Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding

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Dental bonding utilizes composite resin in order to fix chips, cracks, and discolorations of the teeth. It can also be used to lengthen teeth and to fill in cavities after they have been treated. As with most dental procedures, there are pros and cons associated with dental bonding.

One of the biggest pros of dental bonding is that it is very aesthetically pleasing. Bonding can be made to match the color of your natural tooth. When a cavity is filled with a tooth-colored filling, it is bonding material that is being referred to. Dental bonding is also one of the more cost effective procedures in dentistry. Most issues, such as chipped teeth and lengthening teeth, can be done by our cosmetic dentist in North Hollywood during the course of a single appointment.

One of the cons of dental bonding is that it is not resistant to stains. Especially on front teeth, dental bonding may stain over time as it is exposed to coffee, tobacco, and carbonated beverages. When it comes to filling cavities, bonding is not as strong as amalgam or gold fillings. This may result in bonding needing to be replaced more frequently. Additionally, if you plan on having your teeth whitened, it will not be able to whiten the bonding. This will result in the rest of your teeth being whiter, but your bonding staying the same color.

If you are interested in learning if dental bonding is the right cosmetic option for you, contact our expert in dental bonding in North Hollywood to schedule a consultation.

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