The Procedure for Dental Bonding
The dentist will first roughen the tooth's surface and apply a conditioning liquid before applying the composite resin. After hardening, the dentist will shape it to match the surrounding teeth and polish it for a natural appearance.
A bonded tooth can be cared for like the rest of your teeth. Be sure to brush twice a day and floss daily. Avoid biting down on hard objects such as ice or fingernails, as this can cause the tooth to chip or break. Also, avoid smoking, as it discolors the resin. When properly cared for, a bonded tooth can last several years before the bonding needs replacing. However, the bond can stain over time from coffee, tea, or other staining foods.