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Say Goodbye to These 4 Dental Flaws with Direct Bonding

May 6, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — nobleddsteam @ 3:54 pm
Woman tilting head and smiling with flawless teeth

It’s the little things in life that impact us in big ways. That couldn’t be truer for our teeth. One small blemish can feel like a giant problem. And if it’s keeping you from smiling wide and laughing freely, that feeling’s not too far off. Low self-esteem and insecurities can make a bad mental state worse.

That’s where cosmetic dentistry can come into play. There are several ways to beautify your pearly whites. When minor flaws are your major frustration, direct bonding could be the way to go! Keep reading for more specifics about this option and four ways it can enhance your smile.

What in The World is Direct Bonding?

Do you remember playing with putty as a kid? Direct bonding is kind of like that. Your dentist will dab small amounts of a composite resin material to your dental flaw. Once they sculpt it accordingly, they’ll cure the resin with an ultraviolet light. The next time you look in a mirror, your aesthetic irritant will be gone – completely concealed by tooth-colored direct bonding!

Obscure Chips and Fill in Cracks with Direct Bonding

Let’s say the chips and cracks in your teeth are too small to warrant a crown. Continuing to chew with dental damage could elevate them to crown-needing status. Instead of waiting for the complications to come to you, you can ask your dentist for direct bonding. They’ll smooth over your minor nicks until it’s like they never existed.

Direct Bonding, A.K.A. Dental White Out

Normal white out conceals your written mistakes by marking them over with a white strip. Unfortunately, it’s totally obvious when used. Your dentist can apply direct bonding over yellowy dental stains to make your teeth appear nice and pearly! Unlike regular white out, you won’t be able to tell the composite resin is there.

Got Small Gaps? Direct Bonding is For You Too!

Let’s say instead of chips and cracks, you have small gaps that aren’t quite worth fixing with orthodontics. Your dentist can solve this with direct bonding too! Instead of sculpting over front-facing nicks, they’ll ease the resin into your gaps until it looks completely natural.

Tiny Teeth Don’t Need a Growth Serum – Just Direct Bonding

“If direct bonding can aesthetically adjust gaps, can it make smaller teeth look larger?” Sure thing! Your dentist will simply build up and shape the resin, like a potter with a wheel of clay. Except instead of pots, they’ll be crafting a tooth that matches your other pearly whites.

It’s easy to get upset over our aesthetics, especially when it feels like we can’t control them. While you might not be able to change the small annoyances in your teeth yourself, you can consult with your dentist about direct bonding. After listening to your smile goals and assessing your teeth, they’ll recommend a treatment strategy you can be confident about. Soon you’ll be saying goodbye to those pesky dental flaws!

About the Author

Dr. Joseph Noble understands that with great aesthetics comes great confidence! He also knows that discussing dental flaws can be a vulnerable moment. That’s why he goes out of his way to make sure his patients feel welcome and comfortable. Dr. Noble’s office is a judgement-free zone, and he would be happy to talk with you about direct bonding! Call 210-342-1001 to contact his office or explore his website for more information.

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