The Dental Bonding Procedure
During your initial consultation at Sterling Heights Dentistry, Dr. Hindi will assess your oral health and discuss your aesthetic goals. This is an opportunity to address any concerns or questions about the dental bonding procedure.
Unlike other dental procedures, dental bonding typically doesn’t require extensive tooth preparation. In most cases, anesthetic is unnecessary unless the bonding is filling a cavity. Dr. Hindi will select the appropriate shade of composite resin to match the color of your natural teeth.
To ensure a seamless bond, Dr. Hindi will roughen the tooth surface and apply a conditioning liquid. This step helps the composite resin adhere firmly to the tooth structure. The pliable resin material is then carefully applied and molded to achieve the desired shape and contours.
Curing and Polishing
Once the resin is in place, a special ultraviolet light or laser hardens the material. This process, known as curing, typically takes a few minutes per tooth. After the resin has hardened, Dr. Hindi will shape it further to ensure a natural appearance. Finally, the bonded tooth is polished to match the sheen of your natural teeth.