Dr. Natalie Provenzano at Natalie K. Provenzano, DDS, Inc. in San Jose, California, understands the importance of oral health and keeping your smile beautiful. Composite dental bonding is just one treatment made available by Dr. Provenzano and Dr. Ram, which will help keep your smile in amazing shape. A dental bond is crafted using a composite material, the same as used for composite fillings, which is shaped and bonded to your tooth. A bond may be necessary if you have a tooth that has suffered a minor fracture, is misshapen, or is permanently stained.
While it is uncommon, dental bonding can fall off. Because it is adhered to the surface of one’s tooth, there are times when the adhesion comes loose over time, leading the bonding to fall off. Another possible reason bonding could come off is that the bite is very heavy, leading it to loosen and fall off when you chew food eventually. While we all wish dental work would last forever every time, this is not the case. The question then becomes what to do once dental bonding falls off.
Immediately call your dentist to let them know of your situation so an appointment can be made to correct your bonding.
When bonding comes loose or begins to fall off, it is critical that you do not pull or yank on it. Pulling a dental bonding off when it is still loosely or partly attached can result in tooth sensitivity or pain.
When a dental bonding falls off, you should keep the tooth and surrounding area as clean as possible. You will want to avoid chewing anything hard or sticky, which could cause pain or sensitivity to the tooth. Gently brush around the area to keep bacteria away. Talk with your dentist as soon as possible when a bonding comes loose or falls off.
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