Bonding can be a great fit for cosmetically closing spaces between teeth and for helping with gum recession
This case shows how teeth spaces can be closed successfully with bonding. You can see the the spacing of the teeth creating “v”-shaped spaces at the edges. The two front teeth were bonded, and the results were pleasing. Bonding uses white filling material that is placed over the teeth and “bonded” to the teeth with special dental adhesives to create a micromechanical bond. No anesthesia was necessary for this case, and the patient was very happy with her new smile.
This is an extreme case of gum recession and root exposure repaired with bonding. Not surprisingly, the teeth were sensitive as well as disfigured. After bonding, the teeth were not sensitive to temperature or air, and they look much more attractive.
A simple and effective cosmetic enhancement
The lifespan of a white filling depends on how large the restoration is compared to the tooth size (smaller ones last longer), as well as the individual patient’s diet and personal care regimen. You should expect them to last about seven to 14 years on average. We have placed many white fillings that were placed with older bonding technology and composite (which doesn’t possess the strength and durability of today’s materials) that are well over 24 years old and still working well.
Most white fillings last at least this long.
It’s very common for them to last 14 years.
Yes, we have a patient who has had white fillings that lasted more than 24 years!
Contact us to discuss the process and costs associated with white fillings.