If You Bond to Much, Can They Drill a Hole Through the Tooth?

For instance, if you had bonding done on the top of your front teeth and you replace it often (because of discoloring, and roughness). They would have to roughen your teeth every time they replace which would mean roughening or drilling the tooth. If you drill it too much, can it create a hole in the tooth? Can anyone say what can happen?

Doctor Answers 3

Replacing Old Bonding

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While composite bonding is a permanent material, it will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Replacing old bonding does mean the tooth surface needs to be roughened for a strong bond to occur, but this isn't usually a problem and only minimal tooth structure is removed. If bonding is being redone often enough for this to be an issue, a crown might be a better solution.

Cleveland Dentist

Bond to much?

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No matter how much bonding is done you can always drill through the tooth. I suggest It may be time to consider a crown good luck



Kevin Coughlin DMD, MBA, MAGD    CEO Baystate Dental PC

Kevin Coughlin, DMD
Springfield Dentist

Tooth Damage from Bonding

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In response to your question yes, every time you perform a bonding procedure on a tooth, you must remove a small amount to help blend the new bonding material onto the tooth. Doing this over and over again will eventually lead to loss of tooth structure and the need for more invasive restorative work such as a crown or even a root canal. However, if the bonding is done in the proper way and is maintained by regular dental checkups,  it should last for many years and would not need to be replaced often.

Lilya Horowitz, DDS
New York Dentist

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