Have a cosmetic problem with your teeth that you are looking to fix? If so, dental bonding may be one of the best dental services for you. The dental bonding procedure can be affordable and effective for fixing teeth that are discolored, chipped, or misshaped. However, there are some potential complications that can happen from using dental bonding material. Here is what you need to know before you proceed with dental bonding.
You Could Have An Allergic Reaction
One complication to be concerned about is a potential allergic reaction. This reaction can occur from the bonding materials or the tools that your dentist uses on you to perform the bonding procedure. You may experience itchiness and irritation in the area or extreme sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures.
While it's rare that an allergic reaction can happen, it's important you contact your dentist and let them know. It is always possible to remove the bonding material and look into an alternate way to fix the cosmetic problems with your teeth.
You Could Get An Infection
It's important to know that an infection will not happen specifically due to the dental bonding material. Infections are a complication as a result of not cleaning your teeth prior to having the bonding material applied to them. If there is an existing problem on the surface of your teeth, the bonding material will hide the problem and cause a tooth to get worse. You may have decay that requires a root canal to fix later on.
You Could Stain The Bonding Material
Be aware that the material used for bonding is actually porous. If there is a food that can cause teeth staining, know that the bonding material is not immune to becoming stained. This is not necessarily a bad thing since the goal is for your natural teeth and the bonding materials to change colors at the same rate so that the bonding material doesn't stick out.
You won't be able to use bleaching chemicals to whiten your dental bonding material either. If you want to whiten your teeth down the road, you'll need to replace the discolored bonding material with new material. You won't be stuck with discolored bonding material.
If you have questions about dental bonding before having the procedure done, be sure to reach out to your dentist. They can help assure you that the procedure is still a great fit for you, and talk to you about some of the complications that can happen.