Everyone can appreciate a beautiful smile.  We feel it is the most important physical feature a person can have.  A beautiful smile conveys youth, health, happiness, and friendliness. It gives you confidence and draws others to you. It can improve your chances of getting that new job or promotion. How can you improve your smile? Well, through cosmetic dentistry.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry includes a variety of dental treatments aimed at improving the appearance of the teeth. If you are looking to improve your smile, we want to be your cosmetic dentist in Kansas City!

The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of the teeth using bleaching, bonding, veneers, reshaping, orthodontics, or implants. Whether it is discolored or dark front teeth, tooth decay, or metal fillings, an unattractive smile can really affect a person’s self-confidence. Not only that, research has shown that public perception is also affected by a person’s outward appearance especially their teeth and smile.

Thomas L. Anderson and Associates are cosmetic dentists in Kansas City that have the ability to make beautiful smiles. Our dentists excel in family and cosmetic dentistry and have the pleasure to work with high-end master dental technicians that help us create the magic of rebuilding smiles.

The most common procedures used in cosmetic dentistry are fairly simple, whereas others are more complex and require specialized care. Below we will share with you some of the most common types of cosmetic dentistry we offer:

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding refers to the repair of decayed, damaged or discolored teeth using material that resembles the color of tooth enamel. Your dentist will remove any decay, and apply the composite material to the tooth surface. They will then contour the material into the right shape before curing it with a special light to harden the material. This treatment will effectively cover the damaged tooth giving it a healthy appearance. Cosmetic bonding is one of the most cost-effective procedures offered, but you must be a candidate for the procedure to be effective.

Teeth Whitening

One of the most basic cosmetic dentistry procedures, teeth whitening or teeth bleaching can be performed at your dentist’s office. Over the years, teeth become stained and worn from food, drinks, medication and personal habits such as smoking. Often times, teeth can also be bleached to achieve an even lighter shade than their original color. Our office offers a whitening system that can be completed from the comforts of your home. We provide the patient with custom fit bleach trays and bleaching gel that allows you the convenience to bleach your teeth on your own time. If you have questions regarding our whitening system please feel free to contact us, and we would be happy to discuss our system and cost with you.

It is important to now that whitening should be completed after plaque and tartar have been removed from the surface of the teeth. If you are in need of a dental check-up and cleaning, please contact our office to schedule an appointment prior to beginning the whitening process.

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Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are manufactured to resemble an improved version of your natural teeth. They are typically made from an ultra-thin porcelain material. In many cases, minimal tooth structure is removed, making this a great option for lots of people.  Veneers do not stain and are designed to look natural and beautiful. You can work with your dentist to decide on the perfect shape, size, and color to achieve your ideal smile. With proper home care, veneers last many, many years!

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There are many other cosmetic procedures offered to our patients to improve their appearance. If you have found yourself searching for a cosmetic dentist in Kansas City, contact Thomas L. Anderson and Associates today to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to meet with you and discuss a treatment plan that is right for you! Everyone deserves a smile they’re proud of!

Contact us to schedule your consultation and meet with any of our skilled dentists at one of our three conveniently located dental office locations within the Kansas City area, including Lee’s Summit / Independence, the Country Club Plaza and Downtown Kansas City. The gentle dentists and expert team at Thomas L. Anderson and Associates look forward to working with you to treat your dental emergency, achieve proper oral health and a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions about your dental insurance benefits, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are happy to review your policy! Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment and become part of our dental family.