Rapid City Cosmetic Dentistry

Do I need Cosmetic Dentistry?

Dr Samuelson will work with you to determine if you need cosmetic work done – but listed below are some of the reasons people will visit Black Hills Area Dental for cosmetic dentistry. Call us to set an appointment!


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Do you have…

Stained or discolored teeth

The enamel that covers the teeth isn’t impervious to stains and the underlying tooth structure (the dentin) often yellows over time. As long as the teeth are healthy, it’s easy to eliminate stains by applying a bleaching agent.


Uneven teeth

Black Hills Area Dental can reshape the tooth so that it’s more aesthetically pleasing.


Broken or crooked teeth

If a tooth has been badly broken or is structurally weak, you may need a crown. Crowns used to be made of metal, but today they’re often made of tooth-colored porcelain materials.

Gaps between the teeth

Small gaps can be closed by applying composite material between the teeth. For large gaps or other imperfections on the surfaces of the teeth, Black Hills Area Dental may recommend veneers.


Ask About Our Take-Home Whitening Trays

 The “home” techniques involve making trays which fit into the mouth and these are then filled with bleaching materials.

When worn for a few hours a day, noticeable results are seen generally within a few days to a couple weeks. Results vary from individual to individual, Dr. Samuelson will be happy to to help you decide which method works best for you. Some of the factors involved include the intensity of the stains, whether or not you have fillings or crowns on your front teeth as well as what may have caused the stains.

Ask us about our whitening for life program!

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Ask About Dental Veneers As A Solution

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are porcelain, and custom-made tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth. These are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length and resulting in an improved appearance.

Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement. Dr Samuelson will go over the best cosmetic options for you.