A chipped front tooth is a prevalent incident St. Lawrence Dentistry addresses. Sometimes it can be considered a dental emergency from an esthetic standpoint. A lot of times, these chips can happen at the most inopportune time for patients. At St. Lawrence Dentistry, we have found that a lot of times, patients need dental bonding right before a significant vacation or even before a wedding.
Dental bonding is the application of esthetic composite resin filling material to your tooth. These materials are highly cosmetic if they are handled correctly in the appropriate circumstances. If you do need emergency dental bonding, then your issue will be a priority for St. Lawrence Dentistry. We have three dentists on staff and are open Saturdays, so we are usually able to accommodate your pressing needs promptly.
One of the most common causes of a front tooth chipping is being inadvertently knocked from behind while drinking from a glass container. A crowded party setting is a prime example of where this can happen. A fall in a sports game or even just from tripping can undoubtedly cause a tooth to chip.
The dentist will assess the chip on your tooth and take photographs. Then Dr. Hawryluk will explain whether dental bonding is the best solution for your needs. The prognosis of the dental bonding will be discussed with you as well as any other options which could restore your tooth, such as porcelain veneers.
If your tooth is not sensitive, sometimes the dental bonding process does not involve freezing your tooth. The procedure to bond first entails cleaning the tooth and then applying a conditioning solution. To ensure excellent results, we make use of the most modern materials and techniques when applying the bonding to your tooth.
If you live in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Toronto area and think you may need dental bonding, please give our office a call.