Peter Ngai, DMD and Penny L. Phipps, DDS
6 McBride and Son Center | Chesterfield, Missouri 63005

Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry

Are you happy with your smile? Or are there things about it you would like to change? Could your teeth be whiter? Are your teeth too small, widely spaced, or have malformations? Do you have severely chipped or fractured teeth?  Do you have gaps in your smile where you have lost teeth?  Do you need an appointment at a cosmetic dental office for a dental makeover?

If any of these questions ring true, you are likely a candidate for cosmetic dental care. While we don’t recommend cosmetic dentistry for all our patients, in some cases, it can have a profound effect on your appearance, self-esteem, and self-confidence.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures and Treatments

It’s commonly accepted that your smile is the first thing people notice about you. If you aren’t comfortable with your smile, you may find yourself covering your mouth with your hand while you talk or, worse, avoiding smiling and laughing all together.

While of course it’s true that it’s what’s inside that counts, the unfortunate fact is that people do judge us by our appearance. Dental problems like crooked teeth, replacing teeth or a missing tooth, stained teeth, and a variety of missing teeth problems carry a stigma and may keep you from pursuing the life you really want. If you feel like the condition of your smile is holding you back, cosmetic dentistry procedures may solve the problem.  Family and cosmetic gentle dentistry may be the solution for restoring teeth to their normal apperrance.  Please give our Elk Grove dental office a call and ask for a cosmetic dentistry examination.

Aesthetic Family Dentistry For Improving Smiles

Teeth Whitening – As we age, our teeth yellow; however, certain elements of your lifestyle may be hastening the discoloration of your teeth. Smoking, as well as drinking beverages that stain such as red wine and coffee, can cause the color of your teeth to deteriorate faster, and certain medications such as tetracycline can leave your teeth with a grayish discoloration. With teeth whitening and veneers, dental bridges, and dental implants, our advanced cosmetic dentistry professionals can restore your teeth and improve your smile to a naturally beautiful, vibrant shade and erase years of damage for a more youthful appearance.

Dental Veneers – Using tooth whitening and veneers, we can offer a permanent solution to improve your smile for a wide range of cosmetic dental problems including staining, teeth that are chipped or have ridges, crooked teeth, and teeth that are too small or too widely spaced.

Dental Crowns – Dental crowns and dental bridges can be used to repair teeth that are cracked, broken, or have had a significant portion of the tooth replaced by filling material such as occurs during root canal therapy. They can either be fitted over the tooth itself or over a titanium root that has been placed by an oral surgeon in the space left by a missing tooth. This process is called dental implant restoration. Crowns are also often used to hold bridges in place when additional teeth need to be replaced.

Composite Fillings – We offer tooth-colored composite dental fillings. In addition to blending in with your own teeth so nobody will ever know you have fillings, composite fillings also bond with your tooth from the inside, protecting and strengthening the tooth.

Dental Onlays – At our office, we like to practice minimally invasive dentistry and advanced aesthetic dentistry for patients.  Dental onlays are a minimally invasive alternative to crowns. An onlay covers the biting surface of the tooth, repairing and treating decay or other dental flaws.

To find out more about our cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry services or cosmetic dentists for tooth bonding or cosmetic bonding, please call our office today to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our aesthetic dentists.