Invest In A Radiant Smile Today!
If you’re tired of hiding behind imperfect teeth, you can significantly improve the appearance of your smile using a simple, cost-effective solution. Cosmetic bonding in Duncanville uses a tooth-colored material to fix a variety of imperfections in just one appointment. Unlike other cosmetic treatments, you won’t need to permanently alter your teeth to enjoy long-term results. Dr. Martinez will help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
What Is Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding goes by many names, including direct bonding. It’s a common elective procedure used to improve the overall color, size, and proportion of your teeth without needing an invasive treatment. A composite resin material is customized to match your enamel to blend in flawlessly. It’s applied to your teeth and sculpted into the desired shape to correct your aesthetic concerns. You won’t need multiple appointments or a lengthy procedure to get the drastic results you want.
Is Cosmetic Bonding Right For Me?
If you’re ready to invest in your confidence through a beautiful smile, dental bonding in Duncanville may be the solution for you. It’s effective for resolving several issues, such as:
- Fixing tooth decay using an alternative to a metal filling.
- Cover dark stains or tooth discoloration that won’t respond to whitening treatments.
- Make shorter teeth look longer.
- Fix chips or cracks.
- Cover exposed tooth roots.
- Close small gaps between teeth.
- Cover minor alignment issues without needing braces.
What Can I Expect During The Procedure?
You can get the smile you’ve always wanted in one appointment depending on the number of teeth you’re having treated. You’ll first need a consultation with Dr. Martinez to ensure you’re a candidate. He’ll create a customized treatment plan and schedule you for an appointment.
On average, you can expect it to take 30 to 60 minutes depending on how many teeth you’re treating. If you want to fix several, you may need more than one visit. A local anesthetic may be used to minimize any discomfort, but most patients don’t need it.
Dr. Martinez will find the ideal shade for the resin using a color guide. After your teeth are cleaned, a weak acid is applied to them to open the pores in your enamel and dentin. This ensures a secure bond between the material and your teeth. Once the acid is rinsed off, the resin is applied and molded into the ideal shape. A special light is used to quickly harden it before Dr. Martinez smooths and polishes them.
How Long Will My New Smile Last?
With the right care, cosmetic bonding can last for a decade or longer before needing to be replaced. There are several things you can do to ensure your new smile lasts:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth twice a day.
- Floss nightly.
- Don’t use your teeth as tools.
- Don’t chew on inedible objects.
- Don’t bite into overly hard foods.
- Avoid stain-causing foods and drinks.
- Wear an athletic mouthguard if playing sports.
- Visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
Schedule An Appointment!
If you’re ready to love the smile you see in the mirror, it’s time to visit your cosmetic dentist in Duncanville. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for cosmetic bonding.