What’s in a Smile?
Regardless of where you come from or what language you speak, your smile is an important form of communication. It instantly portrays your personality, self image, and how you feel about the people youʼre with.
Modern dentistry is advancing very rapidly. A pleasing natural smile can be a reality for nearly everyone. Nothing creates a better first impression than a nice radiant smile. Thatʼs why I have spent over 27 years becoming not just a dentist, but a dental craftsman. All dentistry has cosmetic and health components. I work hard to balance the art and science of the alignment, shape, and color of your teeth, as well as their overall condition—because your smile is more than your teeth; itʼs about your life.
Teeth Whitening Treatment
It is normal for our teeth to darken over time. Foods, coffee, tobacco and red wine can accelerate this process. The good news is, there are safe and effective options to lighten your teeth. You need to know that we all are different, and results will vary. Some people may have short term sensitivity of their teeth and or gums. This does not cause any permanent harm to your teeth but it may effect how quickly you whiten your teeth. Most patients will need to “touch up” their whitening over time. Dr. Lockhart offers two options to suit your specific needs.
- Deep Bleaching Max – This is an option for those that have stained teeth and want to get a jump start on their whitening. Phase one of the treatment involves wearing custom trays, at night for two weeks, Phase two is an “in office” one hour treatment, after that you wear the trays at home until you have reached your goal. You keep the trays to “touch up” your teeth as needed.
- Take Home Trays – This is our most popular option. We make custom trays that hold whitening gel on your teeth, and you wear them one hour per day. Normal treatment time is around two weeks, but results do vary. Keep your trays to touch up your smile as needed. Additional whitening gel is available at our office, so you can use the gel in trays you already own.
The use of carefully layered resins that match tooth your color, enabling the partial reshaping/rebuilding of teeth. This is a simple procedure, looks fantastic and might be an economical solution to simple problems.
These fillings are made of durable resin can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger and more natural-looking effect. It will also blend in much better with any teeth whitening services you may have received.
Are you proud of your smile? Do you look at magazine models and television stars wishing you had the same confident grin they have? If your front teeth are discolored and stained, chipped, cracked, slightly misaligned, or have metal fillings, consider veneers. Made from thin sheaths of layered porcelain, veneers can completely cover the front of your teeth to create a perfectly shaped, dazzling white, gorgeous smile. The most modern veneers look completely natural, too.
After a comprehensive exam, we will develop a cosmetic plan for improving the appearance of your smile. Veneers, also called laminates, are long lasting, stain resistant, and require only two visits for the complete treatment. In fact, you’ll leave the first appointment with a set of temporary veneers while your custom final veneers are being crafted at a lab. Because we custom craft each patient’s veneers, you can choose the shape, color, and style that best compliments your appearance and the image you want to achieve.
All Porcelain Crowns
These crowns add beauty to your smile. Our skill at crafting comfortable, beautiful, long-lasting dental crowns makes Lockhart Dentistry second to none. Dental crowns, also known as caps, slide over the teeth to hide misshaped, misaligned, discolored, or other tooth imperfections. They are also used to cover and protect cracked teeth, increase comfort, and offer extra support to teeth that are weak or damaged.
Cosmetic Focused Short Term Orthodontics
Not happy with your smile, but conventional metal braces are out of question? Today there are options for busy adults to get the smile they deserve with out the commitment of long term metal braces.
- Invisalign – “Clear Braces”. You wear clear tray “aligners” that are virtually invisible to others. Our patients appreciate the fact that are able to remove them for eating,brushing and flossing.
- Six Month Smiles – Short term orthodontic treatment using clear brackets and tooth colored wires that are barely visible. With an average treatment time of only six months, Six Month Smiles is a great cosmetic solution for a straight, beautiful smile.
Complete Smile Makeover
Sometimes teeth are worn and unattractive and are going to require a little more extensive care. Dr. Lockhart and his experienced team will help you get in optimal oral health and it’ll be easier than you thought.
From our North East Indianapolis office, we serve Geist, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Pendleton and the surrounding areas.