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Cosmetic Dental Services

By December 23, 2021September 12th, 2023cosmetic dentistry
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Cosmetic Dental Services

Cosmetic dental services can enhance your smile inside and out. As your first impression, you want your smile to look and feel healthy! Over time your teeth can develop issues that may make you smile less confidently. Smiles By Design and Dr. Barker can help you feel better about your teeth and prompt you to smile more often.

What are cosmetic dental services?

Cosmetic dentistry is professional oral care that helps improve the appearance of your teeth. While cosmetic dentistry is considered elective in most cases, there are restorative benefits to this professional service.

Types of Cosmetic Dental Services

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. This procedure can remove years of stains caused by food or drinks (including coffee, tea, and wine). In addition, medicines like antibiotics, antihistamines, and blood pressure medications can cause stains.

If you’re in the market for a whiter and brighter smile, ask us about the products we recommend at your next office visit! With advancements in technology, we offer teeth whitening products that are safe and effective, and best of all, they are take-home products for at-home use!


Veneers are ceramic, custom-made caps that are placed over your natural teeth. Additionally, veneers can help improve the look of teeth including crooked teeth, chipped teeth, gaps, and damaged enamel. Dental veneers are natural-looking and are a good option for those for whom teeth whitening isn’t effective. Moreover, veneers are permanently applied and last between 10-15 years.

Cosmetic bonding with Bioclear

Cosmetic bonding is a similar procedure to veneers in which composite material adheres to the tooth. While bonding is a good cosmetic option, it has a shorter life span than veneers but is a more affordable option.

At Smiles by Design, Dr. Barker is certified in the Bioclear method. This method brings a modern approach to restorative dentistry while utilizing advancements in technology. Dr. Barker is your Wichita dentist certified in this progressive cosmetic bonding method.

Dental contouring

Dental contouring reshapes the teeth. Some instances in which contouring is a good option would be for a chipped or crack tooth. However, dental contouring is non-invasive and can quickly improve small flaws in your teeth.

Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Barker and her team are experienced in cosmetic dentistry in Wichita. Searching for a comprehensive dental provider? Contact us for a consultation.