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By Dr. Francesco Maratta
March 11, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Bonding  

If you have a chipped tooth, you may feel self-conscious about the gap it has left in your smile. You don't have to live with that gap! Dr. Francesco Maratta, your cosmetic dentist in New Haven, CT, can help repair your smile with dental bonding.

Dental Bonding in New Haven, CT

Dental bonding is used to repair chips and other cosmetic issues. The resin material used is strong and designed to match your smile. Bonding can change the shade and shape of teeth for cosmetic improvements.

Bonding can repair chips, cracks, and other small gaps in the teeth. With a chipped tooth, bonding is added to replace the chip and sculpted to match your tooth. Dental bonding can give you a beautiful smile again!

Getting Dental Bonding

The process for getting dental bonding to repair a chipped tooth is routine and should be painless. You should first discuss with your dentist the shape and look you want for your repaired tooth. Dental bonding is a strong option to repair the structure of your tooth, but can also correct various cosmetic problems.

To repair a chipped tooth, the tooth is prepared with a resin solution that etches the tooth and prepares it for bonding. Dental bonding is applied to replace the chip and reshape the tooth. The resin is cured with a special light, making it hard and strong. The bonding is then trimmed and polished to blend in with your smile. The entire process can be completed in one appointment and should be painless.

Caring for dental bonding is just like caring for your natural teeth. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Bonding can be susceptible to staining so be careful consuming red wine and coffee. Don't bite your nails or chew on hard items like pens and pencils, this can contribute to more chips.

Your cosmetic dentist Dr. Maratta can fix chipped teeth with dental bonding. If you have a chipped tooth, contact us in New Haven, CT, at (203) 773-1701.