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A chipped tooth can cause several different complications. The damaged area of tooth enamel can cause heightened sensitivity and discomfort when chewing food. As time goes by, the compromised area of enamel can trap bacteria deposits, which could cause a cavity in tooth.

If the chip is small and appears on a tooth in your smile Dr. Robert Doyle might be able to repair it with a composite dental filling.

After taking some X-rays and examining the tooth, they will numb the area. Dr. Doyle will then remove a minute amount of additional tooth enamel to prepare the smooth surface for the dental filling.

Composite dental fillings are made from a special type of dental plastic that can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes them a good choice for repairing a chip that’s visible in your smile.

Once it has been applied and shaped to be flush with the surrounding tooth enamel, Dr. Doyle will use a special ultraviolet light to cure the dental filling in place. This will harden the filling and ensure a strong bond with the remaining tooth enamel.

If you live in the Whitaker, Pennsylvania, area and you’re concerned that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should not wait to call 412-567-0927 to have it treated and repaired at Complete Dental Care.