When tooth enamel is chipped, it might not cause any overt distress of sensitivity. However, you shouldn’t let this lull you into a false sense of security. Without a dentist’s attention, the damaged tooth could start to collect minute food particles and plaque deposits.
As this continues to occur the bacterial material can foster dental caries and other tooth decay complications. With early diagnosis, Dr. Ajey Varma can repair the chipped tooth to prevent unnecessary complications in the future.
Dr. Ajey Varma might be able to repair a minor dental fracture with a composite or amalgam dental filling.
The treatment process starts with Dr. Ajey Varma numbing the tooth and surrounding gums to ensure your comfort. Then, he will use a special dental drill to remove a small amount of the surrounding tooth enamel. This will create the necessary surface details to firmly bond the eventual dental filling material.
The dental filling material Dr. Ajey Varma uses for the final repair will depend on both the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and the dental filling’s visibility in your smile.
Both amalgam and composite dental fillings can be applied in a single appointment. Amalgam is a metallic blend of durable dental metals. This makes them a good choice for repairing a dental fracture on one of your back teeth.
Composite dental fillings are made from a special type of plastic resin. This material can be shaded to perfectly match with the surrounding enamel. This makes them a good choice for repairing a chip or dental fracture that affects a tooth in your smile.
If you are in the Tacoma, Washington, area, and you’ve recently suffered a chipped tooth you should call 253-752-6915 to have it treated at Ajey Varma.