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What is Dental Bonding?

dental bondingWhen it comes to improving the look of your teeth, bonding is the easiest and least expensive procedure. Bonding is used when one of your teeth has been chipped, fractured, experienced decay, or is discolored. It can also be used to fill in gaps between your teeth.

Tooth Bonding Procedure

The procedure for tooth bonding is very simple and you will likely not need any kind of anesthesia for this procedure.

Step 1: Preparing the Tooth

The tooth that is getting the bonding will be roughened so that the resin can adhere to the tooth. This will be done with a dental tool that acts as a small sander. If the tooth is sensitive your dentist may numb it prior to working on the tooth.

While the tooth is being prepared, the resin will be created to match the color of your natural teeth.

Step 2: Applying the Resin

The resin is applied to the tooth and is sculpted to fix the problem. This includes shaping the tooth, filling in cracks, chips, or covering the tooth due to discoloration.

Step 3: Keeping the Resin in Place

Once the tooth has been fixed, the dentist will use a special light on the resin to harden the material and keep it in place.

Step 4: Adjustments

After the resin has hardened on your tooth, the dentist will make any necessary adjustments, like polishing, shaping, or trimming till the tooth is perfect.

Bonding is an easy procedure that your dentist may recommend to keep your teeth healthy. In most cases, you will only need one visit for your procedure and the procedure is quite painless. It is important to remember that this information gives you a general overview of the bonding procedure. For the most accurate overview of your procedure, consult with your dentist.

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