Have you ever chipped or broken a tooth? If you’ve broken a front tooth, you feel like you can’t go outside, it’s too embarrassing. If you’ve broken a back tooth, you can’t stop exploring it with your tongue, and it makes it difficult to eat and chew.
You may think it’s going to take hours of expensive dental work, but nothing could be further from the truth. Many chips, cracks, and breaks can be easily repaired with dental bonding in one 30- to 60-minute visit. It’s much less expensive than more complex repairs, and best of all, it’s pain-free.
At Huisman Family Dentistry, we will create a composite resin paste that’s custom-matched to your tooth color. The tooth is lightly sanded and coated with a primer. Then the resin is applied and shaped. It’s hardened with a special light, after which the dentist trims and adjusts it to blend with your other teeth, and can be cleaned and flossed normally. A bit of polishing, and you’re ready to go.
The same composite material used for tooth bonding is also used for tooth-colored fillings, to lengthen crowns, close spaces between teeth, and improve the color of deeply stained teeth.
If you live in the Grand Rapids area (that includes Holland, Zeeland, Hudsonville, Douglas and other nearby towns), call our Holland dental office 616.396.5919 call as soon as you can if you’ve chipped or broken a tooth. You don’t want to let that go! Or talk to us about how we can use dental bonding in Holland to improve the look of your smile.