Is dental bonding permanent?
We offer dental bonding in our Round Rock dental office to make small cosmetic improvements or repairs to teeth using durable, tooth-colored composite. Dental bonding is particularly useful for filling in small chips, closing gaps between teeth, or reshaping irregular teeth.
Dental bonding is permanent in the sense that it is designed to stay on your teeth through the use of permanent bonding agents. That being said, most dental restorations will need to be replaced at some point. You can usually count on several years to a decade (or more), depending on the location and involvement in chewing, as well as your home and professional dental care.
Common reasons to replace bonding:
- Wears down
- Becomes discolored or mismatched
- Sustains decay around the margins
- Breaks or falls off
Dental bonding adds to existing tooth structure and leaves much of the natural tooth intact, which is why many patients prefer bonding to more invasive or complex treatment. We can complete most dental bonding procedures in a single visit in our Round Rock, TX dental office.
If you are considering improvements to your smile, we welcome you to call Old Settlers Dental to book an appointment to discuss all of the options available to give you the smile you have always wanted.