Bonding Can Restore Your Chipped Tooth

If you've chipped a tooth, don't panic! Dr. Robin Wood & Associates are here for you in Pittsburg, KS, when a chipped tooth needs repair. Dental bonding can repair your tooth and get you smiling again.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding can repair a tooth that has been chipped. The composite resin material used is strong and designed to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. Bonding can also be used to change the shape of teeth and fix small gaps for aesthetic purposes. Whether you want dental bonding to fix a chip or improve aesthetics, we can help at our Pittsburg, KS, practice.

Getting dental bonding

The procedure for getting dental bonding is routine and should be painless. A solution etches the surface of the tooth to prepare it for bonding, and then an adhesive is used. The bonding material is then sculpted to fill in the chip or correct other cosmetic issues. The bonding is cured with a special light and dries and hardens. You leave the office with a newly shaped tooth and a great smile!

Caring for dental bonding

When you have dental bonding on a tooth, it is prone to staining so you should be careful with certain beverages like coffee, wine, and soda. Any tobacco use leads to staining and your dentist will recommend quitting smoking to prevent oral cancer. Keeping up a great dental hygiene routine will be important, too. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. With great care, your bonding can last over ten years.

Dr. Robin Wood & Associates can help if you've chipped a tooth. Dental bonding can repair chipped teeth and correct various cosmetic issues. Contact us for an appointment in Pittsburg, KS, at (620) 232-1000. We are here for any of your dental needs, just give us a call!

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