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How Long Does Composite Bonding Last?

Many functions of composite bonding can help you achieve the type of smile you crave. When you book in to get composite bonding done, one of the first things you’ll probably want to know is how long it will last. Composite bonding may last longer than you might have thought. Let’s look at the lifespan of composite bonding and how you can make sure that it lasts for a long time with the right care.

How Long Does Composite Bonding Last?

You could see your composite bonding last for up to a decade with the right care. After this time, the resin may begin to wear off. You’d then need to book an appointment to have composite bonding reapplied.

Increasing the longevity of the composite bonding can be achieved through routine care, like brushing, flossing, and using a good quality mouthwash. This removes bacteria from your mouth and avoids any harmful oral infections, protecting your teeth, gums, and composite bonding.

During the initial recovery phase of your treatment, you should watch what you eat. Maintaining a healthy diet is always a good idea, but we’d especially recommend avoiding coffee and sticky substances for the first week post-treatment to let the bonding completely set and so that you don’t aggravate your mouth.

This is one of the best ways to ensure your composite bonding remains intact for longer; speak to the professionals at London City Smiles if you want the best advice regarding optimal oral care.

Why People Might Need Composite Bonding 

The reasons you can get composite bonding include filling cracks, chips, or gaps in your teeth. Rather than the more traditional metal fillings that could come out if you eat something particularly sticky, composite bonding is durable to add strength and structure.

Its natural colour offers discretion for those concerned with how older fillings looked in their mouths. Over time, you might notice that your teeth change colour due to what you consume, but your composite bonding probably won’t stain as your teeth do, so bear this in mind if you decide to get your teeth whitened.

Therefore, composite bonding can be viewed as a cosmetic treatment as it gives your teeth greater uniformity compared to before thanks to reducing the appearance of discolouration.

If you’ve begun to notice your composite bonding doesn’t look or feel like it once did, speak to your dentist to book treatment to get it topped up. Thankfully, the treatment is entirely reversible so you don’t need to be concerned about regretting permanent procedures.

London City Smiles is adept at performing the composite bonding treatment you’re seeking. If you’re interested in this, discuss your options with our team today.