We want to make sure you always feel confident when you smile, which is why we offer cosmetic dentistry. With our cosmetic treatment options, we can improve your oral health and also the appearance of your teeth too! In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist talks about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.
Starting with Your Cosmetic Consultation
If you want to correct issues with the appearance of your smile corrected, the start with a call to our office! We will arrange a time to see and examine your smile with advanced digital x-rays and intraoral camera, so we can examine smiles with precision and accuracy. We will assess the cause and severity of your cosmetic concerns, and then create a treatment plan. A visit now is a great way to use your remaining 2023 dental benefits and health savings account funds before they expire at the end of December. We can help you attend your holiday get-togethers with a bright and beautiful smile, as many of our cosmetic treatments can be completed in one to two visits.
Two Teeth Whitening Options
As part of our approach to cosmetic dentistry, we of course offer professional teeth whitening to brighten smiles and remove unsightly teeth stains. We have two options available. If you need results quickly, then our in-office one can offer brighter smiles in a single visit. The process involves using a light to activate the bleaching ingredients. We also have a take-home teeth whitening treatment, in which we create a set of plastic trays and send these home with you, along with a powerful bleaching gel. Once at home. You simply fill the trays with gel and wear them for a specific amount of time each day. Optimal results take as little as one to two weeks, and brighten smiles by up to eight shades for some patients.
Bonding and Contouring for Your Smile
Cosmetic dentistry also involves repairing teeth and addressing cosmetic issues beyond teeth stains. With dental bonding, we use the same composite resin that provides our tooth-colored fillings. The material can be shaded to blend with your tooth and placement only takes one visit. Bonding can mask teeth stains, fill gaps between the teeth, repair malformed or damaged teeth, and lengthen worn down structure too. With contouring, we sand and buff away small portions of outer structure to address pits, grooves, or rough patches in the tooth surface. We also address sharp, jagged, or pointed teeth. Contouring can correct the appearance of minor chips, and reshape overly large or misshapen teeth, both of these can be completed in one visit!
Porcelain veneers are essentially a smile makeover in only two visits. The first visit involves preparing your teeth and gathering images to create a 3D impression and design and fabricate your veneers. Each one is a thin shell of porcelain that is shaded to blend with your smile. In the second visit, we attach the veneers with a powerful bonding agent, so they can last for years to come. Veneers instantly reshape the teeth, mask stains, correct chips and cracks, and lengthen worn down structures. We also close gaps between the teeth. We can also correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you have a straighter-looking smile without the need for braces or aligners. We could combine these with other cosmetic dental treatments, such as teeth whitening, bonding and contouring, to offer a full smile makeover in as little as one to two visits.
Clear Invisalign® Aligners
Our team can also correct misalignment with a cosmetic approach. Instead of brackets and wires, we will use a series of clear Invisalign® aligners that have been custom-made for your smile. Each set is worn for two weeks, 20 to 22 hours per day, and they gently reposition the teeth to correct misalignment. They are easy to clean, use, and store, and they travel with you easily too! The aligners are comfortable and can be removed before meals or brushing and flossing, making your daily life much simpler when compared to wearing braces.
If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or if you would like to correct your smile imperfections before the holidays are here, then please reach out to our team today to learn more. We want to help you feel proud of your smile, and confident when you’re meeting someone new or attending a big event!
Do You Need to Schedule a Visit?
Our team wants to help you smile with confidence once again. Call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling (913)681-5500 to transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park, South KC, South OP, Martin City, MO, and all surrounding communities.