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Dental Services in Elkhart, IN

Our dental practice is dedicated to providing you with quality care and service. We treat you like family and want you to have the best experience possible. Our team of experienced doctors have the knowledge to be able to give you the smile that you have always wanted. We offer a wide range of services:

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COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Sometimes dental cosmetics goes beyond just wanting a dazzling smile, but can mean the difference between a job promotion and being passed up. Don’t let your smile hold you back! Look at our cosmetic dentistry options.
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Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry involves many different procedures, and each is used for a specific dental cosmetic situation or need. Your specific dental cosmetic situation is uniquely yours, and we will treat it as such. Here are some of the procedures used in cosmetic dentistry:

  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Dental Implants
  • Enamel Shaping
  • Dental Contouring


For your convenience, we have dedicated pages with more detail about dental crowns, veneers, and dental implants on this website. We want you to feel informed about your cosmetic dentistry decision.

Enamel Shaping & Contouring

Enamel shaping and contouring are procedures that are used to alter the length of a tooth or to correct the position of teeth that are out of alignment. This procedure is also used to fix crooked or chipped teeth, and can be used to correct many bite problems such as overbite, underbite or open bite.

Enamel shaping and contouring might be a good dental cosmetic fit for you, if you do not have tooth decay or advanced gum disease. A wonderful benefit of this procedure is that you will be able to have your dental problems fixed without the use of dental appliances.

The enamel shaping and contouring procedures can also be more cost-effective because they require less time, no appliance fabrication, and in some cases no anesthesia.

​​​​​​​There is no need to hide your smile when you have the smile you want. Just give us a call or stop by our office to see which cosmetic procedure is right for you. We are here to help you make the right decision and to get you smiling again!

PORCELAIN VENEERS

One of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures is getting veneers. That is mainly due to their popularity with celebrities and others in highly visible professions. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are a celebrity or a person of high status, veneers could help you to get the beautiful confident smile that you desire.

How Do Veneers Work?

Veneers are attached to the front of the teeth to cover discoloration, chips or cracks. The veneers are made to look like your natural teeth and are very difficult to detect. When applied, veneers will also protect your natural teeth by making them stronger and more durable.

Why Should I Get Veneers?

There are many reasons why veneers might be recommended as a dental procedure, and here are a few:

  • Tooth discoloration caused by mouth trauma or by natural aging.
  • Tooth discoloration caused by tooth decay.
  • Cracked due to mouth trauma.
  • Chipped teeth caused by mouth trauma or regular daily use.
  • Gapped teeth.


We understand that no matter the cause, tooth discoloration could make smiling somewhat intimidating. If you are intimidated by the appearance of your teeth, then dental veneers might be a good option. The veneers will be applied to the front of your teeth to cover discoloration and restore your smile to a beautiful bright white.

Sometimes teeth that have been treated for tooth decay remain discolored even after the decay is gone. Veneers are an excellent way to change teeth that are discolored from decay into healthy-looking teeth.

Veneers are used to fill in a chipped tooth when the chipped part of the tooth is missing, and they are also used to add strength to cracked teeth.

Another cosmetic use of veneers is to conceal gaps in gapped teeth, but covering tooth gaps can also have added dental health benefits. For example, covering large gaps in the teeth can actually protect the gums and teeth roots from harmful bacteria that could cause tooth decay and gum disease.

​​​​​​​Even if all you want is to have a Hollywood smile, give us a call to see if veneers are right for you.

CROWNS & BRIDGES

We can provide dental crowns or bridges based on your specific need. Dental crowns can be used to help protect badly damaged teeth or teeth that have exposed nerves due to a root canal procedure. Dental bridges are used to provide a cosmetic solution to missing teeth, but they are also used to protect the gum and keep the jaw healthy.

Dental Crowns

Crowns can be temporary or permanent. For example, a temporary crown might be installed while the permanent crown is being made. It is important to protect teeth that have cavity repairs because removing cavities could leave a tooth weaker.

Crowns are also used to protect teeth that have been damaged by trauma or by tooth decay. The crown can act as a barrier between the fragile tooth and hard foods or as a protection against the other teeth when the jaw is clenched tight and tooth grinding occurs.

Dental Bridges

We can provide dental bridges when there is a need to fill in spaces where permanent teeth are missing. There are several conditions that might require a dental bridge.

  • Missing teeth due to trauma to the mouth, and teeth cannot be saved.
  • Gaps left by dental extractions where decayed or damaged teeth have been removed.
  • Gaps caused by congenital conditions where teeth do not grow.
  • Unique situations.


Sometimes trauma to the mouth results in missing teeth, and the teeth cannot be restored. In such cases, a dental bridge could be provided to replace the missing teeth. Similarly, teeth sometimes become so severely decayed that they have to extracted, and a dental bridge is recommended to replace the missing teeth.

Dental bridges can also help with natural gaps in the teeth caused by congenital conditions where certain teeth never form.

​​​​​​​We want you to feel confident that we will be sure to consider your unique situation whenever recommending crowns or bridges as a remedy!

INVISALIGN

We know that traditional orthodontics (brackets and wires) is not for everyone, so we offer Invisalign as an alternative. With our Invisalign services, you can have the benefits of orthodontic procedures without the hardware that is used in bracket orthodontic procedures.

As part of the Invisalign procedure, a 3D image of your teeth is taken. After the aligners are made, they are trimmed to be a custom fit for your mouth. The final step is a quality check to confirm good aligner construction, and to be sure they are comfortable when you are wearing them.

Conditions Treated Using Invisalign

The Invisalign procedure cannot treat all orthodontic conditions, but it can treat some of the most common:

  • Crowded Teeth: When the teeth have gathered so tightly together that they become crooked. They also make flossing difficult, which can increase tooth decay. Invisalign is just as efficient as traditional orthodontic brackets and wires for treating crowded teeth.

  • Overbite: This occurs when the upper front teeth overlap the bottom front teeth when biting. The overbite can increase the day to day wear on teeth, as well as cause pain in the jaw.

  • Underbite: Opposite to the overbite, the underbite is when the lower front teeth overlap the upper front teeth when biting. The underbite can cause increased wear on the teeth, and it can also affect a person’s ability to speak clearly.

  • Gap Teeth: This condition can cause gum disease when food gets trapped between the teeth. This is particularly true if flossing is not part of your daily dental care routine. The Invisalign procedure provides a more natural and permanent solution to gapped teeth. than veneers or bonding.

  • Crossbite: This is when the top and bottom teeth do not align correctly. A crossbite condition can cause chipped teeth, and it can lead to bone loss in the jaw.

  • Open Bite: When there is an opening between the upper and lower rows of teeth when biting, this is called an open bite. This condition can make it difficult to chew certain types of food.


Visit us to see if Invisalign is the right orthodontic solution for you!

TEETH WHITENING

Most people want a bright, white smile. But age, dental problems, and stains from coffee and food can leave teeth looking less than perfect. With the help of a teeth-whitening dentist at Orange Door Dental Group, you can get the beautiful smile you desire. We have locations in both Warsaw and Elkhart, IN.

Orange Door Dental Group has provided excellent dental services for the area since 2007 when Dr. Willig founded the practice. Since then, we have developed a reputation for a high standard of excellence and satisfied patients. When you want a brilliant smile, make us your first choice.

Why Professional Teeth Whitening?

Whether you want to make an impression at a new job or look great at your wedding, a bright smile is essential. You might be tempted to use over-the-counter kits and teeth-whitening toothpaste, but if you want the best results, professional whitening is the way to go.

We use top-of-the-line technology to provide noticeable results, and with our years of experience, you can trust us to do the job without damaging your teeth. We take tooth sensitivity into account and make sure you’re never uncomfortable.

Why Orange Door Dental Group?

We are dedicated to the satisfaction and health of our patients. When you come to us for teeth-whitening services, we do our best to make sure you are more than happy with the results. Our whitening process can be tailored to your specific needs and tooth requirements. If you’ve left your teeth whitening until the last minute before a big event, we’ll help you look your best.

If you want a brilliant, white smile, come to Orange Door Dental Group for a consultation. We’ll examine your teeth and dental health and get started right away. Contact our Warsaw location and our Elkhart, IN, location.

GENERAL & FAMILY DENTISTRY

​​​​​​​With over 60 years of combined dentistry experience, we can provide you with the dental care that you expect and deserve. We want to improve your quality of life by helping you to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Routine Cleanings

We provide scheduled routine cleanings to remove plaque and tartar deposits that build up over time and cannot be removed by regular brushing and flossing. Dental cleanings are a frontline defense against tooth decay and gum disease.

Deep Cleaning

When necessary, we also provide deep cleaning to help combat minor cases of gum disease, called gingivitis, or for more advanced cases of gum disease, called periodontitis. Whatever the case, our goal in deep cleaning is to restore your gums to a healthier condition.

Dental X-Rays

Another important preventative care service that we provide are dental X-rays, which are taken to see how your teeth are doing beneath the gums. X-rays will also help to check on the health of the jaw. The use of X-rays helps detect cavities, and allows us to catch them in the early stages. This means keeping cavity treatment to a minimum.

With the use of X-rays, we are also able to see if there are any impacted teeth beneath the gums, and determine if anything needs to be done with the impacted teeth. Impacted teeth can be the cause of some headache symptoms, so removing them could relieve some headache pains. Some procedures also allow the impacted teeth to naturally grow from beneath the gums.

After each of your visits to our office, we will provide you with the necessary information and knowledge to help you to maintain healthy teeth and gums until your next regularly scheduled visit. If there is something that you want to know about your dental care that was not mentioned by our staff, then please feel free to ask questions.

Come visit Orange Door Dental Group, and let us be your partner in long-term dental health.

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

In addition to the many procedures that we offer for preventative dental care, we also offer restorative dentistry where needed. Sometimes despite every precaution or preventative measure taken, tooth damage may occur. In these situations, restorative dentistry might be the best solution.

Do I Need Restorative Dentistry?

There are many reasons why someone might need restorative dental care. For example, with age, teeth can become discolored to the point where over-the-counter teeth whitening products cannot restore their natural whiteness. Trauma to the teeth can also result in tooth discoloration. There are some restorative dental procedures can help in these situations, such as veneers or professional whitening treatments.

Another reason why you might need restorative dentistry is if you have cracked, chipped, or badly decayed teeth. Cracked teeth, chipped teeth, and some forms of tooth decay can be fixed with fillings, crowns or veneers. Missing and badly decayed teeth that have to be removed can be cosmetically restored with bridges or dentures.

There are other situations that might require restorative dentistry, and we will evaluate your situation to determine if a restorative dental procedure is right for you.

The Benefits Of Restorative Dentistry

There are cosmetic and health benefits of restorative dentistry. The cosmetic benefits of restorative dentistry are more than just looking good, but they can also have a positive impact on self-esteem and confidence. The health benefits of restorative dentistry include stopping or preventing tooth decay, and keeping the jaw healthy and strong.

Restorative dentistry can also play a role in keeping you mentally, physically and professionally healthy. When it comes to your dental care, we will be your partner to total dental health.

​​​​​​​We want you to feel confident about your smile, and sure about your health. So, please give us a call and let Orange Door Dental Group evaluate your specific restorative dental need. Your dental concerns are our dental concerns.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Whether you suffer from missing, discolored, or decayed teeth, you probably want a smile that will last and look great. At Orange Door Dental Group in Warsaw and Elkhart, IN, we provide dental solutions, such as dental implants, that will give you the smile you want and deserve. Discover the methods we offer that will give you a bright smile and confidence in your dental future.

One such method is dental implants. We provide dental implants as a more permanent solution to restoring missing teeth than traditional dentures of bridges.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

We use dental posts in our implant procedure. With dental posts, a titanium post is installed in the jaw for each missing tooth, and an artificial tooth or crown is installed onto the titanium posts. This provides a durable, long-lasting, and more natural looking tooth replacement.

Why Should I Get A Dental Implant?

There are many benefits to having dental implants in comparison to other types of restorative dental procedures. Dental implants are a more permanent solution than conventional dentures and bridges for replacing lost teeth, and implants do not have to be removed for cleaning.

The dental implant titanium posts, which holds fabricated teeth in place, can last a lifetime. Other dental appliances can wear over time or lose their fit when the gums and jaw change their shape over time.

Non-Conventional Dentures And Bridges

Some types of dentures and bridges are made to fit dental implants. This allows for a more natural look and feel of dentures and bridges. It also helps prevent the problems that could occur when the gums and jaw change their shape over time. The implant also provides a more stable fit, which eliminates concerns about a bridge or denture slipping out of place.

If you’re ready to have a beautiful, confident smile again, turn to Orange Door Dental Group. Our experienced and accredited dental staff is here to help you. Dental implants are an important step, and we want to ensure that you have the answers you need.

Call us today at either (Elkhart) or (Warsaw). We welcome all of your questions, your concerns, and your comments. Most of all, we look forward to serving your dental implant needs and providing you with a smile that you can be proud of.

DENTURES

Other than dental crowns, the most common form of restorative dentistry is dentures.

Dentures are dental appliances used to take the place of missing teeth, and they restore the smile as well as assist with biting and chewing. The most common types of dentures are the traditional dentures (that fit like a mouthguard over the gums), and implant supported dentures.

Traditional Dentures

The traditional type of denture is made to look like your natural teeth and gums. The denture appliance is designed to fit directly over your gums where the teeth have been extracted. If all of the teeth are missing, then a full denture will be made to replace the missing teeth. If there are some teeth still remaining, then a partial denture will be made.

Receiving dentures can take as long as several months. This is because the gums and jaw will change shape after the teeth are extracted, which means the denture has to be modified to fit when the gum and jaw are done with their post-extraction reshaping.

Implant Supported Dentures

A more permanent solution is denture implants because they require a frame to be surgically installed into the gums. The benefit of this type of denture over the traditional denture is that they are less likely to slip or fall out of the mouth.

The implant-supported dentures also look more natural than the traditional denture, which could help with confidence. Fixed implant dentures can also be brushed and cleaned without being removed from the mouth.

Why Should I Get Dentures?

If you have missing teeth, then dentures might be the best option for you.

Having dentures will also support the natural shape of your mouth, which helps to get the gums and jaw healthy. In addition to that benefit, if you have missing teeth, then dentures will allow you to enjoy a wider variety of foods. This is because you will be able to bite and chew food more easily.

We know that the decision to get dentures is not an easy one, so if you need dentures, we promise to give you all of the information you will need in order to make an educated decision.

​​​​​​​Give us a call or stop by our offices, and we will help you to choose the type of dentures that are right for you.

ORAL SURGERY

We can provide your oral surgery needs for a variety of conditions. For example, if you have adult teeth that are refusing to grow out of the gums, then we can help those stubborn teeth to grow in where they are supposed to. We can also remove wisdom teeth to make room for other teeth that are starting to crowd or bunch together.

Should I Have Oral Surgery?

There are several reasons why you might be recommended for oral surgery, and here are just a few:

  • Impacted teeth below the gum that might be starting to cause constant headaches or jaw pain.

  • Severe tooth decay that is starting to affect the overall health of the mouth.

  • Advanced gum disease that affects the health of the jaw.

  • Severely Crowded Teeth that cannot be otherwise correct with orthodontic procedures.


How Does Oral Surgery Work?

In the case of impacted teeth, the oral surgeon will either remove the teeth if there is no room for them to grow, or expose the teeth so that they can grow in naturally.

For severe tooth decay, the affected teeth are extracted and replaced with dental implants, dentures, or bridges.

In cases of advanced gum disease, affected teeth may have to be removed. New tissue may be added to help heal the damaged tissue.

With severely crowded teeth, the most common solution is tooth extraction, but oral surgery could also be performed in advance of an orthodontic procedure where the teeth are surgically altered to make room for an orthodontic bracket or wires.

Oral surgery is also performed to repair damage caused by traumatic injury to the mouth. We will do an assessment of your injury in order to determine which surgical method will be most beneficial to you.

If you should ever need oral surgery, then we can be here to assist you in that critical moment. Call Orange Door Dental Group today!

COMFORT DENTISTRY

We take dental phobias very seriously, and know that for some people a trip to the dentist can be more than just a little scary. For this reason, we offer comfort dentistry. Sometimes reassuring words and a sugar-packed treat are just not enough to calm your dental chair anxieties. In these cases, it takes a more than persuasion, and comfort dentistry might be the answer.

Laughing Gas

Due to its calming effects and because some patients become giddily relaxed, nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as laughing gas. With laughing gas, you will most likely be awake during your dental procedure, but the effects of the sedative will help you to feel calm and relaxed.

The Benefits Of Comfort Dentistry

There are some real benefits to comfort dentistry. For example, laughing gas is still considered to be one of the safest methods of comfort for adults and children. This is because there are no known allergies, and the effects are not long lasting.

Is Comfort Dentistry Right For Me?

If you have high anxiety about going to the dentist, then comfort dentistry might be right for you. Fear of dental procedures could cause you to avoid going to the dentists for very long periods of time, which means your teeth and gums might not be getting the regular routine checkups they need.

Knowing that comfort dentistry is an option, can put you in control of your dental office experience, and your dental health. By eliminating the fears that might prevent you from having regularly scheduled dental checkups, you will be able to stay on top of the health of your teeth and gums by scheduling those checkups.

Don’t let your fear of the dentist keep you from having healthy teeth and gums. Give us a call and we will be sure to put your mind at ease and make your dental office experience pleasant.

ROOT CANALS

The bad reputation of root canals is no longer justified. Dentistry has come a long way since the days of the “infamous root canal.” There is no need to fear the procedure because root canals are just as straightforward as most other dental procedures.

As with any other dental practice, we are dedicated to saving teeth and keeping gums healthy. Occasionally, this means performing root canal procedures.

We will provide local anesthesia for the procedure, and sedation is also an option upon request.

When Is A Root Canal Necessary?

Sometimes the pulp of the tooth, which is located in the root, can become inflamed. When this happens, a root canal is performed to remove the affected pulp.

In some cases, the inflamed pulp will become infected, and this will usually require a slightly more complicated root canal procedure.

A persistent toothache could be the sign of an inflamed or infected tooth pulp, and for that reason, it is a good idea to schedule a dental appointment. If left untreated, pulp infections could lead to severe tooth decay and other health issues.

We can perform a complete root canal procedure in one to three office visits.

What Are The Benefits Of Root Canals?

A root canal can stop the spread of tooth decay, and it can stop the persistent pain in the gum and jaw commonly associated with inflamed or infected tooth pulp.

An additional benefit of a root canal is that after the procedure an antibiotic is prescribed to take care of any remaining infection. Without a root canal, an infection might go undetected.

​​​​​​​There is no need to allow fear to get the better of you when it comes to root canals. Call us today to get rid of that painful toothache!

PERIODONTICS

The supporting structures of the teeth are so important that they have their own specialized area of dentistry called periodontics. In periodontics, the primary focus is not the teeth, but it is the gums and jaw. Our periodontal procedures include scaling and deep cleaning.

What Is Scaling And Deep Cleaning?

In the scaling procedure, the plaque and tartar that builds up on top and around the base of the tooth at the gums are removed. This helps in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease because it removes bacteria while removing plaque and tartar.

In deep cleaning procedures, also known as root planing, plaque, tartar, and other particles are scraped from the root of a tooth. This will help to prevent pulp inflammation and infection, which means there will be no need for a root canal.

Do I Need Scaling And Deep Cleaning?

We will include scaling with your regularly scheduled six months visit to our dental offices as part of your cleaning. For this reason, it is important to have regularly scheduled dental appointments.

If it has been a while since you had a regularly scheduled dental appointment, then you might require a deep cleaning or root planing. The longer it is between professional teeth cleaning, the more likely it is that plaque and tartar have built up. This will be determined during your examination.

We know that life can get in the way, and sometimes your health is the last thing on your to-do list, but your dental health is our concern. So, take the time to set up regularly scheduled appointments, and help us to keep you healthy and strong.

​​​​​​​Please do not hesitate to contact us if you suspect that you might need of a periodontal procedure. We will evaluate your dental health and determine which procedure is right for you.

EMERGENCY DENTISTRY

WARSAW, IN, EMERGENCY DENTIST SERVICES

Dental emergencies can happen at any time and for any reason, which is why you need an emergency dentist you can rely on. Orange Door Dental Group provides emergency dentist services in Warsaw, IN, and nearby cities.

No matter what your dental emergency is, we can help. Call our Warsaw office or our Elkhart office. In the meantime, look at these tips to keep you comfortable and safe while you wait for an appointment.

What To Do In A Dental Emergency

If your tooth has been knocked out, do not touch the root. Only handle the tooth by the crown. You can store the tooth by putting it back in its socket or putting it in a glass of milk, saline solution, or your own saliva. As long as you get to the emergency dentist within an hour, your chances of saving the tooth are good.

If your tooth is broken, rinse your mouth with warm water to reduce bacteria and the chance of infection. You may need a cold compress to reduce swelling.

If you have severe tooth pain, try to floss to remove anything that’s stuck and causing pain. If the pain persists or if flossing is too painful, schedule an appointment with your emergency dentist.

Why You Should Choose Orange Door Dental Group

Orange Door Dental Group has a staff of four fully qualified doctors who continually pursue ongoing education. We want to stay abreast of the latest developments in dental technology so we can pass those benefits on to our patients.

We work with most major dental insurance providers so that our patients can get the care they need without worrying about cost.

When you need emergency dental services in Warsaw, IN, call Orange Door Dental Group. We’re here to help.

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

We perform tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth and simple extractions. The most common reasons for tooth extractions are severe tooth decay and impacted wisdom teeth. Extractions are also done in cases where teeth are crowded and it will help with orthodontics.

Tooth extractions can be simple or they can more complicated, even requiring surgery in some cases. For example, if a tooth is impacted deep within the gum or palate a simple extraction technique might not be possible. There are also cases where a tooth has been broken off by the root and cannot be extracted without surgery.

If you require a dental extraction, you will be examined to determine the most appropriate procedure for you.

How Will I Know If I Need A Tooth Extraction?

Severe tooth decay can leave a tooth so damaged that it cannot be saved or restored by any conventional method. In such cases, tooth extraction might be the best option.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a variety of problems, including crowded teeth, jaw pain, and severe headaches. If you have this condition, then extraction probably be the suggested remedy.

The Benefits Of Tooth Extraction

In some cases, extracting a tooth or teeth could prevent problems later on that might lead to orthodontic procedures. Also, tooth extraction could prevent severe cases of tooth decay and gum disease. Some cases of severe jaw pain or headaches can also be cured by tooth extractions.

Tooth extractions could save you orthodontics costs later on by eliminating some of the common causes for crowded teeth. Also, by removing stubborn baby teeth that make it difficult for adult teeth to come in.

If you have been experiencing any of the symptoms that might be caused by impacted teeth, please give us a call or stop by one of our offices. We will examine you to determine which procedure is best for you.

Want to learn more about our dental services? Call to schedule a consultation today.

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