Do you want to remove your dental bonding? Are you wondering whether dental bonding can be replaced with a new one? If the answers are yes then this blog post is meant for you. In the following section we will explore if it is possible to remove an existing dental bonding. And if it is possible then how and who could do that for you?
But first let us have a brief recap of dental bonding – what is it, how it helps and why is it done?
Dental bonding treatment – a quick recap
What is dental bonding treatment?
Dental bonding is a popular treatment procedure in cosmetic dentistry. It is also fondly referred to as teeth bonding or composite bonding. The procedure is aimed to enhance your smile. it involves applying a composite resin material to the tooth. The composite material comes in the natural colour of your teeth. This results in drastic improvement of the tooth or teeth in terms of shape, size and colour.
Under what conditions is the procedure recommended?
As already mentioned above, teeth bonding is meant to provide cosmetic improvements to your smile. The procedure is all about application of tooth-colored composite resin material to the tooth or teeth to cover up minor flaws which include the following –
- Chips or cracks in the tooth
- Cover up discolouration of a tooth or teeth
- Resolve the problem of gummy smile or closing gaps or spaces between the teeth
- Enhance the overall physical dimensions of the teeth
The same composite resin material is also used in various restorative dentistry procedures. These include –
- Filling up cavity in the tooth
- Replace old silver dental fillings with a more modern and better cosmetic alternative
- Protect the roots of the teeth that have become exposed as a result of gum recession
About removing or replacing a dental bonding
Dental bonding is a reversible procedure or treatment. It can be removed or replaced with a new one. This modern dental procedure is quite popular in the recent times and is actually an additive treatment. In this treatment there is no need to scrape away any of the natural enamel from the teeth surface. An acid is rather used to get the outermost enamel surface of the tooth roughened. In the next step a composite material is directly applied to the tooth. The composite material is made of resin and a small proportion of crushed glass. Once it is applied to the tooth, artistic or aesthetic sense of the dentist comes into play when as the expert has to shape this material to convincingly appear as a part of your natural teeth.
The bonding material can also be removed from the tooth surface without any damage to the natural structure of your tooth. You can be rest assured there is no chance of any irreversible damage made to your tooth or teeth because of this cosmetic dentistry procedure. And this is basic difference of this procedure with that of teeth veneers. In veneers treatment it is essential to scrape away a little of the tooth enamel to make room and thus it causes an irreversible damage to the fundamental structure of the tooth.
The procedure of removing dental bonding
In removing dental bonding from the tooth dentists make use of a especial variety of sandpaper. The procedure is not performed manually by hand. Rather the sandpaper is placed on a tiny rotating disk. The disk rotates at a rapid speed. Your dentist uses this tool to remove all of the bonding material from each of the tooth. This is how dental bonding treatment is reversed.
How will the teeth look like once dental bonding is removed?
This is a very valid question. The most of the tooth will look like its natural way although it will not appear bright or lustrous. In other words, your tooth or teeth will appear little dull and matt once the bonding process is reversed. Now you may be wondering why the tooth has to look dull and lack of lustre, right. The reason is quite valid – while applying the bonding material, if you remember, the enamel surface was etched with acid. This takes away the natural shine of the tooth.
While reversing the effect of dental bonding it is a good idea to be treated by an expert cosmetic dentist. This ensures the aesthetics aspects are not compromised in the treatment. At the time of sanding down your bonded teeth it is possible that a part of your natural tooth structure is accidentally removed. Getting the treatment at the hands of an experienced cosmetic dentist proves helpful in this aspect as well. The expert with his or her trained and skilled hands removes only the excess composite material leaving your tooth structure unharmed and untouched.
Reasons to remove dental bonding
There are certain circumstances when it becomes inevitable to have your dental bonding removed or replaced. The situations include the following –
You are unhappy and dissatisfied with the result – this occurs very rare but the possibility is strongly there every time. After undergoing the bonding, you may feel your smile has not been enhanced enough to the level expected. So, you are neither happy nor satisfied with the result. In such circumstances it is better to have it removed. Then you can explore other dentists or some other treatment procedures like porcelain veneers for example.
Restore damage to one or more bonded teeth – there can be cracks or chips in your bonded tooth or teeth. If that is the case then it is better to completely remove the existing bonding and then include greater amount of composite material.
To prepare the teeth for other dental procedures like veneers – after having your tooth or teeth bonded you may decide to move to veneers. In that case the bonding material has to be removed completely.
Interested about dental bonding?
If you have any further question about or want to undergo the treatment of composite bonding in London, feel free to contact us at the Chatfield Braces Clinic. We are located on the Chatfield Road in Battersea and have an excellent track record in this treatment.