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By Knutson Family Dentistry
March 10, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Improving your smile is easier than ever, thanks to a range of effective cosmetic dentistry options. Your Vermillion general dentists, Dr. Matthew Knutson, Dr. Richard Knutson, and Dr. Brandon Jensen can help you choose the perfect option for your smile.

Transforming your smile with cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry treatments can improve the appearance of your smile, repair damage and restore missing teeth. Common cosmetic dentistry options include:

  • Teeth Whitening: Over-the-counter whiteners aren't always strong enough to get rid of stains that dull your teeth. After a teeth whitening session, your teeth may be three to eight shades lighter. Whitening only takes about an hour and offers impressive results.
  • Bonding: Bonding involves adding flexible composite resin to your teeth to repair chips and cracks, lengthen short teeth, close gaps, cover discolorations or improve the shape. The bonding material is hardened with a curing light and becomes just as strong as your natural tooth enamel.
  • Veneers: Veneers are tooth-shaped plastic or porcelain shells cemented to the fronts of teeth. The wafer-thin restorations conceal discolorations, imperfections and minor damage and can also be used to extend the length or appearance of your teeth.
  • Dental Implants: Is your smile a little less full these days due to tooth loss? Dental implants fill the gaps in your smile and offer the only way to completely restore missing teeth. Implants serve as synthetic roots and are attached to dental crowns that restore the top parts of your teeth. Your new implants bond to your jawbone and become just as strong as your natural tooth roots.
  • Clear Aligners: Clear aligners offer a subtle way to straighten your smile. The removable aligners are custom-designed for you and fit snugly over your top and bottom teeth. Aligners are removed when you eat, brush and floss and are usually worn for about 22 hours per day. You'll receive a series of aligners and will wear each set in the series for two weeks.

Enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry. Call your general dentists in Vermillion Dr. Matthew Knutson, Dr. Richard Knutson, or Dr. Brandon Jensen, at (605) 857-8008 to schedule your appointment.

By Knutson Family Dentistry
February 06, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

On the one hand, suffering dental trauma or dealing with cosmetic damage or unattractive teeth is never a good thing. On the other hand, there have never been more options to improve your smile and maybe even your oral health in the process. Whether you are looking to cover up stains and discolorations, fix a few chips and cracks, close up some gaps and spacing, or to change the size and shape of your teeth to make them more symmetrical and cosmetically attractive, there are a number of cosmetic dentistry options available to help you look and feel your best, no matter how damaged or lackluster your smile may be at the moment. The dentists at Knutson Family Dentistry in Vermillion, SD, offer a number of options to makeover and improve every smile.


Cosmetic Dentistry in Vermillion, SD

Cosmetic dentistry has been described as an art and a science and it's not hard to see why. The best procedures deliver significant but natural looking results that take the smile you have and turn it into the smile you want.


What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do

Some procedures are purely aesthetic, while others are a combination of cosmetic and restorative and improve both the function and appearance of your teeth. The most common benefits and uses for cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Whitening and brightening stained and discolored teeth
  • Closing mild to moderate gaps and spacing
  • Fixing chips and cracks
  • Changing the size, shape, and color of unattractive or damaged teeth
  • Replacing missing teeth
  • Fixing a "gummy" smile


Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment and Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry procedure includes:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Porcelain dental veneers
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic bonding


Find the Best Cosmetic Dentist in Vermillion, SD

To learn more about various cosmetic dentistry procedures and to find the best option for you, contact Knutson Family Dentistry by calling 605-857-8008 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists today.

By Knutson Family Dentistry
January 22, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetics and dentistry--what do the two have in common? Well, your cosmetic dentist in Vermillion, SD helps you maintain your best cosmetic dentistrysmile in terms of health, function and appearance. From covering flaws and improving tooth color to re-aligning crooked teeth, the experts at Knutson Family Dentistry provide it all in a modern, friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Why not bring your aesthetic smile goals to Dr. Richard Knutson, Dr. Matthew Knutson and Dr. Troy Larsen and see how great your teeth can look?

Changing a smile

Even healthy teeth can look less than attractive. Spaces, stains, cracks and more mar personal appearance and of course, your self-confidence. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) says that your smile becomes you. In other words, the way your smile looks affects the image you project to the people around you. In fact, AACD research shows that people with outstanding smiles achieve more professionally and interpersonally.

What cosmetic dentistry does

Cosmetic dentistry at its best provides an individualized plan aimed at improving smile aesthetics. At Knutson Family Dentistry in Vermillion, the doctors and their dedicated team offer outstanding preventive and restorative care, knowing that healthy teeth and gums are the only foundation for an exceptional smile.

Once that healthy baseline is established, your dentist addresses what you perceive as your smile defects--be it color, excess gum tissue, ugly metal fillings, spacing issues and more. Then, you and he devise the steps toward achieving your aesthetic goals.

Smile makeovers can be simple. Perhaps you need a chip repaired or your teeth whitened. Or, with extensive defects, your cosmetic dentist can deliver the most intricate of smile makeovers, including tooth replacement and orthodontic correction. Rest assured that your needs have top priority at Knutson Family Dentistry.

Here are just some of the precise aesthetic services available for you at Knutson Family Dentistry:

  • CEREC same-day porcelain crowns, milled right in the office in about an hour
  • Professional teeth whitening for removal of stubborn stains
  • Porcelain veneers which disguise the frontside of teeth marred with chips and cracks
  • Restoration of dental implants, today's best tooth replacement option
  • Invisalign clear aligners for discreet orthodontic correction
  • Tooth-colored fillings which seamlessly repair decay
  • Lifelike dentures and fixed bridgework for extensive tooth replacement

Get your best smile

Avail yourself of the experience and artistic skill of the best cosmetic dentistry team in Vermillion, SD. Contact Knutson Family Dentistry for your personal consultation. You can love your smile and be proud to show it off. Call today: (605) 857-8008.

By Knutson Family Dentistry
July 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Hair dye, makeup, wrinkle treatment: these are all common cosmetic ways to improve the way we look. But have you thought about the cosmetic dentistryappearance of your smile? Time, bad habits or genetics can make our teeth look less than beautiful, but at Knutson Family Dentistry in Vermillion, SD, these issues can be improved or completely repaired. Two of the best cosmetic treatments that Dr. Matthew Knutson, Dr. Richard Knutson and Dr. Troy Larson offer are teeth whitening and veneers, which are discussed here.


It's been said that today's smile has two colors: white or not. Needless to say, a white smile gives other people the most favorable impression and offers you the most confidence about your appearance. That's why whitening from your Vermillion cosmetic dentist is one of the best ways you can give dull and discolored teeth a makeover: it's cost-effective, easy, and very impressive, often taking your teeth up to eight shades whiter than before. While over-the-counter whitening products contain the same ingredients as those we use at Knutson Family Dentistry, we use professional-strength whitening gel, which yields quicker and longer-lasting results. And when your whitening treatment is done in a dental office, you'll know you're getting the safest and most accurate experience.


Cosmetic dental flaws aren't always a singular problem; many people have several issues that they'd like to fix. Veneers from the best cosmetic dentist in Vermillion correct a myriad of dental problems: alignment issues like gaps or overlaps, teeth that are too small or short, permanent staining, and more. That's because veneers actually hide these flaws behind a section of tooth-shaped porcelain. This cosmetic treatment, the preferred method of smile makeovers by Hollywood's finest, is guaranteed to give you a complete smile makeover.

We offer a host of other cosmetic dental options at Knutson Family Dentistry. To learn more about the best cosmetic treatment for your unique situation, contact our office in Vermillion, SD, for an appointment today!

By Knutson Family Dentistry
May 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you ready to find out the many ways we can bolster your oral health?dental procedures

Even if your smile isn’t exactly your ideal smile, this doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to achieve great oral health and a stunning smile to boot. Our Vermillion, SD, general dentists Drs. Richard and Matthew Knutson, and Dr. Troy Larsen offer a number of ways to promote better oral health while also improving on the smile you already have.

Preventive Dentistry

Preventing decay, gum disease and other dental issues are far easier and less expensive than just dealing with the issue when it happens. This is why it’s important to visit our Vermillion, SD, dentists every six months. When you come in every six months we will thoroughly deep clean your teeth and gums to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Once a year, x-rays will also be performed to check for decay between teeth and to monitor the health of your jawbone for any changes.

We also offer dental sealants to our children and teens to protect against decay. These sealants are placed over molars, as back teeth are often more challenging to keep clean because of all the ridges found on the chewing surfaces. Fluoride treatment can also help restrengthen enamel and protect against cavities.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you hate that small chip in the front of your teeth or you want a whiter smile, there are many reasons to consider getting cosmetic dentistry. We offer a full range of services to cater to everyone, whether you want to make minor tweaks or get a full-on makeover. Some cosmetic options we offer include:

  • Dental bonding
  • Tooth reshaping
  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental implants

Restorative Dentistry

Sometimes damage to your smile goes beyond the purely cosmetic. In this case, restorative dentistry is required to make the necessary repairs to protect the tooth from further damage in the future. Some restorative dentistry options include:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Inlays/onlays
  • Dental bridges
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Dentures


Everyone from children to adults with crooked or misaligned teeth can benefit from orthodontic treatment. From traditional metal braces to ceramic brackets and wires to completely invisible aligner systems, we have it all so that you get the straighter smile you want on your own terms.

Knutson Family Dentistry in Vermillion, SD, is ready to help you achieve that perfect smile. Call us now to find out what we can do for you.