Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
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Meet the Doctor

Dr. Cook's genuine concern for your well-being ensures that you will always receive outstanding dental care.

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Cosmetic Dentist Birmingham AL

About Our Office

Our friendly professional team works hard to make you comfortable so that every visit is enjoyable and stress-free.

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Services & Procedures

We stay current with the latest dental treatments to provide you with the services you need for excellent oral health.

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How long does tooth bonding last?

Like many dental restorations and cosmetic treatments, the lifespan of tooth bonding depends on various factors. Some of the most common determinants include:

  • Location of the bonded tooth
  • Your bite and alignment 
  • Your eating habits 
  • Your oral health habits (smoking, alcohol use)
  • Your dental hygiene 

Tooth bonding on the front teeth can last between four and eight years. Your front teeth don’t usually maintain excessive pressure because your back teeth are used to bite and chew food. 

However, your front teeth can get cracked or fractured if you’re not careful. We recommend avoiding hard, sticky, and chewy foods to maintain the bonding’s integrity. 

Caring for a Bonded Tooth

You can prolong the lifespan of your bonding if you stay proactive with your oral health and hygiene. The bonding material is durable and nonporous, but it can still become stained if not well cared for. Brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once each day is important for keeping your teeth healthy and attractive. 

Bonding cannot be whitened, and when it becomes discolored, it can take on a dull, greyish hue. You can make bonding last longer if you continue seeing your dentist for exams and cleanings, and if you avoid foods and activities that can damage or discolor the bonding. 

Tooth Bonding in Birmingham, AL

If you have a cracked, damaged, or misshapen tooth, schedule an appointment with us to discuss your cosmetic or restorative dentistry options. 

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