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Direct Bonding – Federal Way, WA

The Fast and Long-Lasting Way to Restore Smiles

Direct bonding is one of the most common cosmetic procedures among patients. A small chip or crack in your tooth that you got when you were a child could heavily impact your self-confidence as an adult. The good news is, you don’t have to have a time-consuming or invasive procedure to fix it. Dr. Drew Beaty believes that all of his patients should have a smile that they love, which is why he offers comprehensive care, including a large menu of cosmetic services. In a single appointment, our team of dental professionals is able to repair your smile, so you don’t have to feel self-conscious about it anymore.

Why Choose Dr. Drew Beaty For Direct Bonding? 

  • Convenient Appointment Hours
  • Experienced Cosmetic Dentist
  • Comprehensive Dental Care

What is Direct Bonding?

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Direct bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can also be used to protect your oral health, depending on the severity of your dental damage. When you visit our office for your procedure, you’ll be greeted and taken back to one of our treatment rooms. Dr. Beaty will get to work by assessing the damage and smoothing out any sharp edges of your tooth if necessary. He’ll then match a putty-like substance called composite resin to the color of your natural teeth and place a special liquid to roughen up the enamel, so the resin creates a strong bond with your tooth.

Using the color-matched putty, he’ll mold it to resemble the missing structure of your damaged tooth and gently apply it to the area. To get a more natural look, he may use multiple shades and create a feathering effect. Finally, he’ll use a special light to cure and bond the resin before making any final adjustments.

What Cosmetic Problems Can Dental Bonding Fix?

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Dental bonding is a versatile cosmetic procedure that is a great solution for any patient who is embarrassed by their damaged teeth. Some common issues that patients are looking to fix with bonding include:

  • Restoring the structure of teeth affected by decay.
  • Repairing chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth.
  • Eliminating discoloration.
  • Filling gaps between teeth.
  • Evening out misshapen teeth.

What are the Benefits of Direct Bonding?

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Compared to other cosmetic procedures, dental tooth bonding in Federal Way gives patients a faster and more cost-effective solution to repair their teeth. Typically, the process takes between 30 and 60 minutes per tooth. It’s also important to note that more severe or complex situations may require a more extensive treatment such as porcelain veneers, which we will address with you during your consultation. However, bonding is a great middle ground, allowing you to restore your grin and enjoy some great benefits, including:

  • A custom and natural appearance.
  • Restored confidence.
  • Improved oral health.
  • Fast procedure.
  • Long-lasting solution when properly cared for.
  • Little to no preparation of your natural teeth.

How Can You Make Your Bonded Teeth Last?

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Most patients are relieved to know that caring for bonded teeth is rather easy and doesn’t require any special attention. By brushing twice every day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once a day, your bonded teeth can last anywhere from three to 10 years. Also, don’t forget to schedule your routine checkups and cleanings with Dr. Beaty every six months! He’ll examine your teeth and gums and make any necessary repairs or adjustments to your bonded teeth!