Direct Bonding - Carrollton, TX
Get a Flawless Smile in One Appointment
When you look in the mirror, does your attention instantly turn to discolored, chipped, or uneven teeth? It’s easy to feel insecure about your cosmetic imperfections, but you don’t need to live with a less than perfect smile. Your cosmetic dentist can transform your teeth with dental tooth bonding. The procedure is simple and affordable while providing natural-looking results that can last for several years.
What is Direct Bonding?
Direct bonding is a treatment that offers both restorative and cosmetic benefits; however, it’s most often used to resolve aesthetic concerns. A composite resin material is customized to match your enamel before being sculpted into the ideal shape to improve the appearance of a tooth. It provides a minimally invasive solution that doesn’t permanently alter your teeth. You can correct a variety of cosmetic flaws without needing to undergo a lengthy or invasive treatment process.
What Can Dental Bonding Fix?
Dental bonding can be used to improve the overall color, size, shape, and proportion of a tooth. As a result, it can correct several issues, such as:
- Dark tooth discoloration or stains.
- Chipped or cracked teeth.
- Shorter than average teeth.
- Exposed tooth roots.
- Small gaps between teeth.
- Minor alignment concerns.
What to Expect During Your Bonding Appointment?
You’ll need an initial consultation with your cosmetic dentist to assess the severity of your cosmetic concerns and discuss the results you want to achieve to ensure dental bonding is the right choice for you. If you’re a candidate for the procedure, you’ll be scheduled for your treatment. Generally, you can expect the entire process to take 30 to 60 minutes depending on how many teeth you’re treating. If your plan involves several teeth, we may recommend a second appointment.
During your visit, we may use a local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel any discomfort during the transformation process. After your tooth is cleaned, a weak acid is applied to it to open the pores in your enamel and dentin. This ensures a secure bond between your tooth and the resin. After the acid is rinsed from your tooth, the composite resin is applied to your tooth, which has been previously customized to match your enamel. Your dentist sculpts it into the ideal shape before using a special dental light to harden it. Your tooth is then smoothed and polished, so you can walk out of our office with the confident, beautiful smile you deserve.
Recovery & Aftercare Tips
Your teeth may be a bit sensitive for a few days, but any discomfort will not last. It’s best to take a few extra precautions after your treatment to ensure your new smile continues to look great, such as:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to clean your teeth twice a day.
- Floss every night.
- Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
- Wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports.
- Do not chew on inedible objects.
- Don’t use your teeth as tools.
Enjoy a Beautiful Smile Today!
You can love the smile you see in the mirror with the help of your cosmetic dentist. Contact our office today to see if dental bonding is right for you.