Family And Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. James L. Schmidt & Associates

Cosmetic Dentistry

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Does the appearance of your smile leave you unhappy or self-conscious? If so, and if it is already healthy, it could be that cosmetic dentistry is the next step. At the dental office of James Schmidt, DDS in St. Louis, MO, our patients can rely on Dr. Schmidt and the team to offer a full menu of effective cosmetic treatments.

Once we are sure that your oral health is as good as possible, we then consider the cosmetic treatments that may make you really fall in love with your smile.


Dental Bonding

There are many reliable and effective restorative and cosmetic dentistry options in the world of modern dentistry. For example, a patient who has broken or chipped a tooth may discover that we have several treatment options, and among the most effective is going to be bonding. This is when we will use a strong, tooth-colored resin that creates a strong bond to the natural tooth material. Improving its appearance, bonding also offers immense strength to the damaged tooth.

However, it is also a good treatment for filling cavities, repairing cracked teeth, hiding teeth that are deeply stained, creating cosmetic treatment for widely gapped teeth, protecting an exposed area of a tooth and improving the shape or length of a tooth. Though it sounds like a cosmetic treatment alone, it is great for protecting teeth from further harm or decay. Quick and simple, it is a treatment we are happy to discuss.

Inlays/Onlays

Teeth that are suffering with mild to moderate decay, or which have been somehow damaged, but which are not in need of dental crowns, can be easily repaired and restored with onlays or inlays. Additionally, the patient with a tooth suffering extensive decay or damage, but which cannot be fixed with a traditional filling is also a good candidate for inlays and onlays.

Known as a conservative treatment, they provide our dentist with the means of preserving a great deal of the tooth’s natural structure. Yet, the inlays and onlays are incredibly strong and enhance the lifespan of the tooth. Because they are colored the same as the tooth, they are a cosmetic option, too.

Inlays are placed into the center of a tooth – between the cusps. The onlays can also fill the center but will additionally replace one or more cusps. Both will be bonded to the tooth and bring an end to cosmetic issues, decay or damage.

Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers

Is there any sort of fast and effective way to remedy stained teeth, gapped or unevenly spaced teeth, or even teeth damaged by chips or cracks? With porcelain veneers and Lumineers, our patients enjoy a remarkably rapid approach to correcting many different cosmetic issues with their smiles. With just two office visits we can help patients get the smiles they have dreamt of and all without the need for aligners, crowns and more.

Teeth Whitening

It is frustrating to have great oral health and hygiene and yet still hide your teeth because of some discoloration or staining. Fortunately, for those with healthy teeth and gums, we can provide simple teeth whitening solutions. We do in-office procedures with the impressive Sinsational Teeth Whitening, which can lighten your teeth by many shades in just 20 minutes, plus we have professional grade take home kits that can keep your smile bright and white for months afterward.

Smile Makeover

Did you ever consider getting an entirely customized smile makeover? If you know you need more than a single cosmetic treatment to improve the appearance of your smile, we are glad to do a consultation and explain the options. Aimed at cosmetic improvement, our smile makeover treatments can also include restorative work such as the use of dental implants or crowns in addition to porcelain veneers or Lumineers, bonding, whitening and more.

Invisalign

Very few teens and adults want to wear braces, but those who would benefit from them may feel it is the only option. Fortunately, our patients can consult with us about Invisalign, which is a clear, dental alignment tray system that fit comfortably and invisibly over the teeth, allowing them to be slowly realigned. While their invisibility is a major benefit, their comfort and safety are amazing bonuses too. Remove the aligners to eat and perform regular oral hygiene and then pop them back into place to go about your day. In as little as six months to two years, you might have your dream smile and no one will know you ever wore the clear braces.

Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist to Enhance Your Smile

In addition to these remarkable treatment options, our cosmetic dentist can also discuss your options for a smile makeover. This is for patients who require more than a single procedure to get the smile they desire. It might also look at restoring your smile in addition to improving its good looks. Now that you know we have many cosmetic dentistry services, you can get in touch today by calling 830-625-7611 or by visiting our contact page. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, feel free to read through our FAQs or give our office a call.

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  • I cannot express my gratitude for your contribution in changing my life. I have been unable to wear my dentures for many years. This caused serious adjustments in my eating habit, my physical appearance, and my self confidence. People made fun of me making faces when chewing the limited food I ate. I had given up simple things like steak, corn on the cob, salads, nuts and most of all, smiles. This may seem trivial to you, but this Christmas I plan on purchasing many pounds of mixed nuts. Every time I eat them I will give a silent thanks to you for helping make it possible to eat them. It has been about 10 years since I have been able to enjoy such simple things. People tell me I look 10 years younger and have a great smile. Your contribution may have been just another day at work for you. But an uplifting life change for me. Appreciation doesn’t describe how much this means to me. Thank you and may you be blessed as I have been.
    Ernie Copeland
  • Thirty three years ago I had crowns installed on several of my front teeth, for cosmetic reasons. This year I realized it was time for a change , I went to Dr. Schmidt for a consultation this spring, and today I cannot stop smiling. Dr. Schmidt replaced the existing crowns , added 4 existing crowns on top, and eight veneers on the bottom teeth. It took 4 painless procedures to give me the confidence to smile again.
    Kim
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  • I felt that my comfort and concerns were the most important issue at hand! Your entire office made me feel important instead of the other way around. Thank you. I have always feared the dentist and also have an irrational fear of loosing all my teeth like my parents. To all of you, thanks, for making me feel important today. Your professional and comforting office deserves to be commended.
    Robert D.
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  • Thank you for all of the work that you performed through the Donated Dental Services Program. Thank you for your continued Donated Dental Work. I greatly appreciate what you have done as well as what you have continued to do.
    Virginia
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