Sometimes a bad habit like nibbling on desktop items, improvising your teeth as tools, or biting your nails can chip a tooth. This is even more likely to occur if you also grind your teeth when sleeping on a frequent basis.
Some minor dental fractures only compromise a small area of tooth enamel. This might not initially cause you discomfort or sensitivity. However, you shouldn’t let the lack of immediate distress tempt you to forgo treatment from an experienced dentist like Dr. Abbas Nejad.
As time goes on the area of damaged tooth enamel could start to trap minute bacterial deposits. This could cause a more significant cavity to form in the already distressed tooth.
If the chip is relatively small, Dr. Abbas Nejad might be able to repair it with a simple composite or amalgam dental filling.
This involves Dr. Abbas Nejad numbing the tooth to help you remain comfortable throughout the treatment. Then, he will use a special dental drill to remove a small amount of additional tooth enamel. This will provide a clean surface to bond the dental filling in place.
A composite dental filling is made from a special dental resin that can be shaded to perfectly match with the surrounding tooth enamel.
Once the dental filling has been applied, shaped, and cured by an ultraviolet light, it will effectively repair the chipped tooth for many years ahead.
If you have a chip on one of your teeth, and you live in the Phoenix, Arizona, area, you should call 623-872-8686 to have it treated at Abbas Nejad DDS.