Full-Service Dental Care for Auburn, IN
At Smiles for Life, we want to help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful for a lifetime. Explore the full range of dental care services that Dr. Heffelfinger and our experienced team offer patients from throughout the Auburn area.
We offer dental care for the whole family, including:
- 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
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
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, from whitening to a full smile makeover.
Digital Smile Design & Planning
Using state-of-the-art digital design software, we’ll work with you to create the smile you’ve always desired. Our technology allows you to see your smile from a new perspective and helps Dr. Heffelfinger to clearly understand what you like and dislike about it. Instead of waiting weeks to see what your new smile is going to look like, we can digitally generate images and ensure that, together, we’re creating a plan to meet your health needs and keep you smiling for years to come.
Gagging shouldn’t be your first thought when it comes to visiting the dentist. Digital technology makes old impression methods a thing of the past. In addition to reducing the discomfort associated with getting an impression, digital impressions give us a more precise view of your bite, ensuring a proper fit with fewer adjustments. Less time in the chair means more time for people to admire your smile. This is just one of our services that will give you comfort knowing you’re getting the best dental treatment available in Auburn.
At Smiles for Life, innovation comes standard. We’re using the latest technology to make your experience in the chair pain and worry-free. The video below shows you how dental technology is helping us serve you better and gives you a peek at how technology is changing the way we get a digital impression of your teeth.