Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding

Do you have a chipped or cracked tooth? Or does the space between your teeth hold you back from broadening that beautiful smile of yours? With so many restorative and cosmetic procedures available, you don’t have to settle with such oral issues. Dental bonding is one of the most efficient procedures in cosmetic dentistry and is trusted on by many due to its reliability and is also one of the easiest forms among many dental procedures. If you are new to the concept of dental bonding, let us look at the pros and cons of the same so that you understand it better.

Pros of Dental Bonding

Simple Process

First, our dentist will check the colour of your teeth and will make bonding resin that is closest to your teeth colour. They will then file and make your teeth rough to apply a conditioning liquid to adhere to the bonding resin. After putting the bonding resin in place, the dentist will mould to give the right dental shape. Lastly, ultraviolet light will be used to harden the resin, and again after hardening, it is polished to match the colour of teeth.

No Invasion Required

Dental procedures of getting veneers and dental crowns witness a noticeable loss of tooth enamel, and thus, the second visit to the doctor. Whereas dental bonding witnesses little to absolutely no loss of tooth enamel depending on the teeth.

Time-saving Process

The bonding is done in a single visit and takes 30-60 minutes to complete unless there is more than one tooth to be repaired. And as you see, the process is a simple and non-invasive one.

Cost-effective Solution

Dental bonding solves one very big problem that is cost. It is apparently one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry solutions, especially when compared to alternative solutions like veneers and crowns.

Cons of Dental Bonding

Staining is Easy

The tooth-coloured dental resin in dental bonding makes it easy to obtain a dark stain immediately. Coffee, vinegar, black teas, curries, candies, pickles, etc. can result in immediate staining to the bonding.

Not Very Durable

Unlike veneers and crowns, dental bonding is more prone to damages. Dental bonding is ultimately a composite plastic that requires little care. But when you bite from the direct edge of the teeth, it might affect the bonding. Bonding is not as resilient as others. It can survive up to 8 years, whereas other dental treatments have the ability to last up to 20 years or more.

In the end, bonding gives you a natural-looking smile, which people won’t be able to distinguish with your natural teeth. You can always visit our trusted dental clinic for the best solutions for your dental problems. Our dentists are ready to wok on your dental problems and help you choose the best option that fits your lifestyle and budget.

Categories : Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry