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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding

Posted on 1/27/2016 by Keith M. Cooper
A diagram of a patients tooth before and after dental bonding.If your teeth have minor cracks, chips, or gaps, your dentist may recommend the use of dental bonding in order to improve the appearance. Bonding can correct some of the structural issues that you my experience, and they can also fix shading problems in order to make stained teeth appear whiter and brighter.

Dental bonding can also help with tooth stabilization and root protection, and while it is a widely used option of correcting different oral health issues, it is important to note the pros and cons of the treatment.

The Benefits of Dental Bonding

There are a variety of great benefits to dental bonding. The process is both convenient and simple, and when compared to other cosmetic dental treatments, it tends to be much more affordable. If you are interested in dental bonding, your dentist can generally complete this process in a single office visit, and since the process is so simple, anesthesia isn't typically required and very minimal enamel will need to be removed. The end result is generally greater confidence with your smile in only an hour.

The Shortcomings of Dental Bonding

Like any dental procedure, bonding also comes with some shortcomings. In order to make an informed decision about whether or not dental bonding is right for you, it is important to explore these issues.

Dental bonding is a system that only affects a small area of the mouth, as it is typically only used with one or two teeth. Bonding is less durable than other options like crowns or veneers, and the bonding could chip or break off the tooth. Additionally, unlike other restorations, bonding materials are not resistant to staining, but they also cannot be whitened with traditional whitening systems. If your bonding becomes discolored, you will likely need to have it replaced in order to achieve the natural appearance that you desire.

Please contact us if you have any questions about dental bonding.

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