Dental Bonding: Myths And Facts

Have you been considering the different cosmetic dentistry treatments that will help you achieve a beautiful smile? If dental bonding is a cosmetic solution that has popped up on your radar, we suggest you ask a few questions and a do a bit of research with us to learn more about whether it can help your smile. To give you a head start, we are going to provide you with some helpful information by clearing up common myths with factual details.

Myth: After you receive dental bonding, your smile is going to feel very different to your tongue and lips – this is not something that will change. However, the sacrifice is worthwhile.

Fact: Actually, your body is very good at adapting to changes. As a result, you will find that you might initially notice your teeth feel “funny” or “strange” after bonding but you will quickly get used to the change and will no longer notice it.

Myth: If you want to whiten your smile, dental bonding is probably the best way to cover up serious staining.

Fact: While bonding is a wonderful treatment to address small stains, we do not always recommend it for widespread areas of concern. For instance, we may suggest teeth whitening to brighten up your entire smile. However, for significant staining issues that require physical camouflaging, we often recommend veneers or porcelain crowns for complete coverage.

Myth: Even if your teeth are experiencing a problem like tooth decay, we can go ahead with dental bonding for cosmetic purposes because it relies on the same material as white fillings (a substance known as composite).

Fact: It is true that we use composite for both bonding and fillings. However, we will have to first restore the health of your teeth before we can move forward with bonding, regardless of what is wrong with your smile