Patients looking for a dramatic improvement to the appearance of their smiles can combine several procedures into one comprehensive smile makeover. This cosmetic dentistry solution is highly personalized and is based on the unique concerns that you would like to correct in your smile. Dr. John Goodman has over two decades of experience performing smile makeovers in Kansas City, MO. He crafts individual, aesthetic smiles based on each patient’s individual goals and can help you plan the most effective, efficient treatment possible.
A Comprehensive Approach
There are several factors that can cause patients to be unhappy with the appearance of their smiles. As we age, teeth endure years of hard use and may sustain chips, cracks and worn-down enamel. Many favorite foods and beverages leave pigment residue deep in the enamel, which can result in an overall yellowing effect on your once-bright smile. Whatever the complaint, there are multiple cosmetic techniques available to help patients achieve the smiles they have always dreamed about.
A smile makeover is a highly individualized treatment that will combine two or more cosmetic procedures. This approach can enhance and transform your entire smile, and no two smile makeovers will be identical. Some patients may wish to make only minor enhancements to their teeth, while others wish to fully refine the way they look when they smile and laugh. Whatever your lifestyle and aesthetic goals, Dr. Goodman will design a smile makeover to help you improve your confidence and overall self-image.
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Dr. Goodman discusses a smile's effect on confidence. His customized approach to dentistry makes his smile makeovers extremely effective for each of his patients.
Your Smile Makeover Consultation
During a consultation, Dr. Goodman will ask you to talk about your aesthetic goals, examine your teeth and gums, and suggest treatments that will correct the flaws you are unhappy with. Smile makeovers can correct many types of flaws. Many patients are bothered by the presence of blemishes such as:
- Stains and discoloration
- Chips or cracks
- Gaps between teeth
- A “gummy” smile
- Teeth that appear too short or too long
- Uneven arches
- Crowded or crooked teeth that overlap
- Teeth that are too pointed or jagged
- Visible metal fillings
- The appearance of small shallow cracks on tooth enamel
Once you have considered the possible treatments and decided on those you would like to include in your smile makeover, Dr. Goodman will create an individualized treatment plan to lay out the timeline and cost for each treatment. We will also need to make sure your teeth are in a good state of health. If you have any untreated cavities or gum concerns, Dr. Goodman will need to complete restorative treatments before cosmetic enhancements can commence.
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Common Smile Makeover Treatments
There are several cosmetic procedures that can be combined in your unique smile makeover.
This treatment uses advanced dental materials to cover any visible flaws in the size, shape, or color of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can transform your smile and they are the most comprehensive cosmetic treatment available.
Like veneers, composite bonding can create a new surface for a tooth with visible flaws, such as chips, cracks, or stains that do not respond to whitening. You may choose to undergo bonding as a test run for porcelain veneers, or as a more cost-effective alternative for less visible teeth.
Our practice offers teeth whitening treatments to remove embedded stains from tooth enamel. This treatment is often performed before receiving veneers or undergoing bonding to provide a brighter shade for your restorations to match.
You can straighten teeth and correct bite issues with Invisalign. Because the trays are removable, you can easily undergo other cosmetic procedures at the same time. Many patients choose to undergo whitening to brighten their straighter smile.
If you have metal amalgam fillings that show when you smile or speak, Dr. Goodman can replace them with tooth-colored composite resin, which will blend in seamlessly with your smile.
Gum Contouring or Grafting
Healthy-looking gums, as well as a pleasing gum-to-tooth ratio, are important aspects of a beautiful smile. Depending on your needs, Dr. Goodman may recommend soft tissue grafting to address areas of recession or remove small amounts of tissue during a reshaping procedure.
Achieving Your Transformation
To make smile makeovers more accessible to our patients, we accept payments through CareCredit® financing. We are happy to help you explore your financing options and determine how to afford your cosmetic goals. Schedule your smile makeover consultation today by calling us at (816) 842-8585 or sending us a message online.