Perks of Dental Bonding
Bonding can do just about anything that porcelain veneers can do. There’s a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative uses for dental bonding. The bonding material is a malleable resin that can be molded into the shape of any of your teeth. It allows you to fix almost any cosmetic chip or flaw in your teeth. Many patients like dental bonding because it’s a more cost-effective option when compared to porcelain veneers.
Dental bonding is a temporary solution. This is one of the reasons why it’s cheaper than veneers. The process is completely removable and reversible. Because of this, bonding can be used to correct problems with children, whether in their permanent teeth or their primary teeth. On average, bonding can last anywhere from three years to as many as ten years, depending on how well it’s taken care of.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
Modern dental materials are both beautiful and strong, which means you can care for them just like your natural teeth. They do not require any type of special diet or restrictions. Gently brushing teeth using a soft toothbrush and flossing between teeth can help keep harmful bacteria at bay.
We typically recommend adding a WaterPik water flosser into your daily brushing and flossing routine to maximize the number of years your dental bonding will last. You will still have natural tooth structure underneath the dental bonding that can still get dental decay or a cavity. Therefore, it is very important to keep your teeth healthy and clean to ensure your dental bonding will last as long as possible.
Immediately following your bonding treatment, you want to avoid tobacco products and any foods or beverages that can stain the bonding material. Stay away from coffee, wine, tea, and berries at this time. We also recommend that patients continue to schedule routine visits every six months. During these visits, we can clean the teeth and examine your bonded teeth to make sure they’re in good shape.