Chips and small dental fractures can result from things like grinding your teeth or experiencing a blow to the face. They are even more likely to occur if you have a bad habit of chewing on foreign objects or using your teeth as tools. Even if a chip doesn’t cause heightened sensitivity, you should still have it repaired at Monon Family Dental.
Without timely treatment, food particles and bacteria could become trapped in the minute textures of the damaged tooth enamel. This could eventually foster a new cavity.
In some cases where the chip or dental fracture is small, Dr. Zachary Allmand might be able to repair the tooth with a dental filling.
The material Dr. Zachary Allmand recommends for your filling will depend on the tooth’s primary function and its visibility in your smile. Amalgam fillings are made from a blend of inert metals. They are durable, making them a good choice for repairing a cavity on a back tooth.
Once it is cured and hardened by a dental-grade ultraviolet light, the filling should effectively repair the tooth for many years.
If you live in the Indianapolis, Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, and Noblesville, Indiana, area and if you have suffered a chip or other dental fracture on one of your teeth, you should not delay in calling 317-846-6188 to seek treatment at Monon Family Dental.