Bonding Staining? Does etching damage enamel?
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Etching does not damage enamel. It prepare the enamel for bonding procedure but in general it does not damage the surface. Current composite materials are less likely to stain then older generations however they still will over many years just as natural enamel. But they do stain at different rate.
It is difficult to say that the tooth will look exactly the same if the composite restoration is removed. Only the dentist who placed the restoration can answer that question.
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