At Indianapolis Downtown Dentistry, we understand how important it is to have a great smile. We understand that with a great smile comes confidence. Because Dr. Grider has over 3 decades of experience in creating beautiful smiles, you can be confident that your desires for a perfect smile can be achieved. From very small needs to complete smile makeovers, Dr. Grider can give you the smile that you have always wished for.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic porcelain that are bonded to the fronts of the teeth. Porcelain veneers are thin yet durable. This allows very little to no tooth preparation for the veneer to be made. Veneers are a great solution to stained, chipped, or worn teeth. Veneers can overcome the looks of misshaped and misaligned teeth. Veneers can be used to get rid of spaces or gaps in your smile. Veneers are highly esthetic and natural looking.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap, or cover, used to restore a tooth that has been damaged by a crack, fracture, decay, or infection. With today’s advanced technology in porcelain ceramics, we are able to provide a metal free crown that is actually stronger than crowns of the past. These crowns look just like natural teeth- no one will be able to tell the crown from the natural teeth. Your weakened tooth will be strengthened by your beautiful new crown.
Missing teeth not only compromise the look of your smile, but also the function of our teeth as well. When teeth are missing, our other teeth can shift causing many other problems. It is important to replace missing teeth to restore the function of our bite. One option for tooth replacement is a fixed bridge. Fixed refers to the fact that it is cemented and does not come in or out. With the lasted advances in technology and dental materials bridges are an excellent solution for missing teeth.
Cosmetic Bonding refers to restorations made from composite resin material, and is similar to porcelain veneers. The cosmetic bonding is done as you’re in the chair, as there is no lab fabrication. Cosmetic bonding allows us to preserve natural tooth structure, and usually minimal or no numbing is needed. Bonding is used to close spaces, replace worn enamel, repair broken or chipped teeth, reshape or re-align teeth, and change the color of stained or discolored teeth.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth colored fillings are often preferred over silver fillings. Fillings are used to replace missing tooth structure due to decay or fracture. The shade of filling material is selected at the beginning of your appointment so that you have a virtually unnoticeable filling!
Staining and a dulling smile is an unfortunate problem that many people deal with. Thankfully, there are many options to revitalize and brighten our smiles. We would be happy to discuss with you the different whitening options available to you and decide what will work best with your individual lifestyle.