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Sorting Through Cosmetic Dentistry

August 1, 2017
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A perfect smile can have blemishes and imperfections. A perfect smile is a healthy smile that you feel confident showing to the world. A perfect smile is unique to you. If you are insecure about your smile, you may find yourself less confident to laugh, grin, or even speak. If you are insecure about your teeth, there are options to get you that perfect smile. Cosmetic dentistry is the art of getting you a perfect smile unique to you by correcting blemishes through conservative treatment. Conservative treatment means using the treatment that can make the biggest difference in appearance while conserving the most amount of natural tooth. 

Professional Whitening Treatments

Whitening can upgrade your smile into something dazzling and bright, but it is the least invasive cosmetic option. Your dentist can take a mold of your mouth to create a custom tray for the whitening gel. With a custom tray, the professional whitening gel can reach every curve and crook of your teeth. Professional whitening can get your teeth several shades lighter without impacting the integrity of the teeth.

Bonding and Contouring

Some stains are too deep for even professional whitening to remove. Bonding and contouring can cover up deep stains. Bonding and contouring is the act of applying a composite resin directly to the surface of the tooth and shaping it. This procedure can be done with very little prep or change to the natural tooth. It is great for teeth that are chipped, cracked, broken, misshapen, or unevenly sized. Bonding is great for one or a few teeth that need some attention.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a great option when several teeth have cosmetic concerns. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that look and act like natural teeth. They are bonded to the outer surface of the teeth. Some alterations of the tooth may need to happen prior to adhering the veneer to the tooth. Veneers can address multiple issues on multiple teeth such as deep stains, irregular shapes and sizes, cracks, chips, etc.

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help Your Smile?

Find out how we can get you your perfect smile. To learn more, schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.