Our team loves to see you smile with confidence when you leave our office!
Looking your best and feeling confident is something that everyone can dream about. However, with advancements in cosmetic dentistry, you can achieve your smile goals turning them from a dream to a reality at Premier Dental. After all, your smile is often the first thing someone will notice about you. We love this statistic … according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of surveyed adults said that a healthy smile is socially important to them.
We want to take the opportunity to share the treatments that may be involved in complete smile makeovers. Each patient is different and there is no cookie-cutter fix when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. There are various treatments that can be involved in a patient’s treatment plan that can include porcelain veneers, SureSmile invisible aligners, dental implants, dental bonding, recontouring, and professional teeth whitening; whatever enhancement your smile may need, we’re here to discuss your smile goals and help you smile with confidence!
Let’s quickly review Cosmetic Dentistry Options that are available at Premier Dental in Lee’s Summit and how they can help you achieve your smile goals.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry options available for smile enhancement; often the ideal solution for concealing a wide variety of cosmetic imperfections. Wafer-thin porcelain shells are secured to the front of teeth, which changes tooth appearance regarding shape, color, length, and size. This method has proven to be very beneficial for people dealing with chipped, cracked, crooked, stained, discolored, or short teeth. Whether you are seeking to correct the look of one tooth, a series of teeth, or achieve a full smile makeover.
With so many advancements in dentistry and technology, there are a lot of options to enhance your smile. SureSmile is a nontraditional approach to straightening teeth, and they’ve been clinically proven to provide great results by using their software to create an accurate 3D model of your teeth. They combine advanced technology and facial photos to put together a precise image of your mouth, which allows for the prediction of your teeth’s movements, and are used to create the shape and size of your invisible aligners. Once that’s completed, a unique treatment plan is made just for you! No need to worry about “brace face” or change the food you eat, because they’re removable. No one will know you’re wearing your SureSmile aligners.
If you’re missing a tooth, a dental implant may be the best way to restore the look and function of your smile. Dental implants act like artificial roots that can be permanently placed in the patient’s jaw bone. As the gum tissue and bone grow around the dental implant, they become a permanent anchor. A natural-looking porcelain crown will be made giving our patients a beautifully-finished result that is attractive, yet helps to improve chewing, maintain bone and prevent teeth from changing positions. Dental implants can even prevent future problems with a patient’s bite, as they offer a permanent replacement for missing teeth and an effective solution that will look and feel as natural as your original teeth.
Dental bonding is an effective method for repairing chipped teeth. Using versatile and resilient tooth-colored composite materials we create a strong structure that still feels like your original tooth. We can match the color of your tooth and restore its former shape with natural-looking results.
One of the few instant cosmetic dentistry treatments is tooth reshaping or recontouring. A procedure to correct cracked or chipped teeth, crooked teeth, even overlapping teeth by re-shaping them to improve the shape, size, or length. It can also help with chipped and crooked teeth. Due to its instant results, recontouring can occasionally limit the need for additional orthodontic treatments such as braces, during one convenient appointment.
One of the best and easiest things you can do for your smile is to reverse the signs of age, smoking and even medications by brightening your smile with a professional tooth whitening procedure. We believe that dentist-supervised, professional teeth whitening is the most effective cosmetic dentistry procedure for safely brightening your smile.
With so many cosmetic options, and advancements in dentistry, you can achieve your smile goals in a few visits giving you the beautiful smile of your dreams. Now, let’s talk in more detail about a few of these treatments to give you a better understanding of what they entail and how they can help you achieve your smile goals.
Porcelain veneers are the most versatile cosmetic option available for smile enhancement; often the ideal solution for concealing a wide variety of cosmetic imperfections. Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are custom-crafted to improve the appearance of your teeth.
Let’s use a simple example … Like false nails, porcelain veneers improve the appearance of your teeth just like fake nails improve the look of your nails. Unlike fake nails, porcelain veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth, so they last and continue giving you a beautiful smile for many years to come!
Porcelain veneers enhance your smile and can be used to correct several common cosmetic concerns, including:
Porcelain veneers last much longer than composite veneers, are more stain resistant, highly durable, and more natural looking – making them a highly popular option for veneers. Whether you are seeking to correct the look of one tooth, a series of teeth, or achieve a full smile makeover, porcelain veneers from Premier Dental may be the ideal treatment to deliver the beautiful, natural-looking smile you desire.
Giving your smile an improved appearance with porcelain veneers is often a relatively simple and effective process that produces impressive results. The shape, size, color, fit, and thickness of each veneer is precisely matched to the specifications of your tooth, providing for highly customized results that can look and feel incredibly natural. In addition, preparation for the ultra-thin veneers typically preserves much of the tooth body, which helps maintain dental strength and health. Dr. Caye is highly experienced in the planning, design, preparation, and placement of porcelain veneers to create smile improvements that range from subtle to transformative.
You’ll want to meet with Dr. Caye to discuss whether you are a candidate for veneers. You may need some dental treatment completed before the veneer process, and your dentist will want to make sure your oral health is in good shape for veneers.
Once the process starts, Dr. Caye will:
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A major benefit of porcelain veneers is a short recovery time. Once your veneers are placed and any anesthetic (if needed) has worn off, you can go back to eating and drinking normally.
To preserve the lifespan of your beautiful new smile, you can:
You’ll care for your veneers just like you would your natural teeth. Make sure to stay on top of brushing and flossing, as usual, and your smile will be healthy, beautiful, and long lasting!
Learn more about Veneers from WebMD.
We love discussing the many perks and dental implant benefits! They not only look and feel like natural teeth, but they also provide a safe and sturdy tooth replacement that will last for many years to come. You can eat without worry, and can easily keep them clean just like you would your natural teeth.
Benefits to consider:
More from the exerts about dental implant tooth replacement:
It can be easy to get used to missing teeth over time, but the reasons to replace them are many:
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Figuring out how dental implants work can be confusing, so we’re breaking down the dental implant tooth replacement process. It’s really pretty simple. Some patients can have the implants and replacement teeth placed all in one visit. While other patients might need to wait until the implant is completely integrated, up to several months, before replacement teeth can be attached to the implant. Replacing teeth with dental implants can be a lengthy process – sometimes taking a few months to fully complete, but the reward of a beautiful, long-lasting smile is worth it.
Note: There is a healing process that usually takes some time. However, during your healing process, your dentist may give you a temporary crown, bridge or denture to help you eat and speak normally until your permanent replacement is ready.
More surgery info from The Mayo Clinic.
CEREC crowns are ceramic crowns, like any traditional crown. They are often known as chair-side crowns since they are created in a short amount of time. CEREC crowns are replicas of your tooth and are permanently bonded to your tooth for a seamless look. Unlike traditional crowns that require multiple trips to the dentist, a CEREC same-day crown offers multiple advantages for patients, such as:
The process is quite simple for a CEREC crown. Once you come into our office, we scan the area to create our 3D model and then our machine makes your one-of-a-kind crown in less than 30 minutes. Once the crown is created, it is permanently bonded to your tooth, just like a traditional crown would be. This process is quick, efficient, and practical for our patient’s busy schedules. Most important, you leave with your brand new tooth the same day!
Now there’s no more waiting around or scheduling multiple appointments for your dental crown and best of all – no more temporary crowns! That’s the beauty of CEREC technology. CEREC allows us to restore damaged teeth with natural-colored crowns in only one dental visit, saving you time. Crowns will make your teeth stronger and will protect your smile for years to come, all with a natural look that matches your natural teeth.
In a single visit we will:
Care for your CEREC crown is very similar to any traditional crown placement. Continue with your normal, twice a day, oral hygiene routine and avoid super sticky foods for the first few hours after your crown is bonded.
Learn more about Dental Crowns from WebMD HERE.
As we’ve discussed, dental crowns can greatly extend the life of a tooth. They’re common, often painless, and help restore a smile. You may need a dental crown, as it can help keep your smile healthy and bright, but how do you know when you need a dental crown?
You may need a dental crown in certain situations – let’s look at some of the most popular reasons:
Crowns can protect vulnerable teeth and improve the look and feel of your smile. If you’re curious if a same-day CEREC crown is the right treatment option for you, just ask Dr. Caye during your dental visit.
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Millions of people undergo orthodontic treatments to straighten their smile, but do they offer dentist-approved results? Having a straight smile can give your confidence a huge boost; making you more willing to show off your smile and also protecting the health of your smile for years to come.
If you’ve considered getting invisible aligners for straightening your teeth, now is the time! Undergoing orthodontic treatment no longer means you’ll be stuck with bulky, traditional braces. SureSmile® aligners are invisible and discreet, don’t disturb your day-to-day lifestyle, and are the best choice for professional dentist-approved results.
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You may have heard commercials advertising cheaper, mail-order alternatives to SureSmile®. While the idea sounds good in theory, it’s important to know the real difference between SureSmile® and the mail-order alternatives.
SureSmile® aligners are created using cutting-edge technology. According to the SureSmile® website, “An automated, high-precision, laser-cutting process is used to offer the ultimate in comfort. The edges of SureSmile® Aligners are exceedingly smooth, whether you choose a straight or scalloped trimline.” The removable trays offer high levels of accuracy and precision – making sure they always fit perfectly and give you the best dentist-approved results in the shortest time possible.
Learn more about the Science Behind the Process: Why SureSmile? Or Check out the SureSmile® website for additional information.
The SureSmile® Aligner System gives you the peace of mind that your treatment plan is developed by a dental professional. Dr. Stephan Caye at Premier Dental in Lee’s Summit has invested in state-of-the-art equipment and software that allows him to see your teeth “root to crown” at every angle imaginable. You can be confident your personalized treatment plan is fully customized and designed for a long-term healthy, happy smile.
In contrast, the mail-order alternative options for invisible aligners can’t give the same, dentist-approved results as SureSmile®. In fact, many dentists around the U.S. have reported that patients who have used the mail-order alternatives are needing more tooth/alignment corrections due to the aligner-process not working correctly. That is the big risk you will take by using a program that doesn’t have cutting edge technology and doesn’t work directly with your dentist to monitor progress.
SureSmile aligners are designed to work and to last. They provide accurate and effective results, providing patients with beautiful, straight smiles. Achieve your smile goal and get started by scheduling your smile consultation at Premier Dental is incredibly easy:
One of our most common ways to enhance the look of anyone’s smile is teeth whitening. It’s quick and safe and provides beautiful results every time. While at-home treatments can make your teeth feel sensitive and can take multiple treatments, our treatment is one and done, and doesn’t cause uncomfortable sensitivity. Professional teeth whitening penetrates deeper into the tooth to remove more stains than any over-the-counter product ever could.
Professional teeth whitening delivers optimum results in a relatively short amount of time. Performed under the supervision of a dentist, this method of whitening has gained popularity among those who either are dissatisfied with over-the-counter (OTC) products or are preparing for a special occasion.
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Here are a few culprits that can leave stains on your teeth:
Using a combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatment options, Premier Dental can combine multiple services to help you achieve your smile goals by restoring the functionality, health, and look of your smile with a smile makeover! If you’ve suffered from tooth damage, decay, or loss, full mouth reconstruction may be a wonderful option for you to smile with confidence again, and often includes a combination of:
Learn more about the Cosmetic Dentistry Smile Makeover: Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Smile
Whether you’re looking to enhance, straighten or whiten your pearly whites, Dr. Caye and his expert team of smile professionals can help you smile with confidence and achieve your smile goals. Schedule your smile consultation at our office in Lee’s Summit, MO and let’s discuss your smile makeover. What do YOU want? How would YOU like to see your smile? We will customize a treatment plan and make this the year you remember with a SMILE!
Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and invisible braces in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Our office is conveniently located off of Highway 50 and SE Blue Parkway. We offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Premier Dental, we provide most dental health services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including tooth replacement options, such as dental implants and dentures, endodontic or root canal treatment, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Please call us at (816) 600-6330 to schedule an appointment.
Dental cavities, also known as tooth decay, breaks down your tooth’s enamel (the hard outer layer of a tooth) and can vary in severity and stages of decay. Let’s take a look at the various tooth decay treatments and how we can help at Premier Dental.
At Premier Dental, we often talk with our patients about dental crowns and why they’re needed. Sometimes dental crowns can be confusing, or a completely new idea to some, and so we like to take the time and explain why dental crowns are needed and so helpful in the dental industry. Dental crowns do a wonderful job at protecting your teeth and enhancing the look and health of your smile. Did you know that same-day crowns are also available? Let’s clear up some crown confusions!
Sometimes, the dreaded things happen. You’re eating your favorite, crunchy dish at dinner and you hear and uncomfortable crunch in the back of your mouth. You know what just happened. Your old, traditional crown just broke. You dread the time you must spend going back and forth to the dentist’s office to get a temporary crown and then your real, replacement crown from the lab. Thankfully, with technology advancements in dentistry, knowing that you must get a crown doesn’t have to be so time consuming anymore! With Same day crowns, you can get a new crown in just one visit to the dentist.
Taking the time off work to attend multiple dental appointments to fix a broken tooth can be extremely inconvenient. Thankfully, with CEREC technology, Premier Dental offers easy, same-day crowns that eliminate the hassle of multiple appointments.
According to Dental Economics, a CEREC same day crown is one of the most researched dental procedures in history. Analysis over the materials and procedure have lived up to many years of scientific scrutiny, creating a high track record that other dental procedures are hard-pressed to compete with.
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CEREC crowns and traditional crowns are extremely similar, with the main difference lying in the procedure methods. With traditional crowns, a dentist will assess the area of the broken tooth and take impressions of the area using a paste. Once the impressions are set, they are sent off to a lab to create a permanent crown to implant during another visit to the dentist’s office. During this waiting period, temporary crowns are usually given to the patient to wear until the permanent crown arrives.
With the traditional crown, there are multiple options for materials, such as:
As new technologies, procedures, and materials emerge, dentistry is becoming easier, more painless, faster, and more effective than ever before. Just look at the dental crown, for instance. A procedure that once required multiple trips to the dentist chair can now be performed in a single day at the right office. If you’re lucky enough to live in Lee’s Summit and need a crown, then Dr. Caye’s office is the place to go, because Premier Dental has the latest CEREC crown technology to provide you with same-day crowns.
Many things can contribute to a missing or damaged tooth. Carbonated drinks and eating sugary foods on a consistent basis can play a disturbing role. These can result in deterioration of your teeth over time or cavities. The lack of oral hygiene after eating these foods or overall can impact the strength and health of your teeth.
Accidents or dangerous falls resulting in chipped teeth can also affect your confidence you’re your smile. However, with an experienced dental team, employing the right procedures and techniques to better your smile is possible. Premier Dental in Lee’s Summit offers their patients dealing with damaged teeth, the opportunity to have their teeth fixed in one day with a CEREC crown.
The dental crown has been a basic staple in the dental profession’s bag of tricks for many years. Getting a crown is probably one of the most common and well known of all dental procedures.
What is a Dental Crown and Why do I Need It?
A dental crown is a type of dental restoration when a tooth-shaped cap is placed over a decayed or damaged tooth. It entirely covers the tooth above the gum line. A dental crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. For example, a crown can strengthen a tooth that has a large filling when there isn’t enough of the original tooth to actually hold the filling. A crown can also be used to cover a tooth that is discolored or badly shaped; or to cover a dental implant.
Not only is the patient’s oral health improved by restoring and strengthening a tooth with a dental crown, but it will also look beautiful, like a brand new tooth.