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Can tooth bonding be replaced?

Tooth bonding can last for up 5 to 7 years if you follow the recommended oral health practices, but some accidents, such as biting down on hard foods, can shorten its lifespan.

Damaged tooth bonding can be uncomfortable, so you have to take action immediately.

So, can tooth bonding be replaced?

Yes, tooth bonding can be replaced and this is, in fact, a quick and painless procedure.

When should you replace Tooth Bonding?

If you are no longer happy with the way your dental bonding looks now, you can see your dentist for a replacement.

For example, if you notice that the bonding composite has become stained or discoloured, a replacement can restore your glowing Hollywood smile and boost your confidence.

Unlike staining and discolouration, which are aesthetic concerns and not dental emergencies, a crack in your tooth bonding needs to be addressed as quickly as possible to prevent failure of restoration or leaking and decay.

A professional dentist will carefully examine the chipped tooth, clean the area, and replace the bonding material with a new one.

If you can’t get to the dentist right away, follow these steps to reduce the risk of infection:

  • Avoid swallowing the chipped bonding material
  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water

Tooth bonding replacement options

When it’s time to replace your tooth bonding, you can choose from two options:

  • You can replace the old bonding with a new composite resin that matches the natural shade of your teeth. The procedure is quick and painless and can be completed in a couple of dental visits¹. Composite resin isn’t as strong as your natural teeth, but with proper care and maintenance, you can count on it for many years.
  • You can opt for an indirect restoration, which can be more durable and can last for more than 10 years. Veneers or dental crowns are an excellent long-term solution, but keep in mind that placing a dental crown requires more than one dentist appointment.

No matter why you want to replace your tooth bonding, it is important to take action.

There are many professional solutions out there, and a consultation with your dentist will help you choose the one that matches your needs and lifestyle.


  1. The amount of appointments required is case dependent and may vary depending on the complexity of your particular circumstances.
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