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Best Cosmetic Dentistry | Joplin MO

Your Teeth | Your Health | Our Commitment


Every smile tells a story.

Teeth whitening, bonding and veneers are cosmetic procedures that relate more directly to the appearance of your smile. 


Do you have a chipped or broken tooth? Do you have a gap between your teeth? Do you have discolored teeth?

Bonding is a strong, reliable, convenient and natural-looking way of repairing:

    • Fractures
    • Chips
    • Cracks
    • Stains
    • Closing spaces between your teeth
    • Misaligned teeth 

You can smile, talk and laugh with confidence with bonded composite restorations.

Teeth Whitening

Do you feel your teeth look too dark? Would you like to have a brighter and whiter smile? Do you want to dazzle family and friends at a wedding or reunion?

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic procedures at Joplin Family Dental. Even the most beautiful smile can appear unhealthy when teeth are stained or yellowed. In as quickly as one professional strength Zoom session in our office, you can lighten your teeth several shades.   

There are numerous over-the-counter products but they do not have the same strength of whitening as our in-office ZOOM. Following your in-office Zoom session, you will also receive an at-home bleaching kit to maintain your brighter smile. 

If you prefer, we have professional strength at-home bleaching kits. These kits allow you to whiten your teeth at home, on your own schedule. This is safer and more effective than the strips and pastes you can buy over-the-counter. Teeth whitening will brighten your teeth and give you a more youthful appearance.

Veneers | Porcelain

Have you always desired a beautiful, attractive smile? Porcelain veneers might be the answer for you. They are an excellent option to correct various dental problems. 

  • Mask stains
  • Chipped teeth
  • Close spaces between teeth
  • Strengthen weakened teeth

With Dr. Fitterling’s artistic eye, veneers will create a beautiful and natural looking smile.

Veneers | Bonded Resin

With Bonded Resin Veneers you can instantly improve the look of your smile in one appointment, possibly for a special event. You might consider Bonded Resin Veneers over Porcelain Veneers if you are looking for a more affordable option.  They can give you:   

  • No more spaces between teeth
  • Straighter teeth
  • More attractive smile
  • A stronger tooth that helps prevent further tooth breakage

Dr. Fitterling can create a smile you are proud to share with others with Bonded Resin Veneers.

If you would like more information about this service, or have questions please fill out the form on this page and someone from our staff will be in touch with you right away. Thank you!


Additional Smile Improvement Services

White fillings, crowns, onlays and fixed bridges are also a part of cosmetic dentistry. Each tooth is essential and contributes to a beautiful and natural smile you will want to share with others

White Fillings

White (tooth colored) fillings are used on decayed teeth to treat cavities. Most people prefer composite fillings (instead of silver) because they blend in seamlessly with the tooth to give people natural looking teeth and an attractive smile.


There are many reasons a tooth needs a crown such as: 

    • broken or cracked teeth
    • a very large cavity
    • a deep fracture line
    • discoloration
    • teeth out of correct position
    • bite imbalance 
    • severe wear

Teeth that have root canals require a crown for strength. A crown will help protect your teeth from further damage or possible loss. Crowns are also needed for dental implant teeth. At Joplin Family Dental all of our crowns are porcelain and is an excellent option to provide you with a beautiful natural-looking tooth.


An onlay is similar to a tooth colored filling except it is a stronger material that bonds better to the tooth. It is an excellent option for restoring your tooth to 90% of its original strength. An onlay is less stressful to your tooth than a crown and can provide excellent, long-term tooth protection.

Fixed Bridges

If missing teeth or gaps in your smile make it difficult to chew or leave you feeling awkward about your appearance, a dental bridge might be the best solution. The missing tooth is replaced by an artificial tooth that is supported by crowns on the adjacent teeth.

A dental fixed bridge is a good option for you if you have one or more missing teeth that are causing the following issues:

    • Difficulty chewing or talking
    • Remaining teeth are shifting
    • Jaw pain, headaches and other problems due to an uneven bite
    • Self-consciousness about showing your smile with missing teeth

Dental bridges are composed of natural looking artificial teeth that fill the spaces left by missing teeth. A fixed bridge can restore a comfortable bite and an attractive smile. 

Maryland Bridge

Do you have a missing tooth that leaves a gap when you smile? An option for replacement of the missing tooth might be a Maryland Bridge. One of the benefits of the Maryland Bridge is the minimal preparation required to the adjacent teeth.

A porcelain replacement tooth is bonded to the adjacent teeth. There have also been times that a patient’s actual tooth can be bonded to provide a natural appearance.

Maryland Bridges are especially useful for the following dental problems:

  • Younger patients who have completed orthodontic care and have a missing tooth
  • Congenitally missing teeth
  • Front teeth that have been lost due to gum disease
  • Front teeth lost due to accidents
  • People who do not want to have implant replacement
  • People who do not want their adjacent natural teeth altered

Dr. Fitterling has made numerous Maryland Bridges for his patients with great success. A Maryland Bridge can be an excellent option for the replacement of your missing tooth. Let Joplin Family Dental help you have a smile you are proud to share with others.