By Richard G. Mark, DDS
January 05, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry has been around since ancient Egypt, when people during those times used seashells and stones to try to improve the appearance of their smiles. Luckily, technology has improved since then! Learn how modern cosmetic dentistry can fix your smile. Some solutions available at the Independence cosmetic dentistry of Dr. Richard G Mark, DDS, can be completed in just a few visits or less.

Veneers and Crowns​

When a patient has a healthy tooth that just doesn’t have a desirable outer appearance, the dentist may recommend veneers orVeneers crowns. A veneer is a tooth restoration that is placed over the front of the existing healthy tooth to make it look better. A crown is a hollow restoration that is shaped just like an actual tooth so that it can fit right over the original tooth. Some of the tooth material has to be removed before a veneer or crown can be installed.

Tooth Whitening
Another popular solution offered at Dr. Mark’s Independence cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. As the years go by, your teeth may start to become discolored and dull. This is often due to the types of foods and beverages you consume, smoking and poor dental habits. Luckily, one professional tooth whitening appointment can reverse years of discoloration in just an hour or so. You may be surprised at how much brightening your teeth a few shades can fix your smile.

Dental Bonding and Contouring
In some cases patients can have their cosmetic concerns resolved with a just a bit of contouring and bonding. Dentists use tooth-colored composite filling material and their dental tools to sculpt and improve the appearance of your teeth. Veneers are the ultimate choice, but contouring is a more affordable temporary “smile fix” that can last for several years with good dental habits. 

Let Dr. Mark Fix Your Smile
Are you feeling a bit insecure about your looks or lacking confidence in social settings? Maybe all that you need is to fix your smile. A beautiful smile by Dr. Richard G. Mark will give you the confidence to shine brightly and make your presence known wherever you go. Contact his Independence cosmetic dentistry at 816-461-3660 or visit his practice’s website at for more information.