Perfect Your Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry in Leawood, KS

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. A beautiful smile can improve social interactions and enrich your quality of life. Cosmetic dentistry improves the health and aesthetics of teeth and gums through procedures ranging from teeth whitening to full smile makeovers. Dr. Frank Young Dental offers cosmetic dentistry in Leawood, Kansas, that matches years of expertise with the latest technology to deliver the smile you’ve always wanted.

At Dr. Frank Young Dental, your input is essential to helping us achieve your ideal smile design. Before explaining your treatment options, Dr. Young will listen as you describe what you like about your teeth and the improvements you want to see. The result will be a highly aesthetic smile that you’ll love.

Depending on your smile goals, Dr. Young may recommend one or more cosmetic dentistry treatments described below.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Leawood, KS

Teeth whitening is a fast way to brighten and refresh your smile. Whether you choose in-office or at-home treatment, professional-strength gel will remove stubborn stains that won’t budge with regular brushing. You can choose subtle whiteness or brilliantly white teeth that sparkle when you smile. We will condition your teeth to minimize whitening sensitivity for a smooth, comfortable experience.

Air Polishing for a White and Healthy Smile

Our sodium bicarbonate water spray effectively eliminates stubborn stains, leaving your teeth gleaming and revitalized. Experience the latest in cosmetic dentistry technology at our Leawood practice, where your journey to a vibrant smile begins.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin wafers of custom dental porcelain bonded to the fronts of your teeth to conceal chips, cracks, small gaps, or unevenness. Veneers can reshape teeth or brighten your smile without bleaching. Dental ceramics mimic tooth shade, shape, texture, and translucence. Custom veneers will complement your personality and facial features for a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

Porcelain Crowns

Often called a “cap,” a porcelain crown covers an entire tooth from the gumline to the biting surface. A crown helps preserve a broken or badly worn tooth and prevent extraction. Also, a crown protects your tooth after root canal treatment and is the final component of a dental implant. Fused crowns create a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth. Your crown will fit precisely and look natural—matching the characteristics of surrounding teeth.

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is a treatment to conceal small gaps, white spots on tooth enamel, or uneven edges. If you have a chipped tooth and are searching for cosmetic dentistry near me, Dr. Young can apply composite bonding to match your tooth shade and fill the space seamlessly. He usually completes the detailed treatment in one visit while you relax in the dental chair.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are dental composites that preserve more of your natural tooth structure than amalgam (silver) fillings. You can laugh or smile broadly with confidence that your dental fillings blend with your teeth. You will enjoy a comfortable experience as we replace tooth decay with natural-looking fillings.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a series of crowns fused at their sides to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are an affordable alternative to dental implants. Your custom bridge will fill the gaps in your smile, fit well, and blend with surrounding teeth. The stability of a dental bridge helps you speak and eat comfortably.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are custom-made ceramic restorations that fill cavities and restore damaged teeth. Like a dental filling, an inlay replaces decay or damage in a tooth. An onlay replaces damaged or missing tooth structure that affects one or more cusps or peaks on a tooth’s biting surface. Many patients prefer inlays and onlays for their aesthetic appeal and durability, often lasting decades.

Gum Reshaping/Gummy Smile

Gum reshaping or gum contouring is a cosmetic dentistry technique for lengthening the appearance of your teeth and improving a gummy smile. You can sit comfortably in the dental chair as laser technology gently and precisely reshapes gum tissue, minimizes your recovery time, and adds symmetry to your smile.

Smile Design and Makeover

A smile design and makeover combine cosmetic dentistry treatments to achieve your desired results. Dr. Young uses your feedback, digital technology, and his training and experience to recommend one or more cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers or dental bonding, to enhance your smile.

Full-Mouth Rejuvenation

Full-mouth rejuvenation restores beauty and function when most teeth are severely worn, broken, or decayed. This treatment improves speech and eating and helps minimize the effects of gum disease. Full-mouth rejuvenation may include Invisalign, teeth whitening, porcelain crowns, or other treatments to restore oral health and your smile.


Invisalign is an orthodontic system of custom clear aligners that straighten your teeth. Digital impressions of your mouth help create a series of aligners that move your teeth gradually and precisely. Invisalign’s comfortable, metal-free aligners are ideal for patients who want to straighten their teeth discreetly.

Instant Orthodontics

While traditional orthodontic treatment can last a year or more, instant orthodontics align teeth in two to three visits. Instant orthodontics uses porcelain veneers to improve tooth shape, size, and alignment and brighten your smile.

Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist

Your choice of cosmetic dentists affects treatment outcomes. Research a dentist’s aesthetic training and experience before scheduling consultations.

Ask each cosmetic dentist these questions during the consultation:

  • Which cosmetic procedures do you perform most frequently?
  • What area of dentistry did you focus on during your education?
  • Are you involved in continuing education to stay current with the latest techniques and technology?
  • Are you an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry member?
  • May I see before-and-after photos of your patients’ cases?
  • Will I need oral health treatment before my cosmetic procedure?
  • What dental laboratory do you use?
  • What materials do you and the laboratory use for crowns, veneers, or other restorations?
  • How long will the results of my cosmetic dentistry procedure last?
  • How much will my procedure cost?
  • Do you offer dental financing options?

Comparing each dentist’s training, experience, and treatment options can help you feel confident about the doctor you choose for cosmetic procedures.

Book a Cosmetic Dentistry Appointment Today!

Take the first step toward improving your smile by scheduling a consultation with Leawood dentist Dr. Frank Young. You will meet with Dr. Young to discuss your dental concerns and learn how cosmetic dentistry can help. His office is near College Blvd—convenient for Overland Park and Lenexa residents. Call us to schedule today!