Service Categories


Schneider Dental
8928 E. 96th Street
Fishers, IN 46037
Phone: 317-598-9380
Fax: 317-813-1982
info@schneiderdentaloffice.com

Office Hours
Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri
8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 1:00pm
Some evening appts available
Emergency Services
Call us before 11am and we'll schedule an appointment for you the same day

Services

Clear Braces:
We offer our patients the ability to move their teeth with no metal brackets or unsightly metal wires. Through the use of retainers, we can straighten teeth with removable aligners that are comfortable to the patient and are virtually invisible. If you have always wanted to straightent your teeth, but didn't want to wear conventional metal braces then ask about how clear braces can change your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry:
Cosmetic dentistry is an important part of overall dentistry. In some cases, people elect to have cosmetic dentistry performed in order to improve their smile and overall appearance. In others, cosmetic dentistry is chosen in order to reverse or repair a defect that, while not harmful to overall health, has a negative impact on appearance.

Many treatments are used to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshaped, or missing. Here are a few that we perform:

Whitening and Bleaching - procedures used to whiten teeth.

Bonding - tooth-colored material used to fill in gaps or change the color of teeth.

Veneers - placed over the front teeth to change color or shape of your teeth. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked.

Contouring and reshaping - a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth in a single session.
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Crown and Bridge
Crowns are synthetic teeth-like coverings that are designed to make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. Crowns can be tooth colored or gold. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won't solve the problem. A crown is a restoration that covers, or "caps" a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth.

A bridge is like a crown but replaces teeth while being attached to surrounding teeth and is used as an option in replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Bridges help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviating the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth. 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.

Caring for your crowns: Crowns normally last between five and eight years. Many last much longer if you practice good daily oral hygiene. Teeth grinding, chewing ice, or fingernail biting may lower the life expectancy of your crown significantly.

Avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects. Cleaning between your teeth is vital with crowns. Floss or interdental cleaners (specially shaped brushes and sticks) are important tools to remove plaque from the crown area where the gum meets the tooth. Plaque in that area can cause dental decay and gum disease.
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Dental Restoration
Dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used artificially to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material. Dental restoration also refers to the replacement of missing tooth structure by restoring dental implants.
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Dentures
Complete dentures are used to replace missing teeth for people with no remaining teeth. Dentures may also be used for people who have lost several teeth. In this case, the appliance is called a partial denture or an overdenture.

Tooth loss may result from periodontal disease (gum disease), tooth decay, or traumatic injury. It is very important to replace missing teeth. The ill effects of not doing so can be a shift in remaining teeth, an inability to bite and chew properly, as well as a sagging facial appearance, which makes one appear older than they are.

The beauty of dentures today is that they are designed to be comfortable and functional. They are very similar in appearance to natural teeth, and can improve a smile or facial appearance.
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Sealants
Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. The sealants are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often.

Sealants are placed without anesthetic in the grooves of the teeth. By sealing the grooves with the plastic-like material the teeth are less likely to develop cavities.
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Extractions
A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including severe tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Extractions of impacted (teeth in soft tissue or bone) or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to allow space for orthodontic treatment.
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Implants
Dental implants are an option to replace missing teeth. 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 by your dentist will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Is there another way I can have a tooth replaced other than a bridge?

Yes. Dental implants can provide artificial teeth that look natural and feel secure. Dental implants can also be used to attach full or partial dentures. Implants, however, are not an option for everyone. Because implants require surgery, patients must be in good health, have healthy gums, have adequate bone to support the implant and be committed to meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits. If you are considering implants, a thorough evaluation by your dentist will help determine if you would be a good candidate.

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. Most cases are ready for a restoration after about two months of healing time. 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.

Implant surgery can be done either in a dental office or in a hospital, depending upon a number of factors. A local or general anesthetic may be used. Usually pain medications and, when necessary, antibiotics are prescribed. Your dentist will give you instructions on diet and oral hygiene.
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Mouth guards
A mouth guard (mouth piece or mouth protector) is a removable protective oral device which covers the teeth and gums to help prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips, and gums. Mouthguards are most often used to prevent injury in sports, as a treatment for clenching or bruxing or TMD/TMJ (temporal mandibular joint/disorder), or as part of certain dental procedures, such as bleaching teeth.
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Oral Hygiene Instructions
Good oral hygiene is extremely important to maintain a healthy smile. Therefore we recommend to all patients to routinely come to their hygiene appointments for a professional cleaning. At these appointments we will clean the patient's teeth and discuss ways to improve their oral hygiene and answer any questions about your teeth and gums.

In certain cases patients that have a great deal of tarter and plaque and bleeding of the gums may require a deep cleaning. This is usually called Scaling & Root Planing. This procedure is done for patients with some form of periodontal disease. The deep cleaning is usually done with the administration of a local anesthetic if needed to reduce any discomfort and allow the dentist or hygienist to remove the tarter and plaque beneath the gum line with hand instruments and often an ultrasonic scaler. By removing the tater and plaque around and beneath the gums the tissues will become healthier.
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Partial (Removable) Dentures
Another option in replacing missing teeth is the partial denture. A partial denture is a removable oral appliance. The partial denture replaces missing teeth provided that the existing teeth are strong enough to support the metal / plastic framework. The partial consists of a framework made from metal and/or acrylic with plastic teeth and clasps that help hold the partial in place.
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Pediatric Dentistry
At our office we welcome and enjoy young smiles into our family practice. As a father of two young children, Dr. Schneider is adept at putting children at ease. It is recommended that children see a dentist with in a couple of months after their first baby tooth is seen in the mouth. We encourage the child to visit with the parents to experience the dental visit and help get acquainted with the dental setting. Maintaining good oral hygiene at a very early age is essential for a beautiful smile later in life.
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Root Canal
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed, fractured, or infected/abscessed. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed from inside of the tooth which is then cleaned and sealed. Since the pulp (blood supply and nerves) is removed from the tooth the tooth becomes more brittle and a crown is usually placed over the tooth to seal up the root canal and protect the remaining tooth structure. Root canal therapy usually has a very high success rate and usually has little or no discomfort.
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What are the signs that a root canal is needed?

Sometimes no symptoms are present; however, signs to look for include:

  • Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure
  • Prolonged sensitivity/pain to heat or cold temperatures (after the hot or cold has been removed)
  • Discoloration (a darkening) of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
  • A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums

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Whitening
What causes tooth discoloration?

There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc.

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

Almost anyone will benefit from whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. We can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.

Do many people whiten their teeth?

More people than you might imagine. A bright, sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone.

Is whitening safe?

Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. With any tooth whitening product, it is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

How long do the results last?

By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and occasional touch-ups with our take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest.

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and professional whitening systems?

Yes! Consulting your dental professional is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Plus, over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades.

Current whitening techniques have proven safe and effective. The results are dramatic in many cases.

A popular tooth whitening method is an at home process where soft plastic molds are custom manufactured from models of your upper and lower teeth. The molds, which fit snugly against your teeth, are lined with small amounts of a tooth whitening agent, then worn for a few hours during the day or while you sleep.

We will guide you through an at home tooth whitening program that is personalized for your specific needs to ensure optimal results.

A typical program takes 10 to 14 days to complete. Most of our patients see changes after wearing the custom molds for a few hours.

Tooth whitening is one of the most exciting, popular, and economical ways to enhance your appearance.
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