Direct Bonding – Conyers, GA
We Can Easily Correct Minor Dental Flaws
Do you have just a couple of little stains or chips in your front teeth? It might be enough to make you self-conscious, but not quite enough to warrant most of our other cosmetic dentistry services. You’d rather undergo something a bit smaller and more conservative. Lucky for you, Dr. Anushka Amin offers a simple treatment called direct bonding. With this quick, painless, and minimally invasive procedure, she can address multiple aesthetic dental concerns in one fell swoop, leaving you with a beautiful set of pearly whites in no time. To learn more about revitalizing your smile with direct bonding in Conyers, contact us today!
What Is Direct Bonding?
Also called cosmetic bonding or dental bonding, direct bonding is a procedure in which composite resin is used to improve the appearance of a tooth. This putty-like material, made of fine particles of acrylic and glass, comes in several shades, allowing Dr. Amin to select the color that most closely matches your natural enamel to give you natural-looking results. By applying the resin in layers, she can sculpt it as she goes until the tooth has attained the ideal size, shape, and color.
Is Direct Bonding Right for Me?
Direct bonding is often used to correct minor cosmetic flaws when other treatments wouldn’t be as suitable. You might be a good candidate for direct bonding if you have any of the following:
- Stubborn tooth stains
- Cracked or chipped enamel
- Short or stubby teeth
- Small gaps between teeth
Since direct bonding is a cosmetic treatment, your dentist in Conyers will have to make sure you’re in good oral health before you undergo this procedure.
The Direct Bonding Process
Bonding is simple enough that it can usually be completed in just one appointment. In addition, most patients don’t even require a local anesthetic or sedation for it.
First, Dr. Amin uses a shade guide to select the perfect color of composite resin to match your tooth. She then lightly etches the enamel, creating a surface to which the resin can more easily attach. The resin is applied to your tooth until the imperfections it once had are a thing of the past. An ultraviolet curing light is shone onto the tooth, hardening the resin into place in mere seconds. After Dr. Amin gives your tooth one last polish, you’re free to enjoy all the benefits of your new and improved smile!
Benefits of Direct Bonding
Compared to many other types of cosmetic dentistry in Conyers, direct bonding comes with several advantages, such as:
- Multiple aesthetic flaws can be corrected at once.
- Less enamel must be removed than for veneers or dental crowns.
- Your results are personalized to look completely natural.
- The procedure shouldn’t hurt in the slightest.
- Bonding can often be finished in just one appointment that takes an hour or less.
- Composite resin is an inexpensive material, making direct bonding one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry services.
- With proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, your results can last up to a decade.