Bonding for Chipped and Worn Teeth

Bonding for Chipped and Worn Teeth

When it comes to your smile, even the tiniest things can make a huge impact. Luckily, you've got access to cosmetic dentistry in Lincoln, NE, from your dentist, Dr. Thomas Blankenau of Caring Family Dentistry, also serving South Lincoln, NE, to correct worn or chipped teeth.

Why You Have Chipped or Worn Teeth

It's pretty easy to chip a tooth. Simply biting on something small and hard is enough to break off a small piece of your tooth. Accidents such as a blow or fall can leave you with a chipped tooth.

Worn teeth happen over time as you use them. Eventually, the friction from using your teeth will wear away some of your enamel. Chewing on hard food such as ice and teeth grinding can make your tooth enamel wear away much quicker.

Chipped and worn teeth can be more than a cosmetic problem. Tooth sensitivity and infections can occur when you ignore your chipped or worn teeth. Cosmetic dentistry in Lincoln, NE, also serving South Lincoln, NE, can help you.

Bonding for Chipped and Worn Teeth

Dental bonding is a procedure where your dentist uses durable composite material to fill out your dental imperfection and restore your smile. Bonding can correct your chipped or worn teeth so that you're happy with your smile again. The composite material your dentist uses for this dental restoration is tinted to match your natural tooth color so that it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb.

Dental Bonding Procedure

Dental bonding is an affordable and painless dental restoration. After your dental exam, your dentist selects the perfect composite material color to match your teeth. Tooth preparation follows, and your dentist will roughen the target tooth and apply a conditioning liquid. Your dentist will then apply the composite resin material and mold it to get a natural shape. A special light helps the bonding harden. The entire process takes less than an hour to complete.

If you're ready to fix your chipped or worn teeth, cosmetic dentistry in Lincoln, NE, also serving South Lincoln, NE, can help. Call (402) 423-9344 to schedule your consultation with your dentist, Dr. Blankenau of Caring Family Dentistry.