Dental Bonding Lifespan and Aftercare
The lifespan of dental bonding depends on how much bonding was placed, where it was placed, and your oral habits. Bonding typically does not last as long as alternative cosmetic options like porcelain veneers. When the material does need to be replaced, the straight forward procedure can be completed at Malki Dental, serving River Edge, NJ, and Paramus, NJ.
Patients have an active role to play in protecting and maintaining their bonding once it is placed. In this blog post, we cover simple preventative steps that can extend the lifespan of your dental bonding treatment.
How Long Will My Bonding Last?
The lifespan of the dental bonding material will vary from person to person. On average, the material will stay in place anywhere from three to 10 years. At that point or soon after, the bonding will likely need to be removed and replaced in order to maintain your cosmetic results.
Tips for Prolonging the Results of Treatment
Patients can prevent premature wear to their bonding material by following simple guidelines and tips. Many of these tips address the common causes of damage to the bonding material.
Good oral hygiene habits prevent corrosion of the bonding material. Preventing tooth decay is also critical for protecting the bond that holds the composite resin in place. Brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and using a quality mouthwash are all ways to maintain the strength of your bonding material.
Bonding is typically placed for cosmetic purposes. Before placing the composite resin, Dr. Malki will color-match the bonding to the color of your teeth. Good oral hygiene habits also ensure that the bonding and nearby enamel continue to match.
Addressing Harmful Habits
Chewing on ice or biting your fingernails can place additional pressure on the bonding material and possibly damage or dislodge your cosmetic work. Nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism) is an unconscious habit that can also wear away your bonding material. If you grind your teeth, our office offers safe and effective bruxism treatments that can protect your smile and your dental bonding work.
Working with a Qualified Dentist
One of the best ways to ensure that your bonding treatment lasts for several years or longer is to work with an experienced dentist who will take the time to ensure that your bonding is placed carefully and with superior materials.
Schedule Your Dental Bonding Treatment Today
Dental bonding is an affordable cosmetic treatment that can address a wide range of cosmetic blemishes. If you are embarrassed to smile due to minor chips and gaps between your tooth, Dr. Malki can expertly place the dental bonding material to enhance your smile.
Eventually, normal wear and tear will require that your bonding material be replaced. That straightforward procedure can often be completed in under one hour at our dental practice in River Edge. To schedule your next visit, please contact our office online or call (201) 701-2180.