Cosmetic Dentistry

A beautiful smile is much more than just a great physical attribute, it is the best way of expressing the personal confidence and true sense of well being that comes with knowing you look as good as you feel. Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a variety of procedures that are designed to enhance a person’s smile. From teeth whitening and porcelain veneers to full dental reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile into one you can feel confident showing the world.


The Lake Dental Group is proud to offer our patients the exceptional care and service that comes from decades of industry experience and a client-focused approach. Dr. LaCosse and the professional team of dental care providers at The Lake Dental Group have the skill to ensure successful results for your cosmetic, reconstructive and general dental care. Even with thousands of restorations completed over the years, our Philosophy of Care is centered on ensuring that each patient receives the highest quality dental care with personalized attention in a relaxing environment.

Dr. LaCosse  and the qualified team at the Lake Dental Group have built a reputation of excellence around the quality of service and attention that is given to all of those in our care. Ongoing education and training, as well as access to leading edge technology ensure that the best possible techniques and processes are used in our office. We are proud to have a cohesive team that works together to achieve incredible results for each patient that walks through the door.

Whether you have questions about The Lake Dental Group cosmetic or general dentistry services, we would be happy to help you identify the next steps in achieving the smile you have always hoped for. Contact us today to set up an appointment.

AACD Accreditation

AACD Accredited Dental Office

The Lake Dental Group offers beautiful and advanced cosmetic dental care by Dr. Robert LaCosse one of only 300 dentists worldwide who has received the prestigious Accreditation from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. LaCosse is the first and still the only dentist north of Minneapolis to have reached this high level of proven skill and artistry.

What is AACD Accreditation?

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is the largest organization in the world that is dedicated to advancing the scientific and artistic essentials of cosmetic dentistry. Through education, discussion, and standards of ethical conduct, the organization serves to support the profession and provide information to the public about cosmetic dentistry.

The organization has over 7000 members dispersed throughout 70 countries. Accreditation by the AACD is one of the highest recognized achievements for any dentist that practices cosmetic dentistry. In order for a dentist to receive accreditation, their cosmetic dental work is closely scrutinized, evaluated, and approved over the course of years by a group of accredited members with very specific and exacting standards . Many dentists work their whole careers to achieve this honor. Dr. LaCosse has maintained his Accreditation for over 15 years.


Stunning Smile Transformations with Dental Veneers

Veneers have the appearance of natural tooth enamel and provide a conservative aesthetic alternative to crowns. With the application of custom veneers, it is possible to fix the appearance a variety of cosmetic dental issues, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Yellow, stained, or dark teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Unevenly worn teeth

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored laminate pieces or “shells”, made of porcelain that, once they are bonded to the front surface of your existing teeth, become incredibly strong. The veneers can be customized to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth or they can be developed to completely change the size, color, shape, position or proportion of your teeth to completely change your smile. Whereas orthodontics can take years to complete, the veneering process can usually be completed in a matter of weeks. When completed, dental veneers look like your own teeth, feel like your own teeth, and function like your own teeth.

Your dentist at The Lake Dental Group will work with you to select the best possible options for your dental veneers to achieve the predictable, stable, and beautiful results you hope are hoping for. We will guide you through the entire process, from treatment planning and procedure preparation to material selection and bonding application. Our process allows patients to see what their teeth are going to look like before they are completed. Patients are welcome to provide feedback at every step of the way to ensure satisfaction with the results. In fact, we don’t say the case is completed until you say “I love my new teeth!” Our experienced dentists at The Lake Dental Group have an eye for beauty and can provide the level of cosmetic dentistry to make your ideal smile a reality.

Reconstructive Dentistry

Reconstructive cosmetic dentistry will give you the smile you’ve dreamed of!

Reconstructive dentistry combines the science and artistry of cosmetic dentistry with an in depth understanding of long term predictability and function of your teeth and your whole mouth. In cases where your mouth has multiple, diverse problems or your teeth are seriously broken down for whatever reason; a comprehensive approach is required for long term success. Using advanced materials along with cutting edge technology and advanced techniques, the experienced team at The Lake Dental Group can provide a comprehensive solution to even the most challenging cases. Whether your teeth are broken, missing, discolored, worn or decayed, a stable, predictable, comfortable and beautiful result can be possible with reconstructive dentistry.

At The Lake Dental Group you can fully trust us with the reconstruction of your smile. From the thorough evaluation and diagnosis of your teeth, to the long-term plan for maintenance and treatments, you will receive the highest quality care possible. We ensure that all our reconstructions will not only be beautiful, they will offer exceptional functionality for years to come.

Reconstructive dentistry encompasses a number of procedures

Reconstructive dentistry requires advanced planning, understanding, experience, and skill in a wide range of procedures, including:

  • Bite evaluation and functional analysis
  • Smile design
  • Implant placement and restoration
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Tooth restoration options

The goal for all of our patients is a smile that is healthy, stable, and comfortable and will be predictable and beautiful for the long run. Dr. LaCosse has been caring for patients for over 25 years and has been a leader in Cosmetic Dentistry in Duluth, Minnesota, and in the Country for over 15 years. He has completed literally thousands of beautiful restorations.

If you are ready to take the next step in creating the smile of your dreams, please contact us at Lake Dental to discuss the possibilities.

Whitening Center

Whitening For Life

It is amazing to see the smile transformations that are possible with professional teeth whitening services. Many people may experience staining and discoloration of our teeth over the years. Whether it is the product of your genetic makeup or the result of lifestyle, there is hope to attain a brighter and whiter smile. In order to offer a cost effective solution for adding brilliance to smiles, The Lake Dental Group is proud to offer our special “Free Whitening for Life” service.

Zoom Teeth Whitening

We have tried all of the whitening processes available on the market and have selected the system we believe will provide the best results and the best value. The Lake Dental Group offers the “Zoom” whitening treatment to remove staining and whiten your teeth in just one appointment. In order to keep that smile glowing for years, we offer FREE whitening products to those of our patients who consistently maintain 6 month cleaning appointments. This way you can re-brighten your smile as needed.

The “Zoom” whitening treatment is safe and effective, and is one of the most popular systems used in the industry today. The scientifically advanced hydrogen peroxide whitening gel and activator makes it possible to achieve amazing results in a fraction of the time that may be required by other whitening treatments. Contact us today and the experienced dentists at The Lake Dental Group will work with you to develop the optimal whitening treatment to get you the results you desire.