Unhappy With Your Smile?

 Unhappy with your smileIf you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you are not alone. Cosmetic dentistry and over-the-counter teeth whitening products are at an all-time high right now.

Why? People are realizing the value of a great smile, and have learned that there are many options available to improve their smile.


To determine the best future for your smile, you need to partner with one of our talented, respected, and experienced cosmetic dentists. Call Family Dentistry and Aesthetics in Fort Wayne, IN, and book your complimentary cosmetic consultation today.

More Than a Nice Smile

Straight, uniform teeth that are white, evenly spaced, and pleasantly shaped look youthful and attractive. Polls tell us that your smile is probably the second feature people notice when they see you, after your eyes. If you’d like to improve your smile, the benefits will extend beyond feeling better about your appearance. Oftentimes, a more attractive smile empowers an individual to seek loftier goals at work, in relationships, and in social circles. One study reports that after teeth whitening, job candidates were hired more readily and at a higher pay rate. Other research found that people who have a nice smile are considered more intelligent, successful, and friendly.

Experience Pays Off

All of our dentists are highly qualified to perform cosmetic procedures. For years, Dr. Teel has been an authority on cosmetic dentistry, lecturing and training other dentists from across the country. Because of our vast experience in cosmetic procedures, we have a library of before and after photos, from actual patient cases. To help you visualize the potential transformation of your smile makeover, we’ll share photos of similar cases and explain which procedures were applied. In addition to being expert at planning cosmetic cases, our doctors work with a master dental ceramist in California, who is expertly qualified at crafting beautiful restorations, we consider a “work of art.”  We have worked with our Master Ceramist for almost 20 years, refining our techniques, teaching them to other dentists and providing incredible results to our patients.

An Exclusive Preview

Using special software, our doctors can submit a photograph of your current smile, input specific procedures, and create a digital rendering of what your new smile may look like, on your face. This innovative technology allows you a complete preview of your smile makeover, before you commit to any treatment at all. In this way, you can make wise decisions, based on what you see, rather than having to visualize the results.

Top Cosmetic Treatments


By far, the most popular cosmetic procedure is teeth whitening, because it makes teeth look whiter, younger, and more appealing. Professional teeth whitening may be performed in office or as a take-home, self-administered treatment, with professional-grade whitening gel and custom-fitted trays. The results are more vivid that what over-the-counter systems can deliver.

Porcelain Veneers

Another very popular cosmetic option is porcelain veneers. These small, hand-made, custom coverings fit on the front surface of the teeth that show when a person smiles. Our cosmetic dentists balance function and aesthetics to design completely custom veneers, so your smile will look not only gorgeous, but also natural. Porcelain veneers are versatile, so they can be the treatment of choice for a few front teeth, or all the upper and lower front teeth. Because veneers completely cover the front of teeth, they can alter color, shape, size, texture, and shape – correcting multiple imperfections with a single procedure.  Porcelain veneers are the ultimate restoration, combining beauty, strength and function.

Bonding and Contouring

Bonding and contouring are two techniques, sometimes performed together, to improve the shape of teeth. Bonding adds structure to increase a tooth’s size, which can close spaces, correct a chip or natural flaw, or coat a tooth’s surface like a veneer. Contouring removes structure to create more aesthetic contours, such as sharp canine teeth or jagged edges on front teeth. Both bonding and contouring are appropriate for children, as well as adults. Years of expertise make our cosmetic dentists well versed in sculpting natural-looking teeth with both bonding and contouring.

Orthodontic Treatments

While veneers and bonding can improve the appearance of crooked teeth, orthodontic therapy is also an option to realign teeth. Traditional orthodontics requires about two years of treatment with metal brackets and wires on the teeth. However, today, more discreet and convenient options are available, including clear brackets with Six Month Smiles, and Invisalign clear, removable trays. Our doctors have been  Invisalign certified for over 10 years had have the experience to give you the orthodontic result you are looking for.  During your consultation, we will gladly discuss all your short term orthodontic options.

Cosmetic Restorations

Many restorative procedures also qualify as cosmetic procedures, because they improve health as well as appearance. For instance, white composite fillings correct cavities, but may also replace metal amalgam fillings to re-establish the all-white, natural beauty of a person’s smile. Ceramic crowns, too, are tooth-colored and look natural, while also reinforcing a tooth’s structural stability. Missing teeth pose both a cosmetic and functional problem, so bridges, partials, dentures, and implants may be considered cosmetic, as well as restorative treatments. Our goal is always to build a smile makeover on a solid, healthy foundation


Time for a Consultation

If you aren’t certain what you like and dislike about your smile, one of our reputable and experienced cosmetic dentists will take time to talk with you and provide professional counsel by sharing his or her recommendations. The dentist will help you determine which procedures will be best for your goals, budget, and timeframe. To reserve a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in Fort Wayne, IN, call Family Dentistry & Aesthetics today at 260-432-0561.