Cosmetic Dentistry That Can Transform Your Smile

When you look at your pearly whites, are you satisfied with their appearance? Do they look vibrant and stain-free, or are there areas of improvement that you notice? When there are several imperfections throughout your smile, it can be overwhelming to determine what the best way to treat them may be. Dr. Browne’s team offers a variety of visual improvements including whitening, bonding, and options for veneers. These can help enhance your grin and give you a boost of confidence.

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The Differences Between Lumineers And Veneers

Recently, we discussed how porcelain veneers can boost your smile’s beauty. This is a great option for patients looking to improve issues such as uneven teeth, blemishes, and other imperfections. Each patient has unique needs and goals, which is why it is important to have a variety of cosmetic options available. Lumineers are very similar to this option but do not require as much preparation because they are made of a thinner material. This may be a helpful choice for patients who want veneers but do not have a strong enough tooth structure.

Before having this done, you will first need an examination with your dentist. They will check your oral cavity to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. Then, porcelain shells can be created. When they are ready, they will be adhered to your teeth. With proper care, these will last for several years.

Bonding And Contouring As An Alternative

Cosmetic bonding and contouring may be a useful method of improvement if Lumineers are not right for you. With this option, composite resin is bonded to the blemished areas. This material is sturdy, long-lasting, and can blend in with your natural pearly whites. This method is minimally invasive and can be done in a single appointment. Many patients pair this option with contouring, which reshapes uneven-sized teeth. To contour the teeth, a small amount of the structure will need to be shaved down. This should not cause discomfort, but sedation options may be available for patients who need it. These cosmetic options may be able to help improve the appearance of intrinsic discoloration and misshapen teeth.

We also offer gum contouring. In some cases, your smile may appear uneven because your gumline is uneven. To correct this, the excess tissue can be removed using gentle tools. Before having this done, you will need to have a consultation with your dentist to make sure that you do not have gum disease or other concerns. After the gum contouring, the area may be sensitive for a few days. Make sure to be mindful of the area, do not eat anything that may irritate it, and brush your teeth gently.

Learn More About Your Options

To schedule an appointment, call our office in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585. We’re ready to help transform the appearance of your smile!