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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
July 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

In summer, there is no shortage of occasions to show off your smile. Whether attending a wedding, graduation celebration, family reunion or neighborhood barbecue, you’ll want to look your best. But if your smile doesn’t shine as brightly as you’d like, a trip to the dental office may just be the confidence-booster you’re looking for. Here are some popular techniques to enhance your smile:

Teeth cleaning. A professional cleaning can make your mouth feel fresh and add sparkle to your smile. The dental hygienist uses special tools to get rid of plaque and tartar that you cannot remove during your oral hygiene routine at home. In addition, hygienists use a tooth-polishing tool that removes surface stains.

Professional whitening. Professional teeth whitening can achieve excellent results in one short office visit. But if you have several weeks before the big event on your calendar, you can also get winning results at home using custom-made whitening trays from the dental office. Either way, your smile can sparkle at summer celebrations.

Cosmetic bonding. If your teeth have small chips or cracks, cosmetic bonding may be a good option for you. In bonding, tooth-colored material is shaped to the tooth and hardened with a curing light. The procedure—generally done in one office visit without anesthesia—is relatively inexpensive, and the result is very natural-looking.

Porcelain veneers. If you are unhappy with the color, shape, size or spacing of your teeth, long-lasting dental veneers can give your smile a whole new look. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the tooth’s surface. Because they may be crafted in a dental lab, they may require two to three visits to the dental office over a few-week period.

With so many options, it’s easy to put your best smile forward at all your summer gatherings. We can help. If you have any questions about brightening your smile, please contact our office or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Teeth Whitening” and “Porcelain Veneers.”

By Kenneth Krause, DMD
May 04, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Now that perfectly brilliant smile can be yours in about one hour.teeth whitening

Would your morning not be complete without coffee? We know how that goes! Unfortunately, the foods and drinks we consume on a regular basis can also affect our smile’s vibrancy. If you’ve noticed that your smile is starting to look a little dull and yellow then our Westfield, IN, cosmetic dentists, Drs. Kenneth and Katie Krause, can help you get a whiter smile in no time.

Sometimes you just don’t have time to wait for a brighter smile. Maybe your stains are so bad that you can’t fathom another day of having yellow teeth, or maybe you have a special occasion or big event coming up and you want to feel confident in your appearance. We understand!

No matter whether you have a big job interview, wedding, or another important moment in your life that requires a dazzling smile, our Westfield dentists can get your smile several shades whiter in often just a single one-hour whitening session.

Imagine coming into our office, sitting down in the dental chair while we get to work applying our powerful whitening gel to your teeth and then leaving our office in about one hour with a visibly brighter and whiter smile? Professional teeth whitening is the only cosmetic treatment that not only removes stubborn dental stains but actually alters the shade of your teeth, as well.

Professional teeth whitening is the best option for someone who has a healthy, cavity-free smile who doesn’t experience tooth sensitivity and is looking for a simple solution for treating a yellowing smile caused by the natural effects of aging, habits like smoking or certain foods and drinks (e.g. red wine; tomato sauce).

Of course, we also know that professional in-office whitening can be a little more expensive than some are willing to pay. This doesn’t mean that you will just have to resort to ineffective whitening kits from your local drugstore. We also offer at-home whitening treatment to cater to your specific smile needs and goals. Now you can use a professional-grade whitening system from the convenience of your own home.

A whiter, healthier-looking smile can instill confidence and also help with social and professional aspects of your life, as well. If you want to revamp your appearance, teeth whitening could be the easiest and simplest approach. Find out if professional teeth whitening is right for you by scheduling a consultation at Krause Dental in Westfield, IN.

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.

How cosmetic and general dentistry services from your Westfield dentist can enhance your smilecosmetic dentistry

Dental procedures have become state-of-the-art in the last few years. Now instead of just “fixing” your teeth, you can enhance both the look and function of your smile. Your dentists at Krause Dental in Westfield, IN, want to introduce you to cosmetic and general dentistry services that can enhance and beautify your smile.

Cosmetic dental procedures are designed to give you a beautiful smile by correcting unsightly issues with your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are typically performed to improve the look of your smile and are usually completed on non-painful teeth.

Some common cosmetic dentistry treatments available at Krause Dental include:

  • Teeth whitening, to whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter
  • Cosmetic bonding, to fix small chips, cracks and defects
  • Porcelain veneers, to dramatically enhance the appearance of your teeth

General dental procedures are performed to relieve dental pain and restore the function of your teeth and your bite. General dental procedures are what most people think of when they think of dentistry, but dentistry has advanced far beyond conventional “drilling and filling.”

Some common general dentistry treatments available at Krause Dental include:

  • Dental fillings, to relieve pain and restore decayed teeth
  • Dental crowns, to restore badly damaged teeth
  • Dental bridgework, to replace missing teeth
  • Dental implants, to provide long-lasting tooth replacement
  • Root canal therapy, to save a badly decayed or damaged tooth

These are just a few of the services available from your dentists in Westfield. For a complete listing of dental procedures, please visit the services page on the website at http://www.dentistwestfieldin.com/services.html

If dental procedures make you uncomfortable, don’t worry! Your dentists at Krause Dental offer sedation to help provide a relaxing, rewarding experience. You don’t have to let dental anxiety keep you from necessary dental treatment.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures can provide you with a dazzling smile you will be proud to show off. General dentistry procedures can restore the chewing function you need. Call the experts at Krause Dental in Westfield, IN Drs. Kenneth and Katie Krause, to find out more. Get started on the road to a beautiful, strong smile by calling today!