Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Life

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance. A beautiful, bright, healthy smile can increase self confidence and overall life satisfaction. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can conceal uneven or cracked teeth, brighten teeth that have lost their natural luster, or even completely and dramatically reinvent your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry can encompass things such as tooth-colored fillings, dental implants, or crowns. However you wish to improve your smile, Thayer Dental Care offers a cosmetic dental treatment that is right for you. Whether you require a subtle refinement or a full smile makeover, we will give you a smile you’ll be proud to show off.

Smile Whitening

Many everyday things like coffee, tea and wine can significantly dull teeth. Smile-whitening enables us to significantly brighten your smile for that dazzling white smile you deserve.

Plastic whitening trays will be made from models of your teeth. You will then place a special whitening gel in each tray and wear the trays in your mouth for several hours per day. (Many patients wear their trays after dinner and before bed.) A significant change in tooth color is usually seen in just four to six weeks.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are very thin porcelain pieces that are custom made to adhere directly to the front of teeth without grinding or shaving. Transform your smile without drilling on your natural teeth!

In the hands of a highly skilled dentist, porcelain laminates can provide you with an incredibly natural, beautiful smile. They are virtually undetectable and can dramatically improve your appearance. They are durable and long-lasting when compared to other cosmetic treatments.

Mercury-Free Restorations

The common silver filling contains mercury. Dr. Patel uses the highest-quality biocompatible, tooth-colored restorations to create healthy, beautiful smiles. Since the composite material adheres directly to the tooth enamel, less preparation of the tooth is required before using it. This means it is more durable and provides a more natural-looking result.

Same-Day Crowns

Our on-site dental laboratory also allows us to provide you with CEREC® same-day crowns. The conventional method for creating dental crowns requires at least two appointments at the dentist’s office. With CEREC technology, however, we can mill your custom porcelain crown right at our office. This gives you the benefit of having your crown designed, created, and placed all on the same day without needing to come back to our office for multiple visits.

Mini Dental Implants

If you are missing multiple teeth, mini dental implants and dentures may be a good solution for restoring your smile. Mini dental implants ensure that your dentures are secure and comfortable. If you have dentures that shift and come loose in the mouth, Dr. Samir Patel may suggest mini dental implants to further stabilize your dentures.


Permanent Implant bridges

A Teeth Tomorrow® Dental Implant Bridge is precision-sculpted from a single piece of Prettau® Zirconia, and hand finished and polished so they look like healthy teeth and gums.  Your bridge is held permanently in place by Dental Implants, so you don’t have to use adhesives or ever take it out of your mouth. Teeth Tomorrow® is a permanent solution.  It is more expensive than getting removable dentures, but is most often less than the cost of trying to save your failing teeth over the long term.

We have many options, so please call us at 417-264-7266 for a free cosmetic consultation.

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