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If you’re about to repair your smile with dental bonding treatment in Campbell, California, then our Kirkwood Dental team is happy to tell you what to expect during your appointment so you can be prepared and relaxed in the dental chair.

When you come in to meet with your dentist, Dr. Vinh T. Pham, you can expect the following steps:

Step 1 – Preparation
Little preparation is needed for bonding, especially because anesthesia is not often needed unless you are filling a decayed tooth. So, the only thing your dentist will need to do to prepare the tooth is choose a bonding material that is the same shade of your natural tooth.

Step 2 – The bonding process
Once the perfect bonding material is chosen, the surface of the tooth will be roughened and a conditioning liquid will be applied. This will help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. Your dentist will then place the tooth-colored putty on the tooth and will mold and smooth it into the desired shape. Then, he will use a special ultraviolet light or laser to harden the material. Once hardened, he will further trim and shape it to give it the perfect appearance.

Step 3 – Time to completion
The treatment time for dental bonding should only be 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.

For more information and details, please call our office at 408-378-8500 and talk to a member of our friendly, caring, and helpful dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we are more than happy to provide you with the information you need so you can be prepared. We look forward to talking with you!