How to Care for Bonded Teeth

Cosmetic, Family & Implant Dentists Serving Aurora, Denver, Centennial & Nearby Colorado

Posted: October 30, 2022

happy woman smiling, looking beautiful and elegantDental bonding is an affordable and effective dental cosmetic treatment. This procedure is an excellent option if you are looking for a simple way to correct minor gapping, chips, or discoloration. 

Compared to veneers, dental bonding is an extremely easy procedure. Your dentist will apply a soft resin to the tooth and sculpt it into the desired shape. Once the resin hardens, it has a similar texture to tooth enamel. 

Not only is tooth bonding affordable, but it is also potentially long-lasting. 

Aftercare for Dental Bonding

The aftercare for dental bonding is straightforward. Tooth bonding isn’t a painful or invasive treatment so you won’t need any time to heal. If your dentist uses anesthesia you will probably have to wait a few hours for the mouth and facial numbness to subside. 

You may notice that your bonded teeth have a slightly different texture than your other teeth. However, this hyperawareness shouldn’t last long as you adjust to the new feeling. Otherwise, there are no special aftercare or recovery instructions. 

Bonded teeth require the same dental hygiene habits as normal teeth. This includes brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding cigarettes. 

Long Term Maintenance

Tooth bonding can last as long as ten years with proper care. You can best preserve your bonded teeth by practicing excellent dental hygiene, such as brushing twice a day and flossing once a day.

Some people’s dental bonding lasts for less time if they have issues with grinding their teeth. Excessive biting or grinding will wear down on the resin in the same way it wears down on your natural enamel. 

You may also want to protect your bonded teeth from discoloration. Drinks such as coffee, tea, dark sodas, and red wine can all stain your white teeth. And, of course, refrain from smoking if you want to keep your bonded teeth looking nice. Smoking cigarettes can both discolor your teeth and damage your oral health. 

Consult a Dentist

Dental bonding is a simple and affordable cosmetic solution with fantastic results. If you live in the Aurora, Colorado region and are interested in learning more give us a call at 303-632-9264 to schedule an appointment. At Aspenwood Dental Associates we are happy to help any smile get brighter and healthier.

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