When participating in sports- contact or not- ranging from boxing, to swimming, to football, to bike riding, to hockey, and everything in between, it’s important to protect your teeth by wearing a mouthguard.
During physical activities, you put yourself at risk for suffering and injury, and facial and dental injuries are among the most common. You could chip or break a tooth, loose a tooth (or teeth), have your tooth bite through your lip or tongue, and the list goes on and on.
Fortunately- although nothing about being injured is very fortunate- you don’t have to go to work or school the after a dental injury looking like you lost the game.
Cosmetic dental bonding is a great solution for both children and adults in the case of a dental injury. This natural-looking, solid restoration process is applied in single dental visit, making it a convenient and lasting option for patients. During the bonding process, Dr. Brent Engelberg, a cosmetic and restorative dentist in Arlington Heights, Illinois, will apply the composite resin bonding substance to your tooth, tint it to match your natural tooth structure and surrounding teeth, and sculpt it to the desired shape and position.
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For patients who suffered a minor crack or chip, cosmetic bonding is the ideal treatment. If a tooth is beyond the point of repair or if the tooth was lost completely when the injury occurred, Dr. Engelberg may suggest porcelain veneers, a dental bridge, or dental implants for equally natural and durable treatment options.
Whether you’re an active adult who participates on your office softball team or you’re a youngster running around on the soccer field, taking care of your smile is important at all times- especially when there’s a higher risk for an injury. Call Dr. Engelberg’s dental office at (847) 259-6988 if you need immediate treatment for your injury or for more information about protective mouthguards.