How long will dental bonding last?

  • Posted on: Jan 30 2020
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Dental BondingA beautiful smile is often a patient’s best asset. However, not everyone has a naturally perfect smile, and some need help from a cosmetic dentist to achieve their dream smile. One cosmetic treatment used by Clarendon Dental Arts is that of dental bonding using composite resin materials.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding, often referred to as “tooth bonding,” is a way for dentists to improve the appearance or repair a natural tooth. This tooth-colored material can be put in place, shaped to the tooth, and hardened. Once polished, it looks just like natural tooth structure for a natural look.

How long will dental bonding last?

With proper care and attention, most areas of dental bonding can last several years before needing to be replaced. Dental bonding is susceptible to staining, so patients who enjoy red wine, coffees, and teas on a regular basis will need their bonding replaced sooner than a patient who avoids tooth-staining foods and beverages. Most dental bonding will last an average of five years.

How is dental bonding used?

Dental bonding may be used to:

  • Reshape a tooth that is too short in appearance
  • Cover gaps between teeth
  • Disguise imperfections on a tooth like a veneer
  • Treat a discolored tooth
  • Address an area of decay as a filling

How long does it take to place dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a procedure that can be performed in just one appointment. In most cases, the entire process will take less than 20 minutes.

What about porcelain veneers?

There are times when alternatives such as porcelain veneers may be better suited for a specific patient. During the consultation appointment, our dentist will bring up veneers as an option and help the patient decide if veneers or bonding is best for their unique situation.

Call Clarendon Dental Arts today to discuss dental bonding

If you feel your smile may benefit from dental bonding or other cosmetic solutions, we welcome you to book an initial consultation with Clarendon Dental Arts by calling (703) 525-5901. The office invites new patients to obtain quality care with the team.

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