When you have a cavity and visit your local Novi, Michigan dentist, they will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and fill it with a composite dental filling. Composite resin fillings have become the go-to solution for dental fillings and for good reason. Dr. Rekha Mahajan and the team at Mahajan Dentistry use composite resin for fillings because it is durable, discreet, and versatile. In fact, the same material your dentist uses for your fillings can also be used to bond a tooth that is chipped or cracked.
Dental bonding is just what you’ve been looking for if you are looking to improve or fix flaws in your smile in a non-invasive manner. Not only is it non-invasive, but it is also very affordable.
The tooth enamel is one of the hardest substances in the body. However, it can still easily chip or break. You could easily chip a tooth when you bite into something hard or fall down and take a blunt force to a tooth. Your enamel can also weaken due to wear and tear or chronic grinding (bruxism).
Other reasons your teeth may damage include:
If you have a chipped or broken tooth visible when you smile, you may be self-conscious about it and want to seek help. While appearance is certainly important, you should not ignore a chipped or broken tooth that isn’t visible to others. To you, it may seem like this is not a big deal. However, we highly recommend you fix your tooth in such a situation as a chip can compromise the stability and structure of the tooth. A weakened tooth will lead to more costly dental problems down the road.
We will shape and apply our composite resin bonding material to the tooth and bond it in place so that your tooth appears natural and has its functionality restored.