Aesthetic Dental Bonding in Valparaiso

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An Effective Dental Solution for Damaged or Discolored Teeth

Your smile is one of the greatest ways you express excitement and happiness, along with all other emotions. If you are not comfortable with the look of your teeth, you may shy away from expressing your true happiness in exciting situations. If you have cracks, chips, discolorations, tooth imperfections, fractures or gaps between your teeth dental bonding is a fast and effective solution. Dental bonding restores minor cosmetic imperfections to help improve the appearance and function of a tooth by using a composite resin, a tooth colored material. Composite resin is a white filling material and is available in a variety of colors. The resin can be added and molded to your tooth and can make your teeth look life-like in color, shape, and even improves the size of the tooth. Dental bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures and can many times be performed in a single appointment and usually without anesthetic.

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Dr. Drone is a native of Wheatfield, IN and has been practicing dentistry since 2003 and opened his private practice in Valparaiso, IN in 2007. Dr. Drone earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry and earned his advanced specialty degrees in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics from Indiana University School of Dentistry and Medicine.

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Alternative Cosmetic Treatment

Cosmetic bonding is ideal for patients if you are insecure about the appearance of your smile and are financially unable to afford braces, porcelain veneers, or ceramic crowns. Many patients can benefit using the bonding to improve their bite and appearance of their teeth and then eventually replace the bonding with a more durable and flawless cosmetic dental treatment options like a porcelain veneer, or ceramic crown. Bonding does not last as long as the other cosmetic dentistry procedures, as the material can discolor and wear over time.

Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding

  • Single visit treatment: dental bonding can usually be completed during one visit in our office and can be very short appointments
  • Preservation of tooth structure: dental bonding is a procedure where composite resin is added to the tooth to enhance the tooth appearance and may require minimal to no removal of the natural existing tooth structure.
  • No anesthetic: unless a dental filling is needed no anesthetic is need bond the resin onto the tooth and patients are very comfortable during this procedure.
  • Improve your self-confidence: dental bonding is a quick cosmetic procedure to change and improve the shape and color of your tooth or teeth. Many times teeth are discolored, cracked, or chipped and prevent one from having self-confidence when speaking or smiling. Patients can have instant gratification and a boost in their confidence with dental bonding.
  • Restore minor cosmetic imperfections: dental bonding is an excellent option to repair teeth that have minor cracks, chips, and fractures.
  • Smile make-overs: dental bonding is a great dental solution to provide a stunning smile and correct patients with gaps between their teeth, discoloration of teeth, and irregular shapes and sizes of their teeth.

Dental Bonding Procedure

The process of applying dental bonding to your teeth is extremely painless and simple. Dr. Drone highly recommends you contact the office to schedule a cosmetic consultation appointment so he can listen to your concerns, perform a cosmetic dental exam, take photographs of your teeth and discuss a cosmetic dental solution with you.

A dental bonding procedure is usually a single visit appointment and takes about 45-60 minutes per tooth. If there are several teeth that require dental bonding then there may be multiple appointments or there will be more time allotted for the procedure. Before the appointment begins, our team will select the shade of composite resin that most closely resembles your tooth color so we can make the bonding seem flawless.

After the shade is selected, the tooth is sometime modified to improve the appearance and make the resin bond stronger. There is a conditioning gel that is applied onto the tooth to help the resin bind tightly to the tooth. Several composite layers are applied onto the surface and contoured into the desired shape. The resin is hardened with a special dental ultraviolet light. After the resin is fully hardened then the resin is smoothed, buffed, and polished to blend in naturally with the adjacent teeth.

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Candidates for Dental Bonding

If you have irregular shaped teeth, gaps between your teeth, discolored teeth, or chipped teeth then dental bonding might be a cosmetic solution. It is important to choose a highly qualified dentist with whom you feel comfortable for any cosmetic dentistry procedure or any other type of dental treatment. Dr. Drone is a prosthodontist with extensive knowledge and training in esthetics and restorative dentistry. Dr. Drone has been involved in designing cosmetic dental solutions for many years and has the experience of someone you can trust to take excellent care of you and your teeth.

During a consultation with Dr. Drone you can learn more about whether you are a good candidate for cosmetic bonding or if there is another dental restorative option that can serve your unique dental needs. We invite you to schedule a consultation at Michael Drone Dentistry and Prosthodontics today at 219.462.2564.

Services Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics Offers

Implant Dentistry

Single Tooth Replacement

Multiple Teeth Replacement

Dental Implant Crowns

Dental Implant Bridges

Implant Dentures

Sleep Apnea Therapy

Cosmetic Dentistry

Ceramic Inlays & Onlays

Professional Teeth Whitening

Aesthetic Dental Bonding

Porcelain Veneers

Dental Cleaning Exams

Oral Hygiene and Care

Gum Disease Treatment

Bruxism & TMJ Therapy

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Tooth Extractions

Dental Fillings

Dental Crowns


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Professional Involvement

We work with a dedicated team of professionals to make sure that your experience is the absolute best it can be. From our friendly front office staff, the assistants who work closely with Dr. Drone, our hygiene staff that helps our patients walk away with beautifully clean teeth and easy-to-understand dental knowledge, to the other specialists we are honored to work with; our knowledgeable dental staff will care for you every step of the way.

Exemplary Patient Outcomes

We understand the importance of having a healthy, comfortable bite. We are able to provide each patient with excellent quality restorative dental solutions. An in-office consultation will allow us to diagnose and determine how your unique needs can best be met through our restorative dental options.

Our office is conveniently located in Valparaiso, IN. Many of our patients are from the surrounding Northwest Indiana areas: Valparaiso, Chesterton, Portage, Hobart, Merrillville, Schererville, Kouts, Highland, Munster, La Porte, Michigan City, South Bend, and Crown Point. Patients also travel from Chicago, Ohio and Southwest Michigan.