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Does Bonding Damage Teeth?

May 10, 2022 7:01 pm | Published by

Dental bonding (also known as tooth bonding or composite bonding) is a cosmetic procedure that uses composite resin material. It addresses imperfections like cracks or chips, discoloration, misshapen teeth, and tooth gaps. Because of its versatility, bonding is a very common service! Does it damage your teeth?

What’s the Bonding Process Like?

Before treatment begins, the dentist will check your teeth and gum health. If there are any issues, those need to be treated first. Once we’ve determined your eligibility, we’ll select the shade of the composite resin so it blends with your smile. We’ll then roughen the surface of your tooth and add a special liquid. This helps the composite resin stick to your tooth. We apply the resin and mold it to the shape we want. A special UV light dries the resin and completes the bonding process! We’ll end the appointment by making any final adjustments and polishing the tooth.

Does Bonding Damage a Tooth?

Before applying the composite resin material, a dentist “roughens” the surface of your tooth. Does this cause damage? Thankfully, no! Unlike the dental veneer process, bonding does not remove any of your tooth enamel. Bonding is also reversible, so if you decide you don’t like how something looks or there’s another issue, a dentist can safely remove the resin. To care for your teeth after bonding, maintain great oral hygiene and visit our office for routine cleanings and exams.

Dental Bonding at Vista Ridge Family Dentistry in Cedar Park, Texas

Bonding is a versatile, safe dental procedure used for issues like chips, stains, and more! Treatment can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes per tooth. Unlike some other treatments (like veneers and dental crowns), bonding does not damage a tooth’s enamel. If you have any questions about bonding or our other services, please contact us today!

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