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Direct Bonding

Say Goodbye to Flaws in One Visit

Dr. Gary Rosenfeld is a dentist who is trained and skilled at improving, enhancing, and repairing flawed smiles. Using a breadth of cosmetic services to help patients achieve the smiles of their dreams, he is pleased to offer direct bonding. This less-invasive, more cost-efficient solution makes it possible to hide a variety of tooth imperfections and produce outstanding results in just one visit to our office! Whether you want to hide a chip or crack or prefer to cover a misshapen tooth, contact our office today to find out if you are a qualified candidate for direct bonding.

What is Direct Bonding?

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Direct bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses composite resin to successfully hide tooth imperfections. Matched to your natural tooth color using a shade guide, it is molded and sculpted directly onto the tooth enamel to hide the flaw and improve aesthetics.

Many patients who opt for direct bonding do so because it requires little-to-no altering of the natural tooth, and it is much more affordable than other forms of cosmetic and/or restorative dentistry (i.e. porcelain veneers, dental crowns).

How It Works

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The process of receiving direct bonding is quite simple. You will first need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenfeld to allow him to examine your smile and determine if you are a qualified candidate. If so, he will use a shade guide to determine the appropriate color of the composite resin, ensuring it will match with the rest of your smile and blend in seamlessly.

After establishing the correct shade, Dr. Rosenfeld will apply the putty-like material to the surface of your tooth (enamel) and begin to shape and mold it into place. This takes an artistic eye and skillful hand, which is why Dr. Rosenfeld will take his time to make sure it looks aesthetically pleasing.

Using a curing light, he will harden the resin into place and provide a final polish to create a translucent appearance. In as little as an hour, your tooth imperfection will be hidden, and you will leave with a new and improved smile.

What Are the Benefits of Direct Bonding?

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There are many known benefits to choosing direct bonding, some of which include:

  • A versatile cosmetic solution that hides multiple imperfections (i.e. chips, cracks, stains, discoloration, minor gaps, misshapen teeth, slightly misaligned teeth, “small” teeth)
  • A more cost-effective, affordable option than other cosmetic dentistry options
  • A quick and easy procedure that often requires no anesthesia and is virtually painless
  • Little-to-no altering of your natural teeth
  • A durable and long-lasting solution

Who is a Good Candidate?

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If you suffer from any of the above-mentioned cosmetic flaws and have good general oral health, you are likely to be a candidate for direct bonding.

It is important that you have no signs of gum disease or tooth decay before moving forward with any type of cosmetic dentistry procedure. Should Dr. Rosenfeld find that your gums or teeth are plagued with decay and/or infection, it will be necessary to treat these problems first.