Are you curious about how long dental bonding lasts? Our Dartmouth dentists are here to reveal the answer and to address your questions about how the process works, including financial considerations.
What is dental bonding?
During the dental bonding process, your dentist will apply tooth-coloured composite resin the surface of your teeth, repairing chips, decay, features or discolouration.
This material helps to fill gaps left by a cavity, can help improves the appearance of your teeth and can make them appear longer. Needless to say, the appearance of your teeth before and after dental bonding can change significantly.
How long does dental bonding last?
The effects of dental bonding will generally last between 4 and 8 years. Some may even last longer depending on a few different factors:
- Your dietary choices
- How well you care for your teeth (by maintaining a thorough oral hygiene routine including daily brushing and flossing)
- Whether you attend your regularly scheduled dental appointments (twice each year)
- Which areas of your mouth are bonded
How long your dental bonding lasts is mostly up to how well you care for your teeth. Avoid acidic or sugary foods, as these can wear on your teeth. If you enjoy fruit, brush and floss your teeth soon after so plaque or bacteria does not have the chance to grow.
Also avoid chewing ice, hard candy, grinding your teeth or biting down too hard, all of which can chip the bonding material.
Of course, maintaining a consistent and comprehensive oral hygiene routine is incredibly important. The healthier the natural tooth material around the dental bonding remains, the longer your restoration will last.
What are the benefits of dental bonding?
If your choose dental bonding as your way of altering the appearance of your smile, you may experience any of the following benefits:
Quick treatment: We can usually perform the procedure in just one visit.
Changes appearance of teeth: Dental bonding can help adjust the colour and shape of your teeth for symmetrical, cohesive look.
Long-lasting: As long as you care for your smile properly, you can expect the effects of dental bonding to last for 4 to 8 years, or longer in some cases.
Cost-effective: Dental bonding is generally considered to be a cost-effective alternative to more extensive cosmetic dental procedures such as crowns, bridges and dental veneers.
Non-invasive: As far as cosmetic treatments go, dental bonding is relatively non-invasive and you won't require any recovery time.
What does dental bonding cost?
Patients who visit Evergreen Dental for dental bonding procedure often have questions about its cost. The cost of your procedure will depend on a few different factors:
- How much of the procedure is covered by insurance (this may depend on whether your issue is primarily structural or cosmetic)
- The number of teeth being repaired
- Your location – costs may change depending on which city and dental practice performs the procedure
- Scope of work, location and size of the areas of the mouth being bonded