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How long do dental bonds usually last? i got mine done 2-3 years ago.

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Depends: Dental bonds can last a very long time 20+ years or they can last a few hours. There are a lot of factors that can influence bond strength and integrity so in order to try and answer you more accurately it would be helpful to know which teeth/surfaces have been bonded. When the term bonding alone is used it usually means the anterior teeth. 2-3 years is ok but again it depends on many factors.
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
It can vary: Depending on location of the bonding, the size, patients occlusion, habits, etc. There is no fixed time life per se. I have patients with bondings (that may be discolored ...) that might have been there 10 -15 years plus, but are still functional with no recurrent decay, so we leave them alone. Others in 2 or 3 years might need to be replaced because they chipped, broke. Hope this helps.
Dr. John Rohm
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
Bonding age: Dental fillings that are bonded are quoted as lasting 7-10 years. They can last longer depending on how well you take care of them, and where they are positioned in the mouth. I have some fillings in patients that have been in place for 20 years. Conversely if your diet consists of red bull and snickers bars they won't last long.
Dr. Jerry Hu
Dr. Jerry Huanswered
Cosmetic Dentistry 23 years experience
Depends: There are so many factors involved with longevity from your oral hygiene, homecare, diet, bruxism, clenching/grinding habits, your bite, the depth and extension of your existing bonding/filling, was it done with rubber dam on (posterior)--back.. They all play a role in long-term outcomes.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on the materials properties, the bonding agent, the skill of the dentist and the patient. It can range to a few days to a over 20 years.

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