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Direct Dental Bonding – Marysville, WA

Improving Smiles with Fast and Easy Cosmetic Treatment

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When it comes to minor, cosmetic dental flaws, you are probably thinking, “I want to fix these problems, but I would rather not have to spend a lot of money.” When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, most people battle the “Do I really need it” question, but let us be honest, your smile if the first thing people see, so why not make sure it is looking its best all the time? At Allen Creek Family Dentistry, we do not want you settling for a flawed smile. If it is your budget you are concerned about, you can feel a sense of relief by choosing direct dental bonding in Marysville. This fast and effective treatment method is affordable and can be completed in one visit to our office. To learn more about how you can benefit from this cosmetic service, contact our office to schedule an appointment today!

What is Direct Dental Bonding?

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Imagine a wall that has years of stains and colorful crayon plastered all over it. Now, imagine painting it and stepping back to see what looks to be a brand new wall. Direct dental bonding works much of the same way. Whether it is stains, discolorations, chipped enamel, or minor gaps between your teeth, this method of treatment can hide the impurities and transform your smile.

Your cosmetic dentist in Marysville will use a tooth-colored composite resin that is matched to your natural tooth color using a shade guide. Shaping and sculpting the resin to blend with your tooth, no one will ever be able to tell the resin is even there!

Who is a Good Candidate for Direct Dental Bonding?

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If you are looking to direct dental bonding as a way to fill the gaps in your teeth, there are a few things you should realize. First, our team of dental professional will examine and determine if the size of your gap qualifies you for this cosmetic treatment. If the gap proves too large, it may be necessary for you to pursue orthodontics as a more effective way to eliminate unnecessary space.

No matter if you are seeking bonding treatment for gaps, discoloration, staining, or chipped enamel, it is important that you have good oral hygiene and overall health. That means any tooth decay or gum disease should be addressed prior to receiving any type of cosmetic dentistry service.

Why?

If underlying problems such as gum disease or tooth decay exist, you will have a beautiful, new smile that is going to face serious problems over time. Decay and disease that are left untreated can result in the need for a root canal, loosening teeth, or even a tooth extraction. Thus, if you received direct dental bonding on any tooth that is plagued with a serious dental problem, you will most likely be paying more money in the long run.

For patients considering direct dental bonding, it is important to remember:

  • Large gaps will most likely need orthodontic treatment
  • Smoking and drinking dark-colored beverages can stain the composite resin over time
  • The resin used is not as strong as your natural teeth, so you should avoid chewing on ice or any hard objects

Treatment Process

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First, our dentists at Allen Creek Family Dentistry will begin by matching the color of the composite resin using a shade guide. This will help in identifying the right color, so your smile will be natural and blended. Next, we will need to roughen the surface of the tooth before placing a special liquid over the tooth to allow the bonding agent to effectively adhere.

The next step will require your cosmetic dentist to shape and sculpt the resin directly onto the enamel of the tooth. With a careful hand, they will cover any and all imperfections. A curing light will be used to harden the resin to the tooth.

Finally, we will make any necessary adjustments before polishing and sealing the tooth.

What Are the Benefits of Direct Dental Bonding?

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  • A more affordable option, in comparison to porcelain veneers or orthodontics
  • Less invasive procedure
  • Fast and easy treatment taking only one appointment to complete
  • A versatile method of treatment, as it can hide a variety of cosmetic flaws