You know you have to get to the dentist right away when you chip or break a tooth. If you’ve broken a front tooth, you feel like you can’t go out. If you’ve broken a back tooth, you can’t stop exploring it with your tongue, and it makes it difficult to eat and chew. The longer you let it go, the worse it can get.
If you’ve only had regular checkups (which is great!), you might not be aware of some of the advances in cosmetic dentistry. One of the most versatile therapies is dental tooth bonding. We use this technique to fill cavities, close up small gaps, and repair broken teeth, just to name a few.
Dental bonding in Chesapeake uses a pliable resin that’s custom-matched to your tooth color. The tooth is lightly sanded and coated with a primer. Then the resin is applied to the tooth and sculpted into shape. After it’s hardened with a special light, it’s polished to match the rest of your teeth. In 30 to 60 minutes, you’re done! And you won’t be able to tell where your tooth ends and the bonding begins. It may sound easy, but dental bonding takes advanced training, superior technique, and an artist’s eye.
Dr. Tanya Brown has received the specialized training necessary for expert and artistic tooth bonding. Please call us at the Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA at 757.546.5262 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown about cosmetic dental bonding.