Heart of the City Dental is Burnsville’s
Choice for Esthetic Dentistry
Dr. Tanya Peterson and Dr. Heidi Smith focus on enhancing your smile while preserving the qualities that make it uniquely yours. Request a esthetic consultation today!
Come in for a consultation and meet Dr. Tanya Peterson or Dr. Heidi Smith, the Burnsville area’s most trusted esthetic dentists. See why hundreds of your neighbors chose to get their smile restorations with Heart of the City Dental.
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Dr. Heidi Smith and Dr. Tanya Peterson Merge Attention-to-Detail with the Latest Technology to Create Amazing Smiles
“Regardless of your lifestyle, career, or dental challenges, Heart of the City Dental can help you attain a healthy, beautiful smile that complements your personality and unique facial esthetics.” –Dr. Tanya Peterson
You’ll find that the commitment Dr. Heidi Smith and Dr. Tanya Peterson have to their craft is evident in every aspect of their practice and in each of the incredible, life-changing smiles they create. Esthetic dentistry includes things like tooth-colored restorations, dental implants, veneers, Invisalign®, bonding, and porcelain crowns.
It has been a privilege to serve the Northwest Dakota County region including Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan, and surrounding areas for OVER 50 YEARS. Dr. Smith and Dr. Peterson met at a waterski show and have enjoyed working together for many years at Heart Of The City Dental. They’re different from many big-box dental practices in that they strive to help their Minneapolis/St. Paul patients enjoy not only excellent oral health but a beautiful smile, courteous service, and most of all FUN!
We believe we have the best community and patients, and we love getting to meet patients from the local area and from across the country who call our community home.
“We know finding a dentist to enhance your smile with high-quality esthetic treatments and restorations can be a time-consuming process and we want you to relax, meet either myself or Dr. Tanya for a consultation, and discuss your goals..” –Dr. Heidi Smith
I Feel So Hopeful and Confident!
“After 15 years of feeling self-conscious, I was ready for a fix. My bite was off, my teeth were chipped, and I needed a solution. Dr. Heidi helped me feel so hopeful and confident, and she transformed my smile.”
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Restore Your Smile with Fixed Dentures and Single-Tooth Implants
Dr. Heidi Smith and Dr. Tanya Peterson understand that living without one or more of your teeth can be difficult and unhealthy. It can destroy your confidence, affect your speech, make you reluctant to smile, and impact what foods you can eat. Bridges or dentures can provide temporary help but may cause additional oral issues over time and not look or feel the same as your natural teeth.
Implants are permanently mounted to your jaw, retain bone health, restore your chewing ability, and look like your natural teeth. They may be used to permanently attach dentures for improved lifestyle and, with proper care, can last a lifetime.
Straighten Teeth Esthetically with Invisalign®
Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and orthodontic practices nationwide. Watch Video
4-Step Invisalign® Process
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
As you replace each aligner with the next in your series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week, until they have straightened to their final position.
You’ll visit us about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Total treatment time averages 9-15 months, and the average number of aligners during treatment is between 18-30. Still, both will vary based on your personal needs.
Dr. Heidi Smith and Dr. Tanya Peterson Combine Artistry and
Technology to Restore Your Smile
Heart of the City Dental offers a complete selection of services to provide you with the smile you’ve always wanted.
Request a cosmetic consultation today!
Protect and keep badly decayed or fractured teeth while maintaining a beautiful smile. Made to perfectly match the shape and shade of your other teeth, they’re durable, strong, and undetectable.
Crowns should be placed before the tooth fractures. This can often help prevent the expense of root canal therapy in the future. If a tooth is too damaged to have a crown applied, a porcelain bridge may be a good alternative.
For stained, chipped, cracked, or decayed teeth that need repair, Dr. Peterson and Dr. Smith often recommend dental bonding as a low-cost option to improve your smile. Dental bonding materials bond to the tooth’s structure that is being restored. We can use the bonding resin to create natural, beautiful modifications for cracks and chips in the teeth, filling gaps, recoloring, or reshaping teeth. The resin is available in many shades to match the color of your other teeth.
Suppose you’re feeling anxious or afraid to visit the dentist and undergo a certain procedure. In that case, oral or nitrous oxide sedation may be a helpful solution.
Experienced and compassionate sedation dentists, like Dr. Smith and Dr. Peterson, understand your concerns and can make your dental visit completely relaxing. Conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation can offer a fear-free option to patients who feel uneasy about their next appointment.
Professional Smile Whitening
Many everyday things like coffee, tea, and wine can dull teeth. Smile-whitening enables us to significantly brighten your teeth for that dazzling look you deserve.
Plastic whitening trays will be made from models of your teeth. You will then place a special whitening gel in each tray and wear the trays in your mouth for minimal time per day (many patients wear their trays after dinner and before bed). A significant change in tooth color is usually seen in just two weeks.
Veneers are very thin porcelain pieces that are custom-made to adhere directly to the front of teeth with minimal reduction of shaving. Transform your smile with minimal reduction of your natural teeth!
In the hands of a highly-skilled Dr. Tanya and Dr. Heidi, porcelain veneers can provide you with an incredibly natural, beautiful smile. They are virtually undetectable and can dramatically improve your appearance. They are durable and long-lasting when compared to other cosmetic treatments.
The common silver filling contains mercury. Our Burnsville, MN, practice uses the highest-quality biocompatible, tooth-colored restorations to create healthy, beautiful smiles. Since the composite material adheres directly to the tooth enamel, less preparation of the tooth is required before using it. This means it is more durable and provides a more natural-looking result.
BOTOX® has been shown to be effective in decreasing pain for those suffering with TMJ. With a course of BOTOX® treatment, you can decrease your jaw pain and improve the range of jaw motion.
BOTOX® also reduces the signs of aging by using injections to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.
Patient Reviews for Heart of the City Dental’s Esthetic Restorations & General Dentistry
Dr. Heidi Smith, Dr. Tanya Peterson, and their team pride themselves in providing a world-class patient experience that is unrivaled in the Dakota County area. Come discover what the buzz is about.
Video Testimonials for Heart of the City Dental
“The day we finally finished my mouth, I cried. And I now had to learn something which was how to smile and not be ashamed. I had self-esteem and confidence, and that was huge for me in my life. Dr. Tanya is my artist, and I recommend Dr. Tanya.. first class!” –Dan
Dan started coming to the office 25 years ago and met Dr. Tanya’s father, Dr. Bruce. With his gentle demeanor and patience, Dr. Bruce helped Dan to get over his fear of the dentist. That same level of care and understanding was taught to Dr. Tanya, and Dan’s been with Heart of the City Dental ever since. Dan now loves coming to visit the caring team at Heart of the City Dental. Come join our family.
“I feel like I’m family when I come in. It’s like coming home, not going to the dentist. Both Dr. Heidi and Dr. Tanya are very good about explaining and comfort, and there’s never any pressure to do anything. They give me great choices for me to make the best decision for my health. I actually fell asleep in the chair during a root canal.” –Jen
“They were very genuine, and very informative. Dr. Heidi was just wonderful, she took all the time that was needed. Since I’ve been coming here, I’ve had extensive work done including crowns and implants. I have complete use of my whole mouth. It’s been life-changing really.” –Kelly
Come in for a consultation and meet Dr. Tanya Peterson or Dr. Heidi Smith, the Burnsville area’s trusted cosmetic dentists. See why hundreds of your neighbors have chosen to get their smile restorations with Heart Of The City Dental.
Is Cost a Concern? Patient Financing Options
At Heart of the City Dental, we strive to make our patients’ visits as easy and convenient as possible. That is why we accept most insurance plans and file all insurance claims for our patients. We also accept payment in the form of cash, check, and credit cards. We are able to offer no-interest healthcare financing to most patients (some restrictions apply).
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