Dental Procedures

Bakersfield Smile Design offers a wide array of cosmetic dentistry options to provide each patient with optimal dental care.

Using any of the procedures below, we can achieve our goal of improving or maintaining the appearance of your smile.

Historically, cosmetic dentistry involved the diagnosis and treatment of diseased or damaged teeth. In today’s society, we understand the importance of a healthy and attractive smile.

Regardless of your age or level of vanity; chipped, broken, stained, or misaligned teeth can cause you to shy away from the camera and hold back a smile. From repairing a small chip on a front tooth to designing an overall rehabilitation, Bakersfield Smile Design can transform your smile and change your life. We’ve been doing it for years, for hundreds of patients.

Our Procedures Include:

Cosmetic Dentistry

Bakersfield Smile Design offers a wide array of cosmetic dentistry options to provide each patient with optimal dental care. Using any of the procedures below, we can achieve our goal of improving or maintaining the appearance of your smile.


Dental crowns look just like a natural tooth.  They fit snugly over an injured, discolored, or cracked tooth and protect the tooth from further injury or damage.  Crowns helps alleviate any toothaches or discomfort you may have experienced as a result of a damaged tooth.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are molded to the preferred shape and bonded directly to your teeth to conceal and correct chips, cracks, stains, and misalignment. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, long lasting, and indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth.


A person’s smile is one of the first things you notice when you meet them. A whiter, brighter smile is more than just beautiful – it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression. Zoom!, as seen on ABC’s Extreme Makeover, offers the best cosmetic teeth whitening available.


Dental implants are titanium fixtures that are surgically screwed into your jaw bone. The implant is an anchor for a naturally-appearing false tooth or a set of false teeth. Learn how dental implants can correct missing teeth, what the procedure involves, the costs and when they are best used.


Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone in order to repair bone fractures that are extremely complex, pose a significant health risk to the patient, or fail to heal properly.


Is too much of your gum line covering your teeth?   Are you worried that your smile looks small because your teeth look disproportionate to the rest of your mouth?  While there may be no issues with the teeth themselves, in some cases the issue can stem from many different factors such as genetic problems or as a direct side effect of taking certain medications. Regardless of the cause,  Dr Krauss and Bakersfield Smile Design can help correct this issue in order to help you get the smile you have always wanted using gum sculpting.


Bakersfield Smile Design offers the latest in Laser Dentistry in order to ensure that our patients have the fastest recovery times and experience the least amount of pain. The high-energy beam of light aids in the clotting of exposed blood vessels, this process inhibits blood loss and in some cases can help patients avoid the need for anesthesia or sutures.

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Invisalign invisible braces are the clear alternative to metal braces. These removable aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Simpli 5 is a highly effective and cost effective alternative to Invisalign.  It is perfect for patients who may need only minor to intermediate corrective alignment. Simpli5 uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth in less than 6 months!


Dentures  are removable replacements for missing teeth.  It is very important to replace missing teeth. If they are not replaced, remaining teeth can shift,  one can lose the ability to bite and chew properly, and missing teeth can cause a sagging facial appearance, which makes one appear older than they are.  Find out if dentures are right for you or if denture implants would be better.

Tooth Shaded Fillings

Bakersfield Smile Design uses only the best techniques to bring your smile to life. Including Tooth Shaded (colored) fillings that are much more than just typical metal fillings of our youth. Dental fillings are now color matched to the rest of your teeth for a natural looking, great smile.


Good oral hygiene is extremely important, not only for looks, but for general health as well.  Neglectful oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more.  Regular check-ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with a beautiful smile.


Periodontal disease is the second most prevalent disease in humans, also known as gum disease. Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gums and the bone supporting the gums. Periodontal disease is considered “silent” because pain does not always accompany its warning signs. You may have periodontal disease if you experience: Changes to teeth, bite or dental work, loose or separating teeth, a change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite, bridges or partial dentures that no longer fit properly, or fillings that have become defective.

Root Canals

There are tiny canals within your tooth that may become infected. This leads to the pulp inside your tooth also becoming diseased. Bakersfield Smile Design combines the latest technology with precision and skill to to remove any infection throughout the root. The canals are then filled and the tooth receives either a filling or a crown. The techniques we use ensure minimal discomfort during the procedure and quicker recovery times.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth extraction is done when there is not enough room for their eruption.  Some times Wisdom Teeth extraction is recommend even if they are not yet causing problems, as a preventative measure, in order to prevent any future problems.  Every case is different. Dr. Krauss will examine your wisdom teeth using an electronic imaging device, to determine if they can simply be extracted or if oral surgery is needed to extract your wisdom teeth.

Tooth Extractions

If your tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, we will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment.  However, sometimes there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. If this is the case, the tooth needs to be extracted.   There are many other times when tooth extraction is necessary. Find out if you may need a tooth extracted.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Early detection of oral cancer can result in an 80-90 percent recovery rate. Even if you’re not at risk, it’s always good to have your dentist check for oral cancer during an exam.  Find out how our Velscope Oral Cancer Screening Technology is saving lives and how it works.