At The Silverstrom Group, we understand that accidents happen. Whether due to a sports injury or biting down on a popcorn kernel, your teeth can become cracked or chipped. Fortunately, we offer the treatment necessary to return your tooth to full function and appearance. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, explain how dental bonding can transform an injured tooth. Dental Bonding Quiz 1. True or False: When you chip a tooth, save any pieces you can find. 2. True or False: Tooth sensitivity and toothaches are common signs of a fractured tooth. 3. True or False: Your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists can repair your tooth with dental bonding. 4. True or False: Without treatment, a damaged tooth runs the risk of infection. Answer Key 1. True. When you chip your tooth, the first step should be gathering any pieces you can find. Bring them with you when you see your Livingston dentists. If necessary, you can also apply gauze to control bleeding or an ice pack to reduce swelling. 2. True. Often a crack in your tooth may be practically invisible to the naked eye. If you experience persistent tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures or chronic toothaches, you should see your Livingston dentists right away. 3. True. The bonding material is made from a special composite the resin. The resin will be applied to the tooth in several thin layers. As the material cures, your Livingston dentists can mold and sculpt your tooth. To ensure an esthetically pleasing restoration, the resin material will be shaded to blend with your surrounding teeth. 4. True. When a tooth becomes cracked or chipped, the sensitive layers of inner tooth structure are exposed to bacteria. Soon, the tooth can develop a cavity. Without treatment the decay will spread, reaching the inner pulp and leading to a painful infection. Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists When a tooth becomes cracked or chipped, dental bonding can help repair and rejuvenate your smile. If you would like more information on our bonding procedure, talk to your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists today. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.