Tooth enamel is meant to be hard enough to handle the basic function of chewing, grinding, and processing food before your swallow. Yet there are still times when something like grinding your teeth, or nibbling on foreign objects can impart enough force to cause a minor chip, or other damage to one of your teeth.
Even if the damaged tooth enamel doesn’t cause any immediate distress or discomfort, it can still leave you with an unappealing smile. Without professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Massood Nouri the microscopic textures of the damaged tooth enamel could trap bacterial deposits encouraging a new cavity to develop.
Sometimes Dr. Massood Nouri can perform a cosmetic bonding treatment to seal the damaged tooth enamel. This can restore the tooth’s aesthetic appearance while also reducing your chances of suffering tooth decay in the affected area.
The process starts with Dr. Massood Nouri examining the tooth to assess the severity of the damage to the tooth enamel. This might also involve taking x-rays to ensure that the sensitive internal structures of the tooth have not been traumatized.
Cosmetic bonding is a relatively simple treatment where a durable dental resin is applied to the damaged area of tooth Dr. [doctor_naem] will use a shade guide to find just the right color to match the natural enamel of the damaged tooth.
The treatment process starts with Dr. Massood Nouri lightly etching the tooth enamel to create a surface capable of bonding the dental resin. Once it has been applied and shaped, Dr. Massood Nouri will hardened the dental resin with a special ultraviolet light.
If you are in the Dallas, Texas, area and you have a tooth with a chip or other minor physical defect, you should call 972-733-0106 to schedule a consultation appointment at Liberty Dental Studio.