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Cosmetic Dentistry

Plaza Family Dentistry

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Kansas City, MO

According to a survey conducted on behalf of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, half of American adults believe a smile is the most memorable feature after meeting someone. At Plaza Family Dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri, the dental team offers cosmetic procedures and treatments such as teeth whitening, veneers, and Invisalign® to enhance the appearance of your teeth, mouth, and smile. To learn about which cosmetic dental treatment is right for you, call the office or book your appointment online.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

 Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance and symmetry of your teeth. On the other hand, traditional dentistry addresses the health of your teeth and gums. 

The dental staff at Plaza Family Dentistry performs a variety of cosmetic treatments using the highest quality materials and latest technology to alter your teeth’s color, shape, or size. Some of the treatments they offer are dental implants, teeth whitening, veneers, and Invisalign. 

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth because they’re durable and long-lasting. Getting a dental implant instead of dentures or a bridge helps preserve your facial structure and keeps your surrounding teeth from shifting. Additionally, implants help prevent your jawbone from reabsorbing itself and deteriorating. 

What teeth-whitening options do dentists offer? 

Plaza Family Dentistry offers an advanced in-office teeth-whitening solution, called Zoom®. This is an FDA-approved treatment that can whiten your teeth a few shades brighter within one hour, with results that last for months.

Zoom teeth whitening is stronger and more thorough than over-the-counter products. Additionally, the level of whitening you receive is customizable so the treatment can remove the toughest stains on your teeth. 

What are veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made, shells of composite resin material or porcelain that cover the front surface of your natural teeth. Veneers enhance your smile by:

  • Fixing misshapen teeth
  • Correcting crooked teeth
  • Repairing chipped or worn teeth
  • Correcting teeth that are too large or small
  • Fixing uneven spaces between teeth

While veneers are a great option for anyone looking to fix their smile, it’s important to note that once your dentist cements the veneer onto your tooth, the process is irreversible. 

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are a nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth without the hassle of traditional bulky metal braces. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you don’t have to worry about food restrictions. 

Invisalign can help correct the following orthodontic problems:

  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth

If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your smile through cosmetic dentistry, call Plaza Family Dentistry today or book your appointment online.