Before you commit to any of our procedures, we want you to know exactly what the end result will look like. It’s one thing for us to tell you about our procedures, but we would like you to see our work first-hand.
Dr. Kapers has been rebuilding smiles for more than 20 years in Northwest Indiana. Hear from our patients and staff about the transformative power of our cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
If you’d like to learn more about how our procedures can benefit your smile, call our St. John dental office at 219-322-9920 or the Valparaiso location at 219-462-1970. You can also use our online form to schedule an appointment.
It is a very friendly office, from the doctor to the staff, everyone is friendly. I know time is important to myself and to my family members and friends and I think that going to his office at a scheduled time and being taken when you are scheduled is important and I think just his office itself is very friendly and upbeat. I think he is very friendly, open and honest. He guides you in the right direction. He’s not going to tell you something that may be a way that is an easier way, he is going to give you the best option for you, your health and your smile. Plus, just the follow-up, I really appreciate that. After procedures, when I go home, he even took time himself to see how I was doing and that made me feel very special and made me feel like he really cared about my well being.
Oh gosh, I’ve been coming to Dr. Kapers for almost 15 years and I really like it, I really love the staff. His hygienists that he has are really good and they go through everything really thoroughly with you. He makes sure you have a good bite so you don’t have problems and I’ve never had a problem. He fixed my chipped tooth, my chipped and cracked tooth and they always fit perfect. He gets a good impression and makes sure that everything is really spot on. He asks a lot of questions, he really gets to know you. If anything doesn’t fit right, like I’ve had some crowns done and if anything didn’t fit right, he would make sure it fit perfect. I’ve never had a problem with any of my services and I’ve always really liked it here.
Cindy Allande Tarin
My main focus now, as I’m getting older, is I want to keep my teeth and I knew coming in, when I first started coming to the office to see Dr. Kapers and everybody here, I knew I had issues. I knew it was going to take a while but I’m in the homestretch. I mean I had a lot to go through but my main priority, and his, is to save my teeth. So this is the first time I had an implant, needless to say it was a little scary but the whole process took a while but everything is done. It was done correctly, it is comfortable, I was comfortable going through all the procedures and now I feel like I’m really almost there as far as having everything done that needs to be done in my mouth because we have a treatment plan and have been doing everything following that treatment plan so that was one of them. I have a healthy mouth and that’s my point. He is going to be my dentist for life, I know that already, I knew that coming in because he and the whole office, the girls make me feel comfortable, they stick with your treatment plan, he tells you everything that is going to take place, takes x-rays, I mean everything is done and the way they have helped me, I am so happy. I couldn’t be happier with the dentist to tell you the truth.
As you can tell from my size, I’m 6’6 and weigh 285 so I like to eat and anything that interferes with that is serious business to me, whether it’s pasta, steak or pork chops. It is amazing, I had braces as a child but I did not have a lot of bite on either side of my teeth. They were about maybe ⅛” apart and one of the things when I came in when the doc was doing some of the fillings; the old amalgams had to come out and then we had to replace a couple with crowns. I asked him specifically, “is there anything you can do for that? and his answer was amazing, he said “you know, I think we can, I’m just going to raise the crown a little bit, make it a little higher” and believe it or not, that actually gave me bite. Up to that point I never had a bite so I had a gap on each side of my teeth, probably, I want to say an eighth or a quarter of an inch. So I really wasn’t chewing my food properly; but I was eating. So I found out when we did that, we actually took them and made them a little bit higher and I thought that was probably the most amazing thing that anybody has ever done for me probably in my entire life. So I was very impressed with that, I didn’t know you could even do that. I would have done it years ago if I had known it was possible. That was about it. Him and his staff, I can’t say enough about them, I can’t recommend them highly enough.
If you don’t go see a dentist then you could have a lot of cavities and you could have really bad teeth and then the dentist can tell you you have cavities and stuff and he could help you get your teeth clean again. It’s not really that scary, it’s kind of quiet so you can sit down and not have to worry about anything. He told me I have to floss my teeth and brush them. They work with your teeth and make them clean and pretty.
Dr. Kapers has seen me growing up and he has seen my teeth develop and everything so he has been there the whole way; from flossing my teeth to braces to everything else that I need, he has always been there and he always gives me the best insight. He’s not just like a dentist, he is more like a friend I guess. He has that personal connection with you and so he talks about his family and his life and I talk about mine so it’s not like I just come in here and it is like just structure and everything like a normal dentist would be. It actually is kind of like a family. The office is very comfortable. It is really laid back and all the staff make you feel very relaxed and it isn’t stressful to come to the dentist so you don’t dread it and so that is definitely nice and a relief.
Well I have been to the dentist a lot, even before he was a dentist and I always tell them that I have never experienced any pain or anything and everything has always run real smooth so if they have any severe problems, I tell them they should come here because I’m sure he could work around them. He capped all my teeth on the one side and then the right side started getting bad so in the last year he has been helping me get ready and he just inserted three implants on the right side so they are fairly new and I’m getting used to them. I am being able to chew on my right side now so it’s nice because I always chewed on my left side. So they are doing well…no problem, it didn’t hurt getting them put in or anything.