If you grind your teeth at night on a regular basis or you have a bad habit of biting your nails and nibbling on desktop objects, you are at increased risk of suffering a chip on one of your front teeth. When this happens, the compromised area of tooth enamel could attract and trap bacterial deposits. This could create a cavity in an already distressed tooth.
To prevent this from happening and to restore your smile’s natural appearance, you should not delay in calling 828-684-9260 to have the chipped tooth repaired at Arden Dental Group. If the chip is small, he might be able to repair it with a dental filling.
Dr. Joseph Younger will start by examining the tooth to assess the extent of the damage. It’s also important to make sure no decay has started to develop. An injection of Novocain will then be administered in the gums to numb the tooth and surrounding tissues.
Dr. Joseph Younger will use a drill to remove a small amount of tooth enamel. This creates a clean surface for the filling to adhere to. The composite filling is a special dental-grade resin. It can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes it a good choice for repairing a cavity on a tooth that is 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 Arden, North Carolina, area and you have a chipped tooth in your smile, you should not delay in calling 828-684-9260 to seek treatment from Dr. Joseph Younger.