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There are many different things that can chip a tooth. When this happens, the compromised dental integrity can leave it at increased risk of suffering a severe dental fracture.

To prevent this from happening, Dr. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia might be able to repair the fractured tooth with a silver amalgam dental filling. This type of dental material is known for being durable making them a good choice for repairing a chipped molar or premolar.

Amalgam is made from a blend of dental grade metals that can be somewhat malleable when they are first applied and shaped, especially when it’s composed of silver. Once the amalgam dental filling has been cured by a special ultraviolet light it will harden and bond with the surrounding tooth enamel.

If the chip in the tooth enamel is large or it has compromised the tooth’s biting surface, Dr. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This treatment method will fully replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a special material like dental porcelain, gold, or an alloy of base metals.

Once the integrity of the tooth has been fully restored you can expect it to last for many years to come. If you have a chip on one of your teeth, and you live in the Fishers, Indiana, area, you should call 317-849-0999 to have it treated at My Dental Care.