Minor chips, cracks, gaps, and even stains can be easily treated using direct bonding in Lincoln. At South Ridge Dental, you can avoid lengthy and costly cosmetic treatment and instead, opt for a process that will give you a new and improved smile in just one appointment! Using composite resin that is matched to your natural tooth color, we will shape and sculpt it directly onto your tooth enamel, ensuring that it not only lays flat, but it also covers your imperfection and blends in with the rest of your beautiful, more aesthetically pleasing smile. To find out if you qualify for this type of cosmetic treatment, contact us to schedule an appointment today!
Whether you have a chipped tooth in Lincoln or stains and discoloration you would prefer to hide, it’s likely you’ll be a prime candidate for direct bonding. But it’s important to understand there are steps that must be taken prior to being given the green light for treatment.
First, we will examine your smile and determine if direct bonding will allow us to successfully give you the smile you want. If gaps are too large or teeth are too damaged, it may be necessary to consider orthodontics or restorative dentistry to fix your problem. It’s also important that you not have any decay or gum disease prior to direct bonding, as it can end up costing you more money to have your imperfect tooth redone after finishing treatment for a severely decayed tooth or progressive gum disease.
When opting for direct bonding to cover your imperfections, remember that smoking and dark-colored foods and beverages can cause your composite resin to become stained over time, and it’s best to avoid hard, crunchy foods, as the resin isn’t as strong as natural tooth enamel.
When arriving for your direct bonding procedure, Dr. Ryan or Dr. Steven will begin by using a shade guide to match the resin to your natural tooth color. Once that is achieved, they will begin roughening the surface of your tooth before applying a special liquid over its surface. This will ensure the bonding agent will properly adhere.
Taking the composite resin, they will begin to shape and sculpt it onto your tooth enamel. This requires art artistic eye and skillset, so they’ll want to make sure it’s fully covering the imperfection. Using a special curing light, they will hold it in place to allow the resin to harden.
Oftentimes, when patients are trying to decide how to choose between multiple types of cosmetic dentistry, it comes down to which one offers greater results and benefits. With direct bonding, you can expect: