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Tiny chips, small dental fractures, and other minor physical defects on one of your front teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile’s appearance. At the same time, if the area is not treated and repaired in a reasonable amount of time plaque and bacterial deposits could accumulate in the aberrant tooth enamel, promoting a new cavity.

In a situation like this, you need to have the tooth examined and repaired by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Hoang Truong. After a professional assessment he and his staff can help you understand the best method for repairing the tooth.

In some of these cases a chipped front tooth with a special composite dental filling. This plastic dental resin can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel.

The treatment process begins with numbing the tooth before removing a minuscule amount of additional tooth enamel. This will prepare a healthy surface texture to effectively adhere the dental filling material. Then he can shade the composite material and apply it directly to the tooth.

After some minor shaping and adjustments, your new dental filling will blend seamlessly with the existing tooth enamel. It will then be cured and bonded to the local tooth enamel with a special ultraviolet light.

If you live in the Sacramento, California, area and you have recently chipped one of your front teeth, you should not delay in calling 916-649-0249 to have it examined and treated at Gateway Oaks Dental’s dental offices.