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Dental Treatments to Whiten and Straighten the Teeth

By Dr. John Goodman on September 22, 2015

Patient with a straight, white smileMost people want straight, white teeth that they are proud to share with others. Unfortunately, there are not many people who have a naturally bright, even smile. In fact, tooth discoloration and misalignment are two of the most common cosmetic dental flaws. Dr. John P. Goodman knows how important the appearance of the smile is to most patients, so he offers a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to address cosmetic imperfections and enhance the natural beauty of the smile. In fact, he offers teeth whitening and straightening options to his Kansas City patients to help them correct these common imperfections and achieve the straight, white, beautiful smile they desire.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of a patient’s teeth. This dental restoration gives patients the smile they desire and conceals natural teeth that have cosmetic blemishes. This treatment process typically takes two dental appointments and involves filing off a small layer of tooth enamel, designing and fabricating veneers to the patient’s specifications, and then bonding these on to the facial surface of the tooth.

Porcelain veneers are one of our most popular cosmetic dental treatments. These restorations can address an array of cosmetic problems all at once in order to improve several aspects of the smile with a single treatment. Porcelain veneers are a great option for patients who want to improve tooth color and conceal crooked or misaligned teeth.

Snap On Smile

Snap On Smile is a restoration that is similar to porcelain veneers. It is a piece that fits over the patient’s natural teeth in order to hide flaws and reveal a more attractive smile. However, the big difference is that Snap On Smile is not permanently bonded to the teeth. Instead, it snaps on for a quick and easy smile makeover that does not require the natural teeth to be permanently altered.

Like porcelain veneers, one of the benefits of Snap On Smile is that it can address a number of imperfections at once. Snap On Smile can be designed to give patients a whiter smile that is free of surface stains, and can also conceal crooked or misaligned teeth to give the appearance of a straight, white smile.

Smile Makeover

Porcelain veneers and Snap On Smile are two cosmetic treatments that can both enhance tooth color and conceal misalignment. However, some patients have more severe malocclusion problems that require more intensive treatment. In these cases, patients can undergo a smile makeover in order to address multiple aspects of the smile. Depending on a patient’s needs, Dr. Goodman can combine cosmetic treatments.

For patients who need to correct their bite, Dr. Goodman offers Six Month Smiles®. This orthodontic treatment can effectively shift teeth without compromising the appearance of the smile throughout treatment. This treatment can later be combined with either teeth whitening or cosmetic dental bonding in order to erase stains, improve tooth color, and, ultimately, leave patients with a whiter, straighter smile.

Schedule an Appointment

If you want to enhance the appearance of your smile, Dr. John P. Goodman can help. Whether you’d like to straighten your teeth, improve tooth color, or erase cosmetic blemishes, Dr. Goodman offers the cosmetic dental treatment that can help you achieve your ideal smile. Schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to learn more about our dental services. We look forward to hearing from you.

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