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You might suffer a chipped tooth from nervously nibbling on random desktop objects or from unconsciously grinding your teeth at night. Regardless of the cause, you should never ignore a chipped tooth. As time goes by, the damaged tooth enamel could come to harbor bacterial deposits that cause a cavity.

With early diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Christopher M. Spelman might be able to repair the tooth with a simple dental filling. Dr. Christopher M. Spelman can work quickly to determine the severity of the problem and present you with the most effective method for repairing the chipped tooth. If the damaged area of tooth enamel is small, he might be able to repair it with a standard dental filling.

Once the tooth has been sufficiently numbed, Dr. Christopher M. Spelman will use a drill to remove a small amount of extra tooth enamel. This will create a smooth surface to bond the dental filling. The material he recommends will be based on the chipped tooth’s visibility in your smile and location.

Composite resin is a good option for repairing a chip on a tooth that’s visible in your smile. This is a special type of dental grade plastic that can be shaded to match the adjacent tooth enamel. Once Dr. Christopher M. Spelman has shaded and applied the composite material he will use a special ultraviolet light to harden it, and bond it in place.

If you live in the Hopewell, New Jersey, area and you have a chipped tooth in your smile, you should call 609-466-1332 to have it treated and repaired at Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC.