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Direct Bonding – Orange Park, FL

Enhancing and Repairing Your Smile

Do you have small flaws in your smile that you wish would just disappear? Thanks to Dr. Matthew Nawrocki and his direct bonding, you can rid your smile of various minor imperfections. The best part is that it is the fastest and most affordable cosmetic service that we have to offer. Keep reading to see how we can reshape and repair your smile with cosmetic direct tooth bonding in Orange Park.

What is Direct Bonding?

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Direct bonding is a process that attaches tooth-colored composite resin to your tooth to change its shape, size, or color. After it’s bonded, Dr. Nawrocki polishes it to give your tooth the smooth and white appearance that blends in with your natural smile. It can be used to fix and enhance numerous issues, and it’s the quickest and most affordable cosmetic service that can enhance and transform your teeth.  

What Can Direct Bonding Fix?

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Dr. Nawrocki uses direct bonding to:

  • Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Make teeth look longer
  • Close small spaces between teeth
  • Change the shape of teeth
  • Replace amalgam fillings
  • Protect tooth roots if gums recede

While direct bonding is used mostly as a cosmetic service, the tooth-colored composite resin can also be used to fill tooth decay and cavities.

What to Expect During Your Appointment

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First, Dr. Nawrocki will apply a gentle phosphoric acid that makes the surface of your teeth rough. This allows for a stronger bond to form with the composite resin and it’s completely painless. Then, he will place this putty-like substance on your tooth, shaping it and sculpting it to match your natural smile. After, a special light is used to heat your newly bonded tooth, permanently setting it in place. Lastly, he will polish the resin to mimic the way that your natural teeth reflect light. All of this can be done in 30 minutes to an hour for each tooth.

Recovery and Care

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One of the advantages of direct bonding is that the recovery time is nonexistent! This comfortable procedure has little to no after effects, so all you have to do is worry about maintaining your newly enhanced smile. Direct bonding will last you for years to come, but you can extend its lifespan by:

  • Maintaining a good oral healthcare routine at home
  • Quitting the use of tobacco or smoking
  • Cutting down on drinks that can stain your teeth like coffee, tea, or wine
  • Only using your teeth to talk and chew food
  • Visiting our office for routine checkups and cleanings

If you’re interested in direct bonding or have any other questions, contact our office today. Our friendly team is ready to help set up a consultation or answer any questions you may have.