In our last blog, we talked about cosmetic dentistry and what you can do to keep teeth bright from home. But what if you end up with a chipped tooth? In today’s blog, your Burbank, CA, dentist explains how we can use a cosmetic treatment to offer emergency repairs for damaged teeth and other issues with a tooth’s surface and structure.
The Dangers of Damaged Teeth
When a tooth is chipped, even if this damage appears quite minor, this could still potentially expose the sensitive inner portions to bacteria, allowing a cavity or in some cases, an infection, to develop. In addition, this also impacts the overall beauty of your smile. Our emergency treatments include solutions for broken or chipped teeth, or for aching teeth, which could hurt as a result of an untreated cavity or infection. When you damage a tooth, our high-end cosmetic treatments could allow us to address the concern in as little as one visit.
Cosmetic dental bonding uses composite resin to repair a tooth. A metal-free blend of glass and acrylic, this material is also used in our tooth-colored dental fillings. When you chip a tooth, try to recover any pieces you can and bring them with you. Don’t worry, we can still repair the issue if this isn’t possible. Use a washcloth or gauze to control bleeding, and a cold compress to the side of the face to reduce swelling. Take a pain reliever and give us a call. When we see you, we will clean the tooth and then prepare the composite resin. We apply the material in several different layers, and then cure it under a special light. The final step involves polishing it for a more lifelike appearance.
Other Potential Emergency Situations
Remember, if your tooth begins to hurt or feel sensitive and this discomfort doesn’t pass after a day or two, you could have a cavity or infection that needs treatment. Once again, we take steps to ensure our repairs not only provide durable restoration, but that they look natural as well. We have treatments to address minor and substantial damage, as well as missing teeth or cavities and infections. If you have any questions about cosmetic repair for emergency dental situations, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Care?
With high-end treatments and emergency care, we can help you enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile. For more information on improving your smile’s health and beauty, then schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.