Have you ever looked at your smile in the mirror and wished that certain cosmetic imperfections would just disappear? Well, thanks to a little treatment called direct bonding, now they can! Either Dr. Novak or Dr. Johannsen can use this procedure to make aesthetic flaws disappear in just one appointment. If you’re ready to transform your smile with direct bonding, schedule an appointment with us today!
Direct bonding, also known as dental bonding or cosmetic bonding, uses a substance called composite resin. This material is actually the same thing we use in tooth-colored fillings. Composite resin is a fine mixture of glass and acrylic particles that resembles a putty. It can be color-changed to match with your tooth and blend in with the rest of your smile.
If you have any of the following imperfections in your smile, direct bonding may be right for you:
Because direct bonding is a cosmetic procedure, we’ll have to make sure that your oral health is adequate before going through with the treatment. If we detect any cavities or gum disease within your mouth, those issues must be dealt with beforehand.
One of the main advantages of direct bonding is that it can often be completed in one appointment, usually without the need for local anesthetic. First, your cosmetic dentist in Weatherford will make sure you’re comfortable before starting the treatment. Then, we’ll prepare the area, creating a tiny abrasion on the affected tooth to help the composite resin better attach to it. Next, we’ll apply the resin in layers, sculpting it as we go to build your tooth up to the desired shape and size. The material is then hardened into place with a curing light. Lastly, our dentists will polish the tooth so that it looks natural, right down to the way it reflects light. This can all be finished in about 90 minutes or less!
Direct bonding comes with a plethora of advantages, including:
Are you ready to completely revamp your smile with a fast and easy treatment? Then contact us and ask about direct bonding today!