The teeth in the front of your mouth largely appear in your smile, while also helping you to bite off pieces of food. Unfortunately, bad oral habits like using your teeth as improvised tools, or nibbling on pencils and pens, could chip or fracture one of your front teeth.
If the damage is minimal and limited to the tooth’s enamel layer, one of our dentists, Dr. Mike Henrickson and Dr. Chue Cha, might be able to repair it with a dental filling made from composite resin. This material can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.
Our dentist will then discuss your numbing options which might call for injecting Novocain into the local gum tissues. This will help you remain comfortable throughout the treatment process. Then they will remove a small amount of extra tooth enamel to prepare a surface capable of marrying the dental filling securely.
Next, the composite resin material will be shaded to match the color of your natural tooth enamel. Once it has been shaded, applied, and shaped, we will harden the dental filling and secure it in place with a special ultraviolet light.
If you live in the Eden Prarie, Minnesota, area, and you have a chipped tooth that is visible in your smile, we invite you to call 952-941-9829 to seek timely treatment at Twin Cities Modern Dentistry.