What's the procedure for having a tooth bonded?
Anesthesia typically isn't necessary unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth, the tooth needs to be drilled to change its shape, or the chip is near the nerve. Your dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that'll closely match the color of your tooth.
Next, the tooth surface will be roughened and your dentist will put a conditioning liquid on it. These help the bonding material stick. Then the tooth-colored, putty-like resin is then applied, shaped, and smoothed. A bright light, or laser, is then used to harden the material. After the material is hard, your dentist will trim and shape it some more.
Dental bonding takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete.
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