Are Dental Bondings And Dental Fillings The Same?

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Dental bondings and dental fillings are two very common cosmetic dental procedures that we perform here at Glendale Boutique Dental clinic here in Queens NY. Our patients are often asking us what is the difference between a dental bonding and a dental filling, and aren’t they the same thing? Although similar, they are not the same, and we use them for very distinct situations.

Dental Bondings

Dental bondings are used by cosmetic dentists when there is more superficial damage to the tooth. It is one of the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures and our specialists are able to match the resin to the exact color of the tooth. It is a relatively quick procedure that is very effective for chipped teeth or teeth with minor damage. It can also be effective for tooth decay, and to add additional protection for the gums and root of the tooth.

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are a second very common cosmetic procedure that is primarily used for restoring damage done by cavities. It can also be used for tooth decay, damage, breaks, or chipped teeth. The composition of the material of the filling, as compared to the bonding, can be much stronger and there are more options your local cosmetic dentist can use. It is used most often in the rear teeth and molars that are used for chewing and need more strength than the bonding would provide.

Regardless of which dental procedure you choose our team of experienced and local cosmetic dentists is a perfect choice. We have experience in bondings and fillings, for children, teens, and adults. 

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Glendale Boutique Dental 68-35 Myrtle Ave, Glendale, NY 11385 (718) 821-0170

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