If you have a damaged tooth we advise you to seek treatment right away. Otherwise, you may be at risk of developing serious complications. Often, we can repair minor chips with a cosmetic treatment known as dental bonding. Will bonding fix your chipped tooth?
Try Our Bonding and Chipped Tooth Quiz
- True or False: A chipped tooth can lead to cavities.
- True or False: A toothache can be a sign you need treatment.
- True or False: Bonding fixes teeth in one visit.
- True or False: Your tooth will look natural.
- True. When you damage a tooth, even if it seems minor, there is always the risk that the sensitive inner layers of dentin have become exposed. If so, then this can allow bacteria to reach the dentin, leading to cavities. Eventually, tooth decay spread until an infection occurs. We always recommend seeing a dentist about a chipped tooth.
- True. If your teeth ache or feel sensitive, then this could be a potential warning sign of decay. You should have your tooth examined to see if you need treatment.
- True. After removing any decay, we clean the tooth and gently etch the surface. The etching allows the composite resin to better adhere to the tooth prior to curing. The material can be shaded to better blend with the tooth structure. The doctor mods the material as it cures under a light. We then polish the tooth thoroughly for a more natural-looking appearance. The entire procedure takes just one visit.
- True. Our goal is for your repairs to match your surrounding teeth. We don’t anyone but you and our team to know you’ve had a tooth repaired. If you have any further questions or if you would like to schedule a visit, please contact our team today.