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Cosmetic Bonding Can Help Address a Minor Physical Defect on a Tooth That Appears in Your Smile

The teeth in the front of the mouth are often visible in the smile, and their overall aesthetic appearance can have an influence on several of your facial expressions. When a minor physical defect such as a small chip alters the appearance of a front tooth it can leave you feeling self-conscious.

If you have a tooth like this, you should consider having it examined by dentist like Dr. Joseph Kayne before a cavity can develop. After examining the tooth he will explain your options for restoring the tooth’s basic structure and appearance.

In some of these cases he can improve a minor defect in the tooth enamel with a cosmetic bonding treatment. This is designed to laminate and seal the damaged tooth enamel to restore its cosmetic appearance.

This calls for applying a durable dental resin to the damaged area of tooth. This material can be shaded to match the natural enamel of the damaged tooth.

This mode of treatment involves lightly etch the local tooth enamel to prepare a surface capable of bonding the dental resin. Once it has been applied and shaped, the cosmetic bonding material will be hardened with a special type of ultraviolet light.

If you are in the Provo, Utah, area and you have a tooth with a minor physical defect, you should call 801-373-6362 to schedule a consultation appointment at Rock Canyon Dental’s dental offices.