Achieve a Beautiful Smile that Lasts
Do you often hide your mouth when speaking or smiling because you are embarrassed by your teeth? If cosmetic imperfections make you feel insecure about your appearance, your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Miller, can help. You can achieve drastic results using a minimally invasive treatment. With direct cosmtic tooth bonding in Oak Hills, San Antonio, you will cover your flaws to reveal a bright, confident smile.
What is Direct Bonding?
Veneers are quite versatile, allowing them to be used to cover several cosmetic concerns. By attaching thin shells to the front surfaces of your teeth, your imperfections are instantly hidden. Since porcelain closely mimics the appearance of your enamel, your results will look natural. Not to mention, porcelain also offers another benefit as well. It allows the veneers to be thinner than those made from other materials, so less of your tooth’s structure is removed during the bonding process.
How Can Direct Bonding Help Me?
Direct bonding is a preferred cosmetic treatment because it is minimally invasive. It provides quicker results than that of veneers while correcting several issues, such as:
- Treat tooth decay.
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth.
- Hide dark tooth discoloration.
- Improve the appearance of an abnormally shaped tooth.
- Add length to shorter than average teeth.
- Fill spaces between gapped teeth.
- Protect a tooth’s root that is exposed from receding gums.
What Can I Expect?
Direct cosmetic tooth bonding is a simple and minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in just one appointment. Dr. Miller first performs an initial consultation to ensure it is the right option for you while creating a customized treatment plan.
After your teeth are cleaned, a weak acid is applied to them to open the pores in your enamel to create a secure bond with the resin. A color guide is used to select the correct shade for the resin. The putty-like substance is placed on your teeth and sculpted into the desired shape. A special light is used to quickly harden the material. Your teeth are smoothed and polished to give you a flawless smile.
On average, you can expect the treatment to take 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. If you are having several teeth treated, you may require more than one visit.
How Long Will My Smile Last?
Bonding can last for several years if you take the time to care for your smile properly. Besides brushing and flossing, it is best to avoid using your teeth and tools to open packages. Do not chew on inedible objects or bite overly hard foods, like ice. The resin can discolor, so it is best to limit your contact with stain-causing foods and drinks, and do not smoke or use tobacco. If your bonding becomes damaged or falls off, your cosmetic dentist in San Antonio can easily replace it to restore your smile.