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Direct Bonding – Nashville, TN

Improve Your Smile with Cosmetic Bonding

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If you don’t like the appearance of your teeth, you’re not alone. In fact, research shows as much as two-third of adults don’t like their smiles. Although you’d like to correct your aesthetic flaws, you don’t have time for a lengthy treatment process. You can get the results you want in as little as 1 appointment with direct bonding in Green Hills. We can use a composite resin material to significantly improve the color, shape, or proportion of a tooth. In some cases, we can even close gaps without braces. You’ll achieve the smile of your dreams in just one day.

What is Direct Bonding?

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Direct bonding is a simple way to correct minor aesthetic concerns using a biocompatible, composite resin material. It’s easy to mold and sculpt, so your dentist can manipulate it into the ideal shape to fix several issues, like chips or small spaces between the teeth. The resin is customized to match your enamel to blend in with your teeth. You’ll enjoy natural-looking results that can last for several years with the right aftercare.

Is Direct Bonding Right for Me?

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If you have minor cosmetic concerns and want a minimally invasive solution to improve your smile, you might be a candidate for direct bonding. Your cosmetic dentist in Green Hills will perform a comprehensive examination and discuss your desired results to determine if it’s the right solution for you. Generally, you can use direct bonding to resolve:

  • Tooth decay.
  • Dark stains or tooth discoloration.
  • Shorter than average teeth.
  • Chipped or cracked teeth.
  • Exposed tooth roots.
  • Small gaps between teeth.
  • Minor alignment issues.

How is Direct Bonding Done?

Most treatments take 30 to 60 minutes depending on the number of teeth we’re improving. If you’re having several treated, we may recommend multiple appointments. During your visit, you can sit back and relax because the process is virtually pain-free, but some patients may need a local anesthetic.

After your teeth are cleaned, your dentist will apply a weak acid to your tooth to open the pores in your enamel and dentin. Your tooth is rinsed and dried before applying the perfectly shaded resin to it. It’s molded into the ideal shape and quickly hardened using a special light. We’ll check your bite and polish your teeth before you leave to ensure your smile looks its best.

How Long Will It Last?

Your new smile can last for a decade or longer if you take the time to care for it using a few simple tips:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day.
  • Floss nightly.
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools or chew on inedible objects.
  • Avoid stain-causing foods and drinks.
  • Wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports.
  • Visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.

Get a Beautiful Smile Today!

You can look and feel your best by achieving your picture-perfect smile. If you’re ready to start your journey to improved confidence, contact our office today to see if direct bonding is right for you.