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Cosmetic Bonding – Crystal River, FL

Flawlessly Repair Dental Damage

Having even minor aesthetic imperfections in your teeth can make smiling confidently a near impossibility. If you have chips, gaps, or stains in your smile, you already know this. Luckily, there’s an easy, quick, and affordable way to remedy this situation – dental tooth bonding. This simple procedure can restore your smile back to its former glory in record time. If you’re interested in getting your smile back on the right track, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Why Choose Signature Dental Care of Crystal River for Cosmetic Bonding?

  • Correct Several Kinds of Flaws in One Procedure
  • Fix Minor Imperfections in Just an Hour
  • Results Can Last for Up to a Decade

What Is Direct Bonding?

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Bonding uses a material known as composite resin that is composed of fine particles of acrylic and glass. This substance is highly malleable, like a putty. Dr. Dr. Lisa Schnell can use this material to mold and sculpt your tooth into the desired size and shape. Not only that, but the resin can be customized to match the shade of your existing enamel so it’s virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.

What Problems Does It Fix?

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Cosmetic bonding is excellent for correcting minor aesthetic flaws in your grin, such as:

  • Gaps
  • Chips
  • Cracks or chips
  • Discoloration

Having these kinds of flaws in your teeth can impact more than just the appearance of your smile. Structural issues like fractures can leave the center of your tooth vulnerable to attacks from harmful oral bacteria, which may result in a serious toothache that necessitates a root canal or even a tooth extraction. These issues can be painful, not to mention expensive and time-consuming, so preventing them with dental tooth bonding can save you time and money.

What You Can Expect During Your Bonding Appointment

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The process of bonding your tooth is simple and painless, usually requiring no anesthesia. Depending on how many teeth need to be corrected, it can often be done in a single visit to our Crystal River office. First, we’ll smooth out any jagged edges of your tooth. Then, we’ll work with you to decide the shade of composite resin that most closely resembles your natural tooth enamel.

For the first step in the bonding process, we’ll etch the surface of your tooth to ensure the resin firmly attaches. Next, we’ll apply the resin in layers and sculpt it into the perfect size and shape. After using a curing light to harden the resin into place, we’ll polish the tooth and send you on your merry way with your brand-new smile!

Recovery and Aftercare Tips

One amazing benefit of direct bonding is that your results can last for years to come if you take proper care of your bonded teeth. That involves keeping up with your normal oral hygiene regimen, including brushing twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste, flossing before bed, and attending biannual checkups and cleanings with Dr. Lisa Schnell. At these appointments, we can inspect your bonded teeth for any problem areas that might need touching up.