One of the easiest solutions to fixing a chipped or broken tooth is dental bonding. This special type of resin is shaped, fitted to your tooth, and then hardened. It's not a replacement tooth or fake tooth, so you don't have to worry about taking it out or making sure it's fitted into your mouth properly.
However, you do have to take some care with your dental bonding. You don't want it to break or become discolored. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
You Need to Brush and Floss Regularly
Just like you would with natural teeth, you need to be sure to brush the bonding and floss between that tooth and its neighbors.
You don't need to use any special toothpaste or anything like that, but you do need to brush and floss several times a day. Otherwise, your bonding may become discolored or even break down more quickly.
Be Careful what You Bite
You won't really have any food restrictions with your bonding, but you do want to be careful with your teeth. This applies to more than just bonding-you don't want to damage your teeth, your fillings, or any other dental work.
While it might seem convenient, don't use your teeth to open food packages or anything similar. That can easily cause damage. You should only use your teeth for biting and chewing food.
Watch What You Drink
Remember that coffee, teas, and sodas can all stain your teeth. If you don't want your new bonding to become stained, try to limit the amount of these beverages that you drink. You could also drink them through a straw so the liquid doesn't get on the teeth.
Want to learn more about dental bonding or have a tooth you'd like to repair with bonding? Call us today to make an appointment.
Christopher D. Kooning DMD, PC (503) 673-9097
15962 Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 105 Lake Oswego, OR97035