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Need a Quick Fix for Broken, Chipped or Cracked Teeth?

Depending on your particular situation, Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth may do dental bonding and/or veneer treatment. Dental bonding is a really quick fix for cracked teeth. Dr. Phillips uses dental bonding to restore and replace natural teeth and tissues with artificial substitutes.

What is bonding?

Quick Fix for Cracked Teeth, also known as bonded restoration, is a painless way to make minor repairs to teeth. In most cases, several teeth can be bonded in one dental visit. Bonding uses tooth-colored material, called composite resin. Composite resin is put on the tooth, then shaped and hardened with light. The composite resin can be:

  • Matched to your teeth
  • Shaped to look like the missing part of a chipped tooth
  • Used to build up teeth and fill between them
  • Used on a broken tooth to restore it to size
  • Painted over a stained tooth to make it match the color of your other teeth
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    Dr. Phillips places a matrix between the tooth being treated and its neighboring tooth. A matrix is a thin, clear plastic film that protects other teeth from stray composite resin. Then a mild chemical is put on the tooth to make it a little rough. This helps the composite resin to bond or stick to the enamel of your tooth. The composite resin that matches the color of your natural teeth is chosen so that the bonding blends in with your teeth. Next a composite resin is put on your tooth in layers. A light is used to harden each layer of the composite resin. After the last layer of composite resin is hardened, your Dr. Phillips shapes and polishes it to form your tooth. The finished tooth looks natural and smooth. At your next dental visit, Dr. Phillips will examine the bonding and polish it if needed. Over time, the bonding may wear down and your dentist may touch up the bonding with more composite resin.

    If you need a quick fix for a cracked tooth, contact your local Fort Worth Dentist, Brit Phillips DDS.