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Direct Bonding – Reston, VA

Make Cosmetic Flaws Disappear in One Appointment

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If you look at your smile in the mirror and wish certain imperfections would just go away, now they can! Dr. Wayne Myles offers direct bonding, a cosmetic treatment that can fix, repair, and erase a wide range of dental problems. The best part is that this service can be completed in a single appointment, and it’s one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry services that Dr. Myles has to offer. If it sounds like you could benefit from this treatment, read on to learn more.

What is Direct Bonding?

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Direct bonding, also called dental tooth bonding, is a cosmetic treatment we offer that can help correct a variety of issues with your smile’s appearance. We use a tooth-colored composite resin that can be sculpted to fill in or add onto your teeth. In fact, this special combination of plastics and silica are the same materials we use for tooth-colored fillings, allowing your direct bonding to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile. We can use this treatment to correct numerous flaws, including small chips, cracks, slight gaps, misshapen teeth, or even a crooked-looking tooth.

The best way to know whether or not direct bonding is right for you is to contact our office to set up an appointment with Dr. Myles. He will carefully examine your smile before recommending a personalized treatment plan.

What to Expect During Your Direct Bonding Procedure

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One of the benefits of direct bonding is that it can be completed in just one appointment. First, Dr. Myles will ensure that you’re comfortable before beginning. Then, he will prepare the area, creating small abrasion that allows for the composite resin to get a firm bond. After, he’ll place the composite resin on the affected area, sculpting it away to blend in with your smile. This material is then cured with a special light, hardening the composite resin. Lastly, Dr. Myles will polish it, so your tooth looks and reflects light just like the rest of your enamel. This can all be done in around 90 minutes or less!

Direct Bonding Recovery & Aftercare

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Unlike other treatments, you can look forward to an easy and quick recovery with direct bonding. However, there are some steps you should take to ensure that you enjoy your results for their full lifespan, including:

  • Avoiding coffee or tea during the first two days to prevent staining
  • Brushing your teeth twice a day
  • Flossing once a day
  • Avoiding nail biting or chewing on nonfood items
  • Maintaining regular checkups and cleanings with our office

Are you ready to eliminate the flaws in your smile that are holding you back? Contact our office to get started with Dr. Myles.