the day, do not benefit your baby or your teeth. Make sure you get the recommended amounts of calcium, iron, vitamins A, D and C, protein, and phosphorus.

If you are looking for a caring family dentist call Destination Dentistry in Custer SD. We also offer cosmetic dentistry, and always provide first rate dental care.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental health, Family Dentistry, Oral Health, Pregnancy

Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

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Not everything was better back in the good old days. Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of people. But All on 4 Dentures, available from Destination Dentistry in Custer SD, are a major innovation.

All on 4 are a type of implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures are far superior than traditional dentures for many patients. There are two types of implant anchored dentures; removable and permanent. No adhesive is needed for either system.

With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable. In addition, they are usually less expensive than replacing each missing tooth with an implant. (The cost varies depending on the number of implants necessary and other factors.)

Screw retentions require enough bone thickness to allow the implant to securely mesh with the existing bone. Unfortunately, some patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time have experienced bone recession. For patients who lack the needed amount of bone, mini-implants may be an alternative.

Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment which allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type because they can remove them at night for cleaning. Countless Custer patients who have traded in their traditional dentures report that their implant anchored dentures have significantly improved their life.

For more information about All on 4 dental implants, call Destination Dentistry in Custer SD. We also provide family dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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