Garland Grove Dentistry

Is tooth bonding permanent?

Also referred to as dental bonding, tooth bonding is a fantastic treatment for addressing minor chips, gaps between teeth, and tooth size and shape discrepancies. The process is fast and easy and produces seamless repairs that even you won’t be able to detect!

As with most dental work, however, tooth bonding is not meant to last a lifetime. Your Garland, TX dentist uses the same composite resin for bonding that he uses for tooth-colored fillings, so you know it is strong and durable. But it is not as hard or as strong as tooth enamel and has a typical lifespan of about 4-8 years. Of course, the better you care for your teeth, the longer the bonded repair will last.

To get the most longevity with tooth bonding, there are a few things to keep in mind. While it’s not common for bonding to chip or break away from the treated tooth, habits like chewing on objects such as ice, biting your fingernails, or biting down on hard candy can chip the bonded resin.

Composite tooth bonding resin is also less stain-resistant than restorations like dental veneers and crowns. Habits like smoking or drinking coffee can deposit stains on the material, which cannot be whitened as your tooth enamel can. We can, however, replace the original bonding to refresh and brighten your smile.

Is Tooth Bonding in Garland, TX Right for You?

If you would like to learn more about dental bonding and what it can do or your smile, call Garland Grove Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jung to discuss your needs.

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