Your smile is your most important first impression. You share your smile with family, friends, and colleagues many times throughout the day. Your smile communicates without words, puts others at ease, and conveys your happiness.
When you’re not happy with the shape, color, or position of your teeth, you tend to hide your smile. If you avoid smiling in public or cover your smile with your hand, you should consider Moorkamp & Arthur Family Dentistry for your cosmetic dentistry needs in Rolla, Missouri. Our cosmetic dentists combine artistic expertise along with advanced dental techniques that emphasize systemic wellness while creating the smile of your dreams.
Many cosmetic dental procedures (such as teeth whitening and bonding) can be performed in just one appointment to create a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Using our health-focused approach to cosmetic dentistry, Moorkamp & Arthur Family Dentistry can help you achieve a healthy smile that contributes to your overall wellness and make future preventative treatments easier and more predictable.
If you are concerned about the appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers are a great way to take care of several issues at once. We have helped many patients improve their smiles with this easy, natural-looking cosmetic solution. Veneers are not only an attractive smile makeover treatment; the process can also be enjoyable and fun with our friendly, experienced dentists and team members who put your comfort and wellness first.
How Do Veneers Work?
Veneers are very fine shells that fit over the front surfaces of teeth. They are crafted from a safe porcelain dental material that looks and feels like your natural enamel. Our practicing dentists design the perfect shape for your smile, and then bond these wafer-thin shells to each tooth. Once the bonding process is complete, you can use your veneered teeth to eat anything you want. They are highly stain-resistant as well.
What Veneers Can Do For You
Most people choose porcelain veneers because they can correct crooked or misshapen teeth without the need for braces. Porcelain veneers are also very handy for masking tooth chips, tooth gaps, worn teeth, and tooth cracks. Since veneers can be customized to any shade, you can use them to brighten your smile as well.
Popular, safe, and effective, teeth whitening is a simple procedure with dramatic results. Your appearance can affect your social and emotional wellness, and even your business success; people who smile with confidence are viewed as warm, inviting, and beautiful. With professional teeth whitening systems, we can help you achieve a lovely smile in a way that combines the latest techniques with preventative treatments and health-centered approaches.
Why Teeth Discolor
Chemicals in foods, beverages, and tobacco can change the color of your teeth, as can the effects of aging. Medications such as tetracycline and previous dental work may also cause unsightly stains on your tooth enamel. Genetics can also affect the color of your teeth.
These factors are ideally addressed with preventative treatments. However, while we think of tooth enamel as white, the natural, unstained shade of your teeth can range from pearly white to bluish gray to pale yellow. Even if you brush and floss daily, stains can tarnish your smile and steal the confident image you wish to convey. You don’t have to live with discolored teeth. After a thorough examination, we can recommend the best option for whitening and brightening your smile.
In-office whitening is one of the safest and quickest ways to whiten your teeth. During this process, we place a protective shield around your gums and apply a solution of 15 to 35 percent carbamide peroxide, a chemical found in most bleaching products, to your teeth. We also have the Zoom! whitening system with a special lamp to speed up the bleaching process. In-office whitening can give you dazzlingly white teeth in less than an hour.
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After having your cosmetic dental issues treated, you will find yourself smiling bigger and more often. The confidence that comes from cosmetic dentistry that uses more natural methods and techniques is simply priceless.
Dr. William Moorkamp, Dr. Stephen Moorkamp, and Dr. Charlie Arthur are our experienced and credentialed dentists who are committed to using a health-centered approach to dental care. Our unique approach focuses on using preventative measures and natural materials in cosmetic dentistry to improve our patients’ overall wellness. Call our Rolla, Missouri office today and schedule your consultation appointment to learn more.