From Chips to Perfection: Fixing Chips with Dental Bonding

Chipped teeth are incredibly common for many reasons. First, we constantly injure our teeth throughout our lifetimes. A sports collision from your preteen years can leave you with a chipped tooth for decades. A car accident in your young adulthood can damage your teeth. Or an excited grandkid could knock your teeth together!

Second, our teeth weaken as we age, making them more likely to chip. Your teeth experience increased wear and tear from acids in food and from grinding or gnashing when eating. This wear and tear can make your teeth weaker and more likely to chip. Chips also occur if you don’t properly care for your teeth by flossing and brushing regularly. Your enamel weakens from poor oral hygiene, making your teeth more fragile and likely to chip.

So, what can you do about a chipped tooth? Fortunately, the Treasured Smiles Adult and Cosmetic Dentistry experts offer an easy, pain-free solution: dental bonding. 

How to Get a Perfect Smile with Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a painless solution to restore chipped or cracked teeth. This process bonds a tooth-colored resin to your teeth for a long-lasting, effective solution. Dental bonding is an excellent solution for chipped or cracked teeth, gaps between teeth or misshaped teeth. Here’s how it works.

  • First, your dentist will color-match a composite resin to match your unique smile. 
  • Next, they will roughen the surface of your tooth so that the composite resin sticks better and apply a special bonding liquid to the roughened surface. 
  • Then, they will shape the composite to fill the gap or chip in your tooth or teeth. 
  • Finally, the dentist applies the composite resin to the tooth and uses a special light to harden the material. 

Dental bonding is an excellent solution to chipped or cracked teeth. It can take imperfections in your smile and make them look naturally perfect. So why should you get chipped teeth fixed with dental bonding?

3 Important Reasons to Get Chipped Teeth Fixed

Chipped teeth can make an impression.

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. And although a small chip isn’t always very noticeable, some chipped teeth are difficult to ignore. Your business partners, clients, family and new friends might notice if you have a chipped tooth, especially if it’s in the front of your smile. Your confidence can also be negatively impacted if you have a noticeable chip in your teeth. Fortunately, fixing a chipped tooth is relatively easy and painless now with dental bonding. Fixing a chipped tooth can increase your confidence and help you make a great first impression.

Chipped teeth can cause discomfort.

Most chips affect the outermost layer of the teeth, called the enamel. However, some chips are deeper than the enamel, affecting the more sensitive layers of teeth. There are nerves at the center of each tooth that feel heat and cold, and eating and drinking can be painful when these nerves are exposed because of a chip or crack. Dental bonding can protect your teeth from sensitivity caused by chips.

Chipped teeth can lead to tooth decay and tooth loss.

When chips in your teeth are deep enough, they expose the innermost layers of your teeth to harmful bacteria. Bacteria can lead to cavities and infections deep in your teeth, gums or jawbone! Dental bonding can prevent tooth decay and cavities caused by chipped teeth by resealing them. 

It’s time to get the smile of your dreams. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry services can make a difference in your life by increasing your confidence and making everyday activities like eating and drinking easier. In addition to dental bonding, Treasured Smiles Adult and Cosmetic Dentistry offers Invisalign and teeth whitening. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.