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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!

Thanks to innovations in modern dentistry, just about any dental problem or concern can be effectively fixed with basic treatments. Here dental proceduresare some of the most common dental procedures offered at Krause Dental, a family dentistry office located in Westfield, IN.

Preventative Procedures
Preventative dentistry is concerned with ensuring that you do not develop any expensive dental problems. Here are a few of the preventative procedures you might consider:

- Professional teeth cleanings.
- Dental sealants to protect the tooth enamel.
- Dental bonding to shore up a weakened tooth.
- Fillings to restore a tooth that has a cavity.

Periodontal Procedures
Gum disease affects as many as half of Americans according to the CDC. It can be treated at most stages with the following therapies offered at this Westfield family dentistry:

- Scaling and root planing to remove plaque and bacteria.
- Bone/gum grafting to create new healthy bone tissue.
- Tooth lengthening surgery to allow for a crown.

Restorative and Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Restorative procedures are necessary when a tooth becomes infected, damaged or becomes weak. Here are some of the most common treatments:

- Root canal therapy to remove diseased tissue from inside of a tooth.
- Crowns to cover a tooth after a root canal or for cosmetic reasons.
- Veneers cover unsightly cosmetic problems.
- Bridges to fill in spaces in the smile.
- Removable dentures to cover exposed gums and restore oral function.
- Dental implants to replace missing teeth permanently.
- Teeth whitening to bleach stains away.

Orthodontic Procedures
When the teeth are out of position an orthodontic procedure may be necessary. Orthodontia involves repositioning and realigning the teeth for a better smile. These are your options:

- Metal or ceramic braces.
- Lingual braces (placed behind the teeth).
- Clear aligners (plastic trays that move the teeth).

Which Procedures Are Right for You?
At Krause Dental you will find out which of these procedures will help you improve your smile. Call (317) 399-9329 today for a consultation with Drs. Kenneth and Katie Krause at their Westfield, IN family dentistry office.