Conceal Imperfections with Dental Bonding
Patients will often come into our office seeking to improve the appearance of minor aesthetic imperfections. There are many cosmetic and restorative procedures that we can provide to help them achieve their goals. For patients who are seeking a quick, inexpensive, non-invasive procedure to address chips, cracks, discoloration, or shaping issues, Dr. David Taler will typically recommend dental bonding. Performed at our Fishers office, bonding can be a great alternative to more extensive procedures like porcelain veneers or dental crowns. If you have minor damage to one or more of your teeth, and would like to learn more about the dental bonding procedure, please contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Taler.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a treatment that involves applying a composite resin to damaged or aesthetically flawed teeth, covering imperfections to achieve a complete and natural appearance. Dr. Taler will match the color of the bonding resin to that of your natural teeth. Once he has applied the resin, Dr. Taler will harden it with a curing light before making final touches to achieve a natural look. Bonding is generally considered a very low-risk procedure that consistently provides patients with the results they desire. It is important to understand that the composite material used in bonding can become discolored over time, and it will not respond to teeth whitening products. If this happens, you may eventually require an additional procedure to remove and replace the material.
Composite bonding has many advantages. The most apparent advantage is the instant enhancement of your smile and the accompanying boost in self-confidence you can experience. Bonding is a cost-effective treatment that usually does not require removal of any healthy tooth tissue. The composite resin material is very durable, and you can expect it to last for up to ten years.
Conditions Treated with Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a suitable treatment for virtually any patient who wishes to conceal minor dental imperfections, although certain needs can require other more extensive solutions. Dr. Taler may recommend dental bonding if you wish to conceal:
- Chipped or Cracked Teeth – Bonding a chipped or cracked tooth can not only improve the aesthetics of your smile, but also protect the tooth from further damage.
- Stained or Discolored Teeth – For difficult staining and discoloration that does not respond to teeth whitening, dental bonding can provide an effective cosmetic solution.
- Gapped Teeth – Dental bonding can fill in gaps between teeth, or make them appear smaller.
- Misshapen Teeth – Applying composite resin to a tooth can create an even edge or make it appear more proportionate to the surrounding teeth.
For more complex issues, such as misalignment or extensive structural damage, Invisalign® or dental crowns may be a more effective solution. During your initial consultation, Dr. Taler will conduct a thorough assessment of your teeth and gums to determine the treatments that are most likely to provide you with the greatest long-term benefits.
Make a Dental Bonding Appointment
If you have minor cosmetic imperfections, and would like to learn more about how dental bonding can rejuvenate your smile, please contact our office at (317) 849-1223 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Taler.