Tooth enamel is a very hard substance intended to provide your teeth with the necessary strength to process food into small pieces that can be safely swallowed. It also protects your teeth from decay. If you have a bad habit of chewing on things like pens, or using your teeth as improvised tools, you are at an increased risk of suffering chipped or fractured tooth enamel.
Even if the compromised area doesn’t cause immediate pain and sensitivity, the damaged tooth can become increasingly vulnerable to decay or an additional dental fracture. If the tooth isn’t treated by our dentist, Dr. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher in a reasonable amount of time, you could suffer severe complications.
The dentist might be able to treat a minor chip by with a dental filling. Two common materials for this mode of treatment include composite resin and metal amalgam. Composite dental fillings are created from a special type of dental resin that can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes this type of filling a good choice for repairing an area that will appear when you smile. Dental fillings made from a metal amalgam are noticeably darker than the surrounding tooth enamel. But they are known for their durability. This durability makes amalgam better suited for repairing a chip on a tooth that is not easily seen and must bear the pressure of chewing.
If you live in the New York, New York, area and you have recently chipped a tooth, you should call (212) 579-0552 to have it treated at Professional Dental & Implant Center.