January 6, 2017

a little known way to fix chipped teeth

Let me tell you a story… One winter day when I was a kid, I was over at a friends house and his father asked us to get all the leaves out of their pool and scrub the green from the sides. Of course, it became about who got to do what. Getting the leaves out was a much easier job, so naturally the battle began. I had the long handled net in my hands, and frantically scrambled to get to the other side of the pool with it before it was taken from me. However, since the net handle was so long it slipped in-between the fence while I was running, and completely stopped while I kept running at full speed. You’ve probably already guessed this ended badly — my two front teeth got chipped!

Who likes breaking or chipping a tooth? No one! It can be painful, and ruins your smile.

Luckily Dr. James D. Powell here at Exceptional Dentistry in Palmdale, California, has a way to help you immediately fix a chipped tooth. Your smile can be restored in just a single, quick visit, and you’ll be back to living your life with no one even noticing what happened.

Too good to be true? Well, not really. Let me share with you a little-known way to fix chipped teeth.

Dental bonding

The process Dr. James D. Powell uses to fix the chipped or broken tooth is called dental bonding. It’s fairly simple. Essentially, you’ll come into our office and after a quick assessment, Dr. James D. Powell prepares a resin that’ll be used to recreate the missing part of your tooth.

After just a bit of prep work, the resin is applied to your tooth, then molded and shaped to look just like the rest of the teeth in your mouth. Once it’s hardened via UV light, the resin is sanded, polished, and matches the color of your natural teeth.

The benefits are obvious, the bonding isn’t

It’s one of the least expensive and most popular options for everyone who deals with any kind of chips in their teeth, and it’s great for people on-the-go who can’t have a bad smile for longer than absolutely necessary. Dental bonding has good longevity, and rarely requires any sort of touch-up.

In my case, the dental bonding that I had done on my front teeth has lasted me over ten years! I even went back to Dr. James D. Powell and had some additional bonding added to another tooth for symmetry (one of my teeth was really skinny compared to the tooth on the other side). No one has ever noticed that the dental bonding is there, but they do notice my great chip-less smile!

If you’re interested in how dental bonding can change your smile, call us today at 661.349.7725 to schedule a reservation.