Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure to help patients correct minor aesthetic problems with their teeth. From gaps to chips, erosion and spots, dental bonding can take away these problems without being invasive, which is why it has become a popular choice for many people. But if you're nervous about this procedure, it may be worth knowing exactly what the dentist intends to do. Here are some steps your dentist will follow when undertaking dental bonding: 

Whiten Stained Teeth

The dental bonding procedure is usually followed by using a composite resin to match the colour of your teeth. But if you have any stained or yellow teeth, then the dentist may recommend teeth whitening before the bonding procedure. This is usually offered as a solution since you will not be able to find something to match stained teeth, nor can the resin be whitened.

Choose A Composite Resin Colour

The first action is to choose the right composite resin colour so your teeth don't appear different after the procedure. You can choose the colour along with your dentist by using to a shade card as a guide to help you decide what works best for you. This will enable you to choose a composite resin colour that looks most like your natural teeth so no one will be able to tell that you've had the procedure done.

Coarsen The Tooth Surface

The dental bonding procedure will begin with the dentist starting to coarsen the surface of your tooth. This coarsening action ensures the dental bonding resin affixes better on your tooth. A type of conditioner will also be applied to the tooth to help the composite resin adhere better. The conditioning liquid will be given a little time to sit on the tooth's surface.

Applies The Composite Resin To Your Tooth

Once the conditioning liquid has been applied, your dentist will mould the composite resin to resemble the exact shape of your tooth. A special heating light will be used to ensure the composite resin hardens well on the surface of your tooth. Once the resin has hardened to the desired strength, the dentist may shape and polish the area further to give all your teeth a uniform appearance. The bonding material will typically blend in well enough for it to be invisible.

Dental bonding is a great way to improve your appearance without having to undergo any invasive dentistry procedures. Consult with your dentist whether this is the right solution for you.