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Your smile and self-esteem

Your smile impacts how you feel about yourself and a beautiful, healthy smile can make you feel more attractive, more open, and impact how people perceive you. In general, people with oral health issues tend to feel more self-conscious about their smiles. Suffering from gum disease, tooth decay, or even crooked teeth may make you uncomfortable showing your teeth.

Today, advancements in dental technology and techniques offer a variety of solutions to restore and improve damaged teeth. Whether its teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, our cosmetic and restorative dental services can help regain your self-esteem.

During your visit, we do a thorough evaluation of your smile, ask relevant questions so that we know what you would like the end result to be and then establish objectives. The goal is to help you create and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile that helps boost your confidence and create lasting first impressions.

A great smile can help restore your confidence; schedule an appointment today.

Teeth Whitening

A radiant smile leaves a lasting impression.

Having a dull, yellow smile is a very common insecurity people face when it comes to appearance. It’s common for teeth to lose some of their shine over time. As we get older, our teeth become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining. The darker tissue of your teeth, called dentin, may become exposed as enamel is worn away.

Teeth Whitening is a non-invasive procedure that restores the natural color of your teeth. One of the benefits of professional teeth whitening is that it’s safe. The procedure is completely monitored and administered by your dentist.

Aside from avoiding staining foods and drinks, teeth whitening is one of the best ways to keep your smile looking pleasant and bright. There are a variety of tooth whitening methods and products that your dentist can go over with you.

If you’re considering having dental work done, like a crown or a bridge, it may be best to consider whitening your teeth before your procedure. Prosthetic teeth don’t whiten like your natural teeth do, so your dentist can first whiten your teeth and then match the prosthetic teeth to your newly brightened smile.

Effective and efficient, teeth whitening treatment procedures have become increasingly popular as more advancements in dental technology become available. Cost is often a primary concern for those undergoing cosmetic treatment, which may not be covered by insurance. The cost of teeth whitening is calculated based on the treatment selected and how many appointments are needed to achieve the desired results. Please call us and we can answer your teeth whitening questions.

If you haven’t been smiling at yourself in the mirror lately, let alone in photos, come on in and we’ll help you remedy that. You truly deserve to love your smile and we’re here to make it possible.


You deserve to feel confident about your smile. If you have cracked, chipped, worn out, oddly spaced or discolored teeth, there’s a simple smile solution on the market. Porcelain veneers can help you elevate your current smile to the one you want.

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin coverings generally made of high-quality materials such as tooth-colored composites or porcelain that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers can enhance your smile by concealing aesthetic imperfections, including chips, cracks, gaps, and tooth discoloration. With proper care, veneers can last 10 years or more, giving your smile a natural, bright, and even appearance.

Why choose veneers?

Veneers have a longer life expectancy and color stability than bonding. They’re highly resistant to stains, scratches, and color changes over the years, even if you’re a wine or coffee enthusiast. For the procedure, little to no anesthesia is needed.

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What is the process for getting veneers like?

The process for getting veneers typically entails three appointments. During the first, the patient’s teeth will be lightly buffed in preparation for the small addition of the veneer. Usually, half a millimeter of the tooth is removed, which may require an anesthetic. Additionally, a mold of the teeth is taken and sent to the laboratory to prepare the veneers.

During the next visit, the veneers are placed on the tooth with water or glycerin to ensure they’re a good fit and color match. If necessary, the veneers can be adjusted using different shades of cement.

Before the dental veneer is cemented to the teeth, your dentist will most likely place a temporary veneer on the teeth while the permanent is being constructed. When the permanent veneer is ready to be placed, your dentist will use a special light to harden the cement. After the bonding cement is activated, any extra adhesive will be removed, and a follow-up visit will be scheduled to ensure that everything is looking and feeling as intended.

After this process, a two-week period of adjustment will occur. Daily brushing and flossing are essential during this time. After one to two weeks, you’ll come back for a final follow-up appointment to make sure everything is looking good.

Dental Bonding & Fillings

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses a tooth-colored composite resin material to enhance your smile.

Dental bonding is used to make cosmetic improvements to your smile and is one of the most frequently performed procedures. It uses tooth-colored composite resin material to conceal chips or cracks, camouflage tooth discoloration, and close gaps.

Prior to dental bonding, your dentist will sit down with you and discuss your cosmetic goals. They’ll also take dental X-rays and examine your teeth and gums to make sure you’re eligible for the procedure. If you have severe tooth decay, gum disease or other serious oral health problems, you’ll probably need to treat those issues first.

How does dental bonding work?

Prior to dental bonding, your dentist will sit down with you and discuss your cosmetic goals. They’ll also take dental X-rays and examine your teeth and gums to make sure the procedure is the best option. If you have severe tooth decay, gum disease or other serious oral health problems, you’ll probably need to treat those issues first. Then, your dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin material that matches the color of your natural teeth.

Once the proper color has been determined, the surface of your tooth is roughened and a conditioning liquid is applied. These steps help the bonding material stick to your tooth. A resin is then applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired shape. Next, a special curing light, usually ultraviolet or a laser, is used to bond the resin to your tooth. Finally, your dentist will make any necessary adjustments and polish your tooth to a natural-looking shine.

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1980 E. 116th St. Ste 150 Carmel, IN 46032317-848-1771

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Monday & Tuesday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday & Thursday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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