Even if a tooth is only slightly harmed when it is chipped, the change in its shape and general appearance can have a big impact on your appearance. People who experience damage can worry that in order to regain confidence in their appearance, they will have to undergo an involved dental procedure. At our Ankeny, IA dental office, you can be surprised at how much good conservative cosmetic dental care can do for you after you suffer a chipped tooth. Instead of capping the tooth with a dental crown, or covering the front of it with a veneer, we can carefully restore its shape through a dental bonding procedure. Dental bonding and contouring procedures have helped many people regain confidence in the way they look in as little as one appointment, making this approach convenient as well as conservative!
Can My Chipped Tooth Really Be Treated Without A Restoration?
Dental restorations like crowns and porcelain veneers can do great work for people who have concerns about their smile after an injury. With that said, you may be eager to find out how you can deal with damage while limiting the changes to your tooth structure. With a dental bonding procedure, composite resin is used to make positive changes. This is the same material that allows us to place modern dental fillings to address tooth decay. When applied, it can change the shape of your tooth in order to hide a chip, and address any other superficial issues you wish to correct.
Performing A Bonding And Contouring Procedure
A bonding and contouring treatment can help people who have experienced dental damage, as well as those with naturally occurring flaws that they wish to target. When contouring is called for, your dentist can carefully remove excess enamel to change a tooth’s shape or size, and improve its overall appearance. Bonding is effective at treating visible damage, and it can add size or correct the color of the tooth. Unless you have many different teeth you want treated, you can count on your work being completed in as little as one appointment!
We Can Also Help Restore A More Significant Injury
If a tooth’s condition is too seriously affected by an injury, you may require more support for it than a bonding procedure can offer. In this situation, we may discuss using a dental crown for your treatment. A modern crown can match the appearance of your tooth, and it can be set in place to provide protection for it. This is important, as you should feel confident that your tooth can withstand biting and chewing pressures after treatment.
Talk To Dental Impressions About Having Your Chipped Tooth Restored
At Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, you can count on us to provide quality smile care after you chip a tooth! In order to conservatively restore your smile, we can provide dental bonding work to hide any sign of damage. If you wish to learn more, schedule an appointment by calling the Dental Impressions office today at (515) 965-0230.