When you have a chipped tooth, you need repair to avoid complications and to also improve overall smile beauty. In order to offer an attractive solution in one visit, your Cleveland, TX, dentist could offer dental bonding and contouring. In today’s blog, we want to discuss how we correct damaged teeth and other issues in only one sitting.
Don’t Ignore a Chipped Tooth
When you have a chipped tooth, you should let your dentist know right away. In addition to impacting smile beauty, the damaged tooth could expose sensitive inner tissues to harmful oral bacteria, leading to the onset of a cavity. When a tooth is chipped, rinse with warm water and use cloth or gauze to control bleeding. A cold compress or ice pack to the side of the face could control swelling too. If you can recover any pieces and bring them with you, please do so. But if not, don’t worry, repair is still possible!
For chipped teeth, we could use bonding to repair them in one visit. To begin, we will administer a numbing agent and then thoroughly clean the tooth. We also etch the outer surface too. We prepare and place the composite resin material to the tooth. Metal-free and safe for all ages, this material can also be color-matched to blend with your smile. We apply the material in several layers and then sculpt it as the composite resin cures under a special light. The last step involves polishing the tooth for a more attractive appearance!
We could also address very minor chips, the kind that are purely cosmetic and don’t pose a threat to the tooth, with contouring. Instead of adding any material to the tooth, we gently sand and buff away outer structure to help correct the shape and remove the appearance of a chip. The whole process only takes one visit!
Other Cosmetic Benefits
These procedures also offer other cosmetic benefits. For example, boding can mask permanent teeth stains, fill gaps and black triangle spaces between teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and reshape malformed teeth. Contouring can smooth our pits, grooves, and rough patches, and also correct misshapen or overly large teeth. We can also correct jagged, pointed, or sharp portions of your smile too. If you have any questions about these cosmetic treatments, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We would like to help offer repair for damaged teeth. If you would like to learn more about how we repair and restore smiles, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.