When a tooth becomes worn down or chipped, the risk of serious complications arises. In order to protect smiles from damage, we may suggest treatment with cosmetic dentistry. With bonding and contouring in particular, your Charles City, IA, dentist can offer repair in a single visit. When should you seek treatment with dental bonding?
Don’t Ignore Your Chipped Tooth
A chipped tooth can be a source of embarrassment, but in addition to the impact on your smile’s appearance, even minor damage could lead to a higher risk of cavities and infection. A chip in your tooth means damaged tooth enamel, which could enable harmful bacteria to reach the inner layers of dentin, which are porous and sensitive. A cavity then forms, leading to eventual tooth sensitivity and toothaches, as well as a greater risk of a serious infection. Don’t let minor damage threaten the health and stability of your smile, talk to your dentist about treatment as soon as possible.
The Dental Bonding Process
We can often repair a tooth in a single visit with dental bonding. The process begins with preparation. We remove the decay from the tooth and then etch the surface. Our team then prepares the bonding material, a metal-free blend of glass and acrylic compounds. We shade the material to match the color of the tooth and apply the material in several layers. The etching keeps the material in place as we cure the tooth under a special light. The final steps involve polishing the tooth to offer a more lifelike appearance. The entire process only takes one visit to complete, and allows us to repair minor damage, mask permanent teeth stain, lengthen worn down teeth, close gaps between the teeth, and more.
Safeguarding Your Smile
Following treatment, you can begin to make changes to safeguard your smile. If you play sports or engage in activities that could lead to chipped or cracked teeth, consider wearing a mouthguard or talking to our team about creating a custom-made one. If you sustain an injury but no damage is visible, schedule a visit anyway, as dental fractures are often practically invisible to the naked eye. Also, remember that routine checkups and cleanings are great opportunities for our team to keep an eye out for any damage, decay, or infection that could threaten the health and beauty of your smile. If you have any questions about repairing smiles in one visit, then contact our team today.
Do You Need Cosmetic Care?
Our team would like to repair smiles in one visit with a unique cosmetic treatment option. To learn more about dental bonding, schedule a visit by calling Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA, today at (641) 228-1115. We also proudly welcome patients from Osage, New Hampton, Greene, and all surrounding communities.
Call Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA Today!
At Central Park Dentistry, we offer a variety of dental treatments that are customized for each member of your family, including in-house root canal treatment, tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and same-day emergency dental visits, when necessary. To schedule a consultation or dental appointment with Dr. Hansen, call our dental office in Charles City, IA today at (641) 228-1115. We also proudly welcome patients from Osage, New Hampton, Greene, Nashua, Nora Springs, Riceville, and all surrounding communities.