I am tired of my dental bonding on my front teeth staining every two years. The bonding is on my center teeth and the ones on either side of them. I’ve had the same dentist since 2002, and she does the bonding for me. But it stains within two years – without fail. It’s almost like my dentist knows when the bonding is about to stain. She says that I cannot whiten the bonding at home. I read online that quality bonding should last a few years. I do not smoke or drink alcohol, tea, coffee, or dark juices. So why is this happening? I am beginning to wonder if my dentist uses some inferior product. Is there anything I can do at home to prevent my bonding from staining every two years? – Thank you. Dashira
Thank you for choosing our office for your question, Dashira.
Can You Whiten Your Dental Bonding at Home?
Although bleaching products will not whiten dental bonding, you can try a non-abrasive toothpaste gentle on cosmetic dentistry. Supersmile is a brand that minimizes surface stains on dental bonding and helps keep it bright If you use bleaching products, they will whiten your natural teeth and make your bonding look worse.
Why Is Your Bonding Staining?
If your dental bonding stains every two years to the extent of requiring replacement, your dentist may be using inferior products. Or your dentist may not understand proper bonding techniques. It takes an artistic cosmetic dentist to place high-quality bonding and do it well.
A cosmetic dentist might polish your current bonding to improve the stains, or they may need to replace it. Many advanced cosmetic dentists use flowable dental composite for precise results. Flowable composites are heated, confined to a form-fitting mold around your teeth. The composite hardens on your teeth as one unit for long-lasting results.
Schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist to discuss your options.
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