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How Does Dental Bonding Affect Your Teeth

For people who have cracked, chipped, fractured or stained teeth, dental bonding is considered to be ideal out of various dental services. The bonding process involves attaching a natural-looking resin to provide a complete dental structure. Apart from providing aesthetic benefits, dental bonding also serves the purpose of restoration. But how does this procedure affect your teeth? Well, it affects the tooth in a couple of ways, both positively and negatively. Let’s look at some of those aftereffects.

Perfect-looking Teeth

The biggest benefit of dental bonding is that it corrects a wide range of visible flaws. For instance, if your teeth are discoloured along their lower borders, bonding resin that matches with your natural colour is applied over them to provide a uniform dental appearance. Likewise, if you have a cracked tooth, the resin will be filled in the crack, and the tooth will also be coated with a thin layer so that your tooth looks natural and undamaged.

Strong Structure

So if you have a chipped or fractured tooth with a missing corner, dental bonding is smartly applied to the area and then bonded with safe ultraviolet (UV) light. And this happens without invading your existing tooth to file or remove a part of your tooth enamel to fit resin in place. The resin is directly applied over the existing structure. This way, the original structure of your tooth is retained. You will be able to use your damaged tooth just like any other tooth without worrying about further damage or pain caused due to fractures.

Change of Shape

Dental bonding is one of the easiest yet efficient of all dental services. It is also useful in providing a seamless, beautiful smile if you have irregular shaped or sized teeth. For instance, if one of your teeth is smaller than others, bonding can be applied to it to make the tooth bigger. Also, if your tooth is irregular in shape, the resin can be applied to fill the irregularities and change the shape of your tooth. The results are always perfect-looking and similar teeth.

Stained Teeth

Apart from these benefits, there’s a downside to this one of the cost-effective dental services. The composite resin used to conceal the flaws and damages isn’t very strong. The material can be stained due to excessive consumption of pigmented foods and beverages and smoking. The resin is slightly porous which allows food pigments and harmful compounds to attack the bonded area. After 5-6 years of getting dental bonding done, you will notice your treated tooth to change its colour.

If you are looking for more effective dental services that can correct your dental flaws efficiently for a long time, you can consider getting dental veneers or crowns. And if you can’t decide the right solution for your oral issues, visit your dentist and seek assistance.