What is Direct Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding utilizes a biocompatible putty-like material to repair minor dental flaws and restore your faith in your grin. When you walk into our office for your procedure, you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly dental professionals and be led back to a comfortable treatment room.
Dr. Kari Blankenship or Dr. Bhavita Patel will begin repairing your smile by matching the color of the composite resin to the same shade as your natural tooth enamel. We’ll roughen the surface of the teeth that you’d like to have repaired with a special liquid so the putty will properly bond to your enamel. We’ll then sculpt and mold the substance to resemble the structure of your damaged tooth and gently apply it. To achieve a natural-looking result, we may use multiple shades of resin and create a feathering effect. After curing it with a special light to create a strong and durable bond, we’ll make final adjustments so it doesn’t feel bulky or cumbersome in your mouth.
Who is a Good Candidate For Direct Bonding?
Dental tooth bonding in Plano is a great option for patients who are looking to repair minor cosmetic damage. Here are some issues that our patients are looking to fix with this treatment:
- Filling cavities.
- Repairing teeth that are chipped, cracked, or fractured.
- Fixing discoloration or staining.
- Filling gaps between teeth.
- Make misshapen teeth even.
What are the Benefits of Bonding?
Dental bonding is a great cosmetic and preventive solution that helps restore the look of your smile and keeps your damaged teeth healthy. It’s a perfect middle-ground procedure that offers fast and easy results, as well as other advantages such as:
- Customized treatment
- Natural-looking appearance
- Improved oral health
- Cost-effective solution
- Fast procedure
- Long-lasting results when properly cared for
- Maximum preservation of natural teeth
How Can You Maintain Your Bonded Teeth?
Maintaining bonded teeth is easy and simple. With the proper aftercare and maintenance, you can enjoy your repaired smile for anywhere from three to 10 years. Be sure to brush your teeth twice each day for at least two minutes using fluoride toothpaste. Flossing every day will help minimize plaque and food particle buildup as well. Don’t forget to visit Dental Renaissance for your semi-annual checkups and cleanings too, so we can make sure that the composite resin is still strong and properly attached to your tooth. We’ll make any necessary repairs if we have to, so you can avoid any dental mishaps down the road.