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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry - Rochester, MN

Smiles that Help Rochester Shine

People are taking more pictures than ever these days, so if you already feel self-conscious about your teeth because of aesthetic flaws, simply going out with friends or family can quickly become unnecessarily stressful. Fortunately, whatever your concerns might be, they don’t have to be permanent thanks to cosmetic dentistry. At Gentling Dental Care, we can use the treatments listed below to give you a set of teeth you’re always eager to show off, ensuring no matter where you are, you’re ready for the camera. 

Why Choose us for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Results designed to look beautiful & natural, never overdone
  • All treatments completely tailored to every patient
  • Highly-skilled & trained dentists 

Porcelain Veneers

If you’ve ever seen a smile on TV or in a movie and thought, “How are their teeth that perfect?!” you were probably looking at porcelain veneers. With this treatment, thin ceramic shells are placed over the front of the teeth, and they give a patient the ability to change their smile’s shape, size, and color to whatever they want. It takes just two appointments to get a custom-made set of veneers, but the gorgeous results will easily last for 20 years or more. 

Metal Free Dental Restorations

Our team is constantly attending continuing education courses so we can utilize the most advanced materials in dentistry, and chief among them is dental porcelain. It perfectly mimics both the strength and appearance of real enamel, and they enable our team to create restorations that even we can’t distinguish from real teeth. If you have a front tooth in need of repair, you can trust we’ll use porcelain to help it look like new right away. 

Dental Bonding

Cosmetic bonding lets our team express our artistic side. For patients with minor chips, stains, or gaps, we can apply a color-matched composite resin to their tooth and literally sculpt it to perfection. Any flaw will be quickly masked, and then the material will be hardened into place to give the tooth strength and security. The procedure often takes just an hour or less, but the results can easily last for 10 years or more. 

Teeth Whitening

A smile can lose its luster for a number of reasons, including coffee, wine, tobacco, aging, and even unlucky genetics to name a few. However, for patients hoping to get back that youthful glow, professional strength teeth whitening is always available here at Gentling Dental Care. Whether you opt to get our fast in-office treatment or prefer to use a custom-made kit at home, the end result will be the exact same: a set of teeth that is 6-8 shades brighter! 


Think you’re too old to straighten your crooked and crowded teeth? Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment designed just for adults. Instead of brackets and wires, a patient just has to wear a series of clear, lightweight plastic trays that can effectively shift the teeth into their ideal positions. No one will notice you’re wearing the trays unless you tell them, and you can even take them off whenever it’s time to eat or brush. 

Smile Makeovers

If you could hit the reset button for your smile, would you do it? With a smile makeover, you certainly can! If you’re dealing with stains, chips, cracks, gaps, and multiple damaged teeth, we can put together a treatment plan designed just for you that will get rid of any and all imperfections at the same time. No matter what state your teeth might be in now, we guarantee you’ll be seeing a pristine smile in the mirror before you know it. 

Smile Makeovers - Rochester, MN

Your Personalized Path to a Gorgeous Smile

Gentling Dental has the experience and skills combined with the latest advances in Cosmetic Dentistry, to give you the smile of your dreams! You’ve seen the fabulous results of a smile makeover – an amazing smile that’s straight, white, and just perfect. But what steps does it take to get there? You may be surprised to learn just how quickly your smile can be transformed. 

What's the First Step to Your Smile Makeover?

The first step to a beautiful smile is a complete and thorough examination to determine your oral health. Any health issues will be addressed and corrected before any cosmetic work begins. Oral health is the foundation of all attractive smiles. We’ll ensure that your smile is healthy before enhancing its appearance. 

What's the Next Step to Your Smile Makeover?

When the foundation of your healthy smile is ready, we move on to the artistic phase. We’ll discuss your goals and expectations of your new smile. What do you want your smile to look like? What don’t you like about your smile that you want to change? Together, we’ll determine what your new smile will look like.

Whatever may bother you about your current smile can be a thing of the past with one simple phone call to our dental office, (507) 288-7379. Let our cosmetic dentists in Rochester MN give your smile solutions that have helped so many others! At Gentling Dental Care, our smile makeovers include the following procedures:

  • Teeth Whitening – Safe and effective.
  • Cosmetic Bonding – Single-visit, painless makeover.
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings – “Invisible”, safe and strong.
  • Dental Implants – Replace missing teeth, safe and secure.
  • Porcelain Veneers – For a perfect, “Hollywood” smile.

No matter what problems you have with your smile, there’s a way to make it absolutely stunning. Chipped, broken, worn teeth can be repaired with porcelain veneers. Unattractive metal fillings can be replaced with tooth-colored fillings. Missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants. Gaps between teeth can be closed with cosmetic bonding. Stained, discolored teeth can be whitened with teeth whitening. The result? Your new smile can help you look younger, feel more confident and boost your self-esteem!

Isn’t it time to skyrocket your personal confidence with a smile makeover that you are oh-so proud of? It really is true what they say: If you change your smile, you can change your life. Let Gentling Dental Care provide you the very best in smile makeovers in Rochester, MN. Contact us today! 

Porcelain Veneers - Rochester, MN

Smile Like the Stars

Smile makeovers use porcelain veneers to dramatically improve your smile. Porcelain veneers cover the outside or front surface of teeth. They are strong and natural-looking, and they can change the shape, color, and alignment of your teeth.  

Porcelain Veneers Before & After

Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain, which are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They will not stain and require minimal tooth structure to be removed. Veneers are used to improve the aesthetic appearance of teeth including the elimination of gaps between teeth, addressing the problems of a “gummy” smile, and providing solutions to short or small teeth. They are often used as an alternative to correcting misaligned teeth with lengthy orthodontic procedures.

Your first step toward cosmetic dentistry enhancement with porcelain dental veneers is to meet with a cosmetic dentist in Rochester, MN to discuss your goals for treatment. Contact Gentling Dental Care today for any questions on porcelain veneers. 

Cosmetic Bonding - Rochester, MN

Fix Minor Flaws in an Hour or Less

Cosmetic dental bonding can fix crooked, gapped or badly stained teeth. Tooth bonding is one cosmetic dental procedure that bonds tooth-colored material (composite resin) to the surface of a tooth. Bonding is likely the easiest and least expensive of the many cosmetic dentistry procedures.

The resin used in tooth bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Bonding can also be used to create temporary veneers to see if you like the new look before you decide to undertake a more involved procedure, such as porcelain veneers. 

Cosmetic Bonding is used to:

  • Reshape teeth
  • Fix crooked teeth
  • Close unwanted gaps
  • Cover (and whiten) badly stained teeth

Unlike porcelain veneers, cosmetic tooth bonding can be done in a single visit. The procedure is called dental bonding because the material literally bonds directly to the tooth.

No preparation is needed for bonding and anesthesia is usually not necessary. The resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth.

The dental bonding resin is not as strong and durable as a natural tooth and can sometimes be chipped. Bonding can last several years before it needs repair.

Contact Gentling Dental Care of Rochester MN to find out more about cosmetic bonding and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. We’re ready to make your smile shine!

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Award-Winning Doctors

A Qualified Team of Dentists Dedicated to Your Smile

At Gentling Dental Care, we strongly believe that four heads are better than one – that’s why our dental office features a team of knowledgeable doctors who all bring unique strengths and skills to the table! At the same time, they share a similar passion for trustworthy, family-friendly dentistry that always adheres to very high clinical standards. To put it simply, they never perform care that they wouldn’t recommend to their very own loved ones.

Dr. Ryan Henrichsen

Dr. Phil Pattee

Dr. Melissa McColloch

Dr. Erich Eichwald

Dr. Scott Gruwell

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The Proof is in Our Patients

“Gentling staff graciously fit me into a busy day for a tooth pain emergency. The dentist and assistant quickly found the problem, applied a temporary fix and gave me a treatment plan for follow up. Everyone clearly knew what they were doing. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. All good here!”

- George D.

“I had a wonderful experience during my recent visit. The staff were not only friendly and professional but also genuinely cared about me as both a person and a patient. They consistently take the time to get to know you, your family, and your care needs. Additionally, the services provided were top-notch. Overall, I highly recommend this dental practice to anyone looking for exceptional care.”

- Joe D.

“I had chipped the corner of my front tooth when I was a kid and had a composite filling that time really took a toll on. So, I got an appointment scheduled to get a new filling! Dr. Melissa and Kristie did a wonderful, efficient, and painless job on my tooth. They matched the color and shape perfectly. You can't even tell I have a filling! Thanks for your great work!”

- Meredith M.

“Gentling 's dentists and staff are all very kind, patient, and friendly. Our entire family agreed upon a five star rating for Gentling. We highly recommend Gentling for any family, kids and adults.”

- Todd Z.

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