Cosmetic Dentistry in Bridgeton, MO

At the dental office of Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS, we work hard to give our patients healthy and beautiful smiles that they love. When you love your smile, you may find yourself radiating kindness and warmth through your laugh, which helps you to appear more friendly and approachable. Woman smiling at our cosmetic dentist office in Bridgeton, MO

Our Bridgeton dental office offers cosmetic dentistry as a way for you to design your very own smile, to your own specifications and budget.

Most people dream of a symmetrical, white smile—and that’s totally achievable! In fact, staying up-to-date with advancements in dental technology allows Dr. Kevin Burgdorf to address any of your smile makeover needs.

If you are considering a change in your smile, Dr. Burgdorf is the perfect cosmetic dentist in the Hazelwood, Champ, Maryland Heights, Earth City, and Bridgeton, MO area. Contact our dental office today at (314) 291-9000 to make a cosmetic dentistry appointment and to learn what smile improvement options are available to you.

Your Cosmetic Dental Appointment with Dr. Burgdorf

Every dental procedure always starts with a consultation with Dr. Burgdorf to see what your smile treatment plan should be and whether you are a good candidate for it. We’ll go over your medical history and discuss any medications or heart conditions you may have. If there are any examples of smiles you admire, bring them in! We can go over what you like about them, and how we can help you achieve a similar look.

Dr. Burgdorf will work together with you as a team to design an individualized smile makeover plan that fits your lifestyle, facial contours, and personality. We may combine multiple cosmetic dental procedures to develop the perfect look. We’ll work with patients to fit their cosmetic dental treatment into their schedule and their budget; we may offer alternative procedures so that patients have a choice in what they can choose from.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Benefit You

Do you have a chipped tooth that’s always bothered you? Perhaps you have yellow or severely stained teeth that embarrass you when you smile? Or do you have overcrowded or crooked teeth that detract from your appearance?

Whatever your particular smile issues may be, we have the solution. Dr. Burgdorf can recommend a number of dental treatments that are appropriate for your situation.

Dental Bonding to Repair Teeth

One of our most popular non-invasive cosmetic dental procedures is called dental bonding, and this process can fix chipped, cracked, and stained teeth in one easy dental visit. During this procedure, Dr. Burgdorf uses a tooth-colored composite filling to fill in cracks, cover the surface of yellow teeth, fill in gaps between teeth, and even change the shape of your tooth. The composite resin will be perfectly shaded to blend in with your smile, so no one will ever see or notice the repair.

Dental bonding does not require removal or shaving of your enamel and is a quick and efficient process. Since this is a relatively cost-effective cosmetic dental procedure, many Bridgeton patients often request it.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Would you like a quick pick-me-up that can be done over your lunch break and will melt years off your appearance? Professional teeth whitening is an easy cosmetic dentistry procedure that refreshes and enhances your look, without being invasive or taking up too much of your schedule. Some patients find that all they need is teeth whitening to get that spark back, while for others, it’s just part of their full smile makeover.

For Bridgeton, MO patients who lead particularly busy lives, we offer personalized take-home teeth whitening kits that are to be used every day for two weeks at your leisure and in the comfort of your own domicile. You’ll have a dazzling smile to show off in no time! We highly advise patients to seek out professional whitening kits over store brands, since our kits are custom made just for your teeth. Dr. Burgdorf takes impressions of your mouth in order 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.

Porcelain Veneers

At the dental office for Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS, we can help smile flaws using porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are a layer of porcelain material that covers the front surface of the tooth. Tooth veneers can fix 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.

A dental veneer is an extremely thin and opaque shell of porcelain that is a minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure. In order to make a tight fit, Dr. Burgdorf will need to shave off a small amount of enamel, which makes this a permanent procedure. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for redesigning your smile.

Porcelain veneers are not only durable, but they are also stain-resistant, which is why we recommend that patients get professional teeth whitening before their veneer treatment.

Dental Crowns and Bridges to Improve Your LookClose up of a cosmetic dentistry patient's smile near 63044

Do you have a chipped, cracked, or fractured tooth? You don’t have to live with an imperfect smile. Dr. Burgdorf can use dental crowns to cover the entire surface of your tooth so that your tooth is both protected and attractive. Tooth crowns are used to repair damaged teeth, but they also help to stabilize a weakened tooth.

Do you have a missing tooth? If so, you’ll know how difficult it can be to eat, speak, and smile properly. It’s essential to try to fill the gap with a dental prosthetic to avoid neighboring teeth from shifting towards the space, which can create issues with your smile and can even lead to tooth loss.

Dental bridges replace missing teeth by filling in the gap using dental crowns on either side of the gap that holds an artificial tooth in place. Your dental bridge not only blends in beautifully with your smile, but it also improves your ability to chew and speak with clarity.

Your Smile Improves Your Quality of Life

You may not give your smile much thought, but it can be a base layer of your own happiness. When people don’t like their smile, they tend to hide it, even if they’re not aware of it. This can impact what other people think about you when they meet you, not to mention that people who smile often are perceived as welcoming and happy. First impressions are incredibly important, and you only have one shot at them, especially in professional and social settings. When you have confidence in yourself, you might find that you tend to get more of what you want out of life.

Did you know that many studies suggest that the very act of smiling actually makes you happy? That’s because smiling releases chemicals called dopamine and serotonin, which are our feel-good chemicals. Plus, smiling at people sets off a chain reaction of smiles all around. Let’s get smiling!

Call Our Bridgeton Dentist Office Today to Get Started

Dr. Burgdorf and his friendly dental staff are here to help you with your smile dreams and goals; we will work hard to achieve exactly what you want. Improving and enhancing your smile affects your happiness and quality of life.

Please call our Bridgeton, MO dental office at (314) 291-9000 so we can schedule a cosmetic dental evaluation and get started on your smile treatment plan! Our office is close to the Champ, Hazelwood, Earth City and Maryland Heights area.