Teeth WhiteningDiscolored teeth can significantly dull the beauty of your smile, even if your teeth are otherwise perfect. While there are several different types of over-the-counter whitening products, these products rarely help you to achieve the results you are looking for. We can provide chairside whitening in our office or whitening trays so you can whiten your teeth on your own time. Chairside whitening provides results in just one visit, whitening your teeth several shades. Whitening trays also whiten your teeth several shades, with results visible in less than a week.
Dental BondingDental bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment for restoring the appearance of teeth affected by minor flaws, including chips, cracks, gaps, and discoloration. Dental bonding uses composite resin, a tooth-colored material made up of plastic, fine glass, and other materials, to fix your teeth. Composite resin is a versatile material that can be molded to meet some needs. This treatment is simple and straightforward, taking only one visit and about half an hour of your time.
Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers are another solution for correcting minor flaws. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover the front surfaces of damaged teeth, effectively covering over flaws. Porcelain is stronger than composite resin, and it looks completely natural. Placing porcelain veneers requires the removal of a small amount of tooth enamel and two separate appointments.
Ceramic CrownsCeramic crowns are a treatment for more significant tooth damage that not only affects the appearance of your teeth, but that can also impact your oral health. Crowns are caps that cover over the entire visible surface of a damaged tooth, effectively holding the tooth together, preventing further damage, and protecting the tooth from infection. Crowns also restore strength to a damaged tooth so that it can function normally. Ceramic provides the additional benefit of perfectly mimicking the properties of your natural teeth.
Dental ImplantsDental implants are a modern treatment for replacing missing teeth. This treatment uses small titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone. Your natural bone fuses to the posts as you heal, stabilizing them within your jaw. Once you have fully healed, the posts provide strong, secure support for your new teeth.
Invisalign®Crooked teeth not only affect the appearance of your smile, but they can also affect your oral health, causing issues such as bruxism and TMD. Metal braces have been used for decades to correct tooth alignment. While effective, braces are highly visible. Invisalign offers an alternative, using clear plastic aligners to correct the alignment of your teeth rather than brackets and wires. With Invisalign, no one will be able to see the aligners in your mouth as you are undergoing treatment.
Call Platte Valley Dental Care today at (816) 219-3133 to schedule your consultation and find out if a smile makeover is right for you.