If your dental professional has informed you that you'll need some form of dental restoration, you may be curious about what the process will entail. From crowns and bridges to fillings and implants, the field of dental restoration is vast. Your specific treatment will depend on your unique decay or trauma. One aspect of your treatment process you may not have heard of before is acid etching, which dental professionals use to help adhere a restorative material to your smile.
Dental professionals have a few etching variations to choose from that successfully bond existing tooth structures with restoration, whether it be a crown, a filling, or a veneer. If you're curious about every step of your dental restoration process, then it's only natural to be curious about dental etching. Let's go over what etching does to a tooth, the types of acid etching used in dentistry, and what the recovery process is like.