Direct Bonding – Montgomery, MN
How Composite Resin Solves Chips, Cracks and More!
What is Direct Bonding?Direct bonding is a common dental cosmetic procedure typically used to restore damaged teeth. The same material used to fill cavities, composite resin, can also be used for direct bonding. However, instead of restoring your teeth for strictly functional purposes, it can hide numerous imperfections that don’t affect your oral health. It’s considered to be one of the cheapest cosmetic treatments available in dentistry to date and is ideal for those who either don’t want to cover the cost of veneers or don’t get the results they want from teeth whitening.
What Can Direct Bonding Hide?Direct bonding is perfect for hiding cosmetic chips and cracks sustained from forced trauma. Not all chips and cracks threaten your oral health, but they can affect your ability to smile confidently. Direct bonding is also a great solution for:
- Cosmetically altering permanently stained teeth
- Filling gaps between teeth, especially the two front teeth
- Changing the overall shape or size of your teeth
- Protecting exposed tooth roots as a result of gum recession
The Process for Direct Bonding
After Dr. Iverson determines that direct bonding is the best treatment for your needs, he’ll begin the process of buffing and polishing your teeth to properly prepare it. Then, he’ll begin molding and shaping the putty-like composite resin material to your teeth. This resin is designed to match the color of your existing teeth, so there’s no worry about it effectively blending in. Once shaped and polished, he’ll use a special curing light to harden the material instantly. Direct bonding usually takes only one treatment to complete, making it a perfect treatment for those scheduling appointments during their lunch break.
How Long Does Direct Bonding Last?
Direct bonding is designed to last for several years at a time, but this length can vary depending on how well you practice at-home oral care. Furthermore, chewing on inedible objects or using your teeth as a tool can easily weaken the material, lowering it’s lifespan. By brushing twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste, flossing daily and coming to our office for routine cleanings, your bonding should last up to 10 years before needing replacement!
If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Montgomery to hide your smile’s imperfections, look no further than Dr. Iverson and his expert team members. Getting started is as easy as calling our office and scheduling your next smile makeover today!