Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Have you ever wished that your teeth were whiter, straighter, or simply more perfect? If so, cosmetic dentistry is the solution you need. We are pleased to provide high-quality cosmetic dentistry in St. Joseph, Missouri to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Our cosmetic dental services include a number of treatments that can enhance the beauty of your smile. Cosmetic dental treatment might be right for you if you are interested in improving your smile by:

  • Lessening the appearance of stains and discoloration on the surface of the teeth
  • Correcting chipped and fractured (cracked) teeth
  • Restoring very worn teeth
  • Filling in gaps and spaces between the teeth
  • Improving the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth
  • Correcting tooth misalignment and overcrowding

 

Our experienced dentist, Dr. Hollingsworth, is skilled in a number of cosmetic dental treatments and is eager to help you gain the smile of your dreams. Achieving a more beautiful smile can boost your self-esteem and help you feel comfortable and confident showing off your smile. If you would like to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile, we welcome you to contact us today at Hollingsworth Dental.


Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are extremely thin, tooth-shaped shells that are attached to the front of the teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Porcelain veneers cover the front of your natural teeth, giving you a complete smile transformation. Because they are created from porcelain, dental veneers are beautifully natural looking, translucent, and durable.

In St. Joseph, Missouri, porcelain veneers are placed in just two comfortable visits to our dental office. During the first visit, Dr. Hollingsworth, our skilled dentist, will prepare the teeth for the porcelain veneers by removing a very small amount of enamel – just enough to allow for the veneers to fit on the teeth. He will also take an impression of your teeth so that your custom porcelain veneers can be created to perfectly fit your smile. At the second appointment, Dr. Hollingsworth will attach the porcelain veneers to your teeth. The veneers are cemented into place. We will make any needed adjustments to ensure that the porcelain veneers are comfortable and aesthetic. If you would like, both appointments can be completed on the same day.

You may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers if you would like to correct cosmetic dental flaws such as:

  • Chipped, fractured, or very worn teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth

 

Porcelain veneers can give you a more beautiful smile. To learn more, we invite you to contact us at Hollingsworth Dental today.


Lumineers®

Lumineers® are ultra-thin, no-prep veneers. Lumineers fit over the front of your natural teeth to correct cosmetic dental flaws and enhance the beauty of your smile. Our friendly dentist, Dr. Michael Hollingsworth, is pleased to offer Lumineers in St. Joseph, Missouri to help you achieve the healthy, attractive smile of your dreams. Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers are completely reversible.

Your custom Lumineers can be placed in two appointments at Hollingsworth Dental. At the first visit, Dr. Hollingsworth will take impressions of your teeth and complete any needed preparation to the tooth structure. In most cases, preparation is very minimal and does not require the use of shots or temporary veneers. Your Lumineers will be placed during the second visit to our dental office.

Lumineers may be the right choice for you if you would like to improve the appearance of smile flaws such as:

  • Discoloration and staining on the surface of the teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Gaps and spaces between the teeth
  • Cracked, chipped, or very worn teeth
  • Slight tooth misalignment

 

We welcome you to call or visit our dental practice today to learn more about how Lumineers can enhance the beauty of your smile. We look forward to caring for you!


At-Home Teeth Whitening

We are pleased to provide at-home teeth whitening in St. Joseph, Missouri to help you achieve a brighter, more radiant smile. At-home teeth whitening involves using custom-made whitening trays with a professional-strength whitening gel to lighten the color of the teeth. Whitening your teeth can make your smile more attractive and inviting and can boost your self-esteem.

At-home teeth whitening typically requires two or more visits to our dental office. During the first appointment, our skilled dentist, Dr. Hollingsworth, will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used to create your custom whitening trays. You will receive your whitening trays at the second appointment (which can be scheduled for the same day), along with the whitening gel. Dr. Hollingsworth will also evaluate the whitening trays to ensure that they properly fit your smile.

At-home teeth whitening is a good option for patients who would like to whiten their teeth in their own home whenever it fits into their schedule; at-home teeth whitening is usually more gradual than in-office teeth whitening. If your teeth have become yellowed or discolored due to any of the following factors, at-home teeth whitening might be the solution you need:

  • Medication or illness
  • The natural aging process
  • Consumption of certain foods and drinks
  • Tobacco use

 

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Hollingsworth and discover whether at-home teeth whitening is right for you, we welcome you to contact us today at Hollingsworth Dental.


In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening can provide you with a noticeably whiter, brighter smile. If you have ever felt embarrassed about your smile because of yellowing, stained, or discolored teeth, in-office teeth whitening is just what you need. In-office teeth whitening in St. Joseph, Missouri is completed using a special whitening gel and light. The light activates the gel, which lightens your teeth. In some cases, in-office teeth whitening can temporarily cause increased tooth sensitivity.

Our in-office teeth whitening services require two visits to Hollingsworth Dental. Dr. Hollingsworth will whiten your teeth during the first visit, which usually requires approximately two hours. During the second appointment, Dr. Hollingsworth will evaluate your smile and ensure that you are happy with the results of the whitening treatment.

If you would like to boost your confidence in your smile in just two comfortable visits to our dental office, in-office teeth whitening is an excellent choice. In-office teeth whitening can improve your smile if your teeth are discolored or stained due to:

  • Aging
  • Illness
  • Tobacco use
  • Medication
  • Consumption of certain foods and drinks

 

For more information on in-office teeth whitening, and to schedule your visit with Dr. Hollingsworth, please call or visit us today. We look forward to improving your smile!


Simpli5™ Invisible Braces

Simpli5™ invisible braces are clear, plastic aligners that quickly and discreetly straighten your teeth. To straighten your teeth, you will wear a series of up to five sets of aligner trays that will gently guide your teeth to their ideal positions. Our caring dentist, Dr. Michael Hollingsworth, is proud to provide Simpli5 invisible braces in St. Joseph, Missouri to help you achieve the straight, healthy smile of your dreams. Simpli5 invisible braces straighten your teeth faster and more discreetly than traditional braces, which use metal brackets and wires. Simpli5 braces are also more affordable than other invisible aligner systems.

Your Simpli5 invisible braces treatment will require 4-6 appointments at Hollingsworth Dental. During the first visit, which will last only about half an hour, Dr. Hollingsworth will take an impression of your teeth. These impressions are sent to the Simpli5 lab, where your custom aligners are fabricated. In the next 3-5 appointments, Dr. Hollingsworth will evaluate your smile and switch you to the next set of Simpli5 aligners.

You may be a good candidate for Simpli5 invisible braces if your smile has minor to intermediate anterior crowding or spacing. To learn more about Simpli5 and to determine whether it is right for you, we invite you to contact us today. We are eager to enhance your smile!