Cosmetic Dentistry in Bridgeton, MO
You may not give your smile much thought, but it can be part of the foundation for your overall happiness. A person who is unhappy with their smile may tend to hide it, even if unconsciously. This hesitation can impact how people receive you upon meeting, not to mention that people who avoid smiling are often perceived as apprehensive, unfriendly, and cold.
Smiling is so vital that studies have shown how the very act of grinning makes you physically happier. That's because smiling releases feel-good chemicals called dopamine and serotonin into your brain. Plus, smiling at people sets off a chain reaction of smiles all around. This positivity can build confidence and help you get more of what you want out of life.
So if you're a "smile-hider," Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS and his caring dental team are here with the experience, treatments, and expertise that may transform your smile so that flashing your pearly whites becomes something you're proud to do.
Your Cosmetic Dental Appointment with Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS
Before any dental procedure, Dr. Burgdorf will start with a consultation to create a comprehensive smile treatment plan and discuss what options are available to you. We'll go over your medical history, medications and cover conditions that may impact treatment. We encourage you to bring in any examples of smiles you admire. We can go over what you like and how together we can achieve a similar look.
Dr. Burgdorf's team will coordinate with you to make your treatments fit into your schedule and budget. We may also combine multiple cosmetic dental services to develop the perfect look.
A sampling of the cosmetic procedures we offer in Bridgeton, MO include:
- Dental Bonding
- Dental Veneers
- Dental Crowns and Bridges
- Professional Teeth Whitening
Dental Bonding to Repair Chipped Teeth
One of our most popular non-invasive cosmetic dental procedures is dental bonding. This process can fix chipped, cracked, and stained teeth in one easy dental visit. Dr. Burgdorf uses a tooth-colored composite material to fill cracks and gaps between teeth and may even change your tooth's shape.
The composite can also cover yellow tooth surfaces, and your dentist will create the perfect shade to blend in so no one will ever notice the repair. Dental bonding does not require removing enamel and is a quick and efficient process. It's also a relatively cost-effective cosmetic dental procedure.
Porcelain Veneers to Conceal Minor Flaws
Dental veneers are a thin layer of porcelain material designed to cover the front surfaces of teeth. Tooth veneers are ideal restorations for cosmetic dental issues like:
- Misshapen teeth
- Small or short teeth
- Enamel erosion
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Badly stained teeth
Dental veneers can also close the gap between teeth and minor misalignment that doesn't require orthodontic treatment. To make your veneer fit tightly, Dr. Burgdorf will shave off a small amount of your tooth enamel, which makes this a long-lasting and durable restoration.
Porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant, which is why we recommend that patients get professional teeth whitening before their veneer treatment.
Dental Crowns and Bridges Restore Damaged Teeth
Patients with chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth don't need to live with the resulting imperfect smile. Instead, Dr. Burgdorf can use a dental crown to cover an entire tooth, making it both protected and attractive. Tooth crowns repair damaged teeth and also help stabilize a weakened tooth.
Dental crowns are also part of the solution for a missing tooth. When you lose a tooth, it's essential to fill the gap with a dental prosthetic so that neighboring teeth avoid shifting towards the space, creating other issues and even leading to tooth loss.
Dental bridges replace missing teeth by filling in the gap using one or more dental crowns supported on a frame anchored to natural teeth on either side of the gap. Your dental bridge not only blends in beautifully with your smile but also improves your ability to chew and speak with clarity.
Professional Teeth Whitening in Bridgeton
Professional teeth whitening is a fantastic option for a quick pick-me-up that can melt years off your appearance. It's an easy cosmetic dental procedure that refreshes and enhances your look without being invasive or too time-consuming. Some patients find that teeth whitening is all they need to get that spark back, while for others, it's just part of their full smile makeover.
We understand that our Bridgeton patients lead hectic lives, so we offer personalized take-home teeth whitening kits you use every day for two weeks in the comfort of your home. In no time, you'll have a dazzling smile to show off!
We strongly advise patients to seek professional whitening kits over store brands since our kits are custom-made for your teeth. Dr. Burgdorf takes impressions of your mouth to cast the trays. This way, the bleaching gel stays on your teeth and never on your gums, which can cause sensitivity. Many of our patients like that the trays are always available to use right before a big event like a wedding or reunion.
Schedule a Consultation at Our Bridgeton Dentist Office!
If you're considering changing your smile, Dr. Burgdorf is the perfect cosmetic dentist in the Hazelwood, Champ, Maryland Heights, Earth City, and Bridgeton, MO area. Contact our office today at (314) 291-9000 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation with our dentist and learn what smile improvement options are available to you.