How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

Written by Dr. Follette on Nov 27, 2017

Here at Carol E. Follette’s Dental Practice in Santa Monica, we offer a wide range of dental solutions that can help your smile shine even brighter. If there’s something about your teeth that you don’t like, we have the expertise and training needed to make sure that you get the smile that you deserve.

One way we can do that is through dental bonding. This simple process is quick and effective. You’re even closer than you think to getting your perfect smile.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding treatment is used to improve the appearance of the teeth. We can change the structure of a problem tooth, one with cracks or other imperfections, by using dental resin. We use a customized solution every time to make sure that this process helps that tooth blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. No one will know you’ve had this procedure done unless you tell them!

The dental bonding process can help you fix cracked teeth, make a short tooth longer, or lighten a stained tooth. If there’s some way you want to make your smile brighter and more even, dental bonding can help. This procedure is a popular cosmetic dentistry solution for a few reasons.

It’s quick and non-invasive, which means that dental bonding isn’t going to cause your anxiety or waste too much of your time. It also can be more affordable than some other treatments. Each resin is also customizable, so we can make your teeth match perfectly. Another advantage is that dental bonding is easy to repair. If any of your teeth get damaged, we can fix it for you and get your smile back into top shape once again.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

We know that our patients want their dental treatments to last a long time once they’ve gone to the trouble of getting them. Fortunately, dental bonding can be a solid medium- to long-term solution as long as you take care of your teeth well. There are a few things you should know if you want to get the most out of this treatment.

First, there are two types of bonds that we can use during this process. The composite resin bond is the first option. This is suitable for most of our patients and should last for at least 10 years with proper care. This procedure can also use a porcelain veneer, which is a more expensive option. These can last longer though. In some cases, a dental bonding process that uses porcelain veneers can last for decades.

To get the most out of dental bonding, you’ll need to care for your teeth properly. That means proper brushing and avoiding foods that can potentially damage your teeth. Do you have a habit of chewing on ice cubes after you finish a drink or chowing down on hard pretzels while you watch television? You’ll have to break those habits so that you don’t crack your teeth again. You’ll also want to avoid food or beverages that can stain your teeth, including coffee or tea. If you follow these tips, your dental bonding can give you a beautiful smile for years and years.