Cosmetic Dentistry in Indianapolis

Cosmetic Dentistry | Shank Center for DentistryHaving a beautiful smile can help improve your confidence and allow you to express who you really are. When patients feel self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth, they may hold back and avoid smiling and laughing – two of the most enjoyable things in life.

At Shank Dentistry, we love helping our patients achieve a beautiful smile they can be proud of. That is why Dr. Shank offers a variety of cosmetic dental options. From tooth-colored fillings to several different types of full ceramic crowns, dental implants, and other restorations, we are proud to offer a portfolio of options to help our patients achieve the smile of their dreams. 

Professional Teeth Whitening

One way to take years off your smile is by whitening (bleaching) your teeth. As we age, stains accumulate on our teeth – it is inevitable. Professional teeth whitening removes stains from your teeth, even from deep within the "pores" of your enamel, to brighten your smile. We offer both in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening options depending on your needs.

In-office whitening is great for patients who want results fast. If you have a special occasion in the near future, this may be the option for you! We place professional-strength whitening gel on your teeth in about 20 minute increments. We can repeat the process several times during one whitening appointment to help you achieve dramatic results.

For patients wishing to complete their teeth whitening on their own time, we offer take-home teeth whitening. We create custom trays in our office that fit your teeth snugly, Cosmetic Dentistry in Indianapolis IN | Shank Center for Dentistryholding a prescription strength whitening gel in place. You can whiten your teeth over the course of a couple of weeks and retain your trays for future use.

Natural Looking Tooth-Colored Restorations

Even a filling can be a work of art! Tooth-colored fillings allow us to repair your teeth after decay and match the color to your teeth so that no one can see your restoration. After all, it is your smile they should notice, not your dental work!

We can also make small repairs to teeth using cosmetic dental bonding. Using the same esthetic composite material we use for fillings, we can close gaps, make repairs, and add to the structure of your teeth. Cosmetic bonding is non-invasive, affordable, and requires little removal of healthy tooth structure.

Porcelain or Ceramic Crowns

Crowns can protect your teeth after damage and seal a tooth that has fallen victim to decay. Having a crown that matches your smile is important! We custom design each crown so that it complements your smile instead of casting a shadow on it. We use digital impressions, rather than gooey impression trays, for greater accuracy and patient comfort as well as high-quality digital photographs to ensure the best possible match. Dr. Shank's attention to detail delivers consistently beautiful and comfortable results.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers allow us to address a number of cosmetic dentistry concerns all at once. Veneers can give you a whole new look, even correct the appearance of misaligned teeth without the need for orthodontics in some situations.

By placing veneers over the front of your natural teeth, we can create brand new smiles ranging from very natural in appearance to celebrity-style. It all depends on your vision for your smile.

Contact Us to Learn about Cosmetic Dentistry at Shank Dentistry 

Dr. Shank loves improving lives with high-quality cosmetic dentistry. Even if you are just considering making some changes, give us a call to learn how we can help you achieve the brilliant, beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted!