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21/Nov/2022

Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.


Reasons For Tooth Whitening:

Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development)


Normal wear of outer tooth layer

Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.)


Yellow, brown stained teeth


This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.




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21/Nov/2022

In the past decade there has been a dramatic interest in cosmetic dentistry. We all realize that having a healthy, bright, and beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence. Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve our teeth and smiles with quick, painless, and surprisingly affordable treatments.


Cosmetic Dental Treatments Can:

Change the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth


Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth


Improve or correct bites


Lighten or brighten the color of teeth

Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth


Replace old, unattractive dental treatments


Replace missing teeth




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21/Nov/2022

Veneers are thin, custom made pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.

Porcelain veneers can correct many cosmetic problems. They can improve size, shape, and color of teeth. They can also close spaces between teeth, as well as lengthen or shorten teeth. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.


Reasons For Porcelain Veneers:

Crooked & misshapen teeth


Unwanted or uneven spaces


Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile

Severely discolored or stained teeth.


Worn or chipped teeth


Teeth that are too small or large


Getting veneers usually requires no more than two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and your dentist.

You will receive care instructions for veneers. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers. With the proper treatment, your porcelain veneers can last 20 years or more.




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17/May/2019

Bolivar Smiles Dentistry offers same-day CEREC® dental crowns, so patients who damage or lose a crown may be able to get a custom, permanent dental crown placed later that same day. Our same-day crowns are made of durable zirconia, which helps them stay in great shape for several years. Replacing a damaged or missing crown as quickly as possible is crucial for protecting the tooth from harmful bacteria and possible dental trauma, so if you believe you need a crown replaced, please get in touch with our office as soon as possible.

When a significant amount of a tooth has been lost from decay or injury, but still worth saving – a crown may be in your best interest. A crown fortifies and restores damaged teeth, letting them function and look just like natural teeth.

When a tooth is beyond repair or missing completely, a dental implant with a crown is widely considered to be the best solution. The next best thing is often a three-unit fixed bridge which uses your natural teeth on either side of the gap. Longer bridges can be used to span longer gaps.

Crowns and bridges are made by a dental technician that uses the mold of your teeth to determine the exact shape and size of the restoration. The process usually only takes a few weeks to create to help you look your best with your new smile.

The longevity of a crown or bridge depends mostly on the dental health and hygiene habits of the patient. Routine exams and cleanings as well as brushing and flossing regularly will help keep your smile looking great for years to come.


A Crown or Bridge Can Help in Many Different Scenarios

A crown can cover and secure a tooth that has cracked or chipped


A dental bridge will fill in spaces caused by lost or extracted teeth


A darkened or discolored tooth will look bright and polished after a crown is added


A crown will shore up a tooth that is vulnerable after root canal therapy




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Our team always strives to provide the most efficient and effective dental services while still taking the time to ensure that every patient is well-informed when it comes to their oral health and treatment.

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Address:
1300 N. Oakland Ave, Ste. B. Bolivar, MO 65613

Phone:
(417) 512-5073

Email:
bolivarsmiles@gmail.com

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