Dental bonding is one of the more common cosmetic dental procedures which are sought by and done on patients. But of the sea of advantages linked with dental bonding, one disadvantage which keeps on sticking out is the fact that the composite resin is susceptible to chipping and that this dental work has a shorter lifespan and may need to be replaced just a year after it has been placed on. Below are the reasons for why your bonded restoration may need to be replaced, and how to avoid these scenarios.
The composite resin has become stained.
Unlike porcelain material, composite resin material contains pores which enable substances to seep into the dental work and cause it to become discolored. So individuals who cannot start the day without a cup of java will see a slow but sure change in color of their bonded restorations. And since its teeth-colored appearance is one of the main reasons for why people opt for dental bonding instead of amalgam, the discoloration of the bonded restoration will only defeat the entire purpose of having the procedure.
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If you are an avid fan of drinks such as tea, coffee, wine or cola, and you cannot quit sipping these drinks, then at least swish water in between sips in order to limit the exposure of these substances with the enamel layer of your teeth.
The composite resin has become worn out.
Unlike dental amalgam and porcelain dental works, composite resin is not as durable as these substances. For this reason, bonded restorations more easily get worn out compared to the ones mentioned. Also, the size of the restoration will determine just how short, or long, the lifespan of the bonded restoration will be. Moreover, individuals who have bruxism, or who grind their teeth, are more likely to lose their bonded restorations faster than those who do not because of the friction that keeps on being generated during these bruxing episodes.
The tooth structure has become compromised.
When a fracture or a cavity develops on the tooth which has a bonded restoration, the adhesion of the composite resin can become severely compromised and the bonded restoration can easily fall off. Patients with bonded restorations should be more stringent with the dental hygiene regimen in order to prevent cavities from forming on the tooth, while those who play sports ought to wear mouthguards in order to physically protect the pearly whites.