Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’d like to turn your dream smile into a reality, contact Dental Care Center of South Kansas City for a cosmetic dentistry Kansas City, MO area consultation! At our Kansas City, MO dental office, Dr. Gregory A. Stiver can provide treatments to improve every aspect of your smile!

You can even take advantage of our new patient special as a test run of our office – just $79 for a full dental cleaning and exam with X-rays!

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Cosmetic dentistry, I have to be honest, is probably my favorite part of dentistry. The reason why is you have somebody that wants that. You may have a tooth that’s broken in back and you need a crown on it or a filling on it. That’s not something you necessarily want. You do because you have to. So many times with cosmetic, that’s something that people come in and they’ve already got a great attitude towards. They want to change their look. We have various forms of cosmetic from simple bonding where it might be where they’ve got a tooth that’s chipped off and just needs to be repaired a little bit.

It could be where we need to whiten them. That’s pretty routine. A lot of times, we just incorporate that as part of the treatment because if we’re going to improve a person’s smile, we want to get it white as we can. Then we also have minor orthodontics that we sometimes can deliver or utilize the services of an orthodontist. Then finally, the area that I’ve been working in dentistry for probably the last thirty years has been in all-porcelain facing veneers, cosmetic work like that.

I took a lot of study in that area about fifteen, twenty years ago as I always try to improve my career. When we do a case, we like to do a mockup of it, get them where they see what they’re going to look like beforehand and then we’ll go in and do a big veneer case where we might do eight or ten teeth. One of them I recall is I had a gentleman that he worked for Sprat. He didn’t like this smile because he had a lot of gaps between his teeth. Somewhere along the way, when he was a kid, his dentist had put a gold crown on his front tooth. He came in and he asked me, “What can I do for this?”

I said, “Well, you’re kind of an executive position. I think the first thing I would do is get rid of that gold crown in front and I think that’ll help you out.” Then also, then I did a mockup, what we call a wax up of what we wanted to do for his teeth. Then we ended up taking care of not only that tooth, but about the front eight. It was a great case. It turned out well. I ended up losing him as a patient because he ended up getting transferred to St. Louis as they moved him up in the ranks. I’ve always felt good about that.

Another area that we’ll see is a lot of people in sales will say that their sales increase when they have teeth then. I think it’s nothing further than when we get rid of things that affect our self-confidence. We just completely give off a different image or if you’ve got something you’re ashamed of like a tooth that’s discolored, you’ll tend to cover your lips. You don’t even know you’re doing it. All you’re doing is just it embarrasses you and you don't want people to see it. What people are perceiving outside is what’s wrong with that guy or gal? Why aren’t they smiling? What’s the issue? What are they holding back on?

These are all subconscious decisions we’re making all the time. That’s why a lot of times in sales for people because that’s one area they get almost an immediate feedback on is when we go in and help them out they’ll see things increase. It’s just because all of a sudden they’re smiling. They’re giving off a different aura. A positive mind leads to positive things. That’s what happens with them. That’s when it’s very rewarding.

A Better Smile, A Better Life

Imagine making your best first impression every time. Cosmetic dentistry has widespread effects that go well beyond what your teeth look like. We have seen our patients become more confident and self-assured thanks to the cosmetic treatments we offer. With our help, you’ll get a smile you won’t stop smiling about!

Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Because every smile has unique imperfections, we offer an array of cosmetic services for our patients. Here are just some of the procedures we can use to boost your confidence:

Dental veneers are a highly versatile cosmetic option that completely cover the surface of your teeth. They conceal a variety of smile problems, including:

  • Chips
  • Fractures
  • Discoloration
  • Misshapen or worn-down teeth

We also offer both in-office and at-home professional teeth whitening treatments so you can get a noticeably brighter smile!

If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your teeth, we provide two easy procedures called teeth contouring and crown lengthening that will give your teeth their ideal appearance!

We can also cover minor imperfections in your smile using tooth bonding. This quick process uses a tooth-colored material to hide a variety of smile flaws.

If you’re self-conscious about your “gummy smile,” we can use a state-of-the-art dental laser to perform a gum reshaping treatment. Or perhaps your gumline has pulled back from your teeth, exposing your tooth roots – in this case, we offer gum recession treatment. Either way, we’ll help restore your balance of pink gums to white teeth.

To turn back the clock and smooth out wrinkles, we also offer safe, non-surgical facial rejuvenation!

Fix All Your Smile Flaws With A Smile Makeover

We can even combine cosmetic services for your own customized and comprehensive smile makeover.! So you can make an informed decision, we’ll go over all of your options with you in a private consultation. We’ll also provide wax-up models of what your improved smile will look like!

To make the process as simple as possible for you, we’ll create a schedule of appointments for each service you receive.

Dr. Gregory Stiver finished his Doctorate Degree of Dental Surgery in Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1984 and then established Dental Care Center of South Kansas City in 1986. Dr. Gregory Stiver also has advanced education in IV sedation and dental implants, he can provide advanced dental sedation and tooth replacement.

Book Your Smile-Changing Consultation

To get a flawless smile and boost your confidence, call Dental Care Center of South Kansas City at 816-399-5539 for a cosmetic dentistry Kansas City, MO area consultation. You can also stop by our Kansas City, MO dental office in person or use our convenient online form to schedule or ask questions.

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