A chipped tooth can come as an unpleasant surprise, making us wonder what to do next. It is always a matter of concern, especially if there is pain and bleeding along with chipped teeth. Dental bonding can restore a chipped tooth to its previous form with the help of a tooth-colored filling. It can also be used purely for esthetic purposes when teeth are badly stained. In our dental office, we frequently see adults and children who have accidentally chipped their teeth. Dr. Lance Anderson offers cosmetic dentistry services in Wichita, KS, for small chips in teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry in Wichita, KS
Falls, accidents, and biting on hard foods can cause your teeth to chip. Enamel is the outer covering of the teeth and it can chip in some instances leaving the tooth sensitive, painful, or without any symptoms. To know how bad a tooth fracture is, you need to see your dentist as sometimes the break may run deep into the root or pulp which consists of the nerves. Cosmetic dentistry treatment in our Wichita, KS, office is done only for small chips in teeth. In severe cases, you may need a root canal treatment and crown.
The dentist will evaluate the tooth clinically and with X-rays to detect the extension of the fracture line. If the chip is not too deep, the dentist will opt to do dental bonding. In dental bonding, first, the tooth surface is made rough by etching. A conditioning liquid is applied before the tooth-colored resin is used to fill the tooth. The dentist shapes and polishes the filling to give it a natural look.
Don't let a chipped tooth ruin that perfect smile of yours. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lance Anderson for any cosmetic dentistry treatment in Wichita, KS, by calling us at (316) 687-2104 today.