How Long Does Cosmetic Bonding Last?
Cosmetic bonding is a simple, versatile procedure that can improve your teeth's appearance. It can cover imperfect teeth at a lower cost than other cosmetic procedures.
The composite resin bonding material dentists use is durable and attractive. Cosmetic bonding typically lasts between three and five years. Dentists can help you create the look you want without damaging your natural teeth.
Cosmetic Issues Bonding Can Address
- Stains and discoloration
- White spots, such as those created by medications
- Chipped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Gapped teeth
Advantages of Cosmetic Bonding
Compared to other procedures that address the same issues, like crowns, minor orthodontic work, and teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding is highly affordable.
Your dentist can create the best possible aesthetic effect using bonding techniques. They can make your smile look better than ever before.
With proper care, cosmetic bonding lasts for several years. Follow our tips below to ensure the longest possible life for your bonding resin.
How Cosmetic Bonding Works
Cosmetic bonding is a painless process that generally takes only one appointment. Bonding works by introducing a tooth-colored composite resin. The resin blends beautifully with your natural tooth surface, creating a seamless cosmetic effect.
Your dentist will first clean the teeth that will receive the bonding resin. They will roughen the teeth with a safe acid solution so the bonding material will adhere to the natural enamel.
When the tooth is ready, the dentist applies the bonding material, often working in layers. The resin used may need a special light to harden.
After the bonding material is in place, the dentist will shape and polish it to make it blend well with the natural tooth. They will adjust your dental bite if necessary so your teeth feel natural. You will be impressed with the results.
Tips for Success With Tooth Bonding
The composite resin used for bonding is durable but needs careful attention to prolong its life. Keep your teeth as clean as possible, brushing and flossing as your dentist recommends, and attend all scheduled dental appointments.
Bonding resin may chip under pressure. Avoid using your teeth to tear open packages or perform any similar tasks, and avoid chewing on any non-food objects like pens or ice. Avoid biting down on hard candy and nuts.
Avoid deeply pigmented foods and beverages as much as possible since bonding material is more prone to discoloration than natural tooth enamel.
If you have these foods, be sure to brush your teeth as soon as possible. These steps will ensure you receive the longest useful life from your dental bonding.
Call The Ricco Dental Group
If you want to learn more about cosmetic bonding, please call our Plainview, NY, office at 516-931-3999. We would be happy to show you the benefits of cosmetic bonding and how it can improve your smile.