You do your best to care for your smile and keep it beautiful and clean. However, all the good habits in the world may not be able to fix certain aesthetic flaws, such as that tiny gap between a couple of your teeth or the little chip out of one of your front teeth. The team at New Haven Dental Group in Woodbridge can help you correct such flaws with one of our cosmetic services. Direct bonding is a popular treatment that can quickly fix a number of unsightly imperfections. To learn more about this service, read the information below.
As the name of the procedure implies, direct bonding involves applying a substance directly to the surface of the teeth. The substance is a tooth-colored resin — the same material that we use for tooth-colored fillings. When the resin hardens, it looks almost indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel.
The direct bonding process is fairly quick. it usually takes less than an hour, depending on how many teeth we are treating. It is also quite comfortable; we seldom have to use any form of anesthesia when we are performing it.
Some of direct bonding’s benefits include:
Direct bonding may be ideal for you if you have just one or two teeth whose appearance you would like to improve. It is also a great solution for many patients who are concerned about the cost of cosmetic dentistry. However, you might opt for porcelain veneers instead if you want a total smile transformation, or if you would like your results to be more permanent in nature.
We would be happy to help you decide which treatments are best for improving the look of your teeth. Contact New Haven Dental Group today to schedule your cosmetic consultation.