If you have a chipped tooth and live in Astoria, NY, then stop in and talk to us! Even minor damage could mean serious complications for your smile. Fortunately, we have cosmetic treatments, such as dental bonding, to restore the health and appearance of your smile.
How Does A Chipped Tooth Impact My Oral Health?
A chipped tooth means damaged tooth enamel. Our outer layer of tooth enamel protects the sensitive inner tooth structure from harmful bacteria. As a result, even minor damage could mean an increased risk of tooth decay, dental infection, toothaches, and more. By seeing us, preferably shortly after the incident occurs, we can restore your smile.
The Dental Bonding Process
The procedure involves removing any decay and then cleaning the tooth. We prepare the composite resin we use by shading it to match your tooth structure. We apply the material in several layers before shaping it as the composite resin cures under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a more esthetically pleasing appearance. In addition to repairing minor chips, we may also lengthen worn down teeth, close gaps between teeth, address misshapen teeth, or even mask intrinsic teeth stains. Also known as permanent teeth stains, these may not respond to teeth whitening, so masking them helps patients achieve a brighter smile.
In addition to dental bonding, dental contouring also only takes one visit to complete. In fact, we often perform both procedures in the same sitting. Dental contouring doesn’t involve adding material to a tooth, instead we gently buff away outer layers to reshape a damaged or overly pointed tooth. We also help remove any pits or grooves in the tooth’s structure. If you have any questions abut repairing teeth with either dental bonding or contouring, then contact our team today. Don’t let minor damage harm the health and appearance of your smile.
Do You Have a Broken Tooth?
If you have a broken tooth, then talk to us about natural looking cosmetic repair options. For more information, schedule a consultation with us by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.