Cosmetic Dentistry for Independence, Blue Springs & Lee's Summit MO


No matter how damaged or discolored your teeth may be, cosmetic dentistry can make them look brand new. As a delicate balance of art and science, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth while preserving their health. Our clinicians have the skills and experience to transform your smile, so take a moment to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry services offered by us.

Teeth Whitening

Discolored teeth often make people hesitant to share their smiles with the world. Fortunately, teeth whitening is a safe, effective treatment that can restore beauty and luminescence to your smile. Our cosmetic dentists in Independence, MO offer fast in-office treatments and convenient take-home whitening supplies that make it easy to whiten your teeth on your own schedule. Whitening treatments can brighten your teeth several shades in a single appointment, which means you won’t have to wait long for that gorgeous, movie-star smile.

Dental Bonding

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Dental bonding offers a quick, economical way for cosmetic dentists to repair, reshape or rebuild your existing teeth. Bonding material is made up of tooth-colored composite resins that are cured with UV light, and can be used to repair cracks, chips, and discoloration, or to reshape teeth to make them larger or more symmetrical.


Orthodontics aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. New orthodontic products such as Invisalign have paved the way for adults to straighten their teeth without unsightly wires. Invisalign includes a set of customized retainers that quickly move your teeth into the desired locations, aligning smiles, closing gaps and repairing midline problems. Patients switch to a new Invisalign retainer every two weeks or according to your personal treatment plan, and most treatments are complete in under a year.

Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are wafer-like, tooth-colored shells that are used to repair cosmetic issues like broken or chipped teeth, uneven wear, discoloration, gaps, or to make the teeth look straighter. The veneers themselves are cemented to the front of teeth, and dentists use composite resin to smooth the sides of the tooth. Once bonded to your teeth, dental veneers can change their length, size, shape, and color.

Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays can be used if you have cracked or damaged teeth - typically when over half of the tooth’s surface has been damaged in some way. Inlays are used on the inside of the tooth, similar to a traditional filling, while onlays are used to restore the tooth’s appearance when there has been more extensive damage. In either case, the damaged part of the tooth is replaced with a durable and attractive, natural-looking substance. 

Crown Lengthening

Have you always been embarrassed by your smile because you have too much of a “gummy” appearance? Crown lengthening is for people who feel their teeth aren’t long/big enough and their gums take up too much of their smile. The process of crown lengthening includes removing excess gum tissue. We are then able to contour the gums (on one tooth or several) into a natural-looking appearance that you’ll be happy with. 

Gum Contouring

Gum contouring is also known as gum reshaping or tissue sculpting. If you’re unhappy with the way your gums look when you smile, we can reshape them into a more aesthetically-pleasing appearance. It’s a procedure that can be done right in our offices, shaping your gums to better fit the way you think they should look.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover encompasses the previously mentioned cosmetic dentistry options and more. Dental Excellence tailors our treatment for each and every patient, using the procedures that will benefit your smile the most. Before our clinicians recommend cosmetic treatment, they will carefully evaluate the health and stability of your teeth and talk with you about your cosmetic dentistry goals. From there, the Dental Excellence team will create a personalized dental treatment plan according to your preferences, timetable, and budget.

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If you want to make your smile more beautiful and inviting, make an appointment for a cosmetic dentistry consultation today. Our entire staff is dedicated to your happiness and comfort. Our goal is to make sure that you receive the services you want, while enjoying a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

Appointments can be booked online using our convenient appointment wizard, or over the phone. If you have any questions regarding cosmetic dentistry or the services we offer, contact us during our normal business hours. Dental Excellence is proud to provide upstanding cosmetic dentistry services to our patients in the areas of Independence, Blue Springs and Lee's Summit, MO.

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