Dental bonding is naturally pretty resilient and capable of standing up to daily wear and tear. There are, however, certain things that you can do in order to further protect your bonding, and help it last for years to come. Today our O’Fallon dentists are giving you some tips on how to properly maintain resin bonding. Let’s get started!
Once the dental bonding process is complete, the dental resin that we use to shape your bonding will be hard and calcified to your enamel. To care for this bonding…
Brush and floss your teeth as recommended by your dentist. Although bonding cannot develop cavities, the dental/gum structure under the bonding can become infected, which will undermine the strength and the stability of the resin. Additionally, plaque can leave an unsightly film on your smile.
You also want to be mindful of any potentially harmful habits that you may have developed over time. For example, if you are regularly chewing on ice, hard candies, or mints, for example, it is best to cut this habit out of your life. Hard and abrasive substances can cause cracks and chips in your bonding (plus, it’s bad for your natural dental enamel).
Luckily, dental bonding is naturally resistant to accumulating environmental stains. Because we custom-shade resin to match the individual’s smile, your bonding with blend seamlessly with your natural tooth. In general, your bonding should stay white and bright with proper at-home and professional care. However, if you do use tobacco products, you may notice visible changes to your restoration.
If your dental bonding does somehow become damaged, it is actually very easy for our dental team to repair it in a short period of time.
To get further information about dental bonding and daily dental care, please feel free to call our O’Fallon dentists! We look forward to helping you discover your dream smile.