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Ask a Dentist: Breaking Your Tooth

August 6, 2014

So what happens when you break your tooth? What should you do when it happens?

The first thing to consider is the severity of the problem. Is the broken tooth a minor chip that would only require a cosmetic repair or is it a serious crack that goes as deep as the root of the tooth? Perhaps it falls somewhere in between.

Chipped Tooth

A chipped tooth does not necessarily mean a trip to the dentist. Chipped teeth don’t hurt and can be fixed by a dentist by either smoothing them over or filling the chipped area.

Cracks

Unlike a chipped tooth, a cracked one cannot be ignored. You may not even notice a smaller crack in your tooth by looking at them, but once you drink something hot or cold you will likely experience pain along the crack. If the crack extends to the gums, the root and nerves may be damaged as well.

Cracks should be repaired to prevent further damage, where a dental professional would fill the cracked region or fit a crown over it.

Splitting

If a crack is serious enough, it can split the tooth in two. In this case, a dentist will have to perform a root canal to save one of the roots and restore the tooth.

If you are experiencing any of these issues come see us for a free smile analysis and we will work to give you your desired smile.

Let’s Bond! Cosmetic Bonding 101

July 16, 2014

Not only do we want to bond with our patients and create great, lasting relationships, we also want to transform your smile with teeth bonding! Bonding is among one of the easiest and most cost-effective cosmetic dental procedures.

What is Bonding?

Bonding, or bonded restoration is a process that painlessly restores the appearance of your teeth. It uses a tooth-coloured material called composite resin. With bonding, we can change the colour, shape and length of your teeth, eliminate crowding, close up spaces, and do a lot of the things that can be done with veneers.

Why is Bonding Done?

Bonding is considered a good option to:

  • Restore chipped teeth
  • Build teeth up
  • Restore a broken tooth
  • Close spaces between teeth
  • Change the shape of the teeth
  • Whiten a discoloured tooth.

So there is really no reason for you to be unhappy with your smile! Chipped, discoloured, or broken teeth are no match for bonded restoration!

Is Bonding a Long Process?

No serious preparation is required, and normally, no anaesthesia is needed! It’s a painless procedure so sit back and get ready for your perfect smile.

It usually takes 30-60 minutes per tooth to complete the process.

How Long Does Bonding Last For?

Bonding usually lasts about five to eight years, at which point you can have it redone, or you can switch to veneers.

Interested? Come in for a free smile analysis!