Most of us have had the terrible feeling of passing tongue over tooth, and suddenly realizing that tooth was missing something. Whether dental work chipped or natural enamel gave way, the common reaction is to seek immediate treatment. Repairing a chipped tooth doesn’t necessarily require complex treatment or waiting time. In fact, with dental bonding, you could see the problem repaired within just one appointment.
After a tooth is affected by physical damage, you should see a dentist right away. There’s no way of knowing (on your own) whether the problem is superficial, or whether there’s a deeper problem. If the blow affected more than the external enamel layer of the tooth, then you will likely need more involved restorative treatment. But if only the enamel was compromised, then bonding could be a wonderful, fast fix.
If you have experienced any kind of dental emergency, it’s imperative that you contact us right away. You could be at risk of greater damage (or even tooth loss) if you hesitate. If pieces of your tooth broke off, save them and bring them to your appointment. If you’re in pain, ice the area, rinse with salt water, and take an over-the-counter painkiller. If your jaw has been harmed or dislocated, then you should go to the emergency room immediately. For other tips on handling dental emergencies, check out this guide.
If your tooth is eligible for bonding, then the procedure will consist of the following steps.
Get in touch with our office as soon as you can. Depending on your emergency, saving time could be crucial. We’ll evaluate your teeth and decide on the best possible course of action. If dental bonding is the right treatment, we’ll be able to repair your tooth on the same day, getting you back to life as usual with your perfect smile in place.