Making over your smile is something that can boost your self-esteem and make you want to say “Cheese!” whenever you can…camera or not. Cosmetic dentistry is a dream come true for some patients who are insecure about their teeth or have issues with form and/or function.
Dentistry is not only about health and hygiene. It also involves aesthetics and appearance. After all, your smile is the first thing people see when they meet you, so why let yours look anything less than exceptional?
Here at Lockhart Dentistry, we can transform your teeth with a variety of dental cosmetic procedures that will make improvements you’ll be excited to show off. Combining craftmanship with attention to detail, as well as years of practice and professional results, Dr. Lockhart will do wonders whether you need a minor touch up or a major makeover.
The main cosmetic procedures we provide are veneers, bonding, whitening, crowns, implants, and dentures. We also straighten teeth through orthodontics with Invisalign. Each procedure is fine-tuned to fit the patient’s needs and desires, while maintaining a natural look. Here’s some information you should know about these smile fixer-uppers and a better understanding if one or more of these procedures would be worth your while.
Veneers are great for people who have teeth that are stained or discolored, chipped, cracked, misaligned, or have metal fillings. They are made of porcelain and are super thin. Designed to cover the front of the tooth, they are natural in color, shape, and size, and can completely change the look of your smile. We measure your teeth and have the veneers crafted in a lab, so you’ll come back for a second visit to bond them to the teeth. Once they are adhered, they are ready to go. Plus, veneers are stain resistant and long lasting. We can discuss if veneers are a good option for you during your consultation.
Bonding works well when it comes to simple problems that need a quick solution. Great for spaces/small gaps, chips, or minimal reshaping, this carefully layered resin compound will match your tooth color and fill in those spots that need some rebuilding. The process is relatively quick, painless, and perfects teeth that don’t require too much cosmetic reconstruction.
We offer two terrific services for teeth whitening. Far better than over-the-counter treatments you can purchase at the pharmacy, these options are long-lasting and get teeth multiple shades brighter. You can go for the deep bleaching max where you’ll be fitted for custom trays that will be worn at home at nighttime for two weeks. Then you will come to the office for the second phase for a one-hour treatment that will give teeth a tremendous brightening boost. The other whitening option is our take home trays that are customized to fit your mouth. They get filled with a whitening gel and are worn for an hour each day. It will take approximately two weeks to see the final results.
Crowns are fitted over the teeth when teeth are cracked, misshaped, misaligned, stained or discolored, or otherwise imperfect. We also cap teeth after root canals to protect them. Crowns look natural, feel comfortable, and support teeth that are weakened or damaged. They are long lasting and strong, and function just like normal teeth would.
Implants are placed into the jaw for stabilization so they can stay in the mouth permanently. This is a rather long process because first the jawbone must fuse to the artificial tooth root before the implants are anchored to the root. But once the process is complete, you will have new teeth that are strong and natural looking. We can replace one tooth or multiple teeth without compromising the surrounding healthy teeth.
We can fit you for complete or partial dentures depending upon the status of your smile. Complete dentures are used when the teeth are completely removed, and partial means that some healthy teeth remain. And don’t worry about your dentures looking unnatural. The design has come a long way since those old-fashioned dentures your grandparents once wore! Once they are in and you get used to them, they are comfortable and secure. You’ll have to clean them responsibly, and we will give you instructions on how to do so, so your mouth stays healthy and your dentures remain fresh.
Is it your moment for a smile makeover? Call us at Lockhart Dentistry for a consultation, and before you know it, your smile will be a real showstopper! Our number is (317) 849-9715.
“Approximately 4:45 p.m., a crown came completely out. I immediately called Dr. Lockhart’s office to see if he was available. He was so 15 minutes later; I walked into his office. I was seen immediately; the tooth was prepped and recemented. Less than a half-hour after the tooth came out, it was back in, and I was on my way to the Pacer game. Great job!”
“I’ve had several teeth extracted, and can say unequivocally this was the easiest one to date. The tooth was out before I knew it, no muss, no fuss.”
“I am never disappointed with Dr. Lockhart’s service. I have been seeing him for my dental care for a few years now and it seems that my dental health has only improved since I began seeing him. I value how straight forward and honest he is with his patients. I would recommend him to everyone!”
“Everyone is professional and so friendly. They take the time to explain the procedures, and make you feel very comfortable in a very relaxed atmosphere. If you don’t like going to a dentist for whatever reason, I suggest you try Dr. Lockhart!”
“At the doctor’s recommendation, an old silver filling was replaced with enamel. This accomplished two things. It provided an opportunity to assess the health of the tooth-as it is a deep and old filling. And secondly it improved the visual of the mouth by having a filling material which blends with the tooth color. Though no further care is needed at this time, it is valuable to know what may be necessary going forward which eliminates the dreaded element of surprise in dental care. Dr. Lockhart and his staff create a comfortable, caring environment which puts the patient at ease while undergoing what might otherwise be an anxiety filled procedure. All aspects of the office visit were professional, efficient and most important of all – painless.”
“Great environment, courteous friendly and professional staff. I look forward to my dental visits because Danelle is welcoming and focused on my dental health and Dr Lockhart is always attentive and clear in his care and explanations.”
“Above and beyond! Our son broke off a tooth on A Tuesday evening. Dr. Lockhart and his staff are not scheduled to be in the office on Wednesdays. We nevertheless called the emergency number he provided first thing Wednesday morning. Dr. Lockhart promptly returned our call and we made arrangements to meet at the office. Dr. Lockhart was very thorough with his examination. He and McKenzie took great care of our son and got him fixed up. Always the highest level of care and customer service. THANK YOU!”
“I highly recommend Lockhart Dentistry to all my friends. After 30 years I finally made the decision to get crowns and braces. In less then 6 months, my treatment is over and I can smile with confidence. Thank you Dr. Lockhart, and your wonderful staff. I truly wonder why I waited so long!”
“Always a great and efficient visit. Extremely caring and have seen amazing progress for not being in a long time!”
“Great dentistry ! Top notch all around.“
“Experience and Tech Savvy. Dr Lockhart has more experience and is more technologically savvy than any dentist I’ve been to in my 54 years.”
“Happy to have found a dentist in my neighborhood for my entire family!”
“Nice place to visit but don’t want to live there. I generally do not like surveys or questionnaires and am only answering this one because I like you.”
“When I think of Lockhart Dentistry, the terms “kindness, promptness, professionalism, and effectiveness” come to mind.”
“Lockhart Dentistry is a step above all others. Great enthusiastic staff that genuinely enjoy their jobs. Ingrid goes out of her way to make sure each visit is enjoyable and she is very thorough in explaining what she is doing throughout my examination. Every appointment I have had has been on schedule, very little time spent waiting in lobby, which is very important to me from a work and family perspective. I like the fact that they have email and text reminders too!!!”
“Best Long Term Dental Care. My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Lockhart for over 20 years. From routine bi-annual cleanings and checkups to implants, crowns and partial bridges that I’ve had through the years; Dr. Lockhart and his team have always provided the very best of care.”
"Highly recommend! I’ve been. With Dr Lockhart 25+ years….since he was at 71st and Shadeland. I had some serious issues that Dr Lockhart and his staff have helped me overcome. I can’t say enough great things about them (I even got my husband to join me there). Thank you so much to Lockhart Dentistry."
Routine 6 month cleaning and check. Have been a patient of Lockhart Dentistry since Doc came to Indianapolis. The entire staff is friendly and caring and works hard to make sure you are comfortable no matter what service is being provided.
"Great place, people are friendly and very nice. Dr. Lockhart always has an alternative or solution to my issues. I love Danielle! I always ask for her to do my cleaning. My teeth always feel extra clean."
Wonderful experience! Very thorough and friendly!
"Dr. Bruce and his staff are amazing, kind, very caring. They take care of you like one of their own!"