About Dental Bonding
For Indianapolis-area patients with minor cosmetic imperfections in their smile, dental bonding is often the fastest and easiest way to repair dental flaws. During a dental bonding procedure at Martin Dentistry in Indiana, one of our cosmetic and general dentists, Dr. Matthew Martin, Dr. Stephanie Martin, or Dr. Lynn Marshall, will apply a composite plastic resin that is color-matched to the patient's teeth to cover cosmetic concerns, like gaps, cracks, chips, cavities, and uneven lengths. Once the resin is hardened with a special light, the dentist will file and polish the teeth to their best shape for a more beautiful, healthy-looking smile. With proper care, the results of dental bonding can last up to 10 years.
"Very nice, friendly folks at Martin Dentistry. Although, going to the dentist isn’t always fun - it’s helpful to go to a place where they are thorough, caring, and friendly.Dr. Lindsey Garrison & her dental hygienists have been so nice and have explained everything to me very thoroughly. I appreciate them and all of their hard work!!"- A.D. / Yelp / Sep 06, 2022
"I’ve been going here for about a year and had multiple cleanings, one crown and one replacement filling done. The staff are great and they offer nitrous gas for procedures at an additional cost which I appreciate. I’m very happy with the work I’ve had done and I did not have discomfort for very long after my procedures."- S.J. / Yelp / May 22, 2023
"Always a great experience at Martin dentistry! Friendly and skilled staff are great with cleanings, X-rays, fillings, etc..,"- W.M. / Google / May 05, 2023
"Carrie and Dr. Lindsey are fantastic!! Carrie went above and beyond!"- T.O. / Google / Apr 27, 2023
"Such a smooth, painless appointment every time! Everyone is incredibly friendly-from the front desk, to the hygienists, to Dr. Martin. Highly recommend!"- T.D. / Google / Apr 03, 2023
What to Expect
This treatment option is fast and painless. The dentist will begin by etching the surface layer of the tooth and applying a conditioning gel which will help ensure the resin will correctly bond to the tooth. The resin itself is matched to the existing tooth color and shaped to match the teeth near it. After that, a hardening light is used to harden the resin, and then the tooth is polished to to its final shape. This procedure is usually performed in the dentist’s office with little or no anesthesia.
Patients should expect results to last for 3-10 years after this treatment. Good dental hygiene can prolong the duration, so patients are encouraged to follow a good home oral care routine and visit their dentist for regular exams and cleanings. Since dental bonding is easier to chip or stain than dental veneers, patients should avoid staining foods and drinks, quit smoking, and avoid biting hard objects. Even after the results diminish, the teeth can often be easily re-treated in order to prolong the results.
Plan Your Procedure
Small Fixes, Big Improvements
Dental bonding and tooth contouring can help eliminate minor blemishes and cosmetic imperfections in your smile. Bonding and contouring is a fast, painless procedure that helps your teeth not only look better, but also improves your oral health by removing places for plaque and tartar to hide. Contact our office today and learn about how dental bonding and contouring can help you.