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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s a same-day crown?

Elite Smile Dentistry of Carmel use state-of-the-art CEREC technology to custom-mill permanent, reliable dental restorations while you wait. The process to create and apply a traditional crown takes several appointments and requires that you wear a temporary one. CEREC crowns are designed, milled, and applied in one visit to our Carmel office. You save time and renew your smile. Call today to schedule a consultation and learn more about CEREC.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes. Teeth whitening under the supervision of a dentist is considered one of the safest dental procedures available. It’s also one of the most popular. We offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening to dramatically brighten teeth stained by coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco, and the natural aging process. Schedule your teeth whitening appointment today.

What do you recommend to close the gap between my front teeth?

The doctor may recommend cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, or Invisalign® clear aligners. All three methods transform flawed smiles. At your cosmetic dentistry consultation, you and the doctor can discuss the best method for your needs, budget, and lifestyle. Call today.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are considered a permanent tooth replacement solution. Studies indicate that implants may last a lifetime with proper care that includes regular checkups and cleanings. Some lifestyle choices, such as smoking and chronic health conditions, including diabetes, may hinder implant success. Overall, implants enjoy an extremely high success rate and provide long-lasting results. Schedule an implant dentistry consultation today to learn more.

When do you like to see children for a first dental visit?

We recommend that you bring your child for a first appointment as soon as they have teeth, or earlier if you notice any problems with your child’s dental development. The sooner your child comes in for their first visit, the sooner they will become familiar with the dentist and office. Feel free to bring your child to one of your appointments to get him or her used to our office and team. We love working with children and helping them establish a firm footing on the path to a lifetime of good oral health. Call today to schedule an appointment for your child.