WHAT IS THE DENTAL BONDING PROCEDURE?
Dental bonding typically takes approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours per tooth to complete. As long as no decay is present, patients rarely need anesthesia. The tooth area to be bonded is first cleaned with an air abrasion device that sprays a sand-like material and then a series of chemicals is applied to make your tooth adhere to the bonding resin. After application of the resin, it is hardened with a high intensity light. The bonding is then sculpted and polished so that it is virtually indistinguishable from the natural tooth structure.