Occasionally, our teeth can be damaged, whether via poor oral hygiene weakening enamel or an accident/injury occurring. If you chip a tooth, repair is necessary to prevent decay or infection from developing, which would threaten the stability of your smile. Fortunately, we can use dental bonding to repair a tooth. What issues can dental bonding address? Does this require multiple visits?
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- True or False: We can use the procedure to address chipped teeth.
- True or False: The whole procedure takes one visit.
- True or False: We may also perform contouring in the same visit.
- True or False: We can provide a free cosmetic consultation.
- True. Bonding can be used to repair chipped teeth. In addition, we can also use the procedure to close unsightly gaps between teeth and mask permanent teeth stains that don’t respond to traditional teeth whitening.
- True. First, we remove any decay and gently etch the tooth surface. The etching helps the material better adhere to the tooth’s surface. We then apply several layers of composite resin, shaded to match the surrounding teeth. The material is cured under a light as the doctor sculpts and molds the tooth. Finally, the tooth is polished. The entire procedure is completed in a single sitting.
- True. Contouring involves gently buffing away small segments of surface tissue, removing pits, grooves, or issues with the tooth. We can also dull overly pointed teeth as well. We often perform this in the same visit as a bonding procedure.
- True. If you have any questions or would like to start your journey to a more beautiful smile, schedule a consultation. We offer free cosmetic consultations, during which the doctor will discuss your goals and carefully examine your smile to see which cosmetic procedures will best address your esthetic concerns.