Providing A Full Smile Makeover

kansas city smile makeover

A smile makeover is when we combine different cosmetic treatments, and sometimes a few restorative ones, to improve the beauty of your smile. We often improve health and function as well. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about the process of planning and implementing a makeover.

Planning Treatment

To begin, we want to sit down with you and discuss your hopes for your smile. We will also perform a thorough examination to assess the presence and severity of your cosmetic concerns. Armed with these digital images and impressions, we can plan treatment with precision and accuracy, choosing the most appropriate treatment to improve your smile’s makeover. If you contact our team now, we can use your remaining 2022 dental insurance benefits before they’re gone, so you start the holiday season and greet 2023 with a stunning new smile.

Our Teeth Whitening Treatments

To remove teeth stains, we could discuss two options. With our in-office option, we break up and remove stains with a powerful bleaching gel, which is applied to the teeth and activated with a special light. This could brighten smiles by several shades in a matter of one to two hours. This is great if you need results quickly. For more severe discoloration and to fight tooth sensitivity, we could also offer a home-based option. We will send you home with special plastic trays custom-fitted for your smile, and syringes filled with a bleaching gel. The trays will be filled with gel and worn for about 30 to 45 minutes a day on average, for one to two weeks. The trays ensure even results and prevent the gel from being diluted. For some, teeth could be eight shades brighter and the trays and leftover gel are yours to use in the coming months.

Rebuilding Smiles

If you have misshapen teeth, gaps between the teeth, or damaged ones, we could offer stunning results in one visit with bonding and contouring. Dental bonding involves applying the same lifelike composite resin we use for our fillings to reshape the teeth. We could also address sharp or pointed teeth, overly large ones, or issue with the surfaces of the teeth in one visit with dental contouring. We could also discuss porcelain veneers, thin restorations that cover the front and sides of the teeth and offer instant changes. These could enhance your smile completely in one to two visits!


If you have misalignment, our team could help with Invisalign®, which uses clear aligners instead of metal braces.

Contact Us To Learn More About Cosmetic Dentistry

We’re ready to completely transform your smile with a complete makeover using multiple cosmetic treatments. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, you can reach out by contacting your Kansas City, MO, dentist, Dr. Murphy, by calling (816) 531-8000.