When you have a chipped tooth, or cosmetic issues with the shape and color, then we could help with dental bonding. Cosmetic bonding helps repair smiles in only one visit, and offers a lifelike appearance. In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist discusses how we fix chipped teeth in one visit with cosmetic dental bonding.
The Risks of a Chipped Tooth
A tooth could become chipped in a sports accident or an injury, or even by biting down in a hard piece of food. Even if the damage appears minor, treatment is often necessary to prevent the onset of a cavity. The outer enamel protects the sensitive inner layers of dentin from exposure to harmful oral bacteria. When you chip a tooth, rinse with warm water and use a cloth or gauze to stem any bleeding. A cold compress or ice pack to the side of your face could control swelling. If you can recover any pieces of the tooth and bring them with you, that would be great. But if this is impossible, don’t worry, we can still repair your tooth.
The Bonding Process
When you see us, we will administer a local anesthetic to the area around the damaged tooth. Next, we will clean and etch the surfaces. The composite resin we use in the bonding procedure will be prepared and color-matched to blend with your tooth. The material is metal-free and safe for people of all ages! We apply the material in several layers, and then sculpt and mold the tooth. Finally, we polish it for a more lifelike appearance. In addition to repairing chipped or cracked teeth, we can lengthen worn down teeth, reshape malformed teeth, and close gaps and black triangle spaces between the teeth. If you have permanent teeth stains, we can mask them instantly!
Keeping Your Smile Safe
To protect your smile from injury, be sure you wear a mouthguard when playing sports or martial arts. Also, take time to brush and floss daily to help prevent cavities that will weaken tooth structure. You should also see our team every six months for a checkup and cleaning so we can keep a close eye on your smile and address issues in the earliest stages to prevent injury or damage. If you have any questions about how we treat broken teeth, or about any of our other cosmetic or restorative treatments, then contact our team today to learn more.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC BONDING?
To learn more about our cosmetic treatment options or to schedule a consultation, then please contact your Kahoka, MO dentist at Barbour Dental today. Contact our office at 660-727-4746 to schedule your visit with our team. You can also find us at 203 E. Commercial St. Kahoka, Missouri.