Cosmetic Dentistry: For a Beautiful Smile


Transform Your Smile with
Cosmetic Dentistry at Northstar Dental

Cosmetic dentistry has so much to offer and that’s why our team, at Northstar Dental, is here to tell  you about it. In our article we’ll discuss cosmetic dentistry solutions and what they can do for you:

  • Are dental veneers permanent? Veneers fix minor imperfections such as chips and discoloration.

  • Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth? Whitening is a safe way to brighten your smile, quickly!

  • Are Lumineers permanent? Lumineers can help your smile by fixing the size and shape of your teeth.

  • What is teeth bonding? Teeth bonding can help fix unappealing, minor defects in your teeth.

  • Can a gummy smile be fixed? Gummy smile correction is a simple procedure that corrects the concern of “too much gum tissue.”

Ready to transform your smile? Here at Northstar, we are passionate about helping our patients look and feel great every single day. Our team specializes in cosmetic dentistry in Lincoln, NE and can help you customize your smile down to the very last detail. We have many years of experience helping patients regain their confidence by creating the smiles of their dreams. We offer a variety of cosmetic procedures in our office. There may be several treatment options available to correct a particular concern. Our goal is to educate patients so they feel confident about making the best decision that will give them the longest lasting and most aesthetically pleasing result. You may surprised at how affordable some treatments are. Discussing the best whitening options to brighten up your shade is often a great place to start your smile makeover.

When you come in for your consultation, we’ll be ready to help answer any questions or concerns you may have about cosmetic dentistry. If you would like to schedule a consultation, we are always happy to help you understand the options that are available to help you achieve the results you want.

P.E.R.E. Philosophy for an Elegant Smile

Prevention – Education – Restoration – Enhancement

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The philosophy behind everything we do at Northstar Dental is Prevention, Education, Restoration, and Enhancement.


We believe all dental diseases can be prevented. So, we do all we can to help patients maintain a healthy and attractive smile by seeing them for regular exams and cleanings. Dental diseases are closely connected to overall wellness. By helping our patients to prevent dental problems, we help them work towards a lifestyle of optimal health.


Educating our patients is one of our core values. In our office, patient education does not include nagging or telling patients what needs to be done. We’ll never lecture you at Northstar Dental. Instead, we hope to educate you to help empower you to make the best choices for your overall health. With amazing dental care and some teamwork, together we can help you live a healthier, happier and longer life.


At Northstar, another goal is to restore your mouth. We work hard to give you strong, healthy teeth. You deserve to smile, talk and laugh with confidence. You should have excellent chewing function to help you enjoy healthy foods. Restorative dentistry includes everything from white fillings to crowns and everything in between. We want to help make your teeth stronger, straighter and healthier. The goal of restorative dentistry is to have a healthy mouth, ultimately leading to a healthy body.


Finally, we believe in enhancement. A beautiful smile can make a huge difference in someone’s life. The highlight of our day is when a patient tells us how they feel about their improved smiles.

Our team has excellent clinical skills to help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve.

We can transform your smile with the following cosmetic dentistry procedures:

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Cosmetic Dentistry:
Dental Veneers

Teeth with minor imperfections like chips, discoloration or wide spacing can decrease your confidence about your smile. Veneers are a great option to correct these imperfections. This treatment can give back your confidence when speaking or smiling. Veneers can make your teeth look flawless. Misaligned teeth can make some patients feel self-conscious or be difficult to keep clean, leading to dental problems and poor self-esteem. For some patients, traditional orthodontic treatment with braces may be an option. For others looking for a faster outcome, dental veneers can correct some of these concerns and can require only one appointment.

Cosmetic Dentistry:
Teeth Whitening

As we age, teeth become discolored. In most cases, some discoloration is unavoidable. Along with age-related tooth discoloration, eating and drinking certain foods can speed up this process. Fortunately, professional whitening can brighten stained teeth, leaving you with a whiter smile. Northstar Dental offers several options for whitening, allowing you to choose the option that’s best for you.

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Cosmetic Dentistry:

Lumineers are ultra-thin dental veneers (approximately 0.2 mm) and are highly translucent, which gives them the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Lumineers are so thin that very little tooth structure has to be removed in order to place them. Veneers do require some preparation to the surface of your teeth for good retention long-term. The process of having Lumineers placed takes about two weeks. If you would like to make minor adjustments to the shape, length or size of your front teeth, Lumineers may be a great option for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry:
Teeth Bonding

We’re proud of the ways dentistry can restore broken or decayed teeth. We believe that beauty and function can be achieved together. Dental bonding is an easy, inexpensive way to restore teeth with small imperfections.

This process uses tooth-colored materials to replace missing tooth structure or hide unappealing, minor defects in a tooth. We can solve chips, discoloration, and minor spacing irregularities with dental bonding.

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Cosmetic Dentistry:
Gummy Smile Correction

If you feel that too much of your gum tissue shows when you smile, we can help. It is usually caused by excess gum tissue and a simple cosmetic procedure can correct this concern.

Smile Wish

Note: Looking for the lowest cost of teeth whitening Lincoln, NE has to offer? We give you access to affordable dental care because of our partnership with Lincoln Dental Plans. Click the link to their website to learn more.

The information on this page was written by Dr. Kimberly Polley.

This gentle Lincoln, NE dentists says: “I believe that everyone is entitled to a healthy life. I am happy to work with my patients’ concerns and help them overcome their fears. Consequently, once they overcome their fears, they can routinely receive the dental care that they need, resulting in a healthy, beautiful smile.”

You can schedule with this Lincoln, NE dentist, or her partners, online 24/7 at her North Lincoln Location of Nebraska Family Dentistry. This “dentist near me” serves the local communities close to Northstar Dental in Waverly, Davey, Raymond, Garland, Ceresco, Greenwood, and Malcom.

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