We believe everyone should have a smile they can be proud of.
Are you dealing with nasty and embarrassing dental stains? Did a sports injury leave you with a chipped or cracked tooth? There are many reasons why our smiles aren’t as aesthetically pleasing as we would like them to be. This is where our Prairie Village, KS, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Terry Linneman, can help.
What is the purpose of cosmetic dentistry?
Even if your teeth and gums are healthy they may not look like they are if they have misalignments, discolorations, cracks and chips, or other cosmetic imperfections. Cosmetic dentistry is designed to reshape and enhance the appearance of one or more teeth to give you a more attractive smile.
There are many ways in which cosmetic dentistry can help you. Here are just some of the cosmetic services that our Prairie Village dentist offers:
Dental bonding: A tooth-colored putty is applied over flaws and shaped around them to cover them. Once the putty-like material has been molded and shaped it will be hardened with a dental laser.
Tooth and/or gum contouring: Contouring and bonding are two cosmetic dental treatments that often go hand in hand. Contouring requires removing bits of enamel from your teeth to reshape it. This is often a great option if you have a tooth this is too sharp, pointy, long or uneven. Our Prairie Village general dentist can even recontour the gums to even out a gummy smile.
Teeth whitening: If that coffee habit is leaving you with a yellowing smile and over-the-counter measures aren’t enough to get the results you want then it may be time to get professional whitening. Using an at-home kit, we can get your smile several shades whiter. Remove stubborn stains and actually brighten the color of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers: If you have imperfections that are a bit too much for bonding, contouring or teeth whitening to address this doesn’t mean that you are out of luck. Dental veneers could still give you the smile you want. These very thin medical-grade porcelain shells are designed to cover the entire front portion of one or more teeth to improve minor misalignments, gaps between teeth, chips and cracks, discolorations and misshapen teeth.
Dental implants: If you are an adult who is missing one or more teeth it’s important that you replace the missing tooth as soon as possible. If you are looking for the next best thing to a real tooth then look no further than implants. These small metal posts replace missing tooth roots, bond naturally with bone and tissue, and provide a long-term, reliable foundation from which to support a false tooth.
Are you interested in getting cosmetic dentistry in Prairie Village, KS? Do you want to talk with us about the options that are right for you? Then it’s time you turned to Prairie Village Dental Care to help you achieve your dream smile.