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What Wears Down Dental Bonding?

Posted on 8/23/2018 by Front Desk
What Wears Down Dental Bonding?Dental bonding is a malleable material that is applied on the surface of the teeth to repair their damage and improve the appearance.

The material used to make the bonding (composite resin) is quite resilient, which makes the procedure very effective. However, the bonding tends to wear down over time due to a number of reasons, which are listed below.

Normal Wear and Tear

Just like teeth, dental bonding is susceptible to normal wear and tear. Therefore, over time, the bonding material will wear down, until it needs to be replaced. The wear and tear will be affected by a number of things, for example, your oral hygiene habits (the better they are, the longer the bonding will last), and the area where the bonding is applied (wear and tear will be faster if the bonding is near the edge of the teeth).

Effects of Acidic Foods and Drinks

Another reason for the wearing down of dental bonding is the effect of acids contained in foods and drinks. Just like with the enamel, these acids corrode the composite resin material (which is not even as strong as the enamel), thus causing it to wear down over prolonged exposure. Therefore, if you like to indulge in acidic foods and drinks, your bonding will wear down much faster.

Chewing of Hard and Crunchy Foods

As mentioned above, the composite resin material that is used to make dental bonding is not as strong as the enamel of the teeth. Therefore, it is more vulnerable to damage when it is exposed to excessive pressure.

Indulging in hard foods and crunchy foods, for example, beef jerky, pretzels, and candy, is likely to lead in the wearing down of the dental bonding. The bonding can also wear down if you are used to chewing your food too hard.

Want to Extend the Lifespan of Your Bonding? Call Us

While the wearing down of dental bonding is bound to occur over time, you can control how soon it does. Get in touch with us today and learn how you can extend the life of your dental bonding.
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