Cosmetic dentistry primarily focuses on improving the appearance of your smile but may also improve your overall oral health. There are numerous cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help you get a smile you love. If you are not sure which treatment is right for you, then taking your dental needs into account, your dentist will recommend a treatment based on your specific situation.
Porcelain veneers are a quick and effective way to resolve several cosmetic dental issues. They are an ideal option for teeth that are stained, chipped, misshapen, and/or misaligned.
The porcelain veneers procedure is typically completed in three visits to the dental office. During each visit, the teeth are prepped, and impressions are taken. The veneers are then fabricated at a dental lab. During the final visit, the porcelain veneers are bonded to the teeth.
Dental bonding is a fast and relatively inexpensive cosmetic dentistry treatment. During the procedure, a tooth-colored compound is applied to the front of the tooth to hide dental damage and imperfections. The composite resin is sculpted and polished in your smile's natural shape for a seamless, beautiful smile.
Dental bonding can also improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, or stained.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss. A dental implant is a small metal post that is inserted into the jawbone. A replacement tooth is attached to the post, restoring your smile.
Teeth whitening is the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry treatment. Teeth whitening uses professional-grade bleaching agents to remove stains and lighten the shade of the teeth. It is typically done at the dentist's office, although over-the-counter whitening treatments can be used at home as well.
Gum reshaping, or gum contouring, is a cosmetic dental treatment used to correct a "gummy" smile. If you have a "gummy" smile, your gums may be covering too much of your teeth. Gum reshaping removes excess gum tissue and reshapes the gum line to create a more even look.
If your teeth are misshapen or have gaps between them, your dentist may recommend crown lengthening. During this procedure, the excess gum tissue is removed and reshaped to expose more of your natural teeth. Crown lengthening also improves your dental bite by balancing your teeth's function and appearance.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Kansas City, KS, to have a consultation with our dentists, Dr. Moreno and Dr. Tejada. Please call us at (913) 647-1900 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.