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Do you hide your smile from those around you? Isn’t it time you stopped?

Do you hate it when friends pull out their phones to snap photos? Do you hide your smile because you’re embarrassed by dental flaws? If so, you certainly aren’t alone. Countless individuals come into our Westfield, IN, office to see if our dentists Drs. Kenneth and Katie Krause can help them get a smile that they no longer want to hide thanks to cosmetic dentistry. The good news is that we offer a wide range of cosmetic options that can give you a gorgeous and more approachable smile.

Here are some of the most common issues that our Westfield, IN, dental team can fix with cosmetic dentistry,

  • Chipped, cracked or broken teeth
  • Oddly shaped or malformed teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Slightly crooked or uneven teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

Cosmetic dentistry can address any dental issues that impact the overall appearance of your smile but don't affect the health or function of your teeth. If you have certain dental problems that also impact the health or integrity of your smile, restorative dentistry is going to be a better fit.

What types of cosmetic dentistry treatments do you offer?

Here at our Westfield, IN, dental practice, we know that no two people have the exact same smile, so we also know that everyone’s needs and goals are different. Luckily, all cosmetic options we offer can be customized to fit those needs. Some of the most popular cosmetic treatments we offer include,

Teeth whitening: Whether you choose to whiten in our dental chair or take our custom whitening trays home with you, we can help you achieve a dramatically whiter smile in a way that commercial whitening kits and toothpastes can’t.

Dental bonding: If you have a slightly uneven tooth that sticks out from the rest of your smile, a small discoloration in your front tooth or other minor flaws, this tooth-colored resin can be applied to these imperfections to cover them.

Dental veneers: If you’ve always dreamed of that perfect Hollywood smile then dental veneers can certainly help you achieve that. These thin porcelain shells are bonded directly to the front of your teeth to hide a wide range of mild to more severe imperfections. If you want to completely revamp your smile, dental veneers can help.

Do you have questions about getting cosmetic dentistry here in Westfield, IN? Do you want to sit down with our dental team to discuss your options? If so, simply call Krause Dental today at (317) 399-9329 to schedule a consultation.

By Kenneth Krause, DMD
October 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Yellow teeth are unflattering, uncomfortable, and can leave you hiding the smile you once weren't afraid to show off. Stains develop on the inside and outside of enamel from highly-pigmented foods and beverages we consume, the natural aging process, or even dental trauma, as it tends to accelerate discoloration. At Krause Dental, we offer teeth whitening to eligible patients who are beyond brushing and flossing to brighten. Before attempting at-home kits, or silly solutions, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kenneth Krause in our Westfield, IN, office to discuss the benefits of this cosmetic service.

How Teeth Whitening Can Help You

A whiter smile is something to be proud of and makes you feel less self-conscious about your appearance. It can have a positive effect on your personal life by making you feel younger or more attractive. You may also feel more eager to strike up conversations, leave a lasting-impression, or initiate a video-call to show off your pearly whites. At Krause Dental, we understand the impact a smile has on your general outlook. And we are happy to revamp that any way we can.

What to Expect

When visiting Krause Dental for an oral examination, x-rays, and professional cleanings, you'll receive a take-home teeth whitening kit for touch-ups and maintenance. These trays will be custom-designed for your teeth by our dentist during the first appointment, and you'll receive gel refills at each recurring visit. When performed in our Westfield, IN office, the procedure is safe, supervised, and delivers immediate results. First, the gums and tooth roots are covered, and a plastic retractor holds your lips and cheeks in place. Next, a high-grade hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to enamel for 90 minutes to attack the extrinsic and intrinsic stains.

If you're looking to improve mood, gain a boost of confidence, or enhance the health of your smile, it might be time to consider teeth whitening. If your teeth and gum health is in good shape, and you're not at risk for sensitivity, our dentist will deem you a candidate for this procedure. For more information about other services provided at Krause Dental, visit our website. Please call (317) 399-9329 for appointment scheduling with Dr. Kenneth Krause or Dr. Katie Krause in our Westfield, IN, office.

By Kenneth Krause, DMD
February 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Find out how our cosmetic dentistry services could give you a new and improved smile.

Looking to reshape and revamp your smile to feel more confident in your appearance? If so, our Westfield, IN, dental team is here to help. While our pediatric dentist Dr. Katie Krause provides gentle and thorough dental care to your budding little ones, our general dentist Dr. Kenneth Krause can provide adult patients with these top cosmetic dentistry treatments,

Dental bonding: bonding uses a tooth-colored resin that is applied and hardened to a tooth to make small changes in the shape and size of a tooth (great for hiding small chips or discolorations, as well as minimal gaps between teeth).

Tooth and gum reshaping: from extremely pointed canines to excess gum tissue, our dentist can shave down enamel and remove excess tissue to make your teeth and gums more symmetrical and even.

Porcelain veneers: these porcelain shells are bonded to the front of teeth to completely alter the shape, size, color and alignment of your smile (ideal for defects and imperfections that affect several teeth).

Teeth whitening: if you are dealing with yellowing teeth, professional in-office teeth whitening can get your smile several shades whiter in often just a single whitening session.

Dental implants: replace your missing tooth or teeth with an artificial tooth that is embedded into the jawbone and acts and looks just like a real tooth (no one will be able to tell the difference).

Should I consider cosmetic dentistry?

The fact that you’re reading this right now probably means that you are considering getting cosmetic dentistry because your smile is leaving something to be desired. Even the smallest cosmetic flaws can leave you hiding your smile in photos or during important business meetings.

Ask yourself,

“How would my life benefit if I had a perfect smile that I felt confident in?”

Then list all the ways in which your life might change. You may find yourself on more dates. You may finally feel ready to sit down with your boss to ask for a raise. You may be amazed to find that cosmetic dentistry can benefit not just your smile but also your personal and professional life. Our Westfield, IN, cosmetic dentist would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and whether it’s right for you.

Cosmetic dentistry may be right for you if you have a healthy smile and you maintain good oral hygiene but you are dealing with,

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Chips and cracks
  • Gaps between teeth or slightly crooked teeth
  • Malformed, uneven or misshapen teeth
  • Excessively sharp teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Gummy smiles

Krause Dental in Westfield, IN, provides comprehensive cosmetic dentistry for adults looking to fix everything from a chipped front tooth to crooked smiles. If you want to learn more about how your smile could benefit from cosmetic dentistry then schedule a consultation with us by calling (317) 399-9329.

By Kenneth Krause, DMD
December 19, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Implants  

Find out why so many adults dealing with tooth loss are turning to dental implants.

Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? If so, your goal is probably to find a replacement that will function and look just like a real tooth. This is why so many people are turning to our Westfield, IN, dentists, Drs. Kenneth & Katie Krause, to receive dental implants. Given that implants are the only tooth replacement option that can effectively replace tooth roots, they offer some pretty amazing benefits as a result. Read on to learn what this treatment can do for you!

Implants function like real teeth

People turn to our Westfield, IN, general dentists to undergo dental implant treatment because they feel, look, and act just like real teeth. In fact, once the implant is installed, you won’t even be able to tell a difference between your natural teeth and your artificial ones. This is because implants actually fuse together with bone and natural tissue, causing your mouth to treat the implant just like it’s a real tooth.

This replacement could last a lifetime

Other restorations will need to be replaced or adjusted regularly throughout your lifetime; however, an implant rarely if ever needs to be replaced. This is because the implant itself is made from a biocompatible metal such as titanium, which melds together with the jawbone and isn’t rejected by the body. As a result, you receive a durable tooth replacement that stays in the jawbone and could last the rest of your life.

An implant prevents bone loss

When an adult loses a permanent tooth, the roots are no longer there to provide the stimulation that the jawbone needs. As a result, the jawbone begins to deteriorate. Even within the first year of losing a tooth, if a patient doesn’t receive an implant, they could lose as much as 25 percent of the jawbone’s volume. This will continue to get worse over time unless an implant is placed.

Implants fully restore chewing

If you’ve ever found it difficult to enjoy your favorite foods because of one or more missing teeth, then you’re in luck. Since implants function like real teeth and fuse together with the jawbone, they will firmly stay in place. This means that you can enjoy all of your favorite foods without stressing about your teeth.

Contact us

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and whether your smile could be a good candidate for this treatment, call Krause Dental in Westfield, IN, today at (317) 399-9329 to schedule a consultation.