What Should I Expect When Bonding a Tooth?

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If you’re about to improve your oral health and enhance your smile’s appearance with dental bonding treatment in Oak Lawn, Illinois, then our Oak Dental Associates team is happy to tell you what you can expect during treatment! When you come into our office to meet with Dr. Chris Pallotto, the following things will occur:

Step 1 – Preparation
Little preparation is needed for this treatment. The only thing your dentist needs to do is choose a bonding material that is the same shade as your natural teeth. That way you will have natural-looking and beautiful results.

Step 2 – The bonding process
Once they has chosen the perfect shade, your dentist will roughen the surface of the tooth and will apply a conditioning liquid to it. These two steps will help the bonding adhere to the tooth. Then, the tooth-colored putty is applied to the tooth and then molded and smoothed into the desired shape. Next, your dentist will harden the bonding material with a special ultraviolet light or laser. After the material is hardened, your dentist will further trim, shape, and polish it to make sure it has a beautiful appearance.

Step 3 – Time to completion
The entire bonding process should only take about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.

To learn more about dental bonding, please don’t be afraid to call 708-422-1900 and talk to a member of our friendly and caring dental team. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the information you need to succeed!