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How To Take Care Of Dental Bonding

May 29, 2023

Dental bonding is used to correct minor cosmetic dental imperfections like gaps, cracks, chips, or fractures. The bonding is a BPA-free plastic applied directly to the tooth and is bonded by a special light to hold it in place. This material is also used to fill cavities as an aesthetic filling.

Dental bonding is the perfect, affordable way to completely change your smile for the better. Here’s how to take care of dental bonding so that it lasts.

When Dental Bonding is Used and How it Works

Used as an alternative to veneers and crowns, dental bonding is used and preferred in certain situations. For example, if you’re looking for a fast and effective way to fix minor cosmetic issues or if affordability is a priority, then dental bonding is often the best option.

Dental bonding is also used as a non-invasive way to fix a tooth that can be saved. It doesn’t require removal, or partial removal, of the tooth like most other treatments.

Dental bonding, when used for cosmetic reasons, is a simple procedure that only takes one visit to complete. There is little to no discomfort, as the work is done solely on the surface layer of the teeth. The first step of the process is cleaning the tooth and prepping it for treatment. Then the right shade of resin is selected to blend with the rest of your natural smile. The resin is attached and molded into detail, then hardened.

How to Take Care of Dental Bonding

On the day of the procedure, the resin bonding will fully harden. However, it is more likely to stain within the first few hours, so it’s vital to avoid smoking, eating orange or red flavored foods, and drinking tea, coffee, or red wine.

With good oral hygiene and proper care, dental bonding lasts four to eight years. To extend the life, here’s how to take care of your bonded teeth:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing daily.
  • Avoid biting hard foods and your nails.
  • Avoid hard bristled toothbrushes and toothpaste that will not dull the resin.
  • See your dentist every six months for a check-up and cleaning.

The location of the bond also affects how long it lasts. A bond on the edge of the tooth will not last as long because this is the area in which you chew.

Schedule Regular Visits with Dental Partners of Vero Beach

Avoiding foods and drinks that stain your teeth and maintaining good oral hygiene are both important factors in caring for bonded teeth. However, scheduling regular dental exams and professional cleanings is also vital.

During your regular visits, our team will check the bonding material to inspect for any sign of damage. If the bonding suddenly has rough and sharp edges, contact our office immediately. Bonding lasts for years if properly cared for and maintained. For any dental bonding questions, schedule an appointment with us by calling (772) 569-4118.

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