Show Off You Best Possible Smile

Wanting a beautiful and bright smile is more than a matter of vanity and personal preference. Studies have shown that not only does thecosmetic dentistry state of a person's teeth affect their personal confidence and self esteem, it also affects how they are perceived by others, in everything from social to professional interactions. From stains and discolorations to chips and cracks, cosmetic dentistry can makeover your smile and improve your quality of life. Dr. Michael Ogden, a cosmetic dentist in Columbia, MO, offers a number of options to fix your teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Columbia, MO

Dental stains are one of the most common cosmetic problems. Consumer products like whitening toothpastes and gels can help to a degree, but a professional teeth whitening treatment can brighten your teeth by up to eight shades and last for several years with good oral hygiene and diet.

What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do For Your Smile

In addition to tooth color, cosmetic dentistry treatments can change size and shape to fix common imperfections and damage like chips, cracks, and gaps (large spaces and bite/alignment problems may require orthodontic treatment). There are a number of options available to improve your smile, including:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Direct composite veneers
  • Tooth colored fillings
  • Crowns and bridgework
  • Dental implant restorations

When Should You See a Cosmetic Dentist?

Sports injuries, accidents, and even biting down into a hard piece of candy or other hard foods are typically the main cause of chipped and cracked teeth. But the normal aging process and wear and tear over time can also dull your smile. Whatever the reason, a cosmetic dental treatment can get your smile looking better than ever.

Find a Dentist in Columbia, MO

Your best smile could be as close as a trip to the dentist. For more information on the cosmetic dentistry option that is best for you, contact our office by calling (573) 449-7483 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ogden today.