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When a Tooth Is Not a Good Candidate for Dental Bonding

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Olympia Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry
When a Tooth Is Not a Good Candidate for Dental BondingDental bonding is a procedure that involves the application and hardening of a tooth-colored resin, bonding the material to an individual's tooth to improve their smile. This method is one of the most used, given its effectiveness. It is mostly used to repair chipped or cracked teeth, change your teeth' shape, close gaps, or use it as an excellent alternative to silver fillings. Sometimes, not all teeth are ideal for dental bonding. Gum diseases, tooth decay, and periodontitis are some of the teeth conditions that make a tooth not suitable for dental bonding.

Gum Disease

For you to be considered a good dental bonding candidate, you must be in good oral health. You should be free from advanced gum disease. This disease is the leading source of tooth loss among adults. Therefore, if you have gum disease, your teeth are not ideal for dental bonding. This condition should be treated before dental bonding can be performed. Our professionals will thoroughly inspect your mouth to ensure you are a good candidate.

Tooth Decay

This is damage that occurs to your teeth, which can result in dental abscesses, cavities, and in some cases, total loss of the tooth. This condition is caused by activities of bacteria present in the dental plaque. A tooth with decay or cavities is not an ideal candidate for dental bonding.


When gum disease exacerbates, it becomes periodontitis. A tooth with this conduction is not an ideal candidate for dental bonding. If periodontitis progresses, it can spread to the jaw and bones. This makes dental bonding almost impossible.

Alternatives to Dental Bonding

Alternatives to dental bonding depend on the purpose of bonding. If you are considering dental bonding to repair a stained or discolored tooth, we can advise you on the best alternative. We have several dental bonding alternatives that can produce the same results. Get in touch with us for more information.

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