Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? If so, cosmetic dentistry is a great option for you. At Richard L. Beckermeyer, D.D.S., PC, we offer a wide range of cosmetic services to help you achieve the vibrant smile you have always wanted. Let us help you determine a plan to meet your individual needs and goals. Located in Niles, MI, our team has helped patients of all ages across Berrien County and Southwestern Michigan feel more confident in their grins. As a health-based practice, we also encourage patients to protect their smiles at home using preventative methods, such as drinking water rather than soda and beverages with refined sugar, which can stain and weaken teeth.
Helping You Achieve a Bright, Vibrant Smile
If your smile isn’t as white as you would like it to be, the team at Richard L. Beckermeyer, D.D.S., PC is here to help! We use the Philips Zoom Whitening System for safe and highly effective results. If you opt for our in-office treatment, the procedure will only take about an hour, after which your smile will be shades whiter! After applying a bleaching gel to the teeth, we activate it using a high-intensity light. This is a comfortable, painless procedure that will get you the results you desire.
If you would prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home, we also offer an at-home alternative. We will create custom trays to fit your top and bottom teeth and provide a whitening gel to pour into the trays. Apply these once a day, and in a week or two you will achieve a vibrant smile. Our at-home method is much more effective than any over-the-counter whitening gels or strips.
Veneers are very thin yet strong porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of individual teeth. We custom-create your veneers to match the shade of your smile and to ensure the shape looks natural. Using veneers, we can alter the shape, shade and length of your teeth in as little as two visits! Whether you have a gap, chip, crack or discoloration, our team will create veneers that restore your confidence in your smile as well as strengthen any damaged teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings are a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite material that we custom-blend to achieve a shade that will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. In addition, these fillings are actually better for restoring the strength of decayed teeth than are silver fillings. Now you don’t have to worry about how a filling will impact the appearance of your smile!
Same-Day CEREC Crowns
At Richard L. Beckermeyer, D.D.S., PC, we have the technology to provide same-day CEREC crowns! Rather than having to visit the office a couple of times to receive a crown restoration, now we can complete the entire procedure in just one visit. Crowns are caps that are placed on the top of teeth that are broken or damaged, or are too decayed for a filling, to restore strength and function. Our porcelain crowns are custom-made to achieve a shade that will match the rest of your smile.
A bridge, or a “fixed prosthesis,” is a restoration used to replace missing teeth. Porcelain crowns are cemented on the teeth on either side of the gap, and these crowns are connected to an artificial tooth inserted into the gap. This is a non-removable, more permanent option for replacing a missing tooth than a partial denture, but is a less involved process than a dental implant.