By Kenneth Krause, DMD
February 13, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Do you see the perfect smile when you look in the mirror, or could your teeth use a little help? Westfield, IN, dentists Drs. Kenneth and cosmetic dentistryKatie Krause discuss a few cosmetic dentistry treatments that can boost your smile.


Improving your smile doesn't have to involve costly or time-consuming treatments. Bonding offers a simple, cost-effective way to improve many smile issues. It's an excellent choice if you want to repair a chipped or cracked tooth, hide a discolored tooth or even improve the shape of your tooth. The procedure involves adding tooth-colored composite resin to your tooth, then shaping and polishing the material. A special curing light hardens the composite resin and bonds the material to your tooth.

Teeth whitening

Would you like to improve the color of your teeth? Teeth whitening removes stains and lightens teeth by several shades. Every patient who visits our Westfield office receives custom trays and a whitening solution after the first cleaning appointment. At the next cleaning appointment, you'll receive an additional solution to ensure that your smile stays bright and white throughout the year.


Veneers offer an alternative to tooth whitening, but these thin porcelain shells can do more than just whiten your teeth. When placed on the fronts of teeth, veneers cover small flaws in teeth, such as pits, cracks, chips or discolorations. They also close slight spaces between teeth and extend the length of short teeth.


Porcelain, ceramic or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns fit over your teeth and offer these benefits:

  • Protection: Crowns prevent cracked or fragile teeth from breaking.
  • Restoration: Crowns restore teeth that have broken.
  • Improved Appearance: Crowns completely change the appearance of teeth. They can make twisted teeth look straight, conceal discolorations or change the shape or length of teeth.


If you've rejected straightening your teeth in the past because you didn't want to wear metal braces, you may want to consider Invisalign. The innovative orthodontic system uses a series of clear, removable aligner trays to reposition your teeth and improve your bite. Trays are worn for about 22 hours every day, although they can be removed for short periods if you want to play sports or enjoy a night out on the town.

Are you ready to try one of these cosmetic dentistry treatments? Call Westfield, IN, dentists Drs. Kenneth and Katie Krause at (317) 399-9329 to schedule your appointment.