Has your confidence in your smile ever plummeted upon noticing that little chip, crack, stain, or gap in your teeth? Even the tiniest imperfection in your grin can really take a toll on your opinion of your appearance. That’s why your cosmetic dentist in Richardson offers a simple procedure called direct bonding. This easy treatment can restore your smile and self-confidence back to what it once was. Contact Dr. Meredith G. Davis’ office today to learn more.
Direct bonding utilizes a material called composite resin that’s comprised of ultra-fine particles of acrylic and glass. It can be custom shaded to either match the existing color of your tooth enamel or to correct stains. This material is highly malleable, like a putty, and Dr. Davis can use mold, sculpt, and bond it with your problem tooth to correct any minor flaws.
Generally, direct bonding is a quick, easy, and painless process. Depending on how many of your teeth need to be corrected, it can typically be completed in just one visit with your dentist in Richardson. First, we’ll smooth out any sharp edges that may be on your tooth. Then, we’ll work with you to determine the perfect shade of the resin that will match the most closely with your natural teeth.
Next, we’ll lightly roughen up the surface of your tooth to allow the bonding to more easily attach. We’ll then apply the resin in layers until your tooth is built up to perfection. After hardening the resin with a curing light and making any final adjustments as needed, we’ll polish your tooth and send you out into the world with your brand-new smile!
Correcting your dental imperfections with direct bonding comes with several benefits, such as:
Longevity is one of the main advantages of direct bonding. If you keep up with your oral hygiene routine or brushing and flossing daily, you can even extend the lifespan of your treatment. It also helps to come see us every six months for your regular cleaning and checkup. At these appointments, we can determine whether your bonding needs to be replaced.