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Direct Bonding – Arnold, MO

Get a Flawless Smile with Cosmetic Bonding

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The appearance of your teeth is equally important as their health. Unfortunately, if you are like one-third of Americans, you do not like how they look. It is easy to hide your mouth when speaking, smiling, or taking pictures because you are insecure with your looks. You can stop hiding behind your imperfections with direct bonding in Arnold. JL Dental will transform your teeth using a minimally invasive, effective treatment to give you a smile you will want to show off.

What Can Direct Bonding Fix?

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Also known as cosmetic or dental bonding, the procedure is quite versatile because it can correct the overall size, shape, color, and proportion of a tooth using a composite resin material. The resin is easily sculpted to treat several issues using just one treatment, such as:

  • Treat cavities using an alternative to metal fillings.
  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth.
  • Make shorter than average teeth appear longer.
  • Cover dark tooth discoloration and stains.
  • Close gaps between teeth without braces.
  • Improve abnormally shaped teeth.
  • Cover exposed root surfaces.

What is the Procedure Like?

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After an initial consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Arnold to ensure you are a candidate for dental bonding, you are scheduled for your appointment. Your teeth are cleaned before we place a weak acid on your tooth. This is necessary to open its pores to encourage a secure bond between the resin and the tooth. The acid is rinsed off, and we use a color guide to find the perfect shade for the resin.

The resin is applied to your tooth and sculpted into the ideal shape. We use a special blue light to quickly harden the material. Finally, your tooth is filed and polished to give you a radiant new smile.

Direct bonding is a preferred cosmetic treatment because it is minimally invasive and does not permanently alter the structure of your teeth. In fact, you may not even need an anesthetic. You can expect the entire process to take about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. If you are having several teeth treated, we may need to schedule more than one appointment.

How Long Will My Results Last?

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It is common for dental bonding to last for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced, so you can rest assured you are investing in a long-term solution. There are several things you can do to help promote how long your new smile lasts, such as:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste.
  • Use a high-quality dental floss daily.
  • Avoid anything that can cause tooth discoloration, like coffee, tea, or smoking.
  • Do not chew on inedible objects.
  • Do not use your teeth as tools.
  • Do not chew overly hard or sticky foods with the bonded tooth.
  • Visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.

Invest in Your Confidence Today!

You can get the smile of your dreams quickly using a minimally invasive treatment. Contact JL Dental today to see if direct bonding is right for you.