Do teeth need special care after dental bonding?

No. Simply follow good oral hygiene practices. This means brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day and see your dentist for check-ups and cleanings.

Because bonding material can chip, it is important to avoid such habits as biting fingernails; chewing on pens, ice or other hard food objects; or using your bonded teeth as an opener. If you do notice any sharp edges on a bonded tooth or if your tooth feels odd when you bite down, call your dentist.

How long does dental bonding material last?

How long bonding materials last depends on how much bonding was done and your oral habits. Typically, however, bonding material lasts from 3 years to about 10 years before needing to be touched up or replaced.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 10/08/2018.

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