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The way your smile looks can affect your entire facial appearance and, subsequently, your general sense of self-confidence when in social settings. Here at Kemlage Family Dentistry in Fenton, MO, our cosmetic dentists, Dr. Thomas Kemlage and Dr. Andrew Kemlage, make it their goal to make your smile look even, symmetrical, white, and well-contoured. Read on to find out the ways that they accomplish this mission!
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Are you familiar with some of the most common modern cosmetic procedures? If not, here are a few treatments of note that could benefit your smile:
- Teeth whitening (which only takes about 60 minutes to complete and provides dramatic results).
- Crowns for whole tooth restorations.
- Veneers in cases when the shape, color, and structure of the tooth enamel requires a complete smile makeover.
Which Kind of Procedure Is Right for You?
Determining which cosmetic procedure is right for your case will depend on your dental needs, scheduling requirements, and budgetary concerns. For example, if you simply want to brighten the color of your teeth a few shades for a smile boost, schedule an appointment with your Fenton, MO dentist for professional teeth whitening. For other treatments, like veneers, crowns, or braces, you must maintain good dental health to be a good candidate.
Why Cosmetic Dentistry?
As you’ve probably learned over the years, people tend to put a lot of weight on the quality of your smile. In fact, a recent study conducted by Kelton Research found that smile appearance has a major impact on first impressions when you meet other people. It also found that a nice smile can inspire you to be more successful at work and in your personal relationships.
Restore Your Smile’s Beauty
Many of your insecurities about your smile can be resolved with one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures performed by a dentist at Kemlage Family Dentistry in Fenton, MO. Call (636) 225-1777 today to schedule a consultation and exam with Dr. Thomas Kemlage or Dr. Andrew Kemlage.
Your dentists, Dr. Thomas Kemlage and Dr. Andrew Kemlage, in Fenton, MO, know patients want to have better-looking smiles, but sometimes the cost can be too high. One of the best cosmetic dentistry procedure options to help improve the aesthetic of your teeth is veneers.
More About Veneers
Veneers are made of thin porcelain and used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged.
When you come into the Fenton office, your doctor will examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If they decide you are a good candidate, then they'll first deal with any underlying issues, like cavities, first.
Your dentist will then take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you.
Your dentist will then remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth then cement the veneers. Your dentist removes some enamel, an irreversible process, you don't feel like your teeth are protruding. Your new veneers will feel smooth and properly aligned with the rest of your teeth.
Veneers fix a variety of issues, such as:
- Stained or discolored teeth, usually a result of drinking coffee or tea, poor hygiene, smoking, chewing tobacco, or tetracycline-containing.
- Mishappened teeth, like crooked, overcrowded, and irregularly shaped teeth.
You need to make sure you take proper care of your veneers:
- Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once before bed.
- Change your toothbrush when it's frayed is important to ensure teeth are properly cleaned.
- Make sure you use fluoride-containing toothpaste and water.
- Select an efficient and healthy diet like carrots or apples that scrape teeth clean.
Need a consultation?
For more information on veneers or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact your dentists in Fenton, MO, by calling (636) 225-1777. We will be more than happy to help you with your dental needs!
At Kemlage Family Dentistry in Fenton, MO, Dr. Thomas Kemlage and Dr. Andrew Kemlage offer the finest in cosmetic dentistry services. Supplying whatever you need to remake your less than perfect smile, this professional team loves to see patients happy with their aesthetic makeovers. After all, looking your very best is a personal asset that helps you both socially and professionally.
The keys to excellent cosmetic dentistry
There are really two: a realistic, detailed treatment plan and excellent artistic skill. You can find both at Kemlage Family Dentistry in Fenton as cosmetic smile makeovers change smiles and lives, too.
A realistic, detailed treatment plan begins with a complete oral examination by Dr. Kemlage. He'll make sure your teeth are healthy and your gums, pink and intact. He'll look at your dental bite and jaw joint function and discover any signs of excessive wear or dark tooth color.
Additionally, your Fenton cosmetic dentist will ask you how you wish to enhance your teeth and gums. Do you dislike some obvious dental stains from coffee, tobacco or the aging process? Or, are those fine cracks on some lower front teeth becoming more and more obvious? Together, you and your dentist will decide what kind of treatment would suit you best, and in the end, you'll love the results.
Featured cosmetic treatments
Professional teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment. This in-office or at-home service lifts yellow, brown, and just plain unattractive stains from tooth surfaces, leaving smiles shiny and several shades brighter with little to no residual sensitivity.
Another simple, but effective, service is composite resin bonding. This one-visit treatment adds a tooth-colored mixture of glass and acrylic to flaws such as cracks, small gaps, and pits, creating a strong and natural-looking repair which lasts for years. This is the same material Dr. Kemlage uses in white fillings.
Often, bonding pairs with enamel contouring. This is a painless reshaping of uneven enamel.
For more substantial defects, Dr. Kemlage may suggest porcelain veneers, or dental laminates. These thin porcelain shells disguise damage from injury, stains, and more.
Finally, Dr. Kemlage features dental implants, bridgework, CEREC same-day crowns, inlays and onlays, and specialty dentures to combine the best in restoration and tooth replacement with excellent aesthetics. In other words, whatever you need to create a great looking and functioning smile, the team at Kemlage Family Dentistry can provide it on site in a caring, patient-centered manner.
What's your need?
Talk it over with Dr. Thomas Kemlage and Dr. Andrew Kemlage at Kemlage Family Dentistry. You'll love their amazing ideas, listening ears and comfortable treatments that focus on your best possible smile. Call today for a cosmetic dentistry consultation in Fenton, MO: (636) 225-1777.