The Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding

It is an often repeated quote about smiles, and it comes from an unknown author. The quote states that it takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 muscles to frown. When you have a smile that is less than perfect it can take a lot more than just 17 muscles to force your lips open up and reveal a genuine, heartfelt smile.

There are several reasons people are ashamed to smile. They might have discolored teeth, uneven teeth, or misaligned teeth. These can make them feel insecure about smiling even when they are near friends and family. A confident person projects the world with a smile and that is powerful. This is why correcting the condition that prevents a smile is a worthwhile investment.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

There are many developments and improvements in the process of dental bonding. There are also many new products and technologies that have been developed in the dental and industry allowing for a dizzying array of services or procedures that you can choose from to get a perfect smile and to get the best until help possible.

Dental bonding is relatively inexpensive. Repairs chipped cracked and decayed teeth. It also improves the overall appearance of any discolored teeth. The process can take 30 minutes to an hour for each tooth to be bonded. It takes little advance preparation.

There is no special care that is needed for bonded teeth aside from regular oral hygiene. Many dental insurance providers will cover this procedure partially. The results are often dramatic.

Disadvantages of Dental Bonding

There are some warnings to keep in mind when considering this type of procedure. Dental bonding does not last as long as a veneer or crown. While the material used for this procedure is usually stain resistant it doesn’t mean that the treated tooth remains free of stains for the life of the bonding.

Because they are bonded to the tooth bonding material, if it chips or breaks, can take the tooth with it. This is one reason why dental bonding is only recommended for minor cosmetic changes or for parts of the mouth that have low bite pressure such as the front teeth.

The best dental work will only address cosmetic shortcomings of less-than-perfect teeth. A genuine smile, with the heart of the person behind it, is something a dentist cannot take care of. Fortunately, if a person does get the proper dental procedure just knowing that they have a great smile is enough to bring true joy into their lives to make them smile.

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