Repair Chipped Teeth

Repair Chipped Teeth

Restoring Damaged Teeth

The most effective procedure to repair chipped teeth is direct tooth bonding. Modern resin bonding materials and porcelain are very natural in color and can be designed to perfectly match the surrounding teeth. You will never know there ever was a broken tooth!

Direct Tooth Bonding

Direct bonding is a popular dental procedure which will bring back your smile in cases where little or no tooth reduction is needed. The procedure is done through a successful attachment between the filling material and the original enamel and dentin of the tooth. Direct tooth bonding is usually less expensive than porcelain crowns and veneers, it looks and functions as the original tooth and if you maintain your teeth properly, it has long-lasting results.

The procedure gets its name because materials are bonded to the tooth – a tooth-colored resin material using adhesives and a high intensity curing light are applied.

Procedure Info

In the hands of skilled operator, direct tooth bonding is a fairly uncomplicated procedure. It takes little to no preparation and the use of anesthesia is often not necessary. Your dentist will choose the perfect shade of the composite resin color to match the shade of your existing teeth.

Tooth Bonding Materials

Dental materials have advanced significantly within the last few decades and the ones involved in direct tooth bonding are:

  • Dental porcelain – provides strength, adherence and the most natural look possible. It can be blended into various shades to match any tooth. Dental porcelain can last a lifetime without any problems.
  • Resin – resin cement strengthens the porcelain crown while attaching it to the unbreakable original tooth structure – the crown is safely and reliably bonded to the original teeth.

Transitional Bonding

This procedure is called transitional because it allows you as the patient to slowly transition from relatively simple procedures into more permanent dentistry depending on what you can afford. Transitional bonding is a valuable tool in the area of cosmetic dentistry, used for anything from a mock-up to full-mouth rehabilitation.