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Can You Adhere Bonding to Teeth with No Etching? Would This Make It Easier to Replace Bonding So Enamel Can Be Preserved 100%?

Can You Adhere Bonding to Teeth with No Etching?  Would This Make It Easier to Replace Bonding So Enamel Can Be Preserved 100%?

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Need To Etch With Bonding

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Etching is an essential part of bonding. The tooth surface needs to be microscopically roughened by etching in order for bonding to be permanent. Without etching, bonding just falls off.

Cleveland Cosmetic Dentist
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Etching to Enamel is one of the MOST Successful Treatments in Dentistry!

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Bonding to enamel is one of the most successful treatments modern dentistry has to offer.  Enamel allows us to etch and bond;   to repair, resculpt, refill old fillings and more!  No etch, no stick and no way to keep out decay or stain!   Find someone you trust to bond your teeth and you will be pleased!!  The goal is not to redo the treatment you have had done.  Good luck-

Bellevue Cosmetic Dentist
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Teeth have to be etched before they get bonded

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Teeth have to be etched before they get bonded . There is basically no way around it. It may be by reduction of the enamel surface physically or done by liquid chemically. 

Orange County Cosmetic Dentist
4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Etching and Bonding

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When you posted this question, you did not specify whether you meant  etching done  with a drill or bur, which does physically reduce the tooth structure. There is another way to etch and it is done with a self-etching resin.  Either way the tooth has to be etched to retain the bonding. With the self-etching resin, you do not have to reduce any tooth structure. I am not sure if this adequately answers your question, but many patients do not want the enamel removed, hence they choose non prep veneers, lumineers or bonding with self-etching resin.

Valencia Cosmetic Dentist

Teeth must be etched to receive bonding

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The whole bonding process is based on etching the enamel first. Without proper etching, the bonding has no chance of lasting mo than a few hours.

New York Cosmetic Dentist

Tooth bonding will not adhere to teeth without etching.

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Bonding will only adhere to tooth structure if the surface is etched first. Etching will create a microscopic rough surface where bonding can adhere to. The amount of enamel etched is literally microns, so it is negligible and will not affect you tooth at all.

Yes, it is more difficult to remove an old bonding that was properly etched and bonded but it you don't etch, it won't stick.

Hope this helps

Dr. T

Miami Beach Cosmetic Dentist

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