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Quickly Improve Your Smile With Direct Bonding

September 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 12:59 pm
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Do you have upcoming an upcoming wedding, company holiday party, or fun outings with friends planned? If your damaged teeth are the reason you’re filled with anxiety about attending these events, it’s time to get them fixed with direct bonding. You can get quick results to correct teeth that will help you feel less self-conscious when people start snapping pictures of you. Read on to learn how cosmetic dentistry in Ft. Collins can help refresh your grin with this easy and cost-effective procedure.

What are the Benefits of Direct Bonding?

Direct bonding is one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments because it offers countless benefits. Typically, it’s used to only repair minor damage, so be sure to schedule a consultation with your dentist first to see if you’d be a good candidate. If not, they have other services that may benefit you more.

With direct bonding, patients can’t enjoy:

  • Fast and Easy Procedure. Direct bonding can be completed in a single visit to the cosmetic dentist. Typically, it takes between 30 and 60 minutes to repair each tooth, depending on the severity of the damage. Even if you have an event in a few days, your cosmetic dentist can still have your smile refreshed in time.
  • Long-Lasting Results. The composite resin is bonded with your teeth, offering results that can last anywhere from three to eight years when they’re properly cared for. That way, you won’t have to worry about having to schedule unexpected visits with your cosmetic dentist to make repairs.
  • Customized and Natural Look. The composite resin used to replace the damaged portions of your teeth is custom-matched to the same color as the rest of your teeth. To achieve a natural look, your dentist may even feather multiple shades while they’re rebuilding your damaged tooth. With a skilled cosmetic dentist’s touch, you’ll hardly be able to notice where your natural tooth stops and the bonding begins.

What is the Procedure Like?

Cosmetic bonding is an incredibly fast and noninvasive procedure that your dentist can complete in-office. Typically, anesthesia isn’t required, but if you suffer from dental anxiety, it may be a good idea to ask if they offer some form of sedation to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable.

The dentist will clean and dry the area of your mouth that needs to be repaired before applying the composite resin. They’ll smooth out any sharp edges, apply a bonding agent, and then sculpt and place the putty. Lastly, they’ll cure the resin using an ultraviolet light. The process is short and sweet, allowing you to carry on with the rest of your day or finish up your wedding planning without being affected by your dental appointment.

If you have any questions or are concerned about the details of the procedure, don’t hesitate to speak to your cosmetic dentist beforehand so you can feel more comfortable. Within a single visit, you’ll have a smile that’s been taken from drab to dazzling, helping you feel more excited than anxious about attending upcoming events!

About the Author

Dr. Shiloh Lindsey has extensive experience and training in a range of cosmetic dental procedures, allowing her to offer everything from BOTOX® to direct bonding. She also provides her patients with sedation dentistry to help them feel more comfortable and relaxed throughout their procedure. One of the accomplishments she’s most proud of is being voted “Best Dentist of Ft. Collins” by her peers from 2000 to 2019. For questions or to schedule a consultation for direct bonding, visit Aspen Dental Care’s website or call 970-482-3166.

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