Over time, teeth can show the effects of wear and tear. When teeth become chipped or cracked along their edges, Dr. Jeffrey Mason, your cosmetic dentist in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, often suggests dental bonding to repair this damage. You'll learn more about how bonding can help your teeth in this article.
How do teeth get damaged?
Chipping and cracking can happen as a result of damage to the tooth enamel. Dr. Jeffrey Mason has seen plenty of chipped and cracked teeth during his tenure as a cosmetic dentist in Hasbrouck Heights. Sometimes it's because of a sports injury or a car accident. Other times it's due to bruxism (teeth grinding) at night. One of the most common reasons teeth are damaged is due to using them as a tool to open stubborn packages or other items. Many times, chipping and cracking causes no pain unless the damage is significant enough to expose nerves inside the tooth, but a sharp edge from a chip can be uncomfortable if the tongue frequently comes into contact with it.
What is dental bonding?
Bonding is a simple cosmetic dental procedure that your Hasbrouck Heights dentist can perform in his office. It involves using a resin material to fill in and smooth over the damage from chips and cracks in the teeth. A special light hardens the resin, making it remarkably strong.
What sets bonding apart from other cosmetic procedures?
Bonding from your Hasbrouck Heights dentist is an excellent way to fix minor problems with the teeth. It is quick, painless, does not require anesthesia, and very affordable. A patient who has more extensive damage may benefit from another cosmetic dental procedure. Your Hasbrouck Heights dentist will carefully evaluate your situation and make the best recommendation.
Don't hide your imperfect smile. Let Dr. Jeffrey Mason, your Hasbrouck Heights cosmetic dentist, fill in the chips and cracks in your teeth with dental bonding! Give our office a call today to set up an appointment.
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