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 have seen all 3 Drs here and all are great along with the fabulous office staff and hygienists!"- J.S. / Google / Jan 12, 2023
"Such a nice office! I love the new building - everything is clean and beautiful, and it's in a great convenient location. My dental hygienist Becki is AWESOME! She is so sweet and remembers things that we discuss about my family and work, even though she only sees me every 6 months. She has an absolutely wonderful bedside manner, which helps calm me down (I know dentist visits can be stressful for a lot of people!). Also, even though I'm in my 30s, I feel like she is the first person to actually take time to show me HOW to appropriately floss, and my teeth/gums have gotten healthier over the years of seeing her! The doctors explain exactly what they are doing, what they are seeing, and what their recommendations are. I am always seen within just a few minutes of arriving for my appointment. Fantastic dentist office!!"- B.L. / Google / Jan 07, 2023
"I’ve been a patient at Martin Dentistry for the past five years and they are amazing! Very friendly and always schedule me the times I need for appts. I recommend this dentistry to everyone that asks!"- E.F. / Google / Jan 06, 2023
"Such a great experience! Everyone was so nice and welcoming. Dr. Martin did an awesome job with my dental work!"- B.D. / Google / Dec 21, 2022
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.