On average, composite bonding lasts around 5 years. However, there are a wide variety of external factors that will affect the bonding’s lifespan. These include:
1 - The quality of work
Ensuring that you go with a highly skilled and qualified dentist is the first step in ensuring that you get the maximum lifespan out of your composite bonding. The dentist ultimately decides the quality of the material used, and its placement, which will impact how long it lasts.
2 - The placement of the composite bonding
Certain teeth in your mouth are more liable to wear and tear than others. For example, bonding on your back teeth will almost certainly last longer than bonding in your front teeth, which are more exposed, thus, more vulnerable to damage or discolouration.
3 - The health of your natural teeth
As the composite is bonded to your natural teeth, the strength of the underlying tooth largely impacts the lifespan of your bonding. Healthy teeth lay a strong foundation and will be able to hold on to the composite for much longer.
4 - How well you take care of them
Poor oral hygiene, consuming lots of sugary foods and drinks and habits like grinding your teeth or chewing on your fingernails will all have a negative impact on how long your composite bonding will last.
Do you think that composite bonding might be the right treatment option for you? Book in for a consultation today to discuss your options.