Having your tooth bonded is relatively simple. At your initial consultation or exam, we’ll discuss your concerns and what you’d like to change about your tooth. Perhaps you want one area evened out or need to cover a small flaw. Next, we’ll book you for the treatment appointment a short time later.
When you return for the bonding procedure, we’ll use a shade guide to match the composite to your natural enamel. If you prefer sedation (such as laughing gas) to help you relax, we can make that available. Most people won’t need their tooth numbed since bonding is non-invasive. But if your tooth does feel sensitive, please let us know.
After we’ve selected the best color of composite, Dr. Moua or Dr. Vu will gently etch the tooth to slightly roughen the outermost layer of enamel. Then the composite is shaped over the tooth by hand until we achieve the desired shape. From there a bright light is applied to permanently cure it into place. The entire appointment takes less than an hour from start to finish.