leawood cosmetic dentistryCosmetic dentistry can help target issues that threaten your oral health and also the beauty of your smile, providing results that help you feel confident in your smile. We have an array of cosmetic treatments, from teeth whitening to tooth jewelry. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist talks about cosmetic treatment options.

Starting with Your Cosmetic Consultation

If you’re ready to make big changes to your smile with cosmetic dentistry, then that starts with an initial visit to our office. During this consultation, we will examine your smile to assess the factors behind your esthetic issues, and talk to you about your hopes for your smile. Our team then creates a treatment plan that uses cosmetic dentistry to offer major improvements for the beauty of your smile, and this could also have benefits for oral health and bite function in many cases too. Every smile is unique, which is why we create a custom treatment plan to help your smile shine!

Teeth Whitening

We have several options for removing stains with teeth whitening! Our team can have you visit so we can create a custom set of trays, which we send home with you. At home, you fill the trays with gel and wear them for a set amount of time each day, usually about an hour. This is repeated for one to two weeks, and your teeth could be up to eight shades brighter. We could also provide a system that uses a non-custom tray and several plastic syringes of bleaching gel, or one that provides multiple gel-filled trays to brighten your smile. For results in only one visit, our team could provide an in-office treatment option. We will apply a bleaching gel to your teeth and activate it with a light, which breaks up stains in as little as one hour. We may also send you home with trays and gels to continue care, keeping your smile bright. We have multiple options that can address minor or severe stains, and we could even mask permanent ones with the placement of bonding or porcelain veneers too.

Bonding and Contouring

Our team can also repair dental damage and mask cosmetic issues in one visit with bonding and contouring. With bonding, we apply composite resin to the teeth just like we apply our tooth-colored fillings. We mask teeth stains and fill gaps between teeth, repair minor damage, and lengthen worn down structure. With contouring, we sand and buff the teeth to address issues with the shape and surfaces of the teeth in one visit. Our team can smooth out pits, grooves, and rough patches in the teeth. We also dull sharp, pointed, and jagged tooth structures, and correct the appearance of chips or overly large teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Our team could also offer a smile makeover in two visits with porcelain veneers. These are very thin shells of porcelain that are custom-made and attached to the front of your teeth. They reshape teeth, close gaps between them, lengthen structure, mask teeth stains, and even correct the appearance of minor misalignment. They can last for years to come! The placement process is simple. Our team will numb the teeth, remove a thin layer of enamel, and take images and impressions to aid in the design and fabrication process. When your custom dental restorations are ready, we will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. We then attach them with a powerful bonding agent, and they can last for years to come!

Tooth Jewelry

If you want to add jewelry to your teeth, we can do so safely and easily! With Twinkles® Tooth Jewelry, we have colorful jewels that we can connect to the surfaces of your teeth. These bond with the teeth and can be removed easily in the future as needed. There are no traces left behind, and you can alter or replace them as needed. If you have any questions about how our team improves the overall beauty of your smile, or if you would like to schedule a cosmetic consultation, then contact our team today. Cosmetic dentistry can help you enjoy your best possible smile, with results you can’t wait to show off to the world.

Do You Need an Appointment for Cosmetic Dentistry?

We want to offer treatments that help improve the overall beauty of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile, tackling small concerns or even correct major issues with the appearance of your smile. Call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling (913)681-5500 to learn more about our approach to cosmetic dentistry! With cosmetic dentistry, we’re ready to offer you the smile you’ve dreamed of, with results that can last for years to come.