Wish that your dentist could simply sculpt your teeth to perfection? With direct bonding, that is exactly what we can do! Your dentist can apply a composite resin to a tooth and mold it to fix any flaw you can imagine, whether it be a stain, chip, crack or gap. The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour, is completely painless and the results can easily be expected to last for 10 years or more.
Do you feel the weight of unattractive teeth dragging down your confidence when you smile, take a picture or speak? You do not need to live with your insecurities. You can revamp your smile using a simple, effective solution to dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth. Dr. Gilbert Price can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with direct bonding in Porter, Texas. You can see a significant change after just one appointment.
What is Direct Bonding?
Also known as cosmetic bonding, this procedure uses a composite resin material customized to match your enamel and improve the color, size, shape and proportions of your teeth. You will drastically transform your teeth using a less invasive alternative to other treatments, like veneers. You will not need to permanently alter your teeth or undergo a lengthy process. You can have the results you want in as little as one appointment, depending on how many teeth we are treating.
How Can Direct Bonding Help Me?
Direct bonding is often the ideal solution for those who want to achieve significant improvement without using an invasive treatment. The resin material is easily sculpted, allowing it to resolve several issues that cause you to feel insecure about your smile, including:
- Treat cavities with an alternative to metal fillings.
- Hide dark tooth discoloration and stains.
- Close gaps between teeth without needing braces.
- Make shorter than average teeth appear longer.
- Fix chipped or cracked teeth.
- Cover exposed roots from a receding gum line.
- Cover minor alignment issues to make your teeth appear straighter.
What Can I Expect?
You first need a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Porter. We will evaluate your teeth and discuss your desired results to ensure you are a candidate for direct bonding. After we create a customized treatment plan, you are scheduled for your procedure. You can expect it to take 30 to 60 minutes per session. If you are treating more than one tooth, you may need multiple appointments.
We clean your teeth and find the perfect shade for the resin using a color guide. A weak acid is applied to your teeth to open the pores in the enamel and dentin. This is necessary to create a secure bond between your teeth and the resin. After the acid is rinsed from your teeth, the resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape. We use a special light to quickly harden it. Finally, we make the final adjustments and polish your teeth before you walk out of your appointment with a radiant new smile.
Your results can last for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced. Care for your teeth properly by:
- Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth twice a day.
- Floss daily.
- Do not use your teeth as tools.
- Do not chew on inedible objects.
- Do not bite into overly hard foods.
- Avoid stain-causing foods and drinks.
- Wear an athletic mouthguard if playing sports.
- Visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Dr. Price can give you a reason to smile with direct bonding. Contact our office today at 281-354-4241 to schedule your consultation.