Can Cosmetic Dentistry Enhance My Smile?

Absolutely!! Dr. Caye and his expert team offer dental treatments including Cosmetic Dentistry. Let’s talk about it!

Cosmetic dentistry enhances your smile through options that can help you smile confidently by naturally enhancing your smile, whether you want it to be straighter, brighter, or completely restored. Some of the cosmetic treatments offered can:

  • Restore your smile with dental implant: Dental implants are permanently anchored into the gum to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. Gone are the days of dentures being the only option to fill the gap in your smile.
  • Fix chipped teeth: If you’re worried about your chipped teeth, dental bonding may be a great option for improving your smile. We use versatile and resilient tooth-colored composite materials that create a strong structure to feel like your original tooth.
  • Enhance your smile with porcelain veneers. Veneers can conceal a wide variety of issues – from cracked teeth, gaps, crooked teeth, discolored teeth, and short or misshapen teeth. Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are custom-crafted to improve the appearance of your teeth.
  • Professional teeth whitening: 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 teeth whitening procedure.
  • Recontouring and reshaping: Tooth recontouring or reshaping provides instant results for cracked, chipped, or sometimes crooked teeth. We can slightly alter the shape, length, or position of the teeth.

Enhance Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Personal goals give us a unique opportunity to update and revamp our confidence, health, and self image. That’s why so many people are interested in the way cosmetic dentistry enhances your smile by boosting their self-esteem and improving their oral health.

Your smile is such a big part of you, and effects your confidence each and every day. That’s why Premier Dental in Lee’s Summit offers multiple cosmetic and restorative solutions that may be matched to your personal smile goals. Let’s talk about creating a smile that you can be proud to show off as you smile each day!

Before you come see us, think about what you’d like to fix about your smile, such as:

  • Teeth stains
  • Chipped, Cracked or Broken Teeth
  • Crooked or Gapped Teeth
  • Missing tooth
  • Recessed gums or Low Gum Line
  • Dental decay or Gum Disease
  • Worn edges
  • Small teeth

Learn more about our Cosmetic Dentistry services HERE.

Love Your Smile Every Day

Loving your smile can have positive effects on both your mental well-being and your interactions with others. Here are 10 reasons why you should embrace and appreciate your smile:

  1. Boosts Confidence:
    • A beautiful and healthy smile can boost your self-confidence. When you feel good about your smile, you’re more likely to feel confident in social and professional situations.
  2. Positive Impact on Mood:
    • Smiling triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s feel-good hormones. So, not only does smiling make you look more confident, but it can also contribute to an improved mood.
  3. Enhances Facial Aesthetics:
    • Your smile is a significant part of your overall facial aesthetics. A well-maintained smile can enhance your appearance and contribute to a more attractive and youthful look.
  4. Improves Social Interactions:
    • Smiling is a universal sign of friendliness and approachability. A warm and genuine smile can make social interactions more enjoyable and help you connect with others.
  5. Conveys Positivity:
    • A smile is a powerful non-verbal cue that conveys positivity and approachability. It can create a welcoming atmosphere and leave a lasting positive impression on those around you.
  6. Better Oral Health:
    • Taking pride in your smile often leads to better oral hygiene habits. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups contribute to a healthier and more attractive smile.
  7. Reflects Overall Health:
    • The condition of your teeth and gums is often an indicator of your overall health. A healthy smile can be a reflection of good general well-being.
  8. Promotes Stress Reduction:
    • Smiling can contribute to stress reduction by lowering cortisol levels. It can serve as a natural and accessible way to manage stress in various situations.
  9. Improves Relationships:
    • A confident and genuine smile can strengthen personal and professional relationships. It can make you more approachable and likable, fostering positive connections with others.
  10. Encourages Positive Habits:
    • Loving your smile can motivate you to maintain good oral hygiene habits and seek dental care when needed, promoting long-term oral health.

Remember that everyone’s smile is unique, and embracing your individuality can lead to a more positive self-image. Cosmetic dentistry enhances your smile and if you have concerns about your smile, consulting with Dr. Caye can help address any issues and provide guidance on achieving a healthy and beautiful smile that you can feel proud of every day.

Cosmetic Dentistry Enhances Your Smile

Now, let’s dive into a little more information about the actual process of these treatment options that can help you smile confidently. We’ve listed below a few of the natural-looking cosmetic dentistry procedures that are offered at the office of Dr. Caye in the Lee’s Summit, MO area offer:

  • SureSmile Clear Aligners: Premier Dental offers technology to correct and enhance your smile. SureSmile, is an alternative form of braces, similar to Invisalign, that avoids the traditional metal wires and brackets. SureSmile uses a series of clear trays that are custom designed to gently apply pressure to misplaced teeth and gradually move them into their desired positions.
  • Professional Teeth Whitening: Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. If you still feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. We offer several in-office teeth whitening options, just ask our dental team which option is best for you.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. A small amount of your existing tooth structure is removed to accommodate for the very thin, yet strong porcelain veneer.
  • Dental Implants: Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to an injury, periodontal disease, or some other reason. Dental implants are connected to the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Expert dentists, like Dr. Caye, who specialize in implants have the training, experience, special knowledge, and technology to help you have teeth that look and feel just like your own after your implant is finished.
  • Cosmetic Bonding: Cosmetic Bonding is a process where your dentist attaches or “bonds” materials directly to your tooth in order to change the color and shape and used most often to repair chipped teeth. The natural tooth enamel is then fused together with bonding materials such as porcelain and resins to create a strong structure that still feels like your original tooth.
  • Enamel Shaping (Contouring): One of the few instant cosmetic dentistry treatments is tooth reshaping, or contouring. This procedure can correct chipped or cracked teeth, crooked teeth, even overlapping teeth during one appointment. Under certain circumstances, dental contouring can be a substitute for braces and is used to slightly alter the shape, length or position of your teeth.

Schedule Your Smile Consultation Today

Our goal is to help you smile every day! Our cosmetic dentistry treatments can create a full smile makeover! If you’re concerned about discolored, missing, chipped, misaligned, or cracked teeth, come talk to us to see what your best solution is for a healthy, beautiful smile. We can treat anything from disease to replacing missing teeth and create a new smile you can be proud of because cosmetic dentistry enhances your smile.

If you have been dreaming of the perfect smile, reach out to our team at Premier Dental in Lee’s Summit to discuss how cosmetic dentistry options could be a solution for you. Whatever your smile goals are, we can help you meet them. Please call to schedule your Smile Consultation at 816-600-6330.

Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care 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 dental implants, 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.


You may not realize how important having a complete smile and the impact it has on your daily life really is even though missing teeth can create a variety of challenges in performing everyday tasks, affecting not only oral function but also one’s self-confidence. Dr. Caye and his team’s dedication to providing effective tooth replacement options demonstrates our commitment to helping patients regain their smiles and overall quality of life.

Exploring tooth replacement options is essential when keeping natural teeth isn’t feasible. Here’s a breakdown of the options we offer at Premier Dental in Lee’s Summit to help restore your missing tooth:

  1. Implants: Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. They consist of a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone, providing a strong foundation for a dental crown. Implants mimic the function and appearance of natural teeth and can last for many years with proper care.

  2. Dentures: Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They come in various forms, including partial dentures for a few missing teeth or complete dentures for an entire arch. Dentures can improve chewing and speech while restoring your smile.

  3. Implant-Supported Dentures: These dentures are anchored to dental implants, providing extra stability and reducing the risk of slippage. Implant-supported dentures are particularly beneficial for patients who want a secure and comfortable option.

We provide personalized care that addresses each patient’s unique situation by helping them choose the most suitable tooth replacement option based on their needs and smile goals.

Simple activities can greatly impact an individual’s overall well-being, such as the importance of smiling, eating, and speaking with confidence. A healthy and strong smile contributes to self-esteem, social interactions, and overall comfort.

Our commitment to ensuring that our patients have strong and healthy smiles aligns perfectly with our holistic approach to dental care. By offering effective tooth replacement solutions and focusing on personalized patient care, we’re contributing to our patients’ overall quality of life and well-being.


FAQ: Restore Your Missing Tooth

We believe that knowledge is power; therefore, we are providing answers to frequently asked questions about missing tooth restoration that our patients have asked us to help you make informed decisions about your oral health and understand the available options.

Here are some example frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to missing tooth restoration, along with their corresponding answers:

Q1: What are my options for replacing a missing tooth?

A: We offer several options, including dental implants, dentures, and implant-supported dentures. The best option for you depends on factors like your oral health, budget, and personal preferences.

Q2: What is a dental implant?

A: A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. It provides a strong foundation for a replacement tooth (crown) and mimics the look and function of a natural tooth.

Q3: Are dental implants a permanent solution?

A: Dental implants are designed to be a long-lasting solution. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years, often a lifetime.

Q4: What are dentures?

A: Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth. Partial dentures replace a few missing teeth, while complete dentures replace an entire arch of teeth.

Q5: How do implant-supported dentures work?

A: Implant-supported dentures are anchored to dental implants for added stability. This option is especially beneficial for patients who want a secure fit and improved comfort.

Q6: How long does the restoration process take?

A: The duration varies based on the chosen option. Dental implant treatment can take a few months, including healing time. Dentures can typically be fitted within a few appointments.

Q7: Will my new teeth look natural?

A: Yes, our tooth replacement options are designed to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. Dental crowns, dentures, and implant-supported options are all customized to match your natural smile.

Q8: How should I care for my restored teeth?

A: Regular oral hygiene practices like brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups are essential. Dental implants and dentures have specific care instructions that our team will provide.

Q9: Will the restoration process be painful?

A: Our team takes steps to ensure your comfort throughout the process. Dental procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia, and post-operative discomfort is generally manageable.

Q10: How do I know which option is right for me?

A: Our experienced team will assess your oral health, discuss your goals, and recommend the most suitable option based on your individual needs and preferences.

Q11: Why should I replace missing teeth?

A. Our patients always realize that a missing tooth affects their appearance; however, that’s not the only reason we should discuss options to restore your missing tooth. Here are 3 main reasons:

  1. Your appearance.
  2. The gap left by a missing tooth can mean more strain is put on the teeth at either side.
  3. A gap can also mean your ‘bite’ is affected, because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and change the way the upper and lower teeth bite together. This can lead to food getting packed into the gap, which causes tooth decay and gum disease.

Q12: What happens if I don’t replace my missing tooth quickly?

A. When a tooth is lost, the bone that used to support it disappears quickly. This leads to:

  • shifting teeth
  • tooth trauma
  • periodontal disease
  • aging of facial features
  • unnatural gums around a future tooth replacement
  • lack of bone support for future tooth replacement

We hope these FAQs can serve as a starting point for providing valuable information for you about missing tooth restoration. 


Missing Teeth: Tooth Replacement Options Explained

There are two big considerations to keep in mind:

  1. This depends on the number of teeth missing and where they are in your mouth.
  2. The condition of the remaining teeth also affects the decision.

There are three main ways to restore your missing tooth: dental implant, bridge or dentures:

  1. Dental Implant: an artificial root is placed into the bone of the jaw and a crown or bridge is placed on top.
  2. Partial or Full Denture: removable false tooth (or teeth).
  3. Implant-Supported Dentures: An implant-supported denture is an oral appliance that replaces several teeth at once. It’s similar to a traditional denture. But instead of resting on top of your gums, an implant-supported denture attaches directly to your jawbone using dental implants.

Let’s explain dental implant, dentures, and implant-supported dentures in a little more depth …


Restore Your Missing Tooth with Dental Implants

Dental implants act like artificial roots that can be permanently placed in the patient’s jawbone. As the gum tissue and bone grow around the dental implant, they become permanent anchors. 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.

Dental implants offer a permanent replacement for missing teeth and an effective solution that will look and feel as natural as your original teeth.

Dental Implant Process:

Dental implants can fix multiple teeth, a single tooth, or a full set of teeth – so the options are plentiful, making dental implants a popular option for replacement. Implants require three major steps to consider and can take a series of visits to our office to fully complete the process:

  1. Surgical implant placement
  2. Healing from the surgical placement of the implant(s)/temporary teeth placement
  3. Replacement of any missing teeth with crowns

While the process may sound extensive, the benefits of dental implants are many.

Dental Implant Benefits:

  • Look and act like natural teeth
  • Durable, long-lasting
  • Feel strong and stable
  • Help preserve bone tissue and bone
  • Allow you to brush and floss normally

Learn More about Dental Implants HERE.

Related Article: Are You a Dental Implant Candidate for Missing Tooth Replacement?


Restore Your Missing Tooth with Dentures

We fit dentures to replace all or some of the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw. Dentures improve your confidence when you smile, as well as the clarity of your speech and your ability to chew. Modern dentures provide a firm hold and natural appearance to ensure maximum comfort and function.

  • Partial Denture: This is a plate with one or more false teeth on it. It may be all plastic or a mixture of metal and plastic. Both types may have clips (clasps) to help keep the denture in place in your mouth. Depending on where they are, some of these clips may show when you smile or open your mouth.
  • Full Denture: Full dentures are a set of custom-made removable replacements for missing teeth. Usually, they require all the teeth in the upper and/or lower half of the mouth to be removed; after removal, the gums must heal over before the dentures can be fitted.

The keyword is: “REMOVABLE“ …

Unlike dental implants and implant-supported dentures, traditional partial or full dentures are removable (not permanently implanted into your mouth). We have a lot of patients who choose Dentures because they can be a quick, non-invasive, and more affordable fix to missing teeth.

If you’re experiencing tooth loss from gum disease, injury, or tooth decay, dentures can help your appearance and smile and restore your ability to speak and eat.

Learn More about Dentures HERE.


Restore Your Missing Tooth with Implant-Supported Dentures

While implant-supported dentures are like traditional dentures, the difference lies in the use of implants for retention instead of adhesive. The implant can reduce the bulkiness of traditional dentures and give more space for the tongue.

This means that the ability to taste food with implant-supported dentures will be greatly enhanced. They’re also sturdier and there’s no need for any adhesive at any time because the dentures are so well supported by the implants. This helps preserve bone, tissue, and muscle tone in the face as well to maintain a more youthful appearance.

Learn More about Implant Supported Dentures HERE.

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Premier Dental Can Restore Your Smile and Your Confidence

If you’re uncertain about which tooth replacement option – dental implants, dentures, or implant-supported dentures – is the right fit for restoring your missing tooth and bringing back your smile, we invite you to schedule a Smile Consultation appointment with Dr. Caye and his skilled team in the Lee’s Summit area. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan when it comes to tooth replacement. That’s why, after a comprehensive examination and a thoughtful discussion about your smile aspirations, we’ll work together to create a personalized treatment plan that caters to your unique needs, effectively restoring both your smile and your confidence.

Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care 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 services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, 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.



Cosmetic Dentistry Options can help you achieve your smile goals!

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!



When damage or trauma effects your smile, Dr. Caye offers multiple options to restore your tooth’s natural appearance and function. Not only is the function of your teeth our top priority, but so is the aesthetic look and feel of your teeth. So, what do you do when you break or lose a tooth? Give us a call right away and we’ll quickly fix and restore your smile with our restorative dental methods, such as:

  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Dental Implants
  • Bridges
  • Dentures

We also offer emergency tooth repair! When you are in need of urgent dental care, you can count on Dr. Caye and his team at Premier Dental to deliver the high-quality treatment you need right away. Urgent root canals and other dental emergencies require timely care in order to alleviate pain and address problematic damage or infection.



Are you a dental implant candidate to replace your missing tooth? Let’s find out…

If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be a wonderful option for regaining your beautiful smile! Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and can change the look and health of your smile.

Having missing teeth can affect the way we chew, talk, etc., so it’s imperative to take a look at your replacement teeth options and see what your dentist recommends, and what you qualify for. Dental implants are one of these options, so let’s take a closer look at the requirements for dental implants. Most people make a great dental implant candidate and enjoy the full function and restoration of their smile!

Dental implants explained by the Mayo Clinic HERE.

If you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, learn more about Dentures vs Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

5 Signs for Dental Implant Candidate

  1. Good oral hygiene
  2. Teeth and gums in good health
  3. Good bone density for support
  4. You are a non-smoker, or can stop smoking completely
  5. Patience for the process

We will look at why the teeth are missing, your oral health routine, your jawbone strength, and your patience levels before deciding if dental implants are right for you.



Dentistry has traditionally focused on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease. However, dentists who are highly skilled at cosmetic dentistry procedures give their patients additional options to improve the appearance of their teeth, smile and mouth. In other words, restorative dentistry, also referred to as general and/or family dentistry practices address dental problems that require necessary treatment; whereas cosmetic dentistry provides elective – or desired – treatments and services.




Losing teeth can be frustrating and upsetting. Thankfully, there are two wonderful options that can bring your smile, and your dental health, all together and looking beautiful. These options are dentures and dental implants, but what’s the difference between the two? Let’s dive into what you need to know to make the best decision for yourself: Dentures vs Dental Implants.