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Are There Any Downsides to Dental Bonding?


Posted on 5/10/2021 by Alexandra Garcia DDS MS
Are There Any Downsides to Dental Bonding?A broken or chipped tooth will affect not only your smile but also confidence. Such teeth also impact your oral hygiene as bacteria and food particles hide in the nooks and cracks. However, the good news is that you can restore your teeth and overall confidence with dental bonding. Dental bonding utilizes composite material to reshape the teeth or cover any discoloration. It is also useful in filling gaps between teeth. Restoring your teeth with dental bonding offers an affordable and less invasive option. The treatment is also durable with proper care and good oral hygiene.

Affordable and Less Invasive


Compared to veneers and crowns, dental bonding is a less expensive solution to teeth restoration, and most insurances will cover it. The procedure is also less invasive and requires only one dental visit. Before placing the bonding material, we will roughen your tooth surface with phosphoric acid to ensure a perfect bond. We will then reshape the tooth and use a special light to help with the bonding. Afterward, the bonding material will blend with your natural tooth, allowing you to smile and confidently display your pearly whites.

Durability


The composite material used in dental bonding is not as strong as the materials used in crowns and veneers. Thus, to ensure durability, avoid hard foods that will put pressure and crack your bonding. Also, composite is porous; hence, not resistant to staining. Therefore, you should practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth after meals and flossing regularly. You should also avoid foods and beverages such as strawberries, coffee, and tea that can easily discolor your bonding. Quitting smoking will also prevent discoloration from nicotine. To keep your bonding in good condition, you should practice good oral hygiene. You should also schedule regular appointments with us for exams and cleanings to maintain your oral health. For more details on dental bonding, contact our office today.
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