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Direct Bonding – Crookston, MN

Get a More Confident Smile in a Single Appointment

patient admiring the results of his cosmetic teeth bonding in Crookston

Maybe your smile has a small number of chips, stains, and gaps that you want fixed, but cosmetic dentistry services like porcelain veneers might seem a bit excessive. If that’s the case, you might be interested in cosmetic teeth bonding in Crookston. Also known as direct bonding, this treatment can correct multiple dental imperfections at the same time. At Renu Dental, Dr. Applequist would love to help you get a more confident smile in a single appointment with direct bonding. Contact us today to find out if this quick and easy solution is right for you!

What Is Direct Bonding?

woman undergoing direct bonding to fill gapped teeth in Crookston

Direct bonding is a non-invasive dental procedure in which a tooth-colored, biocompatible composite resin is applied to a tooth and sculpted to hide any offending blemishes. As an incredibly versatile treatment, direct bonding can do a number of things for your smile, such as:

  • Fill gapped teeth in Crookston
  • Cover stubborn stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening
  • Fix small cracks or chips in the teeth
  • Build up slightly undersized or misshapen teeth

The Direct Bonding Procedure

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After a brief consultation to determine your eligibility for direct bonding, the process only takes one visit to our office. First, your dentist will select the ideal shade of composite resin for your unique smile. This material initially resembles a putty, and it will be sculpted onto your tooth until it has reached the desired shape and size. Then, she'll harden the resin onto the tooth with an ultraviolet curing light, which only takes a few seconds. Once she finishes polishing the tooth and makes sure you’re satisfied with the results, you’re free to enjoy your new and improved pearly whites!

Benefits of Direct Bonding

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Some of the unique benefits that direct bonding can provide over other cosmetic dental treatments include:

  • Quick – Depending on the number of dental flaws a patient wishes to correct, direct bonding usually only takes one appointment that lasts about an hour.
  • Painless – Most patients don’t even need to have their mouth numbed with local anesthetic to feel comfortable during the direct bonding procedure.
  • Lifelike – Your results will be customized to look as natural as possible.
  • Durable – While bonding might not be as durable as veneers, you can expect your results to last for about ten years with the right care and hygiene.
  • Affordable – Direct bonding is one of the most cost-effective cosmetic dentistry services currently available.