Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

To help our patients achieve a beautiful, balanced smile, we offer an array of cosmetic dentistry treatments, including porcelain veneers, laser gum contouring, and dental bonding. Each treatment is customized to address your cosmetic goals and preferences, whether that involves creating a more symmetrical gum line, brightening your smile, or correcting misalignment. Our patients in Independence, MO, can benefit from the expertise and artistry of our team at Dental Arts, who apply their unique understanding of aesthetics to enhance our patients' natural beauty.

Our Accredited Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Kirk Opdahl, are two of only 250 dentists certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. 

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry treatments are designed to enhance the natural beauty of your smile and complement your facial features. We can perform cosmetic procedures individually or in combination for the most dramatic results.

To determine the best treatment plan for you, your doctor can review your goals and priorities, before examining your oral health and the structure of your smile. As the state of your teeth and gums will affect the longevity of your results, we will first address any existing conditions, such as tooth decay, cavities, or gum disease, before beginning treatment. To address diverse cosmetic concerns, we offer a variety of treatments, including porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and teeth whitening.

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At our practice, we can combine several cosmetic dentistry procedures into a single treatment plan to address a variety of imperfections.


To conceal minor flaws such as chips, gaps, or dental staining, we may recommend a custom veneers treatment. These restorations are thin porcelain shells, which are placed over the front surface of teeth. Veneers are made of high-quality material and are designed to blend seamlessly with your smile.

For qualifying patients, we also offer Lumineers®, an ultra thin version of porcelain veneers that require minimal to no tooth preparation. This option allows patients to preserve more of their natural tooth enamel for a healthier smile.

Laser Gum Contouring

With advanced laser technology, we can provide patients with a more symmetrical gum line and balanced smile. During a gum contouring procedure, we can remove excess gum tissue and sculpt the gums to create a beautiful frame for teeth. Our dental laser is designed to minimize discomfort and reduce healing time for an optimal outcome.   

Dental Bonding

Similar to veneers, dental bonding can improve the aesthetics of the front teeth. This option is a more affordable solution and does not require extensive reshaping of the tooth structure. During treatment, your doctor can sculpt a color-matched composite resin over each tooth for a natural-looking appearance.

Teeth Whitening

We offer both in-office teeth whitening and convenient take-home kits to address dental discoloration. Using an advanced whitening solution, we can lighten your smile up to several shades to help you achieve a sparkling smile. 

Smile Makeover

For patients with several dental concerns, we can design a custom smile makeover, combining several procedures into a single treatment. To ensure comprehensive results, we take into account not only your teeth and gums, but also the contours of your face and skin tone when designing your treatment plan. We also use cosmetic shade guides to determine the appropriate color of any materials applied to your smile. During all treatments, we incorporate state-of-the-art technology, such as digital imaging and x-rays to produce mock-ups. As such, our patients can preview their new smile before beginning treatment.

For patients with mild dental misalignment, we offer a Six Months Smiles® program, an accelerated and more affordable treatment than other orthodontia alternatives.

The Benefits of Working with Dental Arts

Our Accredited Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Kirk Opdahl, are two of only 250 dentists certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and Dr. Jeremy Bowen is a member of the AACD. Each member of our team has extensive training and experience transforming patients' smiles safely and effectively. When you work with qualified professionals, you can rest assured that you will experience the highest quality care and natural-looking results. 

Contact Us Today

The benefits of cosmetic dentistry treatments are long-lasting and far-reaching, improving not only aesthetics but also our patients' confidence and qualify of life. Our team at Dental Arts offers a full range of cosmetic treatments to help patients achieve bright, beautiful smiles. To learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation, contact us online or call us today at (816) 478-3600.

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Though I am always nervous, I know that no matter what the situation, I could not be in better hands at Dental Arts. Thank you to you and your staff. You are all so wonderful. God bless you! Gail

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Independence Office

19201 E Valley View Pkwy
Ste A
Independence, MO 64055

More Info Directions (816) 478-3600