Durability of Cosmetic Bonding
Cosmetic bonding does differ from porcelain veneers
– it is not as strong. This means that regular wear and tear from eating can cause it to break down and need eventual replacement. It is the perfect procedure for those that do not want to undergo extensive dental procedures or do not have insurance coverage for cosmetic procedures, as bonding is minimally invasive and affordable. In certain cases, however, we will caution against this procedure, as they will stain easily, which is the case for smokers or those that drink excessive amounts of coffee.
In general, caring for teeth with cosmetic bonding is rather simple and is the same as the care you would provide your other teeth. Care should be taken during the first 48 hours of placement of the bonding, however, as that is when they are the most likely to become damaged if you chew something too hard or eat something that causes staining. After those first two days, you can go back to your normal diet and oral hygiene habits, ensuring that you are brushing and flossing twice a day to ensure the integrity of your natural teeth as well as your cosmetic bonding.
Call Toomin & Bieber today at (818) 748-9998 to learn more about your ability to receive cosmetic bonding!