Your smile is the most important expression of you. It is the first thing most people notice when meeting you. If you are not happy with your smile, let us show you what is possible.
Teeth Whitening Options
Over the Counter Whitening
It is the most convenient and often least expensive option. If you are a patient who has tried over-the-counter options like whitening toothpastes or strips and didn’t receieve the outcome you’ve desired, then perhaps a professional option is right for you. While we don’t discourage the use of OTC options, we do want our patients to understand that these options may not give you the results you want. If you want an extreme transformation then OTC will never reach that level of quality.
Home-Use Whitening Trays
Our customized whitening trays are a very convenient way to brighten your teeth from the convenience of your home. We begin the process by taking impressions of your teeth to make completely custom whitening trays. Theses trays will ensure that every space around your teeth will be able to take in the bleaching solution so no space is left untouched. The bleaching solution can be worn while you busy yourself with things around the house or before bed (total time is between 1-3 hours). The total whitening process can take from between 1-3 weeks, depending upon your starting shade and desired end shade. This is a great option for patients with busy schedules. It also allows flexibility for repeat use as stain will have a tendency to redevelop with time.
Using a revolutionary bleaching procedure by KöR Whitening promises consistent results and combats sensitivity. This safe and effective treatment gives you instant results in just one or two visits. Typical results are teeth brightened by six to ten shades, sometimes more! It is a great option for patients seeking instant results and don’t want to wait several weeks to see the shades of yellow being lifted off their teeth.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers (sometimes referred to as “Instant Orthodontics”) are extremely thin “shield-like” restorations bonded to the outer shell of your tooth. They can be used to whiten, straighten, close spaces, correct rotations, repair chips and much more. Each veneer is custom designed to the shape, color, size that is desired. Your natural teeth are prepared or contoured in a way to allow for the proper placement and positioning of the veneers. Veneers are extremely durable and made of a high-quality ceramic material that will withstand the test of time and pressure from your bite.
Digital Design Process
The best way to start your veneer process is to find the perfect cosmetic dentist to perform the procedure for you. It is important to find a dentist who will listen to you, show you examples of previous work, spend time talking you through the process, has proper credentials and has extensive positive reviews. After you have found the dentist right for you, it is time to decide how you want your smile to look. Using today’s modern technology, your dentist should be able to create a blueprint of your smile and show you a before and after. At the very least ask to see before and after photographs of patients with similar cases to yours. During this design process, be sure to have all your questions answered and all your goals outlined. It can be helpful to bring in photos of celebrities or smiles which you like.
Dr. Kolkman was awarded his Fellowship in the AGD by amassing over 1,000 hours of continuing education in the areas of cosmetics, sedation, implants, and biological dentistry. Additionally, our office is one of only two in NE Indiana certified by the IAOMT in safe mercury amalgam removal.
Netflix, headphones, remote control. Or, perhaps you’re the eye-mask, earplugs, and weighted blanket – type. Either way, with our ever-expanding comfort menu, relaxing environment, and calming team; you’ll agree, we are on a mission to erase dental phobia!
We get it. You hate the dentist. You’ve been trained to loathe the very word and everything associated with it. That’s exactly what inspired us to rethink how we do what we do. Our practice is guided by a no judgement mentality. Our mission is quite simple: to help you be a better you.
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