You Need to Have a Chipped Tooth Treated by a Dentist to Prevent a New Cavity from Developing - Ballwin Dental Care

Sometimes chipped teeth cause significant discomfort, heightened sensitivity, and other complications. Other times a chipped tooth will not cause any overt discomfort. However, you shouldn’t let this tempt you to procrastinate having the tooth repaired by Dr. [doctor_name].

As time goes by the minute textures in the chipped tooth enamel could start to trap bacterial deposits. This could cause a new cavity to form deep inside the already compromised tooth.

If the chip is small and doesn’t affect a critical location of the tooth Dr. [doctor_name] might be able to repair it with a simple dental filling. The treatment process starts with Dr. [doctor_name] numbing the tooth and underlying gums.

Dr. [doctor_name] will then use a drill to remove any damaged or newly decayed tooth enamel. This will prepare the area to accept the dental filling.

The material Dr. [doctor_name] selects for the dental filling will primarily be based on the tooth’s location and its prevalence in your smile. A composite dental filling can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel making ot a good choice for a chip on one of your front teeth.

Amalgam dental fillings are made from a blend of base metals. They are known for being durable which makes them a good choice for repairing a chip on one of your molars or premolars.

Once the filling has been cured and hardened with an ultraviolet light it will effectively restore the tooth’s function and prevent a new cavity from forming in the area.

If you live in the [city], [state], area and you have recently suffered a chipped tooth, you should call [phone] to have it treated and repaired at [practice_name].

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