We offer a full range of general dental services, many of which are listed below. Click on the underlined words to find out more about these services.
- Microscope aided dental surgery
- Implant crowns
- Porcelain crowns
- Zirconia crowns
- Gold crowns
- Porcelain fused to gold crowns
- Attachment retained partials
- Overdentures and overpartials
- Immediate dentures
- Wisdom teeth (with and without IV sedation or oral sedation)
- All other teeth
- Composite resin
- Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
- Gold Inlays and Onlays
- Resin reinforced glass ionomer
- To secure dentures
- To secure partials
Should you ever like to discuss alternative materials, we have them available for use or we can order them. Please ask us and we will discuss the pros and cons with you.
We have an excellent network of specialists whom we consult with regularly. Should you require a specialist, we will be happy to refer you to one that will best meet your needs. These specialties include:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
These experts have earned our trust and will assist us in providing you with the excellent dental care that you deserve.
Cleanings – Getting your teeth cleaned is an excellent way to prevent problems and to catch problems early so they can be easily treated. The American Dental Association recommends that you get your teeth cleaned twice a year by a professional hygienist or dentist. During your cleaning we will check your previous dental work, scale, polish and floss your teeth, and check any areas that may be bothering you. We will also take check-up x-rays to make sure that you don't have any cavities or other problems that require attention.
Crowns – Crowns (commonly known as caps) are prescribed when there is too much missing tooth structure to do a filling, to support cracked or fractured teeth, to restore badly decayed teeth, to reinforce teeth in preparation for partials or after root canals, or to restore teeth if they have been badly worn down.
Bridges – We will prescribe a bridge when one or more teeth are missing and the teeth on either side of the space are healthy and stable. Bridges can be made from gold for optimum function and reliable long wear, porcelain fused to gold for strength and beauty, and high strength metal-free porcelain for optimum esthetics.
Extractions – Should your tooth have a poor prognosis or be broken beyond repair, we may recommend an extraction. Dr. Kurt Gossweiler has had special training in the extraction of teeth. While he may still refer some patients to a specialist, he treats most patients himself.
Fillings – Dental fillings have been around for hundreds of years, but materials have changed drastically in the last several decades. We use state-of-the-art materials to replace decayed or broken-down teeth including: gold for optimum function and worry free high-strength fillings, porcelain for optimum strength and good looks and composite resin for natural appearing smaller non-load bearing areas. Although mercury amalgam was the choice years ago, most dentists today don't use it and we have moved away from it as well.
Laser Dentistry – Our office uses the Picasso laser for a variety of procedures to make your experience and post-operative recovery as comfortable as possible. The Picasso laser is a soft tissue laser manufactured right here in Indianapolis.
Root Canal – Endodontic treatment, also known as root canal therapy, is a procedure that is done to save teeth that are infected or inflamed. Infection or inflammation of a tooth can happen because of decay, fracture, because of deep fillings, or for no apparent reason at all. Most teeth will need crowns after root canals so they don't fracture apart but with proper care these teeth can last for years.
Tooth Whitening (Bleaching) – Most teeth that have yellowed with time can be whitened with a bleaching compound applied to plastic strips or administered in a custom-made tray. This whitening can last for years until it needs to be retreated.
Wisdom Teeth – The last teeth to erupt into your mouth are your wisdom teeth which generally are supposed to erupt around age 18. Many people don't have enough room for them and the doctor may prescribe them to be removed for various reasons including decay, impaction against other teeth, tumors that form around them, or pain from gum infections in the area. Many orthodontists will suggest that they be taken out after your teeth have had braces so that no further movement can occur to the other teeth.
X-rays – The American Dental Association recommends that you have dental x-rays once yearly to check for cavities. It's a well-known fact that treating cavities early saves tooth structure and prevents further, more involved work. For your safety and convenience, we have state-of-the-art digital x-rays that require extremely low doses of radiation. Click here to see a radiation chart.