Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Your Smile A Makeover!
Cosmetic dentistry makes people feel better about themselves by giving them a healthy, beautiful smile. It improves the appearance of teeth, gums and bite, focusing primarily on color, position, shape, size and alignment of teeth. Whether you’re looking for the most attractive smile possible, or more dramatic results – cosmetic dentistry can provide it all.
Olathe Dental Care Center is an optimal choice for cosmetic dentistry, offering bleaching, enamel bonding, dental veneers and more! At ODCC, our cosmetic dental work is all about making the positive changes you need to give you the best results possible. We provide experienced, high-quality cosmetic dentistry to residents of Olathe and the surrounding communities.
Our cosmetic dentistry includes the following services and procedures:
Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening can be one of the simplest and least expensive cosmetic dentistry methods for improving your smile. Your teeth can be bleached in our office, or you can purchase whitening products from Olathe Dental Care Center to bleach your teeth at home.
Veneers: Veneers can be used effectively to change the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth. These are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored porcelain or resin that cover the front surface of the teeth. This procedure involves removing a small amount of the enamel from the front of your teeth and then cementing (bonding) the thin shells on.
Bonding: Cosmetic dentistry dental bonding can repair decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth. It is often utilized as an alternative to amalgam or silver fillings. This procedure involves applying a tooth-colored, putty-like resin to the tooth, which is then hardened with an ultraviolet or laser light, bonding it to the tooth. The tooth will then be trimmed, shaped and polished as the final cosmetic dentistry step.
Crowns: Also called a cap, crowns are made from either metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, or ceramic. It fits over and replaces an individual decayed or damaged tooth above the gum line, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns can keep a weak tooth from breaking or hold a cracked tooth together. Also, cosmetic dentistry often uses crowns to cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
Inlays and Onlays: Also called indirect fillings, inlays and onlays are made from gold, porcelain, or composite materials to fill decayed or damaged teeth, preserving as much of the healthy tooth as possible and are an alternative to dental crowns. Inlays bond the material into the center of a tooth; onlays are when the filling includes one or more points of the tooth or covers the biting surface. Fillings are created in a dental laboratory and molded into place by the dentist during an office visit.
Implants: Essentially, these are titanium replacement tooth roots that cosmetic dentistry inserts into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw and providing a foundation for a replacement tooth to be implanted.
Bridgework: A bridge is made of crowns for the teeth on either side of a gap with false teeth in between. A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. Braces are used to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth and works by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction.
Modern cosmetic dentistry can give you a better smile when your teeth are stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, misshapen, or have gaps between them. If you’re ready to improve the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry is the answer. If you would like more information or would like to schedule an initial consultation, contact the team at ODCC today! We will be happy to provide more information about the various types of cosmetic dentistry procedures available.