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Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Murray Family Dental

General and Cosmetic Dentistry & Teeth Whitening located in Carmel, IN

Do you regularly cover up your mouth when you smile or laugh? If so, you’re probably a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Murray Family Dental offers an array of cosmetic dentistry services including crowns, veneers, and bridges. If you dream of having a healthy, happy smile, make an appointment today by calling expert cosmetic dentist Emily Murray, DDS, in Indianapolis or clicking the online booking tool.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of oral health care focused on improving the aesthetic appearance of your teeth and gums. 

If you are unhappy with any aspect of your smile, chances are there’s a cosmetic dentistry technique that can correct the problem and help you feel more confident. 

The color, alignment, and spacing of your teeth all contribute to your mouth’s appearance. Cosmetic dentistry can correct almost any imperfection, providing you with the smile of your dreams. 

What types of cosmetic dentistry do you offer?

At Murray Family Dental, the team offers a number of cosmetic dentistry techniques, including:

Dental crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps or coverings that protect a cracked, decaying, or otherwise damaged tooth. 

A dental crown covers the entire portion of your tooth that sits above the gumline and prevents further damage from taking place. Depending on the severity of the damage, Dr. Murray might recommend a ceramic or porcelain crown. 


Dental veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain or resin that Dr. Murray affixes to the front of your permanent teeth. At Murray Family Dental, the team regularly uses veneers to change the color, shape, size, and length of their patients’ teeth.  


A dental bridge is a cosmetic appliance that literally fills the gap between one or more missing teeth. There are four different types of dental bridges: traditional, Maryland, cantilever, and implant-supported. 

Traditional dental bridges are the most popular and feature a pontic or false tooth in the middle. Dr. Murray attaches your bridge to your permanent teeth on either side of the gap using dental crowns. 

Composite bonding

Composite bonding is a cosmetic dentistry technique that uses tooth-colored resin to fill areas of damage or decay. Composite bonding with resin is much less time-consuming than traditional fillings. 

Can I benefit from cosmetic dentistry?

The only way to determine if you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry is to schedule an appointment at Murray Family Dental.

Following an oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your aesthetic goals, Dr. Murray can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your unique needs. 

For example, if you have a cracked or chipped tooth, Dr. Murray might recommend composite bonding or veneers. On the other hand, if you’re missing one or multiple teeth, she might recommend a bridge. 

To learn more about the amazing benefits of cosmetic dentistry, request an appointment at Murray Family Dental today: Call or click the online booking tool.