Easily and Quickly Restore Damaged Teeth
Dental Bonding in Fishers & Indianapolis, IN
Are you one of the many Americans who maintains good oral health but remains bothered by small flaws in your smile? Perhaps you’ve struggled with a noticeable space between teeth, a chipped tooth or even discolored teeth. For patients who have minimal cosmetic dental needs, procedures like veneers or crowns may seem too costly or time consuming. For dental bonding in Fishers, IN, come to us at Moore Dentistry.
This is the ideal solution if you are looking for an easy, affordable fix for:
- Decayed teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Exposed roots as a result of receding gums
What is Tooth Bonding?
This is a cosmetic procedure in which tooth colored, putty like resin is bonded to teeth to enhance your smile. It is typically chosen as an alternative to veneers by patients who desire only small cosmetic changes to their smile. Unlike veneers, which cover the entire front of a tooth, composite bonding of this sort generally only covers a part of the tooth to enhance its appearance and takes 30-60 minutes per tooth.
Why Do Patients Choose This Solution?
Many patients opt for composite resin tooth bonding as an alternative to veneers or crowns. There are many benefits:
- It is the quickest of all cosmetic procedures and can be completed in one office visit (unless multiple teeth are involved)
- It is more affordable than other procedures
- Less enamel must be removed from the tooth than for porcelain veneers
- Anesthesia is not needed
- No molds or laboratory waiting times required
- No special care is required
What to Expect
This procedure is most often completed in one office visit. Anesthesia is not required for the process unless there is a cavity to fill. The bonding resin is applied and molded into the ideal shape for the tooth. Next, our dentist will use an ultraviolet laser to harden and bond the resin to the tooth. Finally, the resin will be polished to match the surrounding teeth.
No special care is needed to treat bonded teeth, simply follow healthy brushing and flossing habits. However, as with veneers or crowns, take caution when eating hard foods as this can cause the composite resin to crack. Additionally, avoid grinding teeth or biting nails to ensure a long life for your new smile!