Cosmetic Dentistry – Dental Bonding Lifespan

Cosmetic Dentistry – Dental Bonding Lifespan

Posted by Alencar Family Dentistry on Mar 30 2020, 06:01 AM

Dental bonding is an excellent choice for fixing minor cosmetic dental flaws and mild dental trauma problems. Keep reading to learn more about dental bonding, what it is, how it works, and how long it lasts.

An Overview of Dental Bonding

General dentists often use dental bonding to treat cosmetic dental issues such as chipping, fractures, gaps, and discoloration. 

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a common dental procedure that entails coating the exposed surface of a broken tooth with a composite resin substance and polishing it. It is often done to treat cosmetic concerns such as discolored teeth, misshapen teeth, or teeth gaps. 

The procedure is minimally invasive and requires only one dental visit. Follow-up visits may be necessary to verify that no issues exist. Dental bonding can improve your self-confidence by fixing smile imperfections and also has oral health benefits.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

The lifespan of dental bonding is determined by the patient's oral hygiene and the placement of the bonding. It typically lasts between five and ten years. 

Dental bonding is applied on the visible surface of the teeth and is chewing-resistant. However, when patients do not have good oral hygiene, grind their teeth, have a high-sugar diet, or incur an accident or dental trauma, the bonding may wear down or break.

When Is Dental Bonding the Best Solution?

There are several treatment options the dentist can recommend for fixing minor cosmetic flaws like teeth chips, fractures, discoloration, gaps, and uneven or misshapen teeth. 

Dental veneers and dental crowns are the most similar treatment options to dental bonding. Teeth whitening may also be an option if you want to fix teeth stains. Dental bonding is less expensive and is placed easier and quicker than veneers. However, it does not provide the same durability. 

How to Care for Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is quite durable and can last up to a decade. For it to last as long as possible, it is essential that you maintain excellent dental hygiene. Maintain proper oral hygiene by regularly brushing, flossing daily, and using mouthwash. Avoid hard foods and foods that are rich in sugar and drink water instead of soft drinks, coffee, and tea.

If you are concerned about damaged, stained, or imperfect teeth, and want to know more about dental bonding, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jayme A. Oliveira Filho at Alencar Family Dentistry. Call us at (757) 546-0301 or visit us at 711 Greenbrier Pkwy Suite 101, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

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