A chipped tooth is often the result of a minor oral trauma. Even if the damaged tooth enamel doesn’t cause any immediate distress, you should still seek professional care at Granger Family Dentistry PC.
The chipped enamel surface could encourage stray food material and bacteria to form a new cavity. This could cause significant distress to a tooth that was previously healthy. With timely treatment, Dr. Thomas Anglemire can often repair a small chip with a composite resin filling.
The repair process starts with Dr. Thomas Anglemire examining the tooth to assess the extent of the damage and the overall health of the tooth. An injection of Novocain will then be administered into the gums to numb the tooth and surrounding tissues. Dr. Thomas Anglemire 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 resin that can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes it a good choice for repairing a cavity on a tooth that’s prevalent in your smile.
Once it has been applied and cured by an ultraviolet light, the composite filling will fully repair the previously chipped tooth for many years to come.
If you live in the Granger, Indiana, area and you have a chipped tooth in your smile, you should not delay in calling 574-277-5406 to seek professional treatment and repair from Dr. Thomas Anglemire.