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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
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.