When patients come to our office with multiple cosmetic issues regarding the appearance and function of their smile, we can offer a full smile makeover. Essentially, we will combine multiple cosmetic treatments to transform the appearance of the smile. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about the full smile makeover process.
Planning Your Treatment
First, we want to talk to you about your smile. We would like to understand your oral health habits, and also your hopes for your smile. next, we will sit down and carefully examine your smile with advanced digital imaging technology, so we can assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic issues. From there, we can create a treatment plan to improve your smile esthetics, and also your overall health and function too. Every smile is different, which is why we use treatments that can be customized for your teeth and offer stunning results that reflect your unique facial structure.
Removing Teeth Stains
If you have teeth stains, we can offer two options to remove discoloration. Our in-office option uses a special bleaching gel applied to the teeth and then activated with a light. This begins to break up stains and offers a significantly brighter smile in only one visit, usually in as little as an hour. We also have an at-home option for more severe discoloration. We send you home with a set of custom-made plastic trays and a powerful bleaching gel. The trays will be filled with gel and worn for about 30 to 45 minutes a day, or possibly overnight. The trays ensue even results access the teeth and keep the gel from being diluted by saliva. After one to two weeks, you could have a smile up to eight shades brighter and have trays and leftover gel for touchups as needed in the coming months. This option is also able to limit tooth sensitivity, unlike store bought options.
What if you have issues with the shape of your teeth? Dental bonding can use composite resin to repair minor damage, close gaps between teeth, and reshape malformed teeth in only one visit. Contouring, which n be done in the same sitting, allows us to reshape malformed or overly large teeth, dull sharp points or jagged teeth, and also smooth out groves, pits, and rough patches in the surface. Porcelain veneers are very thin restorations that instantly change the shape and color of the teeth, covering the front and sides to offer a major transformation in as little as two visits.
We can also use clear plastic aligners to offer invisible smile correct for uneven teeth!
Your Kansas City, MO Dentist Provides Cosmetic Treatment
We want to help you smile with confidence again using our cosmetic treatments. If you want to learn more about our approach to correcting aesthetic issues with your smile, then contact your Kansas City, MO, dentist, Dr. Murphy, by calling (816) 531-8000.