It goes without saying that your smile is constantly facing the threat of various bacteria, germs, and more on a daily basis. Whether you like it or not, there is no true way to eliminate all forms of bacteria, and these microorganisms are present within every grin. Fortunately, effective prevention makes keeping your grin healthy a lot simpler. Still, however, this does not mean cosmetic concerns should go unnoticed! In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI dentist takes a look at what you can do to treat surface-level chips and cracks, and how dental bonding can help.
Determining Levels of Severity
The very first thing to consider when dealing with damage to your teeth is if your situation needs to be addressed as a dental emergency. Indeed, the manner in which we address the situation will vary depending on the severity of the injury, and some situations may even warrant a trip to the emergency room to treat. If your crack or chip is more than surface-level, meaning you are experiencing discomfort, bleeding, pain, and more, it is important you treat the situation as an emergency.
In many other cases, however, the damage is only surface-level in nature, meaning all you need to treat the blemish is a cosmetic treatment. But what options do you have, and how will this affect you in terms of maintenance and care?
Although there are a few different cosmetic options to consider, nothing is more better-suited for a chip, crack, or even gap than dental bonding and contouring. To learn more about this process, give our team a call today and schedule your next in-office visit.
Addressing Cosmetic Blemishes
Tooth bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored composite material to the affected sight in an effort to cover any noticeable discrepancies in appearance. Further, this process can include coverage for noticeable cracks in a tooth, a minor chip, and even filling the open space between structures, if necessary.
To begin, we will apply the material to the intended tooth to address the issue. Our team will take care to shape the composite so as to mimic the natural texture present on your tooth. For gaps, we will mold the material to the sides of a structure, allowing for a more uniform shape. Give our team a call today to learn more about this process.
Discreet Treatment Options
In addition to addressing various concerns, dental bonding offers discreet treatment for enhancing your smile. Indeed, the material used can be shade-matched to the natural hue of your smile, allowing for a virtually indistinguishable finish.
Learn More Today
To learn more information about cosmetic dental benefits, contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 and schedule your appointment today.