When you undergo dental bonding, the dentist first roughens the surface of the tooth or teeth that will be treated, and then he or she applies a conditioning solution to help the bonding material stick to the tooth. Then the bonding material is applied to the teeth and shaped to fit and an ultraviolet light or laser is used to harden it into place.
Keep these tips in mind if you opt for dental bonding:
- Beware when biting. The resin used in dental bonding is not as strong as a tooth. If you bite your nails, or ice cubes, or the pens in your office, you risk chipping the material.
- Skip staining food and drink for 48 hours. The resin used in tooth bonding is especially susceptible to staining during the first 48 hours after the procedure. So avoid tea, coffee, wine and other food and drink that might stain your teeth for the first two days after tooth bonding.