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Minor dental fractures and a small chip on a tooth might seem inconsequential at first. However, as time goes on the affected area can start to attract and hold onto food particles and bacterial deposits. As this happens the tooth is at increasing risk of suffering a large cavity.

If it’s small and the structural integrity of the tooth isn’t altered Dr. Allen Daniels might be able to treat the problem by applying a dental filling. Dr. Allen Daniels offers cosmetic tooth-colored fillings to restore damaged teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite material that blend in naturally with your own teeth. We can place these sturdy restorations in a single comfortable visit to our office.

If the chip is large or tooth decay has started to set in, Dr. Allen Daniels might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown. This will effectively replace the entire tooth enamel layer and recast it in a special dental grade material such as gold, base metals, or porcelain.

Regardless of the final treatment method, the tooth will still need regular attention in your daily oral hygiene routine. Any inconsistencies in your daily habits could eventually lead to new complications or a new area of tooth decay to develop.

If the chipped tooth was caused by grinding your teeth at night, or a blow to the face during athletics, you might want to consider using an appropriate dental or mouth guard.  

If you live in the Lawrenceburg, Indiana area and you have a chipped tooth, you should call 812-656-8888 to seek treatment at Bright Dental.