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Chipped teeth can vary in severity and location. Many dental fractures affect the biting surface of a tooth in some fashion. This is even more likely to be the case if you grind your teeth at night, or you have a habit of nibbling on foreign objects.

Sometimes these chips can expose the sensitive dentin layer within the tooth. In these situations, the tooth often suffering from significant sensitivity problems. Even if the tooth doesn’t cause undue distress or discomfort, you should still have it examined and treated by Dr. Steven J. Brazis to prevent a cavity from developing in the area.

Dr. Steven J. Brazis might be able to fix the small chip with a simple composite or amalgam dental filling. Composite dental fillings are made from a special dental plastic that can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This dental filling material is ideal for repairing a chip that appears in your smile.

Amalgam dental fillings are made from a special blend of dental grade metals. They are known for their durability and can be used to repair a chip on one of the molars or premolars in the back of your mouth.  

After applying the dental filling material, Dr. Steven J. Brazis will harden it with a special ultraviolet light. This will effectively bond the dental filling to the surrounding tooth enamel.

If you are in the Sacramento, California, area and you have a chipped tooth, you should call 916-731-5151 to have it examined and treated by the dentists at Steven J. Brazis, DDS.