Your smile is an important asset, as it's the first feature that people notice when they meet you! If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, you may not be making the right impression, and this can impact your personal and professional relationships. The good news is that cosmetic dentistry offers several different options that we can use to restore and enhance your smile. Here are few that your cosmetic dentist in Hazelwood, MO offers.
Sometimes all your smile needs is a quick upgrade that can be done efficiently by whitening your teeth. If time is of the essence and you are looking for immediate results, Dr. Burgdorf offers in-office whitening that delivers fast, beautiful results. After one hour at our office, you'll leave with teeth that are 6 to 10 shades lighter and a dazzling new smile.
If you'd like the freedom to whiten based on your own schedule and update your smile whenever you like, take-home whitening trays may be ideal for you. We'll create custom trays with impressions of your teeth, and you'll see results in a matter of days after whitening your teeth at home.
If you have teeth in need of repair, porcelain veneers may be the right solution for you. Veneers can repair issues such as:
- Small fractures or chipping
- Stains or discoloration
- Misshapen teeth or size discrepancies
- Slight misalignment issues
- Gaps or spacing between teeth
Veneers are thin layers of porcelain bonded directly to your teeth, and they are capable of changing the shade, size, or shape of your teeth so you can potentially redesign your smile.
Tooth Colored Restorations
In the past, getting a dental filling or crown would mean that the appearance of your tooth required alteration, and not in a good way. Fillings were made of metal amalgam that gave your tooth a dark grey look, and crowns often used porcelain fused to metal, which was visible when you smiled.
Not anymore! Composite resin is now the material of choice for fillings, and it can be customized to match your tooth color. Crowns are typically comprised of ceramic porcelain that reflects light the way your teeth do for an aesthetically pleasing look.
If you're not satisfied with your smile, there is so much we can do to help you! To learn more about your options for cosmetic dentistry, contact Dr. Burgdorf today.