How to prolong the lifespan of your composite bonding

Composite bonding aftercare guide

Here at The Dental Architect, we’re committed to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that boosts your confidence. We understand that a bright smile can make all the difference, which is why we offer a range of treatments to leave our patients beaming for years to come. One of our most popular treatments is composite bonding, a fast and effective solution to fix minor dental issues. This innovative treatment creates a new surface layer for the tooth, seamlessly blending with your natural teeth and enhancing your smile’s appearance.

At our luxury Leeds practice, we use the latest materials and techniques to ensure that your composite bonding treatment is comfortable and stress-free. Our clinicians want to help you make the most of your investment in your smile. Let us talk you through some of the ways you can prolong the lifespan of your composite bonding…

Why might I need composite bonding?

When visiting our Leeds practice, one of our clinicians may recommend composite bonding treatment to help fix the following:

— Discoloured or stained teeth 
— Gaps between the teeth
— Worn down teeth
— Cracked teeth
— Chipped teeth

If any of the above issues are affecting your confidence or comfort, we encourage you to book a consultation with one of our experienced clinicians. We’ll carefully assess your needs and recommend the best treatment to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that you can be proud of.

How long does composite bonding last?

One of the most common questions from our patients is how long composite bonding lasts. While the longevity of composite bonding can depend on various factors, it can typically last anywhere from 5-10 years.

What factors can impact the longevity of composite bonding?

There are many factors that can impact the lifespan of composite bonding, such as:

Oral hygiene habits — Good oral hygiene can impact the lifespan of your composite bonding. Poor oral hygiene can lead to decay, gum disease and other oral health issues that can compromise the material and cause it to fail.

Tooth grinding — If you grind or clench your teeth, you may put excessive pressure on the bonded teeth. This can cause the composite resin to crack or chip. 

Eating habits — Composite bonding can be damaged by hard, crunchy or sticky foods. Avoid biting down on hard objects such as ice or pens, and be mindful of what you eat to help prevent damage to the composite resin.

Bite alignment — If you have a misaligned bite, you may put uneven pressure on the bonded teeth, causing the resin to wear down faster. Our clinicians will discuss with you whether correcting your bite would be the right thing to do before your composite bonding procedure.

Lifestyle factors — Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can also impact the lifespan of composite bonding. These lifestyle habits can cause staining and discolouration, which may require more frequent touch-ups or replacements.

Composite bonding aftercare

While composite bonding is a relatively simple and non-invasive procedure, proper aftercare is essential to ensuring its longevity. Let us talk you through some of the ways you can take care of your composite bonding and prolong its lifespan…

Practice good oral hygiene. — Brush twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss at least once daily to remove debris and plaque from your teeth.

Wear a mouthguard. — If you play sports or grind your teeth at night, wearing a mouthguard can protect your teeth and composite bonding from damage.

Don’t use your teeth as tools. — Don’t use them to open bottles or packages; avoid biting down on hard items like pens.

Avoid smoking and drinks that can stain your teeth. — Tobacco can cause staining and discolouration of the composite resin, as well as drinks like coffee, tea and red wine.

Visit our Leeds practice for regular check-ups. — Routine dental check-ups are essential to ensure the health of your teeth and composite bonding. Our clinicians can monitor the condition of your bonding and make any necessary repairs or replacements.

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Maintain a beautiful smile for years to come

Here at The Dental Architect, we want you to be able to enjoy the benefits of your composite bonding treatment for years to come. By following our advice, you can ensure the longevity of your composite bonding and keep your smile looking its best.

If you have any questions or concerns about your composite bonding procedure, our friendly team is here to help. We will be more than happy to provide you with the advice and guidance you need to prolong the lifespan of your composite bonding treatment. Call us on 0113 868 4324 now.

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