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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. Kimberly Simonds.

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. Kimberly Simonds might be able to repair it with a simple dental filling. The treatment process starts with Dr. Kimberly Simonds numbing the tooth and underlying gums.

Dr. Kimberly Simonds 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. Kimberly Simonds 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 Ballwin, Missouri, area and you have recently suffered a chipped tooth, you should call 636.552.9647 to have it treated and repaired at Ballwin Dental Care.