Cosmetic Dentistry in Shawnee KS
A little improvement to your smile can go a long way in enhancing your appearance — and your confidence.
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Give yourself the gift of a smile you love! Having a healthy bright white smile is becoming more and more valued today. We see teeth whitening tools and products of all sorts in the grocery stores, and online and dentists offer a wider variety of services now, too. But what exactly is cosmetic dentistry and can it really help you? Cosmetic dentistry is dental work that improves the appearance, but not necessarily the function, of your teeth, gums or bite.
Which Cosmetic Dental Procedure Is Right For Me?
We encourage you to schedule a consultation with us so that we can assess your needs, make recommendations, create a treatment plan if needed and make sure all your questions about the procedures and options available have been answered. Often, the condition of your teeth and the end result you desire dictate what paths are open to you. If you are considering treatment, make sure you ask your dentist
all of the questions you have. It's very important that you feel confident and sure of the procedure you decide on. It's important to have a basic understanding of what options are available, so if your smile isn’t as white, as bright, as straight, or as even as perfect as you’d like it to be, we can help! Our services include:
Single Visit Solutions: These procedures are quick and easy and can make a surprisingly big difference in how you feel about your smile!
You can have teeth whitening done in the comfort of our offices. We use a safe, comfortable, non-invasive teeth whitening system, which can brighten and lighten your stained tooth enamel by up to eight whole shades.
Metal based fillings are prone to failure and can fall out, expand and break your tooth, or contract and allow bacteria to decay the tooth from within, or leak causing unsightly staining of your teeth. We use natural looking fillings that provide added strength to your tooth and eliminate the obviousness of your previous dental work. Your smile can be natural and bright, without all of that metal.
We provide same day bonding, using a tooth-colored resin that can be shaped and polished so that the exposed surface looks and feels natural. This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to improve the look of your smile and is an excellent way to prep for big occasions or just having a smile you love to show off!
Gum contouring is a service we offer to our patients who appear to have short and stubby teeth and are not happy with the look of their smile. Often, they merely have overgrown gums that extend down the fronts of your teeth, covering much of the front facing surface. You can have gum contouring done to rectify this issue, revealing your beautiful, natural smile. We can perform a gum lift, also called gum contouring or crown lengthening, to improve the look of your smile.
Multiple Visit Solutions: These procedures generally take 2 or more visits and are more involved processes. They're often needed when teeth are missing or damaged but can improve your smile for years to come!
Veneers are ideal for those who have stained or discolored front teeth that don’t respond to whitening; teeth that are gapped, overlapped, or crooked; chipped or cracked teeth; or an uneven gum line. Veneers are often a more long-term option for improving the look of your teeth without resorting to major procedures.
A crown is a practical, long-lasting solution to the issue of a broken, cracked, or badly decayed tooth that has lost the majority of its supporting structure above the gum line. It is also an answer to back molars that cause constant pain or sensitivity due to hairline cracks or outdated, compromised fillings.
When a tooth is lost, the teeth on either side of the gap are instantly put at risk. The arch which provides support for all of the teeth is compromised, and the adjacent teeth will start to drift into the gap, begin to loosen, and will eventually be lost themselves. The process will repeat itself over and over until most or all of the teeth in the arch have fallen out. Bridgework spans the gap and supports the adjacent teeth, giving you a long-term solution that will prevent significant further damage to your smile.
If you have lost multiple teeth or are missing several from an upper or lower arch, or are entirely edentulous (toothless) in one or both arches then dentures may be your best option. An adequately customized and fitted set of dentures can restore function for chewing, smiling, and speaking, improve nutrition and meal enjoyment, increase self-confidence and self-esteem, and provide a better aesthetic appearance for the entire face and jaw.
Invisalign is the immensely popular, discreet, and minimally invasive technique for straightening teeth without traditional metal braces and wires. Straightening your smile is about more than aesthetics, misaligned teeth can cause jaw pain, TMJ disorder, improper chewing of food, speech impediment, and self-esteem issues. Invisalign is very unnoticeable, comfortable to wear, can be removed for eating and oral hygiene, and worn at night and during the day to move teeth quickly for fast, gorgeous results.
Treat Yourself To A Better Tomorrow, Today!
All of us deserve to be able to smile and laugh and feel radiant and confident! Feeling self-conscious or ashamed when others see our teeth affects who we are as a person. Many of our patients feel overwhelmed by the idea of a smile makeover; however, it's often more simple and straightforward than they thought. Technology and techniques have come a long way in dental cosmetics. When extensive work is required though, we will break it down in an easy to understand and manageable process that fits your specific needs. Contact us
today so that you can enjoy a brighter, more self-confident tomorrow!