Cavity prevention can often be one of the most important tasks you can undertake in order to keep your smile safe.
The outer tooth enamel layer on each of your teeth is composed of dense mineral structures. This is what allows you to safely bite and chew food. At the same time, the strong mineral content also helps protect the sensitive core structures of your teeth from reacting to hot and cold.
Yet as hard as your teeth are there are still sometimes when tooth enamel can be chipped. Even if you aren’t experiencing any immediate pain or sensitivity problems, the compromised area of tooth enamel could be at heightened risk of suffering from a severe cavity.
If you have a chipped tooth, the wisest course of action is to have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Robert E. Hansen Jr., DDS. In some of these cases, a small chip might be repaired with simple composite or amalgam filling.
This mode of treatment typically starts with numbing the tooth and surrounding gums. Then Dr. Robert E. Hansen Jr., DDS will carefully remove a small amount of additional tooth enamel. This will provide the necessary texture capable of bonding the dental filling in place.
The material used for the dental filling will depend on affected surface and its visibility in your smile.
A composite dental filling can effectively mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel, making it the preferred choice for a visible dental filling. An amalgam dental filling is durable, making them a better option for a chipped tooth in the back of your mouth.
If you live in the Pasadena, California, area and you have recently suffered a chipped tooth, you should call 626-793-2273 to have it examined and treated at Hansen Dental Care’s dental offices.
You Might Also Enjoy...
If you have pain when you chew, you may be experiencing issues because of missing teeth, gum disease or cavities.
Typically, if you ever feel any aches or pains in your body, it’s very likely linked to some sort of damage or condition that has occurred.
If you are unfamiliar with bruxism, it is a term that refers to a subconscious oral health condition that causes you to grind or clench your teeth during sleep.
You may know about pregnancy tumors, but they’re most likely different than what you’d expect. With a tiny bit of help from our team, you can foil or treat pregnancy tumors, depending on your oral health.
Have you effectively been employing dental floss to keep your teeth and gums clean? Even if you brush your teeth twice a day as you’re supposed to, it will not be enough to keep your smile completely safe from harm.