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How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — palmdentistry @ 9:51 pm
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Cosmetic dental bonding is a great and easy way to fix cracks, chips, and other small flaws in your teeth. While the procedure can make a tooth look like new without any discomfort, you might wonder how long the results can remain. Read on to learn about how long dental bonding can last and how to get the most years out of the treatment.

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

Dental bonding is an inexpensive and completely painless process that provides an irremovable long-term solution to minor tooth damage in a single appointment. The treatment can be applied to any part of the smile, including the front (anterior) teeth. Upkeep is no different than that of natural teeth and ensures beautiful, natural-looking results that last for years. The dentist applies a color-matched putty-like composite resin to the treated tooth before shaping it to the tooth’s natural contours. The doctor then uses a specialized light to harden the resin, resulting in a long-lasting bond.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

A dental bonding procedure involves the application of a composite resin to the damaged tooth. While it can last for a very long time, it is not a truly permanent treatment. Dental bonding can last for five to seven years with proper upkeep.

How Can I Make My Dental Bonding Last Longer?

You can maximize the life of your dental bonding by practicing good oral hygiene and avoiding bad habits. Here are some tips about what those are:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day or between meals.
  • Floss and use antibacterial mouthwash once a day.
  • See a dentist every six months.
  • Don’t chew ice.
  • Don’t bite down on hard candy or crunchy foods.
  • Don’t use your teeth to open packages, chew pen caps, or bite your fingernails.
  • Avoid heavily dyed foods and beverages like wine, coffee, and tea.
  • Quit smoking. Tobacco is infamous for staining teeth.

Dental bonding is an incredibly common procedure. You have undoubtedly seen countless people who have had the treatment without even realizing it. Its upkeep is not different from that of natural teeth, and by sticking with good oral hygiene, you stand to make the most out of your dental bonding before needing replacement.

About the Author

Dr. Sienna Palmer earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the distinguished Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California. She is Invisalign Certified, has extensive training in CAD/CAM technology, and takes courses through the Academy of General Dentistry while she works toward her fellowship. She provides services including general, pediatric, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry like dental bonding. If you are interested in repairing chips, flaws, or gaps in your teeth, contact her online or dial (949) 365-0951.

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