Are you looking for an affordable way to repair some of your minor dental issues? Oftentimes, when faced with so
many options, it can be difficult to decide which method is right for you and your budget. From porcelain
veneers to orthodontics, you can find a treatment solution that will help you achieve beautiful results;
however, it may not be so kind on your wallet. With direct bonding in
North Port, not only will you spend less, but our team at Shore Dental can transform your smile in just
one appointment! Say goodbye to those cracks or gaps between your teeth! Call our
office to schedule an appointment today!
What is Direct Bonding?
The first thing you should know about direct bonding is that it is a versatile treatment that can fix minor
dental issues, including:
Gaps between teeth
In just one appointment, Dr. Stein or Dr. Smith will hide the impurities and have you seeing a new and improved
smile! Direct bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin that is matched to your natural tooth color and
sculpted accordingly. This ensures everything looks smooth and blended.
Not only is this the quickest and easiest way to cover your impurities and cosmetic flaws, but direct bonding is
an ideal treatment for individuals looking for a more affordable option!
Who is a Good Candidate for Direct Bonding?
It is important for patients looking to receive direct bonding to have good oral health. With any cosmetic
dentistry procedure, teeth and gums should be in the best shape possible. Now, we understand that imperfections
and flaws can make that virtually impossible, but we’re referring to non-cosmetic problems such as tooth
decay and gum disease.
If either of these conditions is present, you’ll need to have the appropriate procedures completed prior to
receiving direct bonding. It would be counterintuitive to fix the look of your smile when problems exist
If your overall oral health is on track, you can consider direct bonding for any minor cosmetic imperfection.
Your cosmetic dentist in North Port will be able to examine your mouth and determine if direct bonding is right
for you. Some important things to consider are:
If the gap between your teeth is too wide, it may be necessary to pursue orthodontic treatment instead of
If you smoke or drink coffee on a regular basis, the resin used may become stained over time.
You’ll need to avoid chewing on your nails or inanimate objects, as the resin isn’t as strong as
your natural teeth.
Imagine walking into work on Monday with gaps between your teeth, and by Tuesday, you’re sporting a newly
transformed, gap-free smile. Don’t think it’s possible? Guess what? It is! Direct bonding only takes
one appointment, so you’ll walk out of our office with a different look than when you arrived!
This simple process is started with a shade guide. Your dentist will use this tool to determine the color of the
composite resin that will be used to hide your cosmetic flaws. Once the color is matched, our team will begin
preparing your tooth by roughening the surface and coating it with a special liquid that helps the bonding
material adhere to the tooth.
Taking the composite resin, we will shape and sculpt it on the enamel of your tooth, ensuring it looks pleasing
and natural to the eye. Once it is shaped, Dr. Stein or Dr. Smith will use a curing light to harden the direct
bonding into place. Making any necessary adjustments, we will complete the procedure by polishing the tooth and
sealing it to create a beautifully transformed smile.