Will applying and removing dental bonding material ruin my tooth enamel? My dentist finished dental bonding for my splotchy teeth. Now I don’t know whether the boding or the splotches look works. Also, the bonding was too thick. My dentist happily agreed to remove the bonding, and she reapplied it two weeks ago. Now the color is off, and the bonding is too thick, making it feel like my teeth are in the way of my lips. My teeth look patchy. Should I ask for more bonding or veneers? Also, will all these bonding attempts eventually ruin my tooth enamel? I am so afraid of dental work, and this is creating more anxiety than ever. Thank you. Kyle
Although Dr. Thomas would need to examine your teeth, we can offer some advice.
Does Repeated Dental Bonding Removal Ruin Your Teeth?
A skilled cosmetic dentist can remove composite bonding without damaging your tooth enamel. Cosmetic dentists have the training and instruments required for gentle removal. However, if a dentist lacks cosmetic dentistry training, it’s possible to damage tooth enamel.
How Can Bulky Dental Bonding Affect Your Teeth?
Bulky dental bonding can affect your teeth in several ways:
- Interferes with pronunciation and may cause a lisp
- Detracts from your smile
- Increases the risk of trapped food, bacteria, and tooth decay
Dental Bonding or Porcelain Veneers?
Stained and chipped teeth can benefit from dental bonding or porcelain veneers. The condition, location, and extent of damage to your teeth affect your treatment options. Also, your cosmetic dentist will explain the longevity of dental bonding versus porcelain veneers and the cost.
We recommend scheduling a consultation with an advanced cosmetic dentist to discuss your options. Eventually, you will need an examination and possibly X-rays to determine the condition of your teeth and which options are healthiest for them. Speak to the dentist about your dental anxiety so that the dentist can include sedation in your treatment plan.
Sugar Land cosmetic dentist Dr. Siny Thomas sponsors this post.