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Sometimes a chipped tooth can prove to be more than just a minor cosmetic nuisance. Even if you aren’t experiencing any immediate discomfort in a tooth that has suffered a dental you should still have it examined and treated by a dentist like Dr. Mayra Modesto-Garrido.

Without professional attention, the textures of the compromised tooth enamel could start to collect minute bacterial deposits. This could eventually foster a large cavity dangerously deep in the tooth enamel.

If the damage to the tooth enamel is minimal Dr. Mayra Modesto-Garrido might be able to repair the area by installing a simple dental filling.

This treatment plan starts with numbing the tooth and the surrounding periodontal tissues to help you remain comfortable throughout the session. Then a small amount of additional tooth enamel will be removed. This will provide a clean surface to securely bond the dental filling material to the surrounding tooth enamel.

The most common substances for a dental filling of this type include composite resin or metallic amalgam. The ideal choice will be influenced by the surface of the tooth and if the repaired area will appear in your smile.

Once the material has been prepared applied and shaped, our dentist will harden and bond the dental filling with an ultraviolet light. This will effectively restore the structural integrity of the fractured tooth for many years to come

If you have a chip on one of your teeth, and you live in the Glen Rock, New Jersey, area, you should call 201-652-0400 to have it treated at Excel Dentistry.