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Chipped Tooth Repair in West Chester, PA


(610) 615 0160

If you have a chipped or fractured tooth, there are a couple of different options we can explore at Briglia Dental Group in West Chester, PA. One common solution for minor chips or fractures is dental bonding. Dental bonding consists of applying a tooth-colored resin to the tooth in order to restore its shape and size. Below, we’ll take a look at the cosmetic and health implications of chipped teeth and how dental bonding can help.

Problems associated with chipped teeth

One of the most obvious issues with chipped teeth is their cosmetic impact on the smile. Having breaks or fractures in your teeth can leave you feeling embarrassed or self-conscious smiling or speaking in front of friends and family. If you have a public-facing profession, chipped teeth can also impact your career and interaction with colleagues.

In terms of oral health, chips or fractures in your teeth weaken the natural structure which can leave it susceptible to additional breaks. It can also increase sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.

The dental bonding solution

Dental bonding uses the same composite resin material that is used in tooth-colored fillings. The bonding material is applied directly to the problem area and shaped to mimic the natural shape and contours of your tooth. In addition to correcting chipped teeth, dental bonding can also be used to address permanent discoloration or misshapen and worn-down teeth.

Before having dental bonding applied to the tooth, the extent of the damage caused by the chip or fracture will need to be identified. If the damage is severe enough, other restorations may be more ideal.

The dental bonding process is a quick in-office procedure that can be performed without local anesthetic. The first step is to clean the tooth and then lightly etch around the area of the crack or chip to help the resin material adhere better. Next, the resin is applied directly to the crack or chip in layers until the desired results are achieved. The resin is then cured and polished to achieve a natural look and feel.

Caring for dental bonding

While bonded teeth do not require special care, it is important to practice good oral hygiene to keep the tooth healthy. The material itself is quite strong and can last for many years. Individuals should avoid biting on hard objects or grinding teeth to prevent the material from chipping.

Call us today to schedule your appointment

If you are in the West Chester, PA area and would like to learn more about dental bonding for your teeth, please give us a call at (610) 615 0160

Dr. Ron Briglia at Briglia Dental Group

Dr. Ron Briglia has been practicing dentistry since 1984. With decades of experience and extensive continuing education, Dr. Briglia provides the most comprehensive dental services.

He earned his Bachelor of Science from Gannon University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University Dental School. He has received advanced training at prestigious organizations like Pankey and Las Vegas Institutes. He is IV and oral sedation-certified too.

Some of his patients have continued with him for over 30 – 35 years and the restorations he has provided them have lasted for 25-35 years, evidence of his skills and expertise

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