A Dental Fracture on a Front Tooth Might Needs to Be Treated and Repaired

The American Association of Endodontists notes that chipped tooth enamel is one of the most common forms of dental trauma. While this can be caused by sports accidents, people who grind their teeth at night are also at increased risk of suffering a chipped tooth.

Should this befall you, it’s wise to have the chipped tooth repaired as soon as possible at Dr. Amandeep S Gill’s dental office in Modesto, California. Without professional treatment, the compromised area of tooth enamel could start to passively trap food particles and bacterial matter. This could cause a severe cavity to form in the previously healthy tooth.

If the chip is small and the damage is limited to the tooth enamel layer Dr. Amandeep S Gill might be able to repair it with a basic composite resin dental filling. This is a special type of dental material that can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

If the fractured tooth compromises a large area of tooth enamel, or the biting surface of the tooth has been traumatized Dr. Amandeep S Gill might recommend restoring it with a porcelain dental crown. This will fully replace the tooth’s enamel layer with a special dental grade porcelain. This material can be shaded to perfectly match the neighboring teeth.

If you live in the Modesto, California, area, and you have a chipped tooth in your smile, you should call (209) 549-1721 to seek timely treatment at Gill Family Dentistry.

Fillings Are Often Used to Repair Modest Areas of Tooth Decay

There are times when the pervasive bacteria in your mouth manages to exploit the enamel of a tooth, causing a modest area of tooth decay. If you notice a change in your tooth’s texture, a sharp tooth edge or tooth sensitivity, you need to take it seriously. If an area of tooth decay is detected early, our Gill Family Dentistry team can repair it with a simple filling.

First, your dentist will want to conduct a thorough examination of the tooth to determine the extent of the decay.

Next, your dentist will numb the tooth and surrounding area and will remove any decayed tooth enamel. After the tooth decay is removed and the area is prepped, he can then form the filling. The material your dentist suggests for the filling is primarily based on the tooth’s location and appearance in your smile.

Gold, amalgam, composite plastic or porcelain are the industry’s standard materials that are used in fillings. Amalgam and composite materials can be directly applied to the cavity, while gold and porcelain fillings require two appointments.

Addressing an area of tooth decay early reduces your chances of developing more significant complications. If you are suspicious of tooth decay in Modesto, California, you should not hesitate to call Gill Family Dentistry at (209) 549-1721 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Amandeep S Gill.