What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding has many benefits. The procedure is safe and quick as well as affordable. It restores your smile so you can chew your food without pain or discomfort. You will also feel better about your new restored smile. A bonded looks and acts like a regular tooth. While it is not quite as strong as real tooth enamel, if you take care of your dental bonding, it should last a long time.
How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?
If you practice good oral hygiene, your dental bonding can last up to 10 years. The composite resin used in tooth bonding is strong and durable, but does need a little special care. While dental bonding is less likely to chip or break off than veneers or crowns, you still need to be careful. Avoid chewing hard objects such as ice or pens/pencils. The composite resin can still stain, so smoking and drinking a lot of coffee can cause discoloration.
How Do I Care for Dental Bonded Teeth?
As already mentioned, dental bonding can chip if you chew on really hard objects like ice or hard candy. Nail biting can also wear down tooth bonding over time. Right after you get the dental bonding material applied, it is important to avoid coffee, tea, and smoking for a few days. This allows the bonding to set so your new teeth don't get stained. If you drink coffee or smoke, talk to your dentist about options for keeping your new dental bonding white. Contact us immediately if your tooth bonding gets chipped or you notice any roughness (especially on the edges).