Direct Bonding in Sioux Falls Transforms Smiles
Sometimes minor improvements can make a major difference -- especially when it comes to your smile. If it feels like small imperfections are taking away from your front teeth in a big way, direct bonding in Sioux Falls can provide the help you need to grin with total confidence once again. The team at Sioux Falls Family Dentistry is pleased to offer this transformative procedure. Keep reading to learn more about how direct bonding works and whether or not it’s right for you!
What Is Direct Bonding?
Direct bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment in which your dentist uses a biocompatible material to improve the appearance and function of imperfect front teeth. This treatment blends cosmetic and restorative dentistry, as it enhances aesthetics while also bringing strength back to broken, decayed, or injured teeth.
Direct bonding can be used to improve…
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Slight gaps between teeth
- Teeth that appear to be off-center
- Misshapen teeth
- Oddly textured teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
Procedure for Direct Bonding
The resin used in direct bonding is a mixture of smooth glass and plastic particles and can be customized to match the shade of your surrounding tooth enamel. Direct bonding is not associated with much discomfort, but we can use local anesthesia or sedation for your complete comfort if needed. The procedure can usually be completed in a single visit to the dentist.
Your dentist begins the procedure by cleaning the tooth and removing any injured or decayed tissue. The tooth is then sanitized and dried. Special barriers are placed around the tooth to prevent saliva from entering into the area.
Next, a special etching solution is applied to the tooth to roughen its surface and encourage bonding between the resin and enamel. The resin is then applied to the tooth and sculpted into the most pleasing form. Your dentist hardens the material and asks you to bite down a few times to make sure it matches with your dentition.
Once everything is just as it should be, the resin is polished -- and the procedure is complete!
Is Direct Bonding Right for You?
Many patients who wish to improve the appearance of their front teeth without investing significant time or money in cosmetic dentistry can benefit from direct bonding. People who grind their teeth at night should invest in a custom-fitted mouthguard to protect the bonding (and their teeth) from excessive force and pressure.
Direct bonding can fix a wide variety of dental issues, but moderate to severe areas of decay may need to be treated with an inlay/onlay or dental crown. The only way to know for sure whether or not direct bonding is right for you is to schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Sioux Falls!
Let’s Get Started Today!
If you have small imperfections affecting the front of your teeth, let your dentist in Sioux Falls help with direct bonding or any of our other cosmetic treatments. You are invited to request an appointment with Family Dentistry at Sioux Falls -- we can’t wait to put a smile in your life!