Meyer & Johns Dental Blog

Advice and Education on Your Dental Health

Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic procedures can make your smile brilliant.The quality of your smile can make an incredible difference in how you look as well as how you feel—a great smile provides as much confidence as it projects. At Meyer and Johns, we’re ready to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. If you’re interested in any of our cosmetic dentistry services, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call us at (417) 881-6000 or schedule an appointment today.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Let’s start with the basics: If you have to have a filling, let’s make it match your teeth. Instead of teeth-darkening metallic fillings, here at Meyer & Johns we use a composite custom-matched to your teeth to keep your teeth healthy and restore your smile.

Crowns & Bridges

When a tooth is far enough gone, a crown is often the best solution for restoring it to a natural appearance and function. Whether due to a root canal, to repair decay, or sometimes to address significant discoloration and staining, crowns are long-term solutions.

Bridges are custom-made to fill holes left by missing teeth, restoring teeth to a natural contour and often correcting bite issues that can occur between top and bottom teeth. And since they look and function just like (or even better than) your own natural teeth, they look great too.

Teeth Whitening

A few shades whiter can make a tremendous difference. Professional whitening is effective, safe, and can last for years. We’d be happy to discuss options with you at your next appointment.

Contouring Teeth and Reshaping Teeth

One of the least invasive changes you can make to your smile, other than whitening, is minor contouring and reshaping of your natural teeth. These techniques can often correct crooked, chipped, or misshapen teeth, and can really make a big difference.

Composite Bonding

We would be pleased to work with you, reshaping teeth, filling gaps, or simply improving the color of your teeth for the long term. With composite bonding, we can apply an enamel-like material directly to the surface of your teeth, sculpting, hardening, and polishing it to improve your smile’s beauty.

Dental Veneers

If your teeth are worn, cracked, chipped, or perhaps just discolored, veneers may be the right option for you. Veneers are made from porcelain or composite, and are directly bonded to your teeth, providing a smooth, white polish for your smile. Although a small amount of enamel is removed in the process, veneers typically last a very long time, providing your smile dazzle for many years to come.