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Repairing Chips and Cracks in Teeth with Dental Bonding

Posted on 10/31/2023 by Artistic Smiles
a girl with tooth bonding smiling Artistic Smiles in Agoura Hills, CAMinor chips and cracks in teeth can worsen without timely repair. Dental bonding offers a conservative solution to reinforce enamel and restore the form and function of compromised teeth.

Causes of Chips and Cracks

Chewing hard foods, grinding teeth, trauma, and everyday wear over time can cause chips and cracks in teeth. Clenching and expansion from fillings also induce cracks. Left untreated, they allow decay into deeper tooth layers, causing major damage. Even small flaws weaken the tooth's structural integrity.

Risks of Unrepaired Chips and Cracks

Fractured areas trap bacteria and food, increasing decay and infection risk. Cracks propagate farther internally over time, potentially requiring root canals or crowns if they reach the pulp. Significant chips compromise biting surfaces, hindering chewing ability. Visiting your dentist promptly for minor fractures before extensive repairs preserves your natural tooth structure.

How Dental Bonding Repairs Chips and Cracks

Dental bonding utilizes tooth-colored resin material to fill chips and seal cracks from the inside out. After preparing the area, the dentist applies bonding liquid to enable resin adhesion and create a tight seal. The bonded composite is then shaped and hardened with a curing light.

The restoration matches the natural tooth shade and contour. Bonding reinforces weak spots and prevents further damage by sealing cracks from oral fluids, temperature changes, and biting forces.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

This simple, non-invasive approach requires minimal enamel removal compared to crowns or veneers. Bonding generally requires no anesthesia and can often be completed in one visit. It durably repairs flaws for years with proper oral hygiene.

While more cost-effective than other options, bonding blends attractively with a polished, natural appearance. It adds strength to prevent fractures from propagating and leading to major repairs.

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Skilled cosmetic dentists artfully layer bonding for seamless, long-lasting restorations that look smooth and perfect. Select an experienced professional for flawless, strong repairs.

Small chips and cracks can be arrested with timely bonding treatment to avoid extensive damage. Protect your natural smile with proactive care.

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