What Are the Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding?

The most popular and affordable dental solutions for restoring damaged teeth is bonding. It has a few benefits and disadvantages.

What is bonding?

Bonding is a dental procedure in which composite resin is used to repair and replace parts of a tooth which has damaged, broken off or cleaned out due to decay.

Composite resin is used like clay, mold onto the repairing tooth.

Advantages of Bonding

Dental bonding is ideal as-

  • 1) It can be mixed to match your teeth’s color

The dentist blends composite resin to make the color as per the actual color of the patient’s teeth.

  • 2) It’s much cheaper than most dental restorations

Bonding costs depend on the amount of damage, location and the dental practitioner. It is affordable as compared to veneers and crowns and covered under insurance.

  • 3) It can be done in a single clinic visit

The treatment does not require impressions of your tooth so the procedure is completed within one or two hours.

  • 4) It’s not invasive

There is no need for cutting, slicing or any other procedure that can be invasive or scary.

Disadvantages of Bonding

A few concerns about dental bonding include-

  • 1) Staining

Composite resin doesn’t resist stains. You need to be careful when eating and drinking anything.

  • 2) Cracking and chipping

As the bond is small, it can easily crack if used to bite a non-food item. It can damage while grinding your teeth or eating hard foods.

  • 3) Detaching

The entire bond detaches from the treated tooth due to trauma, impact and strong biting force. If this occurs, it requires a new filling or bond.

When is Bonding Used?

Bonding is limited when it comes to treatment and restoration. The dentists recommend getting bonding for-

  • A small chip on the tooth surface
  • Restore small areas that were cleaned due to cavities
  • Seal gaps between the teeth
  • Make small adjustments on the appearance of teeth

Visit NOVA Dental Anesthesia if you think you need bonding. Choosing a good dentist assures that your bonding treatment will last for a lifetime.

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