Cosmetic Dental Bonding in Kennesaw, GA
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Bonding can be used to treat:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Crooked teeth
What To Expect With Bonding
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before the need of repair.
Bonding is typically used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth.
Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding
Cons– The material used in dental bonding is not as strong as a real tooth. Biting on fingernails or chewing on pens can actually chip the material. Bonding only lasts a few years before it needs to be repaired and is not as strong as other restorative procedures, such as crowns, veneers, or fillings. It is also not as stain resistant as crowns.
Due to some of the limitations to the restorative impacts that bonding can have, some dentists may view it as best suited for small cosmetic changes, temporary correction of cosmetic defects, or for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure. We will be able to tell you if bonding is right for you or may make other recommendations relative to your personal conditions.