What is dental bonding?

When a patient wants the appearance of a tooth improved, Dr. Charles Anonye may recommend dental bonding in York, Pennsylvania. Dental bonding is the process by which our dentist applies a tooth-colored, composite resin material to your tooth. This material is cured with a special light, which bonds it to the tooth and improves the appearance of your smile. Sometimes, our dentist will perform dental bonding with tooth contouring, which is when small amounts of tooth enamel are removed to improve the shape of a tooth.

How is dental bonding performed?

To prepare a tooth for dental bonding, our dentist will select a shade of composite resin material that will match, or improve, the shade of your natural tooth. If needed, our dentist will contour the tooth to improve its shape. The tooth will then be etched and a conditioning liquid is applied. This will help the composite resin material bond to the tooth. Our dentist will then apply, mold, and smooth the bonding material to your tooth. A special light or a laser is used to harden the material. Then, our dentist will trim, shape, and polish the material.

Feel free to contact Heritage Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.