How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?
March 2, 2023
Dental bonding is one of the most versatile cosmetic dental treatments, capable of addressing everything from chips to cracks to discoloration. When you see the results that they can produce, you may hope that your dental bonding can last forever.
However, everything has an expiration date, and dentistry isn’t any different. If you want to know more about how long dental bonding could be expected to last, here’s a guide that may be some help.
Is Dental Bonding Permanent?
Dental bonding isn’t permanent, but it can last you for a very long time if you take care of your teeth. Composite bonding lasts for around 5-10 years before the material that was used starts to deteriorate. Of course, once that happens you can have the dental bonding redone; given the ease of the procedure, it shouldn’t be that much of an issue.
Is Dental Bonding Reversible?
While you can get your dental bonding replaced once it deteriorates, that doesn’t mean that you have to. Some cosmetic treatments, like dental crowns or veneers, require a little bit of the natural tooth to be removed before they can be adhered. As a result, you’ll need to get another set of them if yours fall off.
Dental bonding, on the other hand, is just layered over your tooth. As a result, it’s much less urgent to replace it if it falls off or deteriorates.
Is Dental Bonding Right for Me?
Dental bonding is a remarkably simple, reversible, and durable cosmetic procedure. For some smaller issues, like a chipped tooth, you might not want or need to go through the whole process of having a veneer crafted and placed. Dental bonding can be completed in as little as one appointment, painlessly and with virtually no aftercare, which makes it absolutely perfect for these types of issues.
That said, dental bonding doesn’t last quite as long as some of those other cosmetic treatments, and using them to cover an entire tooth tends not to look quite as good. Ultimately, a cosmetic dentist who is aware of your unique situation would be able to help you find a treatment plan that looks and feels best for you.
About Our Practice
In our 25 years serving San Antonio, we at New Image Dentistry have earned multiple awards for our incredible dental care. While these awards mean a lot to us, what means the most are the smiles on our patients’ faces after we do our job well. We pride ourselves on being able to offer our patients the latest in oral medicine in an environment that makes them feel happy and comfortable.
If you have any questions about dental bonding, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (210) 804-1558.