Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bonding

Posted on : 26-02-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dental Implants, Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile.It’s not unusual to feel shy about smiling if you have imperfections in your teeth. Stained teeth may inhibit you from smiling as often or as big as you would like.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bonding



Advantages of Dental Bonding

  • Bonding can help you smile with confidence.
  • During a bonding procedure, a dentist bonds a tooth-colored resin, or plastic, to your tooth with an ultraviolet “curing” light.
  • It’s one of the easiest and most cost-effective dental treatments used to make small cosmetic improvements to your teeth.
  • Bonding procedure usually takes just 30-60 minutes per tooth and is often complete in just one dental visit.
  • It requires less prep work than veneers or crowns, so more of your tooth enamel remains intact.
  • Dentists can even use bonding techniques to replace existing amalgam, or silver, fillings with more natural-looking composites.
  • It generally takes more than one visit to complete.
  • Bonding can also be used to fill recent cavities that appear in your front teeth where aesthetics are especiallyimportant.
  • Requires only one dental visit, compared to porcelain veneers, which require two.
  • Tooth bonding is less expensive than porcelain restorations.
  • It bonds to the tooth, making a tighter seal and ensuring bacteria do not migrate under the filling
  • Does not expand and contract as quickly with heat, expansion of dental amalgam fillings can lead to stress fractures in tooth.
  • Dental amalgam fillings contain mercury, which is toxic, though the toxicity of dental amalgam fillings is poorly understood.
  • Dental bonding is tooth colored, unlike dental amalgam which begins silver and turns black.

Disadvantages of Dental Bonding

  • Bonding is used to place composite fillings, it may not be the best solution for back teeth.
  • Composite dental restorations are less durable than silver filling,
  • Some dentists do not recommend using them for larger cavities, or on teeth that are more susceptible to wear.
  • Composites are less stain-resistant and don’t last as long as the materials used in other restorations, including crowns and veneers.
  • Bonding materials can chip and break off the tooth.

For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any type of dental problems on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi.

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