-VENEERS- A veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth to improve aesthetics or protect from damage. Veneers can be made from resin by a dental technician or porcelain made by a dental lab. Then the veneer is placed over your tooth and cemented with dental cement for a long lasting fit.

-WHITENING-There are several different ways to whiten your teeth. You can take home your own whitening tubes with prefabricated trays, or we can custom make whitening trays to fit your unique smile and send you home with professional strength whitening tubes.

-BOTOX-Botox has been used for a long time. Now, as a Dentist, I can perform Botox injections anywhere on the face. It can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles, or it can be used to help with symptoms of TMJ and Bruxism by relaxing those muscles and reducing clenching.

-INVISALIGN-Invisalign is an alternative to the classic metal wire braces. We start by taking impressions and measurements of your teeth and mouth. We send those impressions and measurements to Invisalign who then creates a computerized model of your teeth. From there, they make specific aligners for you and determine how many aligners you will need and for what length of time.

-CROWNS-A crown is just like a cap on your tooth that covers most of the exposed part on your tooth. A crown is needed primarily to reinforce a weakened tooth that may fracture and become non-restorable. Crowns are usually recommended on teeth with large fillings, root canal treated teeth, teeth with fracture lines, and to improve aesthetics of front teeth. Crowns can be made from several different types of materials.

-BRIDGES-A bridge is made primarily to cover areas in your mouth where you are missing teeth. A bridge is made up of three or more crowns. Where the missing tooth or teeth are, is called the abutment crown. These crowns also can be made from several different materials.


-CLEANING/PROPHYLAXIS- A cleaning of your teeth by a dental professional should be done at least every 6 months. During your cleaning the Dentist or Hygienist may use hand instruments and/or an ultrasonic machine with a cavitron tip. They will clean your teeth thoroughly in places you and your toothbrush can’t reach. Then your teeth will be polished. It is essential for the health of your mouth to have these cleanings done regularly.

-DEEP CLEANING-Occasionally someone may need a deep cleaning performed. Deep cleanings are needed if someone has bone loss occurring or perio/gum issues. This is where the Dentist will anesthetize your mouth and deep clean beneath the gum line to remove plaque and bacteria that has built up where your toothbrush cannot reach. Deep cleanings can help stop  or slow down bone loss and increase the health of your gums and teeth.

We see children regularly at our practice. No matter the age, children are always welcome. We provide the same services to children that we would adults. Including regular exams and cleanings, x-rays, fillings, stainless steel and porcelain crowns, and lots of smiles, kindness, and patience.

-PARTIAL-Partial dentures are for people who are missing some but not all of their teeth. Partial dentures come in two types: fixed and removable. Fixed partials depend on the health surrounding the teeth still remaining in the mouth or implants. Removable partials can be taken in and out of the mouth and are attached by clasps. They can be made of plastic, acrylic, or metal. We will work with you on finding the exact fit for you.

-COMPLETE-Complete dentures are for people who are or will be missing all of their teeth. Impressions are taken of the persons teeth and mouth, then we make models of your mouth, send it to the lab and they make and send us your complete denture. We do two types of complete dentures: same day dentures and conventional. Same day dentures are where a person is getting their remaining teeth removed in preparation for their dentures. Going without teeth can be very hard and embarrassing for some people. We offer the option to receive your denture the same day as extractions. These dentures may need adjusted a few times while your mouth is healing to insure a comfortable fit. Conventional dentures are where we extract the remaining teeth, and the person waits a few months to allow the gums and bone to heal before receiving their denture. This method insures a better fit.

-IMPLANT SUPPORTED-Implant supported dentures are when a person has implants placed in their bone to support the denture. The denture will snap onto the implants and provide great support for the denture making it less likely to move around in the mouth. This denture still needs to be taken out nightly and cleaned as with conventional dentures.

We understand how it is like having a toothache or breaking your front tooth. We are always available for same day care should you get into such an emergency. After care hours can be arranged. Our voicemail is checked frequently even after hours to make sure our patients don’t need us in the evenings or weekends. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 317-707-6453.

Extraction is a term we use when we need to pull a tooth/teeth. Tooth is slowly wiggled until it becomes loose in the socket and ready to come out. The extractions can be simple, surgical or impactions.

-SURGICAL-Surgical extractions are necessary for many reasons. Some of those reasons are because the tooth is not visible above the gum line, only partially visible, or the tooth needs to be removed in sections. The tooth and surrounding tissue may need to be cut and sectioned to allow access to the tooth.

-NONSURGICAL-Non surgical tooth removals, also known as Simple Extractions, are when the Dentist only needs to wiggle the tooth out without any sectioning or cutting of the tooth or surrounding tissue.





-TOOTH COLORED-Also known as Composite Resin fillings, are a popular choice for most patients because we can choose a shade of composite to closely match your tooth color. It is made from a type of plastic called acrylic resin. It is also a popular choice because less drilling of the tooth is needed to place a composite filling than is needed to place an amalgam filling.

-AMALGAM-Is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, and copper. It has been used to fill teeth for over 100 years. Some dentists still use amalgam today, but many have converted to only using composite or tooth colored fillings.

Implants are replacement tooth roots. They provide a foundation for permanent or removable tooth fixtures that are made to match your natural teeth.

-MINI-A mini implant is an alternative implant to the regular implant and is used when a smaller implant is needed for narrow areas, smaller teeth, or as an anchor for lower dentures.

-REGULAR-A regular implant is larger than the mini implant and often times offers more stability as well.

Which implant to get depends solely upon each patient. There are many factors to take into consideration before deciding. Including: cost, health, remaining bone density, permanent or removable teeth, and many more which can be discussed with your dentist.

-INVISALIGN-Invisalign is an alternative to the classic metal wire braces. We start by taking impressions and measurements of your teeth and mouth. We send those impressions and measurements to Invisalign who then creates a computerized model of your teeth. From there, they make specific aligners for you and determine how many aligners you will need and for what length of time.

We make several types of mouthguards for our patients depending on their needs, including sports mouthguards.

PRP is short form for platelet rich plasma. It is derived from your own blood and can be used to expedite healing after any surgical procedure. PRP is also used in facial rejuvenation procedures. When PRP is either injected or rolled with a special roller on your face, it causes collagen to form and gives your face a younger appearance.

PRP when used as injections on the face will result in younger softer facial skin. If injected in slightly larger quantities, it can have the same effect as fillers likejuvederm will have, except that it is your own natural collagen. Since the body has to make that collagen, it will take about two months to see that effect.
Most patients get a slight red blush after the treatment but can apply make-up and resume daily activities. Redness usually doesn’t last more than 2-3 days.

At 86 th Street Dental, we believe in preserving our oral health. We believe in giving you the best advise possible so that you can maintain your health at home.


->Deep Cleanings


->Fluoride Treatments


->Gingival Irrigation

->LANAP procedure



Root Canal is the part of tooth that is usually under your gum. Root Canal Treatment is similar to the filling except that it extends in the root of the tooth and it takes a little longer than just a filling. There are several reasons why a tooth may need a root canal. Most common reasons are cavity that extends into the nerve of the tooth, recession of gum line causing moderate pain, and trauma to the tooth.

We go through the crown of the tooth to access the canal in the root of teeth and remove any damaged tissues. At that time, we clean the canal very well and fill it with biocompatible hypoallergenic materials. After this treatment, your tooth should be free from any pain.

If it is one of the posterior teeth, a crown will be required as the tooth’s structure would need to be reinforced. Anterior teeth generally do not need to be crowned unless the tooth has lost quite a bit of tooth structure or if it is esthetically not appealing.



We offer various sedation options for your comfort. Nothing like knowing that your next dental appointment will be an anxiety-free experience. We offer three different options for sedation based on your anxiety needs and medical history.

->Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas):

->Oral Sedation

->IV Sedation



Snoring and Sleep Apnea



Soft Tissue Impactions

Partial bony impactions

Complete bony Impactions

Whitening options

Convenient Office Hours
Monday By Appointment Only
Tuesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday By Appointment Only
Sunday By Appointment Only

For your convenience, we also offer extended hours/weekends as needed.

Financing Available

We accept most insurance plans.

Ask us how we can optimize your dental benefits and how we can use your medical insurance for some of your dental work.

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3810 W. 86th Street • Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 70-SMILE

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