Cosmetic Dentistry in St. Louis, MO
Enhance the Natural Beauty of Your Smile in St. Louis
West County Dental has served patients in St. Louis for more than a decade. This means that we’ve had a front-row seat for the rapid growth and development of cosmetic dentistry. With all the technological advances in oral care, it’s no wonder that more and more people are employing them towards cosmetic ends.
Our cosmetic dental services can leave you smiling for the entire world to see! From tooth whitening to complete reconstruction, there is almost no limit to the ways we can help improve the look of your teeth. If you don’t like the smile you see in the mirror, let our St. Louis dentist help make it better.
Through cosmetic dentistry, we can:
- Change the shape and alignment of certain teeth
- Eliminate gaps between teeth
- Lighten or brighten tooth color
- Repair broken or chipped teeth
- Replace missing teeth or old dental treatments
Teeth Whitening is the most popular method of Cosmetic Dentistry to help you get the smile you want simple and fast. White teeth help to enhance your beauty and give you the confidence to smile.
Teeth Whitening is not permanent but typically lasts a few years depending on your habits and can be touched up easily.
Reasons for tooth whitening:
- Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
- Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
- Stained teeth due to medications (antibiotics,etc)
- Yellow, brown stained teeth.
What does tooth whitening involve?
This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to create your custom, clear plastic, trays.
At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with dental whitening solution will be worn according to instructions depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching. We recommend a special toothpaste for sensitivity that can help alleviate this issue.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.