Just because you chipped a tooth, doesn’t mean treatment will require several visits. In fact, we often help our Garland, TX, patients enjoy restored and repaired smiles in just one visit. With cosmetic bonding and contouring, we have the ability to provide lifelike repair for a myriad of cosmetic and restorative issues.
Don’t Ignore Your Chipped Tooth
We can chip a tooth as a result of an injury on the court or biting down on a particularly hard piece of food. Often, the damage appears very minor. However, this doesn’t mean you should skip the dentist. Even minor damage could allow harmful bacteria to bypass the outer tooth enamel and reach the dentin within, causing cavities to form. Don’t let a chipped tooth lead to painful oral health complications, talk to our team about treatment options today.
The Tooth Bonding Process
We often repair minor damage with dental bonding. The procedure involves first removing any decay and then thoroughly cleaning the tooth. Next, we prepare the bonding material. Made from a metal-free blend of glass and acrylic compounds, composite resin can be shaded to match the color of the surrounding tooth structure. In fact, we use the same material in our tooth-colored dental fillings. After applying the material in several layers, we sculpt and mold the tooth as it cures under a light. The final step is a thorough polishing, which helps brighten the tooth and ensure an esthetically-pleasing appearance. We may use bonding to repair minor chips and cracks, or mask permanent discoloration, which may not respond to traditional teeth whitening measures. We can also close gaps between the teeth as well, or even lengthen worn down teeth. The entire procedure only takes a single visit to complete!
The Benefits of Dental Contouring
We may perform contouring in the same visit. With this treatment option, we don’t add material to the tooth. Instead, we carefully remove some of the outer tooth structure to reshape a malformed tooth, help dull overly pointed teeth, correct minor damage, or remove any unsightly pits or grooves in the surface of the teeth. The procedure can be completed quickly and offers patients a number of cosmetic benefits. If you have any questions about either of these one visit cosmetic treatment options, or if you would like to schedule a cosmetic consultation, then contact our team today.
Have You Damaged a Tooth?
If your smile has sustained damage, then you need treatment to prevent complications. For more information on our cosmetic bonding and contouring treatment options, then schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.