Gentle Dental of West Chester
125 Turner Lane, West Chester, PA 19380

Is Dental Bonding Best for a Broken Tooth?

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Nobody wants to crack, chip, or break a tooth. But if it happens to you, find out how to deal with the damage.

Say Bye-Bye to a Broken Tooth

If you’re unsure of the best way to repair a tooth that’s chipped or cracked, you should consider dental bonding. For this dental procedure, dentists apply and carefully shape a tooth-colored plastic adhesive over the dental damage to seal the chipped or broken tooth. Then, a special ultraviolet light is used to harden the adhesive so it’s strong and secure. Family dentistry experts frequently recommend bonding for chipped tooth repair because it offers so many benefits, including:

  • Perfectly matches the color of nearby teeth
  • No anesthesia required
  • Little to no pain
  • Complete chipped tooth repair in less than one hour per tooth
  • Available from any affordable dentist
  • Can last for up to ten years

Keep Bonding Looking Good and Lasting Long

Family dentistry experts advise following a few simple steps to keep bonding at its best for many years to come. After having the bonding treatment, it’s important that you:

  • Don’t consume dark-colored foods and beverages for a full 48 hours after the procedure to avoid staining the bonding as it sets.
  • Avoid biting down on very hard foods, ice cubes, and solid objects to prevent the bonding from chipping.
  • Get regular check-ups and cleanings from an affordable dentist.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in West Chester, call Gentle Dental of West Chester today at (484) 643-4417 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in West Chester. With 11 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of West Chester, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of West Chester.

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I have finally found a dentist (Dr. Valentine) who is absolutely amazing. She is professional, sincere and efficient. I never leave her office […]
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The office was clean and the staff was friendly and professional. The doctor was very caring and helpful.
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Painless!
Sharon R.
I was taken on time. Service was quick and painless. I had a filling done and a cleaning the previous week. Everyone from the receptionist to the […]
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Both excellent dental care and an efficient and informative office staff and administrative system.
Douglas S.
Dr Valentine continues to be the best dentist I've seen. Quick, painless, efficient. Couldn't be happier.
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The folks at Gentle Dental are professional and friendly.
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This is my first visit. The staff is very nice on the phone and in person. I really like Dr. Valentine. She is thorough,caring of my needs and made […]
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I was very pleased with Dr. Valentine's professional work. She always makes me feel very comfortable!
Joseph Y.
Dr. Valentine is very very nice and very patient with me I know I can be a difficult patient at times. I am thankful to her and her staff
Carolyn B.
Friendly, accommodating, and most importantly the work that's been done on my teeth is fantastic. I could ask for anything more in a practice.
Wesley W.
Excellent service and great advice.
Lee T.
You guys were awesome !
Matthew R.
very good dentist would recommend to anyone.
Elwood C.
treatment was very gentle
Anonymous
Every one is so nice and they make you feel comfortable !!
Pamela J.
Caring, patient treatment. Answered all of my questions and kept me apprised of what was going on. Friendly, excellent and painless care. Very good!
Daniel M.
I have been seeing Dr. Penfil for over 25 years and highly recommend this dentist!
Anonymous
I had a great experience. Thank you
Regina G.
Dr Penfill is awesome!!
David G.
Very accommodating
James K.
Made me feel comfortable and people were friendly
Pamela J.
I have been treated with respect from the front desk, Dentist to the paying of my bill. This is from a life long dentist hater who is no longer in […]
Nancy H.
Everyone at Gentle Dental is professional and polite. Dr. Valentine checked out my situation and provided me with her professional opinion and […]
John R.
Great appointment as always!
Lucy D.
polite and painless
Douglas L.
Always a good experience
James K.
Fast and painless tooth extraction
Chris N.
As always, I had a great visit.
Lucy D.
Great folks to be around during a trip to the dentist. Everything went perfectly! I was in and out before I knew it.
Chris T.
Dr. Valentine is great!
Sean P.
Dr. Valentine is very personable, and truly seems to care. She makes sure that you see your X-rays in order to understand exactly what may be an […]
Thomas S.
Still amazing! Dr. Penfil and Laura! They are awesome!
Jacqueline W.
Always on time for appointments and very friendly staff.
Anonymous
Extremely kind. Great customer service. They were able to schedule me in for an emergency appointment the same day I called.
Mike C.
As always, everyone that works at Gentle Dental West Chester are awesome.
Lucy D.
Excellent service and professional staff.
Rebecca A.
Dr Penfill is very, very thorough
David G.
Great dentist, very personable and put me at ease right away. And that's saying something since you usually have to gas me before I'd let you near me.
Dusty T.
Difficult situation worked out very well so far.
Michael S.
I was able to get in the same day for a broken filling replacement. I was explained my options to fix the tooth along with the financial impact […]
Curt L.
Fast, great service from friendly staff.
Anonymous
As always, everyone in the West Chester office are awesome!
Lucy D.
Great service and everyone was extremely helpful and informative.
Sean P.
I had a good experience this past Friday. I had 2 teeth extracted by Dr. Valentine. She did a great job. She is very nice and professional at the […]
Patricia D.
It was pleasurable.
Maria M.
very through
Beverly J.
Most professional, friendly and accomodating.
Frank P.
Saw me immediately for dental emergency
James K.
They do great work very happy and I would recommend everyone to go there.
Elwood C.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (484) 643-4417
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