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Sometimes something as simple as nibbling on your fingernails or using your teeth to open a package can cause a chip or dental fracture. Even if the damage to the tooth enamel is minimal and you feel no pain, you should still have the compromised tooth treated by our dentist, Dr. Robert Haas.

Without timely treatment the minute textures in the damaged tooth enamel could start to collect bacterial deposits. This can gradually increase your chances of suffering a severe cavity in the affected tooth. Sometimes a minor dental fracture that only affects a small area of a tooth can be treated with a basic dental filling. The material the dentists recommends for the filling will depend on the tooth’s primary function and if it will be visible when you smile. A composite dental filling is made from a special type of resin that can be color matched to the existing tooth enamel. This will seamlessly conceal the damaged area and restore its structural integrity.
An amalgam dental filling is carefully created from a blend of metals. It is soft when it is first applied to the prepared area. Then it will be hardened with a special ultraviolet light.

If you live in the Lebanon, Ohio, area and you have a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 513-932-6991 to have it examined and treated at Family Dentistry, Inc..