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
Learn more about our family dentistry options
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
Learn more about our tooth replacement and restorative dentistry options.
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, including:
Learn more about our cosmetic dentistry treatments.
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.
Learn more about our advanced dental technology.