Do you have a few minor flaws in your teeth that detract from your otherwise gorgeous smile? If so, you likely already know that, over time, they can have a drastic impact on your self-confidence. You might already be in the habit of covering your mouth when you laugh or smile. That’s where a treatment called direct bonding comes in. Dr. Byron Reintjes, your trusted dentist in Fresno, can use this procedure to perfect your teeth in just one appointment.
Direct bonding uses a composite resin material, or a mixture of fine particles of glass and acrylic. Dr. Reintjes can apply this material to your problem teeth to sculpt them into the desired shape, size, and color. The resin is custom chosen to match the existing color of your tooth enamel or even correct serious stains. If you have any of the following cosmetic imperfections in your pearly whites, you may be a good candidate for direct bonding:
Luckily, the procedure involved in getting direct bonding in Frisco is generally fast and painless. Depending on the number of teeth you want to be corrected, it can more often than not be completed in just one visit to our office. First, Dr. Reintjes will smooth out any jagged edges of your tooth. Then, he will work with you to determine the shade of composite resin that will seamlessly become a part of your smile.
The first step in the bonding process involves roughening the surface of the tooth to create a better surface to which the resin can attach. We’ll then apply the putty-like resin material and sculpt it until you are satisfied with the new shape of your tooth. Using a curing light, we’ll then harden the resin into place. After making any final adjustments and ensuring your new and improved tooth fits within your bite, we’ll send you on your way!
Direct bonding comes with multiple benefits, including:
As mentioned above, one great advantage of direct bonding is that it can last for up to a full decade with proper oral hygiene. This entails brushing twice a day and flossing at least once daily. It also involves visiting us for checkups and cleanings every six months to make sure your bonding is still holding up and spotting any small problems before they become larger issues.
If you have any questions or concerns, or you’re ready to schedule a direct bonding consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us!