What Happens During an Appointment?
- Dental bonding treatment begins with an initial examination of your teeth where any potential problems will be identified and discussed with you before work is started.
- Your dentist will then prepare the dental bonding composite by colour matching it with the surrounding teeth.
- Once the composite is matched, your dentist will apply the putty-like composite to the tooth, ensuring a good and secure fit before moulding and sculpting it to the correct size and shape to match the surrounding teeth.
- When the composite is matched, a bright light is used to harden the composite which is then polished and inspected.
- Finally, your dentist will then give you advice on how to keep the treated tooth clean, clear from stains, and may ask for future appointments to ensure a permanent fix.
Dental bonding is a quick and easy treatment that rarely requires any local anaesthetic, as it consists mainly of improvement to the outer appearance of a tooth, far enough away from the nerve to avoid any sensitivity. In some rare cases where dental bonding is required to help repair a broken tooth, anaesthetic may be used to prevent sensitivity and this will be discussed prior to any work being undertaken.
The entire dental bonding treatment is completed in one appointment and can take up to an hour depending on the amount of work required. The entire procedure is quick, easy, effective and painless.