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Dental Composite Bonding Can Fix Chipped or Cracked Teeth

January 15, 2020
Posted By: Nederland Family Dental
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Are you interested in improving and fixing your smile flaws but want to avoid surgical or invasive dental procedures? You may be interested in learning about tooth-colored composite dental bonding that doesn't require shaving your tooth enamel, drilling, or even sedative numbing. Cosmetic dental bonding is a quick and cost-effective dental procedure that will have you walking out of the dentist's office with an improved smile in just one dental office visit in Nederland, TX. 

How Do Patients Chip Their Teeth?

While enamel is the strongest substance in your body, it can also be extremely fragile. You can easily chip your tooth by biting into something hard or falling and hitting your tooth. Weakened enamel due to wear-and-tear is also a common culprit. Other reasons why your teeth can chip include:

  • Bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching, especially at night)
  • Natural aging
  • Acid reflux
  • Consistently eating highly-sugared foods
  • Tooth decay
  • Illness
  • Injury and trauma

We Recommend Fixing Your Chipped Tooth

If your chipped tooth is viewable, you may feel self-conscious about the hole in your smile. While we certainly want our Nederland patients to love their smile, we also recommend fixing a chip in your tooth because it compromises the structure and stability of the tooth. A weakened tooth can lead to future (costly) dental problems. 

How Does Cosmetic Dental Bonding Work?

Nederland cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gomez, uses dental bonding to fix teeth with visible chips, cracks, gaps, and even stains and discoloration. The process is straight-forward and simple; your dentist applies the gel directly on the tooth's surface. At this point, Dr. Gomez will apply an adhesive before using the tooth-colored composite bonding material to shape your tooth in layers. We use a special light to harden the bonding material between each layer. In just one dental office visit, your smile can be improved into a brand-new look. 

If cosmetic dental bonding sounds like something that can improve your smile in Nederland, TX, give us a call today.

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