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Does Cosmetic Bonding Damage My Teeth?

POSTED ON December 15, 2021

This might come as a shock to many of you, but many patients are dissuaded from getting a tooth restoration in Bellevue because they've been told cosmetic bondingcan potentially damage their teeth.


We're sure you've seen horrifying TikTok videos of patients whose teeth look like shark teeth. They say it's from veneers, but are the rumors true? Can cosmetic bonding ruin your teeth, just like in the videos? We're here to tell you this is far from the truth.

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Can Cosmetic Bonding Destroy Your Teeth?

What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding or dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that aims to fix dental flaws like stains, chips, and cracks. It also helps close slight tooth gaps and correct minor teeth misalignment. Before starting the procedure, your cosmetic dentist will use a shade guide to assess what color fits you best.

The goal is to let the composite resin material blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth so that it won't be noticeable.

A bonding agent is used to allow the composite resin to stick to your teeth The material is malleable so that your dentist can easily sculpt and shape it. A curing light is used next to harden the material. The procedure usually takes less than one hour.

Can It Ruin Your Teeth?

Can cosmetic bonding cause permanent damage to your teeth? The answer is no. The procedure does not involve shaving down some of your enamel. All of your teeth remain intact.

Over time, the composite resin may get chipped, but this will not affect your natural teeth. When this happens, you just need to let your cosmetic dentist know. To restore your smile, you can ask for a retouch.

Do You Need a Tooth Restoration in Bellevue?

Cosmetic dentists are licensed and authorized to perform a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures. At Bel-Red Best Smiles, we provide honest, affordable, and superior-quality dental care for all our patients.

We know how important your smile and oral health are to you. That is why we work hard to give you the best smile possible and use the latest strategies to enhance your oral health. If you want to learn more about what we do, call us today!

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