Dental Bonding: Stunning Smiles in a Single Visit
Dental bonding is a procedure that can provide you with a beautifully rejuvenated smile in just one visit. Bonding involves the application of composite resin material to the teeth, providing both cosmetic and restorative results. Dr. Benjamin D. Ahlbrecht offers this highly versatile treatment at his office in Indianapolis, IN. At North Meridian Dental Excellence, you can take advantage of the instant results bonding offers, and walk out with a brand new smile today.
A Simple Solution
Bonding is a quick and simple procedure that can be completed in one to two hours. This treatment is performed using a composite resin that is colored to blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth. After the resin is colored, Dr. Ahlbrecht prepares your teeth with a mild etching solution to create a strong base. Then he applies the bonding material in layers and shapes it to create the desired effect. Lastly, he will harden the material with a curing lamp and polish it for a lifelike sparkle.
Quick, Safe, and Effective
Bonding offers many practical advantages. Not only is it a quick procedure, it is also one of least expensive cosmetic dental procedures, along with teeth whitening. The resin is very durable and can last for up to 10 years with proper care. This safe and effective treatment offers consistent results and requires no recovery time. You can expect to return to your normal activities as soon as the resin is dry.
One of the other advantages of bonding is the ability to combine it with other treatments. Dr. Ahlbrecht can help design you a treatment plan to fit your needs. Your plan can be as simple as combining teeth whitening with the bonding procedure or can include a full smile makeover. Keep in mind, some treatments must be performed in a certain order. For example, if you are interested in combining this procedure with teeth whitening, it is important to complete the bleaching before undergoing dental bonding to ensure the color of treated teeth matches the resin.
An affordable alternative to porcelain veneers, bonding is an excellent way breathe life back into your smile.
Is Bonding Right for Me?
Dental bonding is an ideal procedure for patients looking to conceal minor cosmetic imperfections. If you have more extensive aesthetic issues, bonding may not be right for you. In such cases, Dr. Ahlbrecht can offer porcelain veneers for a more comprehensive treatment. Common aesthetic concerns treated by bonding include:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Discolored, yellow, or stained teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
Bonding can also enhance the results of orthodontic treatment, and it is common for patients to undergo this procedure after braces. It is also typically recommended that patients stop smoking before undergoing dental bonding to prevent discoloration.
Rejuvenate Your Smile
An affordable alternative to porcelain veneers, bonding is an excellent way breathe life back into your smile. With one easy visit, you can brighten your smile and improve your confidence in your appearance. Contact the team at North Meridian Dental Excellence online or call us at (371) 571-5000 to schedule a consultation.
"North Meridian Dental Excellence is great! They've somehow cracked the code on making a trip to the dentist an enjoyable experience. Dr. Ahlbrecht and his team are all great to work with. Everyone is extremely friendly, nice and fun, while maintaining a professional, clean and private environment."Nick E.