If you have a bad habit of nibbling on objects, biting your fingernails or using your teeth as tools, then you are at heightened risk of suffering a dental fracture on one of your front teeth. If a chip does occur on one of the teeth in your smile, it can alter your appearance and create an area that invites bacterial tooth decay.
Dr. Allan Stevenson will start by examining the tooth to assess the extent of the damage to the enamel. It’s also important to make sure no decay has started to develop. An injection of Novocain will then be administered into the gums to numb the tooth and surrounding tissues. Dr. Allan Stevenson will then use a drill to remove a small amount of tooth enamel. This creates a clean surface for the composite resin filling to bond with.
The composite filling is a special dental-grade plastic. It can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes them a good choice for repairing a cavity on a tooth that’s prevalent in your smile.
Once it has been applied and cured by a dental-grade ultraviolet light, the composite filling will fully repair the chipped tooth for many years to come.
If you live in the Parma, Idaho, area and you have a chipped tooth in your smile, you should not delay in calling 208.806.0765 to seek treatment at Trailridge Family Dental.