Yvonne S. Hanley D.D.S | Mark K. Murphy D.D.S

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Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry

Popular television shows like Extreme Makeover and national advertisements have brought cosmetic dentistry to the mainstream. Dr. Hanley and Dr. Murphy combine new technologies with their extensive continuing education to provide cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry right here in Fergus Falls.

Dr. Hanley and Dr. Murphy recognize that the teeth, gums, muscles, and bones are part of a system that must work as a unit to function properly. Our focus on the functional properties of cosmetic dentistry assures you that regardless of the desired cosmetic or restorative goal, the benefits of having a normal bite, that feels natural and appears natural, will occur.
   

Recreating versus Creating

Having a great-looking smile that looks completely natural is every patient's goal. For some, it is primarily a restorative function of putting back what was once there. We can replace missing teeth, repair damaged teeth, and correct jaw abnormalities in a way that recreates optimum facial balance and natural beauty. For others, it may mean going beyond what nature originally provided. We will combine advanced science with an aesthetic touch to make you feel beautiful, confident, and secure.
   

 

  

Check out our past work below!

Drag the arrows on the photos back and forth to compare the before and after.

 

 

  

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are a custom-made shell specially prepared to make your teeth look beautiful and natural. They allow for improvement in the size, shape, length, alignment and color of a tooth. They are bonded directly to the tooth, sometimes even without the need for an anesthetic. The procedure is simple and requires just a few appointments to have an amazing improvement.

Even the most subtle change in your smile can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel. When you feel and look good, you project a self-confident image.
   

Finished tooth shaping and closing spaces
Chipped teeth with gaps

 

Smoothing Teeth

Teeth appeared dark and edges of lower front teeth were chipped. Spaces were present between upper teeth and lateral incisors appeared too short. Teeth were whitened, lower front teeth were smoothed to eliminate chipping. Upper front teeth were bonded to eliminate spaces and add length to short lateral incisors.

 

Tooth gap closure
Front tooth gap

 

Closing Tooth Gaps

Teeth had space between them. Teeth were bonded to close space between teeth.

 

Aligned and whitened front teeth
Uneven front teeth

 

Tooth Shaping & Alignment

Veneers were placed on four front teeth to change shape and alignment. The patient said, “I’ve wanted this done for 30 years!"

 

Front tooth veneers
Misshapen front teeth

 

Teeth Veneers

Veneers were placed on four front teeth to change shape and alignment.

 

 


  

Tooth Whitening

You don't have to live with dingy, yellow teeth anymore. A bright, sparkling smile can change the way people see you and how you feel about yourself.

Every day, your teeth go through a workout. While the top layers of your teeth are durable, wine, tea, coffee, or tobacco discolors them. Medications such as antibiotics and even aging can contribute to discoloring or darkening teeth.

While there are a variety of home care products on the market, they are not as effective as the procedure used in our office. It is very safe. Research and clinical studies by organizations, such as the American Dental Association, indicate that whitening under the supervision of a dentist is safe and effective. In addition, we have been using this method successfully for almost 20 years.
   

White front teeth with restored fillings
Dark front teeth with old fillings

 

Teeth Whitening

Teeth had a combination of old fillings, staining, decay, and wear and tear. Teeth were whitened and crowns were placed to result in stronger, straighter and nicer looking teeth and smile.

 

Whitened front teeth
Yellowing front teeth

 

Teeth Whitening & Replacement Fillings

Front teeth kept chipping, didn’t like the appearance of fillings in back teeth. Whitening and replacement of restorations were done.

 

 


  

Filling Replacements

The patient didn't like the appearance of the old fillings in back teeth. Hanley Murphy whitened the teeth and replaced old fillings.

 

Newly restored top teeth
Old fillings on upper teeth

 

Upper

  

New white fillings on top teeth
Old fillings on lower teeth

 

Lower

  

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