Chipped Tooth? Then It’s Time To Try Tooth Bonding
A chipped tooth can happen when you least expect it.
You may be sharing a meal with family and friends when you crunch down on something really hard. You could be nervously biting your nails as your favorite team plays yet another close game. You could be playing catch with your kids when you get distracted at the worst possible moment.
Fortunately, you also can come to our dentist office in Snellville, GA, for tooth bonding.
You can restore the appearance of your tooth. You can feel comfortable smiling again. You can make an appointment at Parkway Dental.
Call (770) 676-1122 or contact us online to plan your visit.
Why You Should Fix Your Chipped Tooth
It may be tempting, at first, to ignore the chip in your tooth. If it’s small, it can’t cause too much of a problem, can it?
It depends on a couple things. The first that we will mention is your self-confidence. Chipped teeth are often in parts of your mouth that visible when you speak or you smile. Fair or not, the missing part of your tooth can become a distraction.
To help you understand, look __ this sentence.
There’s a word missing — at — and that missing word draws your attention as much or more than the sentence itself. Maybe you won’t notice your chip, or you will hope that other people won’t. Either way, you will know soon enough based on people’s reactions when they meet you.
This can cause some people to become self-conscious about their teeth or their smiles. This can lead to changes in how you act. You may smile less often. You may speak less often, and when you do, you may hide your teeth behind your hand.
Even so, fixing a chipped tooth is about more than the appearance of your smile. A chipped tooth has been damaged. You may have small cracks that are hard to see but can still leave the tooth weaker. A chip also could lead to more damage by exposing inner parts of your teeth to bacteria.
If left untreated, you may develop cavities or even tooth infections.
That damage to your tooth also can affect how you eat. If you avoid biting and chewing with your chipped tooth, other teeth may wear down faster.
Our dentists what our patients in and around Snellville, GA, to have nice-looking smiles and healthy teeth that function like they should. Call (770) 676-1122 to schedule your tooth bonding appointment to fix your smile.
What Is Tooth Bonding?
To put it simply, tooth bonding is adding material to your tooth to replace the part that is now missing.
This a type of resin that looks like your natural teeth when it hardens. This means your tooth will look whole once again. Likewise, your tooth will function like it should.
The procedure is painless. You can think of it as a touch-up for your smile from your friends at Parkway Dental.
What Are Other Uses For Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding is primarily considered a restorative dental procedure.
As we have discussed, bonding is frequently used to repair chipped teeth. Tooth bonding also can be used to fill dental cavities and to fix cracked teeth.
We hope you will visit our dentists in Snellville for routine cleanings and examinations in addition to your regular brushing and flossing. This can reduce your risk of cavities. Even so, we know that more than 90 percent of Americans will have at least one cavity in their lives.
With tooth bonding, you can fill that cavity with a tooth-colored material That way, no one needs to know about your tooth decay except you and your dentist.
Tooth bonding also can be used to replace old metal fillings or to fill in minor cracks in teeth.
Tooth bonding has a couple cosmetic uses as well.
If you have a small or short tooth, bonding is a way to build it up so it blends in with the rest of your smile. Bonding also can be used to close small gaps between teeth. (Larger gaps may require orthodontics or veneers to close.)
Complete Your Smile Again With Tooth Bonding
Don’t let a small accident turn into something bigger and more expensive. Make an appointment at Parkway Dental today to restore the function of your tooth and your smile.