Dr. Shane Nelson has designed a practice that is built on a foundation of principles such as biomimetic dentistry. The satisfaction that our patients get from all dentistry services flows in some way from this approach. Particularly as it relates to our cosmetic dentist services, biomimetic dentistry at our office in Overland Park, KS supports the most natural design of the teeth and other structures. “Bio,” after all, refers to living tissues, whereas “mimetic” is in reference to “mimic,” or imitating the structure, function, and appearance of natural tissues.
Due to our exacting approach to protecting and preserving natural structures, and to our precise treatment planning, you have peace of mind that your smile will look natural – like you, only healthier looking and more vibrant!
Cosmetic (elective) services to boost the smile
Patients who are great candidates for cosmetic procedures at Dentistry by Shane Nelson, DDS, generally have healthy teeth and gums. So, they have a great foundation to build upon when correcting imperfections that mar the appearance of their smile. We want to keep their teeth and gums as healthy as possible. In turn, we are very selective about the products that we use, and the techniques that we employ. For instance, if you seek whiter teeth, we offer the KöR system. Powerful whitening ingredients are applied evenly and comfortably to the teeth via customized oral appliances (whitening trays) that seal in the bleaching agents. The design of these trays supports the safest whitening process and ensures that the results from treatment look natural and even.
For patients with slight gaps, modest chips or fractures, and shape- or size-related irregularities, direct or indirect veneers may be just what Dr. Nelson orders. Direct veneers (dental bonding) involve placing a tooth-like composite resin material on the teeth. Once shaped artfully by Dr. Nelson, the resin disguises cosmetic imperfections. Indirect veneers are thin layers of durable, stain-resistant dental porcelain. Porcelain veneers are fabricated to precisely cover up and correct the same types of conditions that direct veneers address. Depending on your needs, our dentist can also skillfully reshape the tooth using recontouring techniques.
Restorative treatments that are also cosmetic!
As a holistic dental office, Dentistry by Shane Nelson, DDS also accounts for the “whole person” in every treatment or product that we recommend. So, we ensure that all restorative treatments are as natural looking and attractive, as they are safe, biocompatible (tissue-friendly), highly functional, and long-lasting. In consultation with you, and in combination with advanced diagnostics, we may recommend lovely tooth-colored resin fillings (no unsightly “silver” fillings here!), stunning porcelain dental crowns, and superior tooth replacement that is supported by dental implants. Implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures replace the root of the tooth – not just the crown visible above the gumline – and they do so to provide the most lifelike feel and function.
Contact us today to see what cosmetic dentistry can do for you and your life. It is not an overstatement to say that we have seen these services transform many patients’ lives.
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