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Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding Procedure

In both direct composite and adhesive bonding, the process begins the same by the dentist using a retractor to isolate the teeth and prevent moisture interference.  An anesthetic injection may be administered for extensive procedures. The etching solution is then applied to the tooth’s natural surface. This part of the process is much like using sandpaper to rough up a surface to enable the paint to adhere better.  The etching reinforces the bond of the composite with the adhesive to the surface of the tooth and does not hurt. The etch is removed after 15 seconds and the liquid bond is then applied.