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Does veneering or bonding in fluorosis affect teeths strength?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Studies have shown that teeth with fluorosis may have statistically significant reduced bond strengths.
This may or may not be clinically significant depending upon the degree of fluorosis, the size of the area being bonded, whether a composite filling, an orthodontic bracket, or porcelain laminate is being bonded, and the design and attention to detail exercised by the dentist.

In brief: Possibly

Studies have shown that teeth with fluorosis may have statistically significant reduced bond strengths.
This may or may not be clinically significant depending upon the degree of fluorosis, the size of the area being bonded, whether a composite filling, an orthodontic bracket, or porcelain laminate is being bonded, and the design and attention to detail exercised by the dentist.
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Bonded veneer is very strong if good enamel to bond to.
Minimal reduction will ensure no loss of strength. Bonding simple adds on to the tooth, no change in strength. Good Luck.

In brief: No

Bonded veneer is very strong if good enamel to bond to.
Minimal reduction will ensure no loss of strength. Bonding simple adds on to the tooth, no change in strength. Good Luck.
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Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not normally

A porcelain veneer itself is not as strong as enamel, essentially a type of glass.
However, once correctly bonded to a tooth, it essentially becomes part of that tooth and a very strong restoration. When bonded to a tooth with fluorosis, the bond may be somewhat compromised depending on how much fluorosis there is present. If that is the case, a full porcelain crown may be a stronger restoration.

In brief: Not normally

A porcelain veneer itself is not as strong as enamel, essentially a type of glass.
However, once correctly bonded to a tooth, it essentially becomes part of that tooth and a very strong restoration. When bonded to a tooth with fluorosis, the bond may be somewhat compromised depending on how much fluorosis there is present. If that is the case, a full porcelain crown may be a stronger restoration.
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Dr. David Gisborne
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

If your teeth are cracked then a veneer or bonding can help stabilize the tooth surface and make it stronger. If you are placing veneers to hide the effects of fluorosis then more of the surface on the front of the tooth may need to be removed so the end result is pleasing cosmetically.
Veneers are typically a conservative treatment in terms of reducing the strength of the tooth.

In brief: Depends

If your teeth are cracked then a veneer or bonding can help stabilize the tooth surface and make it stronger. If you are placing veneers to hide the effects of fluorosis then more of the surface on the front of the tooth may need to be removed so the end result is pleasing cosmetically.
Veneers are typically a conservative treatment in terms of reducing the strength of the tooth.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Not at all

Even a severe cases of fluorosis can be covered with composite, crowns or veneers and results can be amazing.

In brief: Not at all

Even a severe cases of fluorosis can be covered with composite, crowns or veneers and results can be amazing.
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In brief: Usually no

Bonding or Veneers ( especially EMAX veneers) affect the strength of a natural tooth very minimally.
. Good Luck!

In brief: Usually no

Bonding or Veneers ( especially EMAX veneers) affect the strength of a natural tooth very minimally.
. Good Luck!
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Not adversely...

Veneers may actually strengthen teeth.
Bonding does not really enhance the strength of teeth but bonding does not weaken them.

In brief: Not adversely...

Veneers may actually strengthen teeth.
Bonding does not really enhance the strength of teeth but bonding does not weaken them.
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