Evansville, IN Cosmetic Dentistry

What would you change about your smile if you could? Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth? Do you have chips or other cosmetic damage? Are your teeth too widely spaced or too short? Our cosmetic dentist in Evansville, IN is here to help.

If the appearance of your teeth causes you to smile with your mouth closed or cover your mouth with your hand when you laugh—or if you feel self-conscious in social settings—it might be time to consider cosmetic dentistry in Evansville, IN.

To schedule your initial exam-consult, contact our dental office at (812) 370-5911 today. Meanwhile, check out some of the questions we hear most often from patients seeking cosmetic dentistry in Evansville, IN.

Why cosmetic dentistry in Evansville, IN?

Cosmetic dentistry is the right option for fixing aesthetic problems with your teeth, which may include:

  • Discoloration
  • Flaws
  • Alignment issues
  • Missing teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Gaps in your smile
  • Stained or yellow teeth

Every treatment and procedure we perform here at Reliant Family Dental is done with aesthetics in mind, but cosmetic dentistry is done when your teeth are generally healthy but their appearance leaves something to be desired. That doesn’t mean that dental issues will rule out you getting smile enhancements. Basically, it’s about you feeling good about your smile and trusting the details to an experienced cosmetic dentist in Evansville, IN.

Evansville dentist Dr. Meunier is skilled in a variety of popular cosmetic procedures and will work with you to help you get the results you want. We’ll start by examining your teeth and gums and discussing your goals to determine the procedure or procedures that will best meet your needs and fit your budget.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are applied to the surface of the teeth to cover a range of imperfections. Veneers can whiten teeth with resistant staining, fix gaps, elongate short teeth, and cover up chips or other damage. Veneers can also help correct the appearance of a gummy smile.

Some types of veneers require a small amount of enamel removal while others are placed directly across the front of your teeth. We’ll discuss the advantages of both these varieties at your initial exam to find the one that is right for you.

You should avoid biting your fingernails, chewing on ice, or gnawing on pencils after veneer placement since these habits can damage veneers (as well as your natural enamel!) or even cause them to come loose.

What is cosmetic bonding?

For smaller repairs, we can apply composite resin bonding. This putty-like material is applied directly to your tooth and then molded to the right shape to fix the problem. We can blend the shade of the bonding material to perfectly match the color of your teeth so that once the material is cured nobody will ever know the difference.

Both porcelain veneers and bonding have their own advantages, and one of the advantages of bonding is that it can be performed in a single visit.

Bonding can correct the following, and it is inexpensive:

  • Tooth flaws
  • Tooth shape issues
  • Discoloration
  • Small gaps between teeth

Do you offer professional teeth whitening?

At Reliant Family Dental, we offer in-office teeth whitening in combination with a take-home option. We use the KöR Deep Bleaching system because we have found that it removes stubborn stains like brown, yellow or other smile-detracting discoloration.

This option is excellent when staining is your concern and you don’t have any other damage to your smile that needs to be repaired. However, past dental work does not mean you cannot have professional teeth whitening treatments in Evansville, IN. Our dentist will examine your teeth and gums and decide whether professional teeth whitening treatments are right for you.

An ideal time to whiten your teeth is in the weeks leading up to an important event like a wedding, family reunion, or vacation.

The process starts with custom take-home whitening trays and our prescription-strength gel. After a few weeks, we provide a two-hour session in our office to life away remaining stains. You are free to keep your tray and gel to do touchups at home whenever you like. 

Are professional teeth whitening treatments better than store-bought pastes?

Prior to professional teeth whitening treatments, our cosmetic dentist in Evansville, IN examines your teeth and gums thoroughly to make sure that our system is safe for you. When you use over-the-counter options, there is no way for our dental team to make this call.  Also, we have no way of knowing whether the system you’ve purchased is abrasive or damaging.

Additionally, we have found that many patients are disappointed with their results following over-the-counter teeth whitening systems.

We recommend trusting your smile to dental professionals!

Can you straighten my smile without metal braces?

If you are troubled by crooked teeth, schedule an appointment with Dr. Meunier to discuss whether 6 Month Smiles can help you. This fast orthodontic system straightens the front teeth in just a few months to give you an attractive smile; plus, the braces are clear so hardly anybody will be able to tell that you are wearing them!

Our 6 Month Smile therapy in Evansville, IN is ideal for people who want a straight smile line, but don’t want braces for years or bulky metal weighing down their smile.

close-up of dental implant in evansville, in I reliant family dentalWhat's the best tooth-replacement option in Evansville, IN?

If you have missing teeth, chances are you’re hiding your smile, chewing on one side, and wishing for something better. At Reliant Family Dental, we get it, and we want to help.

Dental implants in Evansville, IN are the gold standard when it comes to tooth replacement. And our patients who have undergone the dental implant process could not be happier.

There is simply no better tooth-replacement restoration on the planet. Dental implants look natural, feel natural, and function as normal teeth. Dental implants also up your oral health, improve your dietary selection, and help save existing teeth. Their versatility is remarkable.

When teeth are missing, the teeth left behind tend to shift toward these new cavernous spaces, which lead to uneven chewing, loose teeth, and wear. Additionally, your jawbone disappears without the support of teeth. Dental implants fix both these issues and help prevent future tooth loss and dental problems.

Dental implants require no messy dental adhesives or special care beyond routine dental visits and a good oral hygiene plan at home. A good oral hygiene plan is important because no restoration in the world protects against gum disease!

A dental implant is a slender but sturdy implant post surgically placed in your jaw. It is made of titanium so it is strong and bonds easily with your jawbone over several months. When bonding is complete, you are ready for a permanent restoration tooth crown.

If you have complete tooth loss, approximately four dental implants can support a denture, restoring your bite and your smile!

Call for a Cosmetic Dentistry Exam

Are you ready to make some changes and see how a beautiful smile can increase your self-confidence and self-esteem? Call our Evansville dental office today to schedule your consultation and examination with Dr. Meunier.

We serve patients in Evansville, Newburgh, Henderson, Kentucky, Jasper, and the surrounding communities