Is Dental Bonding Right for Me?

Serving Greater Philadelphia, including Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, & Newtown Square.

A portrait of a middle-aged woman smiling.For those who have mild imperfections or tooth damage, dental bonding could be a good choice. However, dental bonding is not the best solution for everyone. To better understand whether dental bonding is right for you, we will go over some of the pros and cons of the treatment. Depending on your specific circumstances, can solve several cosmetic issues.

Pros

Dental bonding is the number one choice for patients who want a quick, painless procedure that is relatively inexpensive. It is the ideal treatment for minor cosmetic issues, such as small cracks, chips, or gaps and can usually be performed in just one visit. They can also be matched to the hue of surrounding teeth, giving the enhancement a natural appearance.

In addition to these benefits, dental bonding is a cost-effective procedure that provides long-lasting results without breaking the bank. With proper oral hygiene and care, dental bonds can last upwards of 5-10 years before needing to be repaired.

Cons

While dental bonding is a great solution for many patients, it’s not for everybody. Out of the different cosmetic options available, dental bonding is the least durable. Since the procedure uses composite resin to correct damaged teeth, there is always a risk of the bond breaking under high pressure. Chewing on your nails, ice, or hard candy can cause damage to dental bonds.

Dental bonding is also more likely to stain than other cosmetic enhancements like porcelain veneers because it is more porous. As a result, drinking coffee, smoking, or not brushing regularly can cause a bonded tooth to stain.

In general, you should consider dental bonding if you only have minor cosmetic imperfections in your smile. For severely crooked, misshapen, or decayed teeth, you may want to consider veneers, crowns, or dental implants.

Want to Revitalize Your Smile?

If you have any questions about dental bonding or want to transform your smile, call The Office of Doctor Bellisario today at 610-642-7024 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Jeff Bellisario and Dr. Robert Dollfus can help determine the best treatment option for you based on your goals. We welcome patients living in Philadelphia, Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, and surrounding Pennsylvania communities.