Sometimes the unnatural force of nibbling on a pen cap, or using your teeth to open packaging, can exceed the structural integrity of your tooth enamel to chip a tooth. When this happens the damage to the tooth can range in severity. Even if the tooth doesn’t cause excessive distress or discomfort, you should still have it examined and treated at Dental Center to prevent a cavity from developing in the area.
It might be possible for your dentist to repair a small chip or dental fracture with a simple amalgam or composite resin dental filling. The amalgam material is created from a special blend of dental grade metals. This type of dental filling is known for its durability and can be used to repair a chip on one of the molars or premolars in the back of your mouth.
A composite resin dental filling is created from a special type of dental plastic that can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This dental filling material is ideal for repairing a chip that appears in your smile.
After applying the specific material, your dentist will harden it and bond the dental filling to the surrounding tooth enamel with a special ultraviolet light. If you are in the Orem, Utah, area and you have a chipped tooth, you should call 801.224.6165 to have it examined and treated by the dentists at Dental Center.