Sometimes using your teeth for a simple thing like crunching on ice, or nibbling on pencils and pens can chip one of your front teeth. This can alter the appearance of your smile and leave you self-conscious. If the chip is small Dr. Chad Catron might be able to repair the tooth with a special composite dental filling. This is a dental plastic material that can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel.
Dr. Chad Catron will examine the tooth to determine the severity of the damage to the tooth enamel. After numbing the tooth, he will use a drill to remove a small amount of tooth enamel. This will ensure a clean, smooth surface to bond the filling material in place. Then he can shade the composite material and apply it directly to the tooth.
With some minor shaping and adjustments, the dental filling will blend seamlessly with your natural tooth enamel. Once the composite filling has been cured with a special ultraviolet light, it will repair the tooth for many years.
If you live in the Stilwell, Oklahoma, area and you have a chip on a tooth in your smile, you should not delay in calling 918-696-4200 to have it examined and repaired at Catron Family Dentistry. Our dental professionals are ready and happy to serve you today!