If a patient came in and said they were embarrassed to smile, I would try to present them with several different options because there are a lot of different ways to fix your smile and you need to explain each method: how long it lasts, how much it costs, because there's many different things that you can do. So it's hardly ever an easy solution, and it's important that you try to explain the options to them and let them help decide what to do with their own teeth. You know, one thing I can say is that when somebody comes and sits in the chair and says something like, “I'm embarrassed to smile,” we listen to what they say. I mean, it's something to be able to go to the dentist and, “I'll have work done, but the dentist never really sat down and said, ‘gee, Bob, what do you wanna do with your teeth?’”
Your smile should make you more self-confident, not less so. But that may not be the case if you’ve got cosmetic flaws like chipped, stained, or crooked teeth. Such flaws may keep you from smiling at all, which affects how others perceive you and even how you perceive yourself.
Our Crown Point, IN dentists can brighten your smile and boost your self-confidence with cosmetic dentistry. For a free consultation, call Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC at 219-641-3422.
Straighten Your Smile with Orthodontics
If crooked teeth keep you from smiling, Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC got orthodontics for all ages, including inconspicuous options that work especially well for adults. Choices include:
- Traditional metal braces
- Clear ceramic braces
- Invisalign aligners
- Fixed and removable retainers
For slightly crooked teeth with no bite issues, we may be able to use more conservative options such as dental veneers.
Improve Any Aspect of Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry
Our other cosmetic dentistry services are:
- Dental veneers to conceal flaws like chips, gaps, and discoloration
- Teeth whitening to give you a whiter, brighter smile with a treatment you can use in the privacy of your own home
- Tooth bonding for correcting minor imperfections in a single visit
- Snap-On Smile for a cosmetic improvement that requires no alteration of your own teeth
You can even combine cosmetic dentistry services and restorative dentistry services for a total smile makeover! Our dentists will work with you to create a comprehensive makeover plan.
We Keep Your Cosmetic Dental Care Convenient
We do everything we can to make your visits to our Crown Point, IN dentist office as convenient as possible. We offer free Wi-Fi so you won’t miss any important emails. And our extended hours make it easy to work dental appointments into your crowded schedule. We’re open as late as 7 p.m. during the week, and we offer Friday and Saturday hours too.
Our dentists are two of the trusted dentists in Crown Point, IN since Dr. Mark Van Buskirk finished his degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry, while Dr. Michael Krischke earned his DDS from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.