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Dental Care in Auburn, IN

We’ll tailor our services to meet your needs

At Smiles for Life, we’ll do everything in our power to help you maintain excellent oral health for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Our Auburn office offers a full range of high-quality dental services under one roof, unique to any other dental practice.

We’ll take the time to work with you, our patient, to ensure you feel informed and all of your individual needs are met. Dr. Nate Heffelfinger has years of experience in several disciplines of dentistry, which allows him to provide personalized care in one office.

We proudly serve patients from Auburn and surrounding areas including the Northeast corner of Indiana, Southern Michigan, and Eastern Ohio. When it comes to your dental care, you can count on Dr. Heffelfinger and our team for stunning, long-lasting results that are second to none.

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Restorative Dentistry

Imagine being able to smile without having to worry about gaps from missing teeth or being able to eat the foods you want without a second thought. With our restorative options, Dr. Heffelfinger can bring full function and beauty back to your smile.

  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Bridges
  • Removable Dentures: Partial, Traditional and Zircobite® Dentures
  • Tooth-colored Restorations: Fillings, Onlays, and Crowns

Treatment for TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders affect the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and jaw muscles that make it possible to open and close your mouth. There are multiple causes for TMJ pain, including tooth and jaw alignment, arthritis, injury, stress, teeth grinding, and even jaw dislocation. To assess what might be the cause of your pain, we’ll conduct a thorough examination to identify tenderness in the jaw muscles, popping, clicking, or difficulty moving. Depending on your situation, we’ll determine the proper treatment to help eliminate your pain.

Treatment of TMJ varies from patient to patient but may include:

Eating Softer Foods

Avoiding nail biting or chewing gum

Use of relaxation exercises to reduce stress and tension in the jaws

Wearing a night guard or bite plate

Fixing an uneven bite

Adjusting or reshaping some teeth

Our Advanced Technology

At Smiles for Life, innovation comes standard. We’re using the latest technology to make your experience in the chair pain and worry-free and more efficient than ever before. For example, we use advanced software and an intraoral scanner to create a fully digital smile design and treatment plan, allowing you to see what your smile could look like after your procedures.

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Cosmetic Dentsitry

We want all of our patients to love the way their smile looks. If you’re not happy with what you see in the mirror, we offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments, including:

  • Smile Makeover
  • KöR Teeth Whitening
  • Porcelain Dental Veneers
  • Invisalign Orthodontics
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Family Dentistry

At Smiles for Life, Dr. Heffelfinger and his dedicated team want to make sure you keep your smile healthy and beautiful for life. We offer a full range of services for every member of the family.

  • Biannual Professional Cleanings and Checkups
  • Oral-DNA Salivary Testing
  • Pediatric Dental Care
  • Individualized Gum Disease Treatment
  • OraVerse – Numbness Reversal Treatment
  • Treatment of Bite-related Disorders