Smile Confidently with the Help of a Smile Makeover Kansas City Plaza


New goals aren’t always focused on career … sometimes, they’re focused inward. Sometimes, personal goals give us a unique opportunity to update and revamp our confidence, health, and self image. That’s why so many people are interested in smile makeovers to help them smile confidently by rejuvenating their smile, their self-esteem, and their oral health.

Your smile is such a big part of you, and effects your confidence each and every day. That’s why we offer multiple cosmetic and restorative solutions that may be matched to your personal smile goals. Let’s talk about creating a smile that makes you feel good and you’re proud to show off as you smile confidently each day!

Before you come see us, think about what you’d like to fix about your smile, such as:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Recessed gums
  • Dental decay
  • Missing tooth
  • Low gum line
  • Gapped teeth
  • Worn edges
  • Gum disease
  • Teeth stains
  • Chips or cracks
  • Broken teeth
  • Small teeth

Learn more about our Cosmetic Dentistry services HERE.

Smile Confidently Every Day

A confident smile is important. A smile is much more than just straight, white teeth. When you feel confident in your smile, you feel confident in yourself and are prone to show off your smile frequently. The benefits of smiling and laughing are numerous.

According to an article from the University of West Alabama, “Research shows that those who consciously or subconsciously smile more live better and longer. Your body releases three hormones that make you feel good when you smile. They include dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. These signal to your body that you’re happy, and in turn, you feel happier.”

Can Dentistry Enhance My Smile?

Absolutely!! Dr. Anderson and his expert team offer cosmetic and restorative dentistry options that can help you smile confidently by enhancing your smile in a way that is naturally beautiful. Some of the cosmetic treatments he offers can:

  • Fix chipped teeth: If you’re worried about your chipped teeth, dental bonding may be a great option for improving your smile. We use versatile and resilient tooth-colored composite materials that create a strong structure to feel like your original tooth.
  • Recontouring and reshaping: Tooth recontouring or reshaping provides instant results for cracked, chipped, or sometimes crooked teeth. We can slightly alter the shape, length, or position of the teeth.
  • Professional teeth whitening: One of the best and easiest things you can do for your smile is to reverse the signs of age, smoking, and even medications by brightening your smile with a professional teeth whitening procedure.
  • Restore your smile with dental implant: Dental implants are permanently anchored into the gum to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. Gone are the days of dentures being the only option to fill the gap in your smile.
  • Enhance your smile with porcelain veneers. Veneers can conceal a wide variety of issues – from cracked teeth, gaps, crooked teeth, discolored teeth, and short or misshapen teeth. Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are custom-crafted to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Now, let’s dive into a little more information about the actual process of these treatment options that can help you smile confidently. We’ve listed below a few of the natural-looking cosmetic dentistry procedures that are offered at the offices of Dr. Thomas L. Anderson, DDS and Associates in the Kansas City, MO area offer:

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic Bonding is a process where your dentist attaches or “bonds” materials directly to your tooth in order to change the color and shape and used most often to repair chipped teeth. The natural tooth enamel is then fused together with bonding materials such as porcelain and resins to create a strong structure that still feels like your original tooth.

Enamel Shaping (Contouring)

One of the few instant cosmetic dentistry treatments is tooth reshaping, or contouring. This procedure can correct chipped or cracked teeth, crooked teeth, even overlapping teeth during one appointment. Under certain circumstances, dental contouring can be a substitute for braces and is used to slightly alter the shape, length or position of your teeth.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. If you still feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. We offer several in-office teeth whitening options, just ask our dental team which option is best for you. (Read more: Choose Professional Teeth Whitening to Achieve a Dazzling Smile)

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. A small amount of your existing tooth structure is removed to accommodate for the very thin, yet strong porcelain veneer. (Read more about our Smile Makeovers using Porcelain Veneers, Are You Ready to Enhance Your Smile?)

Dental Implants

Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to an injury, periodontal disease, or some other reason. Dental implants are connected to the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Expert dentists, like Dr. Anderson, who specialize in implants have the training, experience, special knowledge, and technology to help you have teeth that look and feel just like your own after your implant is finished. (Read More: Tooth Replacement Smile Makeover)

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Schedule Your Smile Consultation Today

Our goal is to help you smile confidently every day! Our cosmetic dentistry treatments can create a full smile makeover! If you’re concerned about discolored, missing, chipped, misaligned, or cracked teeth, come talk to us to see what your best solution is for a healthy, beautiful smile. We can treat anything from disease to replacing missing teeth and create a new smile you can be proud of.

Porcelain dental veneers create natural smiles and are one such procedure that we have used to help our patients achieve the look and function they want. If you have been dreaming of the perfect smile, reach out to our team of professionals to discuss how veneers could be the solution for you. Whatever your smile goals are, we can help you meet them at the offices of Thomas L. Anderson, DDS and Associates. Please call to schedule your Smile Consultation at 816-373-4440.

Contact us today to schedule your dental appointment and meet with 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.