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What Should I Do If I Have a Chipped Tooth?

Posted on 3/8/2021 by Christensen Family Dentistry
What Should I Do If I Have a Chipped Tooth?Chipping a tooth can be frustrating and can really affect the appearance of your smile. Fortunately, modern dentistry has made fixing a chipped tooth easier than ever. If you suffer a chipped tooth, the first thing you should do is contact our office and make an appointment, especially if you are in any sort of discomfort.

Most of the time, a chipped tooth is purely cosmetic and will not cause any irritation. However, severe chips or cracks can make you more sensitive to hot or cold, which is all the more reason to get it fixed promptly. Either way, a damaged tooth should be fixed to avoid further damage and to restore the appearance of your smile. One great restoration option for a chipped tooth is dental bonding, which can be completed in one quick visit.

What Is Bonding?

Dental bonding is soft, moldable material that is frequently used to repair chipped or damaged teeth. Bonding is a popular restoration option because it is painless and easy to apply. Not only that, but it is very affordable.

Dental bonding is applied directly to the damaged or chipped tooth. It is then filed and altered so that it is in the proper shape. It is also color-matched to your existing tooth so that the repair blends seamlessly with your smile. Once it is set properly, it is hardened with an ultraviolet light.

Bonding is a cheap and easy repair option for a chipped tooth. However, it typically only lasts approximately five years, according to Healthline. A great feature of bonding is that it can easily be replaced when it fails, as long as there is not any new damage to the tooth. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental bonding, contact our office today.


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