Are you curious about how long dental bonding lasts for? Our Saskatoon dentists reveal the answers as well as address questions about how the boding process works, your financial considerations and how to care for your bonded teeth.
What is dental bonding?
During the dental bonding process, your dentist will apply a composite resin that is tooth-coloured to the surface of your teeth, addressing decay, fractures, chips or discolouration.
This material helps to fill gaps left by a cavity, can help improve 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?
Dental bonding generally lasts between 4 and 8 years. It may even last longer than that too, depending on a few different factors.
- Your dietary choices
- Which areas of your mouth are bonded
- 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)
The length of time that your dental bonding lasts will depend on how your care for your teeth first and foremost. Make sure you avoid acidic or sugary foods since these can wear on your teeth. If you enjoy fruit, ensure that you floss and brush your teeth diligently to make sure plaque and bacteria don't 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.
And of course, maintaining a consistent and thorough oral hygiene routine is of utmost importance. The healthier the natural tooth material around the bonding material remains, the longer the restoration will last.
What are the benefits of dental bonding?
When selecting dental bonding as your method of altering the look and restoring the function of your smile, you may experience any of the following benefits:
Cost-effective: Dental bonding is generally considered to be a cost-effective alternative to more extensive cosmetic dental procedures such as crowns, bridges and veneers.
Changes appearance of teeth: Dental bonding can help adjust the colour and shape of your teeth for a 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.
Quick treatment: We can usually perform the procedure in just one visit.
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 Sutherland Dental Group for dental bonding procedures will often be concerned about cost. The specific cost of your procedure may vary depending on a few different factors:
- The number of teeth being repaired
- Scope of work, location and size of the areas of the mouth being bonded
- Your location – costs may change depending on which city and dental practice performs the procedure
- How much of the procedure is covered by insurance (this may depend on whether your issue is primarily structural or cosmetic)