Common Problems That Cause a Problem with Your Dental Bonding
Posted on 10/20/2019 by Dr. David Wanserski
Congratulations on upgrading your smile with dental bonding! Now that your smile has been restored and looking better than ever, there are some things that you need to be aware of so that you can avoid causing problems with your dental bonding.
There are many things you can do at home to avoid causing problems, chips, cracks and unusual wear on your new veneers. Now that they are bonded to your teeth, you need to treat them with care, just as you would your natural teeth.
Just like natural teeth, bonded teeth can be stained, chipped and cracked. Avoid high acid foods, as these can cause erosion of the bonded material. If you do have something that is high in acid, rinse your mouth with plain water as soon as you are done eating. Do not brush, simply rinse.
Nail biting, chewing ice, and pen chewing are common bad habits that can cause problems with your dental bonding. Chipping and cracking are often the results of these habits.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding is another common issue that can cause your bonded teeth to chip or crack. If you grind your teeth in the night, the pressure can chip the bonding away from your natural tooth and expose it to bacteria which will lead to decay. Consider sleeping with a mouth guard at night to avoid grinding your teeth in your sleep.
Continue to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss regularly. This care will help ensure that your veneers last a long time. If you do notice that you have sustained damage to your bonded teeth, please call our office right away and schedule an exam. We can effectively assess the damage and help you restore your smile once more. We look forward to hearing from you!