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Does Dental Bonding Offer Permanent Results?

October 2, 2021

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Dentist performing dental bonding procedureSociety attributes an attractive smile to intelligence, youth, success, and confidence. Unfortunately, not everyone is satisfied with the way their teeth look. You don’t need to hide your smile. You might be a candidate for dental bonding. You can fix minor aesthetic flaws after just one appointment, but how long will your new smile last? Although your results won’t be permanent, here’s how you can ensure your beautiful smile lasts for a decade or more.

Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding Worth the Investment?

Continual innovations in dentistry provide more options than ever to correct aesthetic issues, like chips, cracks, and gaps. Despite the limitless opportunities, dental bonding continues to rank among the top 5 elective procedures year after year.

The minimally invasive treatment offers a lot of bang for your buck. You can achieve drastic results using a composite resin material to resolve several concerns, such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Chips and cracks
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Stains and discoloration

Unlike other popular elective procedures, you aren’t required to alter your teeth with dental bonding. After just one appointment, you can have the smile of your dreams using a durable, natural-looking solution. Sometimes, it is even covered under dental insurance plans. Whether for cosmetic or restorative reasons, it’s an investment in your oral health and self-esteem that won’t cost you an arm and leg.

Is Dental Bonding Permanent?

On average, dental bonding lasts for about 10 years; however, it’s not uncommon for it to thrive for much longer with the proper aftercare. You can protect your investment by following a few simple tips:

  1. Commit to Your Oral Hygiene: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes each session. Use high-quality floss to clean between each tooth nightly.
  2. Visit Your Dentist: Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. If you have signs of gingivitis, don’t wait to schedule an appointment.
  3. Watch What You Eat: Although dental bonding is durable, it isn’t indestructible. It’s best to avoid biting anything hard or sticky with the tooth. The material can also discolor, so limit your contact with stain-causing foods, like coffee.
  4. Protect Your Smile: You can prevent damaging your smile by wearing an athletic mouthguard if you play sports. If you use your teeth as tools or chew on inedible objects, it’s best to stop the habit.

Revamp Your Smile Today

You can enjoy long-lasting results without draining your bank account. Your cosmetic dentist can give you the stunning smile you deserve with direct bonding.

About Dr. J. Lee Pettigrew

Dr. Pettigrew completes over 100 hours annually of postgraduate courses since earning his dental degree, allowing him to become a Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry. His extensive training has extended his skillset in many specialties, including cosmetic dentistry. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, you can feel confident your smile is in qualified hands. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dental bonding.

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