A broken tooth can have an adverse effect on your appearance. In addition, the damage may also expose your tooth to harmful bacteria. We can use restorative and cosmetic treatments, such as bonding, to restore your smile. Will cosmetic bonding repair your tooth?

Cosmetic Bonding Quiz

  1. True or False: Broken teeth can endanger your oral health.
  2. True or False: A toothache could be a warning sign of infection.
  3. True or False: Cosmetic bonding can repair your tooth.
  4. True or False: We can also address esthetic issues.

Answer Key

  1. True. The purpose of your outer enamel is to protect your teeth. When you chip or fracture a tooth, bacteria can enter and cause tooth decay. Eventually, the decay may progress into an infection. In order to safeguard your smile against cavities or tooth loss as a result of infection, you should address the damage right away.
  2. True. If the damage is slight you may not even notice at first. However, if you begin to encounter sensitive teeth or an ache that persists after 48 hours, see a dentist. These may be the warning signs of decay or possibly infection.
  3. True. Cosmetic bonding involves applying a composite material to your teeth. The same material we use for fillings, the composite restores missing structure and mimics the surrounding tooth structure. After applying the material the doctor cures it with a light, molding the tooth as the composite hardens. The tooth is then polished for a more lifelike appearance.
  4. True. Bonding can also mask permanent stains, correct misshapen or minor tooth damage, and cover issues with the tooth’s surface. If you have any questions about the bonding process we urge you to contact our office today. We want to restore your tooth to optimal function and health.

ABOUT YOUR WACO, TX, DENTIST:

We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet C. Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.