Chipping a tooth normally isn’t the worst thing that can happen to your smile – unless of course it’s a really big chip or break. But in most cases, if the chip or crack is small, your teeth can be repaired with dental tooth bonding. Dental bonding is a procedure used to correct dental gaps, chips, small cracks and a variety of cosmetic dental problems.
Fix the Chip with Dental Tooth Bonding
Dental tooth bonding involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to the tooth, and then hardening that resin with a special light. This light activates the resin to bond to the tooth, restoring and correcting your smile.
Tooth bonding is appropriate for a variety of conditions:
- Decayed teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Teeth with gaps or spaces
- Teeth which appear too short
Dental bonding is also used for other reasons:
- To change the shape of teeth
- As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- To protect the root of a tooth has become exposed
What’s the procedure for having a tooth bonded?
Very little advanced preparation is required for dental tooth bonding. And, anesthesia may not be required, unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth.
Of all cosmetic dental procedures, tooth bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive. Unlike veneers and crowns, which require being made in a laboratory, dental bonding usually can be done in one office visit.
Bonding is best suited for small cosmetic changes, temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure, such as front teeth.
Have More Questions?
So if you have a chipped or cracked tooth, and you think you need or want bonding, call David K. Buran Dentistry today. We are a family dentist office that has been serving patients for 25 years! Call today to schedule your appointment!
David K. Buran, DMD – (770) 943-0701
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