The Dental Bonding Procedure
Dr. Dixon will carefully select a resin shade that closely matches the natural color of your teeth. This shade customization ensures that the bonding material seamlessly blends with your existing teeth, resulting in a natural-looking outcome.
We’ll then prepare the surface of the tooth targeted for bonding by gently etching it. This etching process creates a microscopically rough texture that provides an optimal surface for the bonding material to adhere to. Preparing the tooth is a crucial step, as it establishes a strong, durable bond between the tooth and the resin material.
Next, we’ll apply layers of tooth-colored resin to the prepared tooth. The resin starts in a malleable state, allowing Dr. Dixon to sculpt it to achieve the desired form. This step demands a high level of skill and precision to ensure the final result looks aesthetically pleasing and natural.
Once the resin is in place and shaped to perfection, Dr. Dixon will apply a specialized curing light to the tooth. This curing light emits a wavelength of light that initiates a chemical reaction in the resin. As a result, it quickly hardens and securely bonds to the tooth’s surface. This step is vital in creating a durable and long-lasting bond that can withstand the daily demands of chewing and speaking.
Finally, the bonded tooth undergoes a polishing process. This step involves refining the surface of the resin material to ensure a smooth texture that harmonizes with the surrounding teeth. The polishing enhances the appearance and helps prevent staining to ensure the bonded tooth seamlessly integrates into your smile.