If you are like most people, you have a few tooth imperfections that need the care and attention of Dr. Janice Scott. If you have any minor imperfections that need to be fixed, dental bonding may be the right option for you. By applying a thin layer of tooth-colored resin across your tooth, dental bonding works to seal off the tooth and prevent the problem from getting worse. By understanding both the pros and cons of dental bonding, both you and Dr. Janice Scott can help determine if it is the right treatment for you. Read on to learn more.
- It’s Temporary
One of the biggest things that you should know about dental bonding is that it is a temporary fix to a greater problem. Lasting an average of 2-8 years, dental bonding will either need to be redone, or another procedure will need to be done in its place later on down the line. Because the composite resin that is used for dental bonding is a lot weaker than other materials, it makes dental bonding a temporary alternative.
- It’s Inexpensive
If you are looking for a way to restore your teeth without having to worry about a large dental expense, dental bonding is likely the way to go. Although Dr. Janice Scott offers different payment options for patients, dental bonding is the cheapest restorative option available.
- It’s for Small Fixes
If you have a large crack or chip in your tooth, dental bonding, unfortunately, won’t be able to fix it. In fact, dental bonding is primarily used to treat small dental issues like hairline cracks or tiny chips in the tooth— anything bigger than that will likely need a dental crown or another restorative method.
Dental bonding is a great way to temporarily fix a small damaged tooth at a reasonable price. If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Janice Scott, contact our office today!