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Full-Service Dentist Office in Brownsburg

Services We Offer

We want this to be an office where an entire family can have their oral health needs met. Your oral health plays a very important role in your overall health and well-being, and we offer a full range of services to meet all of your oral health needs. From preventative routine checkups and cleanings to the replacement of missing teeth with implants and bridges, we provide a complete oral care to children and adults in a professional environment. For more information regarding some of the services we offer, please select from the menu.
A smile can be the most eye-catching feature of a face. With the enormous advances in dentistry, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped or misshapen teeth. You now have choices that can help you smile with confidence. Even the most subtle change in your smile can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel about yourself. Dr. Hine would love to talk to you about your most suitable options, what your expectations are and the dental fees involved. Some options are:
Tooth whitening (bleaching) brightens teeth that are discolored or stained. Bleaching may be done completely in our office or with a take-home kit supplied by us.
Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained or have spaces between them. With bonding, tooth-colored materials are applied, or bonded, to the tooth surface.
Enamel shaping involves modifying teeth to improve their appearance by removing or contouring enamel. The process, which often is combined with bonding, usually is quick and comfortable and the results can be seen immediately.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the front side of teeth. Made of tooth-colored materials, veneers are used to treat spaces between teeth that are chipped or worn, permanently stained, poorly shaped or slightly crooked.
Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture.
Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural, and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.
Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. A thorough evaluation at our office will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
What is involved in placing implants?
First, surgery is performed to place the anchor. Surgery can take up to several hours, and up to six months may be required for the bone to grow around the anchor and firmly hold it in place. Some implants require a second surgery in which a post is attached to connect the anchor to the replacement teeth. With other implants, the anchor and post are already attached and are placed at the same time.
After the gums have had several weeks to heal, the next step is begun. The artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step can take one to two months to complete.
Everybody loves a bright, white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve your looks.
Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with a fluoride-containing toothpaste, cleaning between their teeth once a day, and the regular cleanings at their dentist’s office. If you decide you would like to go beyond the usual process to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your options.
Get Whitening for Life!
At Indiana Family Dentistry we offer our Whitening for Life program. Participate in our at-home whitening-tray systems and come in for your recommended cleanings and exams, and every year you will receive a free tube of whitening agent to bring back that freshly brightened smile. Year after year, your healthy smile will continue to look great!
You can take several approaches to whiten your smile:
  • In-office bleaching, which utilizes a higher concentration of whitening gel to get immediate results.
  • At-home bleaching, which is the most common form we recommend. It uses a high-strength whitening gel that brings out a bright smile in about one to two weeks.
  • Whitening toothpaste and over-the-counter whitening agents, which may help in some cases involving surface stain. To get the biggest benefit, however, many people will need to supplement this with an at-home system.
Dr. Hine can tell you whether whitening procedures would be effective for you. Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellowish-hued teeth will probably bleach well, brownish-colored teeth may bleach less well, and grayish-hued teeth may not bleach well at all. Likewise, bleaching may not enhance your smile if you have had bonding or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth. The whitener will not affect the color of these materials, and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
Crowns and bridges are two common methods used to save or replace teeth that are in need of repair or missing altogether. Crowns are used to cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't enough tooth surface left. They can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that is already broken. A crown is also a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped and are used to cover dental implants.
Bridges help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviate the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. The restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist.
An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. Depending on which type of bridge your dentist recommends, its success depends on its foundation. So it's very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong.
Full Dentures
If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag and can make a person look older. You’ll be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
There are various types of complete dentures. A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months. An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. Your dentist takes measurements and makes models of the patient’s jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
Even if you wear full dentures, you still must take good care of your mouth. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque.
Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by metal framework. Removable partial dentures attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments. Precision attachments are generally more aesthetic than metal clasps, and they are nearly invisible. Crowns on your natural teeth may improve the fit of a removable partial denture, and they are usually required with attachments. Dentures with precision attachments generally cost more than those with metal clasps. Dr. Hine can help you determine which type is right for you.
Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. White resin fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size cavities that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Using a resin filling allows Dr. Hine to remove less tooth structure when preparing the tooth, which may result in a smaller restoration. If the breakdown of the tooth is too large for a regular filling, Dr. Hine will discuss other options, including tooth-colored onlays and crowns.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a syndrome in which the airflow does not move smoothly and consistently. This can even cause periods where the patient stops breathing effectively. Resulting complications include daytime sleepiness that can be severe, headaches, loud snoring and disturbed nighttime sleeping. Patients affected with OSA frequently have high blood pressure and potentially dangerous heart problems. The diagnosis of OSA requires an all-night sleep study recording that Dr. Hine can work with your primary care physician in ordering.
The treatment objective for OSA is to maintain air flow throughout the night. A potential treatment Dr. Hine can help with is temporarily moving the lower jaw and tongue forward during sleep with the use of dental appliances. Sleep Apnea can be a very serious health problem and can't be overlooked as "just snoring." You shouldn't put off getting it treated!
Many adults suffer from chronic facial pain. Some common symptoms include pain in or around the ear, tenderness of the jaw, clicking or popping noises when opening the mouth, or headaches and neck pain.
Two joints and several jaw muscles make it possible to open and close the mouth. They work together when you chew, speak or swallow. They include muscles and ligaments as well as the jawbone – the mandible (lower jaw) with two joints called the temporomandibular joints, or TMJ.
The TM joints are among the most complex joints in the body. Located on each side of the head, they work together to make many different movements, including a combination of rotating and gliding actions used when chewing or speaking.
There are several treatments for TMJ disorders. Dr. Hine may recommend stress-reducing exercises, certain medications, or wearing a mouth protector to prevent teeth grinding and relieve pressure in the TMJ area. Treatment may involve a series of steps beginning with the most conservative options. In many cases, only minor, relatively non-invasive treatment may be needed to help reduce pain.
At Indiana Family Dentistry, we work very hard to avoid the need to have a tooth extracted. However, sometimes a tooth needs to be removed because of disease, trauma or crowding. If you need an extraction, we will either provide that service here in the office, or if it’s a more complex procedure, will help with a referral to a specialist. We want to provide a comfortable and stress-free appointment for you and will not only discuss the need for the extraction and what options are available to replace the missing tooth but will also discuss the type of anesthetic and sedation you may need to make the procedure as painless as possible.
Endodontic treatment, or root canal treatment, treats the soft nerve tissue inside the tooth. Sometimes through disease or trauma, the nerve or pulp tissue needs to be removed. A root canal allows us to remove the nerve without removing the tooth. This is accomplished in one or possibly two appointments. Most root canal treatments can be done in the office or, if it is a complex root anatomy, will be done in a specialist’s office. Once the root canal is complete, a permanent restoration (which usually is a crown) is done to help protect the remaining tooth structure. This can help you keep your natural smile so that you can continue to eat your favorite foods and maintain your overall health. Nothing looks, feels or functions like your natural tooth!
A majority of the population feels nervous about visiting the dentist. WE UNDERSTAND! Our job here at Indiana Family Dentistry is to provide an environment that is friendly and relaxed so you can be comfortable during your entire visit. Sometimes, however, more than TLC is needed. We do offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation for those who just can’t see themselves making it through a dental appointment. During your first visit, let’s discuss your concerns and past dental experiences. Dr. Hine will get to know you and help provide an experience you are comfortable with and one in which you will look forward to your next visit.
Emergencies are a fact of life, and dental emergencies are no exception. We set aside time every day we are open for these types of immediate concerns. That’s why we can say “Emergencies Seen Same Day.” Call 317-852-5999 if you have any questions about our office.
Your oral health is more than just the presence or absence of cavities on your teeth. To maintain proper oral health, it's very important that you take care of the health of your gums so that if problems are detected, they can be treated early.
At Indiana Family Dentistry, we provide comfortable, gentle hygiene cleanings for all ages. We will also screen at every visit for signs of more serious problems. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects millions of Americans and is a painless infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. In fact, it is the largest cause of tooth loss in America, and you may not even know you have it. Recent studies also suggest a relationship between periodontal infection and heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, and risk of stroke as well as other serious health concerns. Since it can lead to serious complications like tooth loss as well as have an effect on your overall health, it is important that it is diagnosed and treated. Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease include bleeding, swollen or tender gums, bad breath that doesn’t go away, loose teeth, pus between your teeth and gums, or a change in the way your teeth fit together.
The good news is that for a majority of people, the detection and treatment of periodontal disease is relatively straightforward.
We will utilize the most recent standards of care to diagnose and prescribe individualized treatment. The most effective treatment for slight to moderate cases of periodontal disease is to perform scaling and root planing (deep cleaning above and below the gum line), which can usually be done in our office. We may also utilize a locally administered antibiotic treatment.