A chip, crack or fracture in one of your teeth can be a serious case for concern. Even if the enamel wasn’t damaged enough to expose the sensitive dentin layer, you will still need to address the area before tooth decay sets in. Appearance could also be a key issue for a tooth that is in your smile.
Cosmetic bonding seals the damaged enamel in the tooth with a durable resin material that can be color matched to blend seamlessly with your natural enamel. tooth before decay can set in, while also restoring the tooth’s appearance.
Before starting the bonding procedure your dentist will inspect and x-ray the tooth to make sure the remaining enamel is strong and there is no damage to the dentin layer. Once it has been determined that the tooth is sound, the dentist will use a shade guide to find just the right color to match the natural enamel of the damaged tooth and the other teeth in your smile.
The dentist will then lightly etch the enamel to give the resin a tactile surface to adhere to. The resin is then applied and hardened using ultraviolet light. The dentist will then shape, contour and polish the tooth to match seamlessly with your natural enamel.
If you have a tooth with a chip, minor crack or fracture and you’re interested in repairing it with cosmetic bonding, please call us at 720-420-6226 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!