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Options to Cover a Dental Chip
01 Feb 2018
February 1, 2018

One of the best options to cover a dental chip is tooth bonding. Here at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry we are one of the best dental offices in Charlotte that do professional work on chipped or broken teeth. We are located in Charlotte, NC, we take pride in our work and treat every patient with the best care possible, we want each of our patients to feel welcomed and know that we are here to help in every way we can. In this article we are going to be talking about what dental bonding procedure are and how it will fix your chipped tooth.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a plastic resin that can repair your broken, decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth and it also can help fix your discolored teeth, and be used to fill cavities. This procedure can be done in one visit to our office. The resin will stick to your tooth and become hard and it bonds to your tooth, that’s why it’s called tooth bonding.

How We Can Cover a Dental Chip

The repair process takes up to 30-60 minutes per tooth depending on how bad the chip is. It is one of the simplest and the most affordable oral cosmetic procedures, that we can perform. The resin is used to make your teeth look better, it can also fill in the big gaps and spaces that’s between your teeth.it can improve the shape of your teeth and the appearance and even change the color of your teeth. There will be no anesthesia needed unless you are getting a decayed tooth filled.

The first think that we will do will be to roughen the surface of your tooth, when this part is done we will coat your tooth with conditioning liquid that will help the resin bond to your tooth. The next step will be mixing the resin and we will shade the resin to match the color of your teeth. The resin will consist of a putty like material. Then we will apply this to your tooth and mold it to form the shape of your tooth. after that we will use an ultra violet light to harden the resin, when that is done we will trim the shape of the tooth and use a pad to polish the surface of your tooth.

What to Do After the Procedure

The resin is not as strong as your real teeth, so you will need to be careful, if you have a habit of biting your fingernails or chewing on things this will most likely chip the material. The material will last several years before it will need to be repaired again, but how long it lasts is up to you and your dental habits. You will need to call us if you notice any sharp edges on the site that was bonded or if your teeth feel weird when you bite down. If the bonding breaks or there are some pieces that fall out you will need to call us as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us or visit our office Here at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry will always be here to help.

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