These Are the Steps We Take to Apply Dental Bonding to Your Teeth

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If you are considering repairing a flawed or damaged tooth with dental bonding, then our dentist and team are happy to provide you with a step-by-step review of the dental bonding process.

When you come in to Kennebunk Center for Dentistry to receive dental bonding treatment from Dr. Sara Sheikh, you can expect these steps:

1. Preparation: Minimal preparation is required for dental bonding because most patients don’t need anesthesia unless they are receiving bonding or a filling for tooth decay. Typically, the only step in preparation is for you and the dentist to choose a shade of bonding material that matches your natural tooth. You can also go a few shades lighter for whiter-looking teeth

2. Bonding process: Once you have selected your ideal bonding material, we will roughen the surface of the tooth and apply a conditioning liquid to help the cosmetic material bond to the surface of the tooth. Our talented dentist places the material in a putty-like form on the tooth and shapes it into an aesthetic appearance. Finally, she hardens the material with a special ultraviolet light or laser.

3. Completion: After hardening the material, which is known as “curing,” she will trim and shape the dental bond as needed to achieve a flawless appearance. The overall duration of treatment typically lasts about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.

To learn more about the process of dental bonding in Kennebunk, Maine, please call [pratice_name] at 207-985-7944 and speak with a member of our friendly team.