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Jean E. Barthman, DDS
801 Brewster Ave<br/> Ste 255
Redwood City, CA 94063
Ph: (650) 367-4967

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Meet Dr. Barthman

Dr. BarthmanBeauty, Health and Comfort. These words best describe the office of Dr. Barthman. Because of her years of experience and education, she possesses the latest knowledge and techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve optimal results.

Dr. Barthman is a Member of

  • American Dental Association
  • Las Vegas Institute for
  • Advanced Dental Studies

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Did You Know?

Above all else, Dr. Barthman wants for you to have a beautiful, new smile. Prevention is the key to staying healthy and so we recommend the following tips to get you on your way:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • Chew sugarless gum instead of sugary varieties.
  • Floss daily and if possible, after every meal.
  • Prevent plaque and cavities by reducing your daily intake of sweet snacks.
  • Schedule a cleaning and oral examination with Dr. Barthman once a year.

 

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

December 02, 2020 @ 01:45 PM -- by Dr. Jean Barthman

3D rendering of bottom row of teeth, with one chipped tooth receiving dental bondingIf you have ever received a tooth-colored filling, it was likely made of composite resin. This material can also be used during a cosmetic dentistry procedure known as dental bonding. During this treatment, composite resin is used to conceal chips, cracks, discoloration, and other cosmetic imperfections. It is a more affordable alternative to porcelain veneers that can dramatically enhance your smile and give your confidence a boost.

You may be wondering how long dental bonding treatment will last. Dr. Jean Barthman discusses what to anticipate after dental bonding treatment at our Redwood City, CA office.

Average Duration of Dental Bonding Results

Patients can expect dental bonding to last four to eight years on average. The longevity of dental bonding depends on a variety of factors, so remember that your results may vary.

What Causes Dental Bonding Materials to Be Removed?

There are a number of things that can lead to the loss of bonding material, including:

  • Gradual wear and tear
  • Trauma to the tooth
  • Poor diet
  • Bad oral hygiene practices

Factors Affecting Dental Bonding Lifespan

Some factors that can affect the overall lifespan of dental bonding treatment include:

  • The Location of the Tooth: The more exposed the area, the more wear and tear it will sustain. Therefore, chewing surfaces are more prone to gradual damage.
  • Bonding technique: If the material was bonded without proper etching, it may loosen over time.
  • Health of the affected tooth: If a tooth is severely broken down or weakened, your dentist may recommend a dental crown or other alternative solution. During a consultation at our Redwood City practice, Dr. Barthman can discuss your treatment options in detail.

Tips for Taking Care of Your Dental Work

To achieve long-lasting dental bonding results, we recommend the following:

  • Brush twice a day. Whether you have bonding or not, proper hygiene is essential. Brushing twice a day helps reduce the risk of plaque, tartar, and cavity-causing bacteria. We also recommend using a non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching the bonding material.
  • Floss at least once a day. Cleaning between the teeth is just as important. Bacteria hide in these hard-to-reach areas. Be sure to ask your dentist about proper flossing techniques.
  • Use a soft toothbrush. A soft-bristled toothbrush effectively cleans your teeth without damaging the bonding material.
  • Avoid hard or sticky foods. Nuts, popcorn, and other hard foods may damage the material, while foods like taffy and caramels may dislodge it. If you must indulge, we recommend chewing on the other side of your mouth.
  • Avoid biting your nails. Never use your teeth as tools. This can cause damage to your restorations and your natural teeth.
  • Avoid chewing ice. If you habitually chew ice, we recommend kicking the habit.
  • Avoid smoking or chewing tobacco. These products not only stain the bonding material and your natural teeth, but they are also detrimental to your oral and overall health.

Give Us a Call Today

Do you still have questions regarding how long dental bonding will last? We would be happy to answer them. Give our Redwood City practice a call today at (650) 367-4967 or go online to schedule an appointment.