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Our Results An improved smile that helps you
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Explore Our Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry Results

Bridge Replacement and Correction

Just like a picture, a smile can be worth a thousand words. A wise man once said that getting older isn’t for the weak. As you age, you might find that it’s more difficult to chew or that your smile just isn’t what it once was. There are many benefits to a dental bridge, as illustrated by the pictures below, including:

  • Beautiful smile restoration
  • Easier chewing and better speaking ability
  • Maintaining the shape of your face
  • Proper bite restoration through bite force redistribution
  • Stop and keep existing teeth from drifting
Before placement of a bonded bridge to replace a front missing tooth for a patient of Dr. Heffelfinger at Smiles for Life in Auburn, IN
A photo of our successful cosmetic dentistry services. This photo shows a placed bonded bridge.
Bonded Bridge
patients teeth before treatment
After placement of an implant supported bridge at Smiles for Life in Auburn, IN
Implant Supported Bridge
Before soft tissue grafting and bridge placement at Smiles for Life in Auburn, IN
Patient's teeth before treatment
Soft Tissue Grafting and Bridge
Lower Anterior Implant Bridge
Anterior Bridge with Soft Tissue Graft
Gum Tissue Grafting

Implants & Crowns

When decay or periodontal disease wreak havoc with your smile, you have the option to match the natural look of your existing teeth with a dental implant or crown. Advancements in dentistry give you more options than dentures or bridges. Dental implants give you the opportunity to match the look of your natural teeth. Dental implants are designed to fuse with bone, and unlike bridges, they don’t require us to reduce the size of existing teeth. So you get a more natural and permanent look to your teeth. With proper care, your dental implants can last a lifetime, just like your natural teeth.

Dental crowns are commonly used to restore broken teeth or to protect a severely worn-down tooth. When fully cemented into place, a crown encapsulates the entire tooth and becomes the visible portion of the tooth that lies above the gum line. Dental crowns are made from several materials, including metals (gold and silver), porcelain infused to metal, all resin, all ceramic or all porcelain. We also fashion temporary crowns that are put in place until your permanent crown has been designed, fabricated and readied for placement.

Smiles for Life provides in-house digital design and fabrication of your crown and onlay. Our state of the art CAD/CAM technology helps ensure a better fit and allows us to create a design that will best suit your needs.

Benefits of implants and crowns include:
  • Improved appearance
  • More comfortable fit
  • More natural feel
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Better overall oral health
  • Improvement in speech
patient missing a tooth
After placement of a single tooth dental implant at Smiles for Life in Auburn, IN
Single Tooth Implant
Double Tooth Implants
Patient's teeth before treatment
The beautiful results of a cosmetic dental procedure at Smiles for Life. These teeth are straighter and whiter than they were before.
Anterior Crowns
Implant #7
Invisalign, Whitening, and Anterior Crowns
Veneers #7-10 and Whitening
Single Implant Crown
4 Veneers
Veneers 7 and 10
Full Mouth Rehab/Replacement of 30 Year Old Crowns
 Implant Crowns
 Implant Crowns

Glo Whitening

Widely recognized as the world’s most effective teeth whitening system, Glo offers cost-effective solutions from phenomenal home whitening for average patients to astonishing treatment of tetracycline cases and everything in-between. Whether it’s a storybook wedding, an important job interview, a graduation or easing a lifetime of embarrassment, patients often have a special reason for whitening their teeth. That’s why we offer Glo whitening systems.

Showing the color of a patient's teeth before teeth whitening at Smiles for Life in Auburn, IN
veneer being placed over a tooth
Teeth Whitening