How Long Does Dental Bonding Last

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

If you have a tooth that has minor cosmetic damage, you’ll want to consider repairing it. There may be a couple of different options, but one of the easiest and most affordable is dental bonding.

About Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a dental procedure that involves the placement of tooth-colored resin in order to repair a damaged tooth. The dental bonding process is relatively quick and simple. Often patients will only require a single, 30-60 minute visit. During this visit, the dentist will change the shape, size and/or overall appearance of the damaged tooth.
While your dentist may notice a damaged tooth during a regular checkup and cleaning, you may also damage your tooth between visits. If this is the case, you can schedule an appointment with your dentist so they can take a look at the damaged tooth and the severity of the damage. They can then decide if dental bonding is the right solution, or if a more advanced procedure is necessary to repair the damage.
The process of dental bonding involves your dentist picking a resin that closely matches the color of your natural tooth, then preparing the tooth for placement of the resin. Once your tooth is ready, the resin will be applied and hardened using a UV light or laser. Before you know it, your tooth will look like new!

Why Bonding?
Dental bonding is a great repair option for a variety of different minor cosmetic issues. These include:
* Cavity repair
* Closing gaps between teeth
* Changing the shape of teeth
* Fixing cracks and chips
* Fixing discolored teeth
* Building up worn teeth
* Protecting roots affected by gum recession
If your dentist decides that dental bonding isn’t the right option, they may suggest a dental veneer or dental crown to repair the damage to the tooth.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?
The length of time that dental bonding lasts depends on a few factors. One of the main factors is how well you take care of the tooth that has undergone dental bonding. This means continuing to brush, floss and rinse twice a day. Keep in mind that—although the bonding material is made of resin—you still have the rest of your natural tooth to care for.
With this said, it can be expected that dental bonding will last around three to ten years. If you notice that there is something wrong with your dental bonding, schedule a visit with your dentist for a repair.

Reach Out to Your Dentist
Dental bonding may be the perfect option to repair the cosmetic problems you are having with a tooth or teeth. If you have any of the issues mentioned earlier, reach out to your dentist and speak with them about dental bonding as an option. You can then set an appointment for them to take a look and see the extent of the damage. Once they have decided you are a candidate, you can speak with their office staff about cost and insurance coverage.