Extending Its Wear
Composite bonding won’t last as long as other front teeth repairs like crowns and veneers, but you should be able to wear them for up to 10 years successfully. Nonetheless, this means taking proper care of your teeth by avoiding hard candy, ice cubes and similar substances that can crack the composite material. Another factor that plays a part in determining the life of the bond is the nature of the area that was bonded; keep in mind the composite resin isn’t nearly as strong as your natural enamel, and an imperfect bite can limit its life – especially if you grind your teeth when you sleep.
When You Leave the Dentist
Because a bond doesn’t provide the same strength as real teeth, it’s important to avoid habits such as opening food packaging with your teeth, chewing pen caps and biting your fingernails. Certain substances can also stain the resin used in bonding; coffee, tea and tobacco products are three of the biggest culprits. With this in mind, avoid food and drinks of that nature for the first two days after a bonding procedure. Develop careful dietary habits, brush regularly, and be sure to schedule regular cleanings every six months.