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Procedure Brief: Tooth Bonding


How is Tooth Bonding Accomplished?

A very mild etching solution is applied to your teeth to create very small crevices in the tooth's enamel structure. These small crevices provide a slightly rough surface permitting a durable resin to bond materials to your teeth. The resin is then placed on your tooth and high-intensity light cures the resins onto your tooth's surface - with each individual layer of resin hardening in just minutes. When the last coat has been applied to your tooth, the bonded material is then sculpted to fit your tooth and finely polished.

The resin comes in many shades so that we can match it to your natural teeth. Due to the layers involved, this procedure will take slightly longer than traditional silver fillings because multiple layers of the bonding material are applied. Typically bonding takes an hour to two hours depending on your particular case.

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  1. Introduction to tooth bonding
  2. What is it and how long does tooth bonding last?
  3. Procedure description: cosmetic tooth bonding
  4. What types of cosmetic dental bonding are there?
  5. Who is a candidate for the dental bonding procedure?
  6. How much does tooth bonding cost?
  7. What are the pros and cons of the dental bonding procedure?
  8. Before and after photos - dental bonding
  9. Personal stories from tooth bonding patients
  10. Discuss dental bonding on the Cosmetic Dentistry Message Board

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