Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Many of our patients at North Main Dental Inc. have been asking us about brightening their teeth lately, and today we thought Drs. James and Jamie Shepler would discuss the options available to you to put the sparkle back in your smile! All you have to do is schedule your first visit with our Dayton, OH, office.

Zoom! Whitening at our office – This type of whitening can be done right at our practice. A whitening agent is applied directly to teeth and a special light helps accelerate the whitening process. The entire process will take about an hour and get your teeth up to eight shades whiter! If you have a mix of natural teeth and fillings or crowns, your dentist may recommend bonding or veneers on your natural teeth instead of regular bleaching. Teeth whitening at our office can be used to correct many tooth discolorations which may have been caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating the beautiful smile you've always wanted. 

Give us a call at North Main Dental Inc. in Dayton, OH, to schedule an appointment! Whiter teeth are just one visit away with Drs. James and Jamie Shepler at 937-275-0076.

By North Main Dental Inc
February 18, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Are you looking to improve the appearance of your front teeth? Dental veneers are widely used to improve the appearance of front teeth and are a much more conservative option than a full dental crown. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of staining, large gaps, large fillings, chipped teeth, or overall shape. Veneers are a thin covering over the front and biting end of the tooth used to restore the beauty of a smile. Over the years Drs. James and Jamie Shepler have helped many patients who opted for veneers and now have the confidence to smile again. If you're interested in veneers, set up your first appointment today with North Main Dental Inc in Dayton, OH.

Dental veneers are made in a lab from long-lasting porcelain materials. The shade can be chosen to any desired color to whiten the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers are usually placed on the anterior, or front teeth, where the chewing forces are not as hard as the back teeth. The process of placing veneers is relatively easy, requiring only two dental appointments. In some cases, only one appointment is needed. It depends on the fabrication process.

The first appointment is to “prep” the teeth and takes an impression to be sent to a lab to fabricate the veneers. Veneers are fairly conservative in the preparation as it requires a small amount of space to be created on the face (front), bottom, and sides of each tooth to allow space for the veneer to be placed and look natural. You will leave the office with temporary veneers for the next week or two while the permanent veneers are being made.

The second appointment is to place the veneers and make minor adjustments if needed. What a difference it makes in the appearance of the teeth! If you’re interested in learning more, give Drs. James and Jamie Shepler a call today! Contact North Main Dental Inc in Dayton, OH, at (937) 275-0076.

By North Main Dental Inc
December 15, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Why you should choose professional teeth whitening from your dentists in Dayton, OH, to give yourself a bright smile

You hear a lot about toothpaste that promises to whiten and brighten your smile, but do they really work? The truth is, they can work if all you want is limited whitening that doesn’t last very long. There is a much more effective, longer-lasting solution to a brilliant smile. It’s called professional teeth whitening.

Drs. James and Jamie Shepler at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH, provide a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including professional teeth whitening.

Let’s look at a quick comparison between whitening toothpaste and professional teeth whitening. Consider that professional teeth whitening is:

Effective, because you can whiten your smile up to 8 shades; whitening toothpaste doesn’t promise amazing results.

Long-lasting, because the results you achieve from professional teeth whitening can last up to 5 years; whitening toothpaste typically lasts only a few weeks.

Quick, because with ZOOM whitening performed in the office, you can have a brilliant smile in about an hour; whitening toothpaste can take several weeks before you notice a difference.

Safe, because ZOOM whitening has been tested and approved by the American Dental Association; whitening toothpaste may or may not be tested and approved for safety.

Your ZOOM whitening treatment begins with the application of prescription-strength whitening gel to your teeth. You sit comfortably for about an hour, while you are carefully monitored by a dental care professional.

After just one hour-long treatment, you will notice an amazing difference! The quick turnaround time makes ZOOM whitening an excellent choice if you want to look your best for a special event coming up.

To read more detailed information about ZOOM teeth whitening, please visit the ZOOM teeth whitening page on the website by clicking here.

To discover more about what professional teeth whitening can do for your smile, call Drs. James and Jamie Shepler at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH. You can reach them in the office by calling (937) 275-0076, so call now!

By North Main Dental Inc
June 16, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental bonding  

Dr. James Shepler and Dr. Jamie Shepler of North Main Dental, Inc provide comprehensive dental care for families in Dayton, OH. Dental bonding is just one of many dental services we offer to keep your smiles healthy and beautiful. Bonding repairs chips in teeth and can keep your smile looking great for years.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding is a composite resin material that a dentist can sculpt directly onto a tooth to change its shape. It is designed to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. Your Dayton, OH, dentist uses dental bonding to repair chipped teeth and make other cosmetic corrections.

Getting dental bonding

The procedure for getting dental bonding is routine and painless. The tooth is etched with a solution that prepares it for bonding. Then your dentist applies the bonding to fill in the chip and the material is cured with a special light until it hardens. You can come to our office with a chipped tooth and in one appointment leave with a beautiful smile again!

Caring for dental bonding

When you have dental bonding in your mouth, it is prone to staining. You should be careful with certain beverages like coffee, wine, and soda. Enjoy these occasionally and with water so your teeth get rinsed at the same time. Any tobacco use stains your teeth and dental bonding, and your dentist will recommend quitting smoking to prevent oral cancer.

Maintaining a great dental hygiene routine will be important, too. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. With great care, your bonding can last and look great for years.

At North Main Dental, Dr. James Shepler and Dr. Jamie Shepler repair teeth with dental bonding to keep smiles looking beautiful. Contact us for an appointment in Dayton, OH, at (937) 275-0076.

By North Main Dental Inc
April 16, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Shiny, white, even teeth are the hallmark of a perfect smile. That's the kind of smile we all want but may need a little help achieving. If age, damage, or lifestyle habits have prevented you from having teeth you're proud to show off, your dentists can offer you a cosmetic dentistry procedure that fits your needs.

At North Main Dental Inc. in Dayton, OH, we offer many cosmetic dentistry options that will boost your smile and your confidence.


Smoking, age, coffee drinking are all things that can cause your teeth to become yellow, gray, or dull. At-home whitening kits, which often come in the form of strips or gels, can help whiten teeth to a certain degree but for dramatic and long-lasting results a professional whitening at our Dayton, OH, office takes whitening to another level. We use stronger hydrogen peroxide than over-the-counter kits contain.


Crooked, unevenly spaced teeth or teeth with surface damage can be renewed with veneers, a quick and effective way to conceal imperfections. Braces, retainers, and other straightening implements are conspicuous and take months or years to achieve results, but veneers, which are bonded to the front of your teeth, offer instant perfection.

Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth due to injury, decay, or age, dental implants may be the best cosmetic dentistry choice for you. Dental implants use small, screw-like posts to serve as a root for an artificial tooth. Permanent, durable, and attractive dental implants give you a complete, healthy-looking smile and improve your ability to bite or chew.


Chipped or cracked teeth can be repaired with dental bonding, which uses a tooth-colored composite to fill in or cover the damage. The composite is tinted and molded to match the rest of your teeth and is then cured under a light until it hardens. Bonding is strong and durable for a fully functional and natural-looking tooth.

Explore the cosmetic dentistry options at North Main Dental Inc. in Dayton, OH, by calling 937-275-0076 today.