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Direct Bonding – Phoenix, AZ

Invest in a Beautiful Smile

If you’re not in love with your smile, you don’t need to feel insecure about your cosmetic imperfections. You can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth using a minimally invasive procedure. Your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lori Anderson, can correct a variety of flaws with direct bonding. A tooth-colored resin is used to enhance the color, size, shape, and proportion of your teeth without needing a lengthy treatment process. After just one appointment, you can have a radiant smile you’ll want to show off.

What is Direct Bonding?

Woman with an attractive smile from cosmetic dentist.

Direct bonding goes by many different names; however, no matter what you call it, you’ll enjoy amazing results. A composite resin material is applied to a tooth to cover minor aesthetic concerns, like discoloration or a chip. The resin matches your enamel to blend in with your tooth to provide natural-looking results. The procedure doesn’t require you to permanently alter its structure or undergo a lengthy procedure. You can achieve a drastic improvement to your smile after just one visit.

How Does Direct Bonding Work?

Model of a chipped front tooth.

After an initial consultation to ensure you’re a candidate for your treatment, you’re scheduled for your cosmetic procedure. Generally, your appointment will take 30 to 60 minutes depending on the number of teeth you’re treating. If you’re improving several teeth, Dr. Anderson might recommend multiple appointments.

A numbing agent may be used to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure, but it often isn’t necessary. Your tooth is cleaned and dried before a weak acid is applied to it to open the pores in your enamel to create a secure bond. The previously shaded resin is placed on your tooth and sculpted into the desired shape. A special light is used to quickly harden it. Dr. Anderson will smooth and polish your tooth before you leave, so you will walk out with a flawless smile.

What are the Benefits of Direct Bonding?

Woman at consultation for direct bonding.

When compared to other cosmetic procedures, direct bonding offers exceptional benefits, such as:

  • Natural-looking results that can last for a decade or longer with the right care.
  • Correct several issues using a minimally invasive treatment.
  • Quick results in as few as 1 appointment.
  • Doesn’t require you to permanently alter your tooth.
  • Easy maintenance and care.
  • More affordable than other elective procedures.

Is Direct Bonding Right for Me?

Man with attractive smile using direct bonding.

If you’re embarrassed by minor imperfections with your smile, you might be a candidate for direct bonding. Dr. Anderson will evaluate your teeth and discuss the results you want to achieve to ensure it’s right for you. Many patients are a candidate for the treatment to correct:

  • Tooth decay.
  • Exposed tooth root.
  • Dark tooth discoloration or stains.
  • Chips, cracks, or misshapen.
  • Small gaps between teeth.
  • Shorter than average teeth.

Invest in a Beautiful Smile

If you’re ready to love the smile you see in the mirror, Dr. Anderson can help. Contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for direct bonding. She’ll transform your smile and your confidence using a solution that looks natural.