Cosmetic Dentistry

Get the Smile of Your Dreams

At Overland Family Dental, our goal is to provide you with a smile you love. If you aren’t completely confident about your smile, ask Dr. Gallagher about cosmetic dentistry. Our team will come up with a comprehensive plan that fits your needs so you can get the best results possible.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Whitening your teeth is one of the simplest things you can do to take years off your smile. Bright, white teeth look cleaner and healthier, and they make a great first impression! Tooth discoloration is generally caused by foods and tobacco use. Beverages that contain tannins like tea, wine, and coffee are known to cause discoloration. Other factors may include genetics, age, medication, and trauma to the jaw. If you’re not getting the results you want with those drugstore whitening strips, then it’s time to step up your whitening game with one of our professional options.

We offer an in-office treatment and do-it-yourself options that you can take home. Our in-office treatment tends to be more effective as it provides protection for your gums and mouth, which allows a more concentrated whitening system to be used. Taking a kit home is also effective, though it tends to take a little longer and requires daily dedication. Dr. Gallagher is dedicated to providing patients with safe and effective whitening treatments, whether in his office or in the comfort of your own home. Your cleaner and healthier looking pearly whites will be sparkling in no time!

KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching™

KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching is widely regarded as the most effective professional whitening system currently on the market. It’s been proven to remove tough stains from a variety of causes, including:

  • Fluorosis (Excessive fluoridation during tooth development)
  • Medications (Tetracycline, etc.)
  • Normal Wear of Outer Tooth Layer
  • Yellow or Brown Tobacco Stains (Cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, etc.)

How does KöR® Whitening do all this? The Whitening Deep Bleaching™ system helps restore your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen, dissolving stain molecules that are deeply set into your teeth. Your teeth can easily appear 16 shades lighter or more, for a naturally white and healthy smile. Not ready to give up coffee or wine? With simple, consistent maintenance, your results can also be permanent, even if you continue moderate consumption of foods known to cause tooth staining.

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Keep in mind that if you have veneers or crowns they may need to be replaced to match your new smile, as the whitening process will not lighten any of the acrylic or porcelain fittings in your mouth.

The KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching process is easy. You’ll come in for a regular cleaning, and we’ll start the procedure in our office by making custom molds of your teeth. Then, you’ll get a take-home kit to continue treatment for the next two weeks. After your two weeks are done, we finish with an in-office visit for application of Dual Activated Tri-Barrel Hydremide Peroxide. Follow up consists of monthly maintenance to ensure you’ll have permanent results. With results like that, you might think that Deep Bleaching would be harsh on your teeth and gums. Believe it or not, Deep Bleaching typically causes less sensitivity than other whitening methods. The special tray clings very carefully around your mouth so that only your teeth are touched by the whitening gel, leaving your gums and tongue protected. It’s been deemed completely safe for use on patients ages 14–90, while delivering superior results in just two weeks!

Take Home Whitening - Overland Park KS Dentist

Custom Take-Home Kits

Ask about our take-home whitening kits. We offer three different take-home kits so you can get the degree of treatment appropriate for you in the most convenient way possible. This method is a great alternative for patients who want the flexibility and comfort of whitening in their own home.

Our Whitening Treatment Options:

  • Professional take-home whitening strips
  • Custom take-home whitening trays
  • KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching™ with custom take-home trays (procedure begins in our office)

Porcelain Veneers

Sometimes a smile needs a little more TLC than whitening. Chips, small gaps, overlaps, and mismatched teeth can all be corrected with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin ceramic casings that Dr. Gallagher sculpts by hand to improve the overall appearance of your smile. They’re specially fabricated for you, designed to give you a smile that looks so beautiful and natural that no one will know you weren’t born with it.

If you find yourself being self conscious about your smile, or even try and hide behind your hand when you laugh, Veneers could be for you. Veneers not only improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile, they also help with the functionality of your teeth. When our teeth are in proper alignment and fully formed they are likely to stay healthy for a long time.

Veneers can be placed in as few as two office visits: the first to prepare your tooth and get the measurements just right, and the second to place your veneer and shape it to perfection.