Your tooth enamel is intended to be hard enough to allow you to chew tough and hard foods. Yet your teeth are not invulnerable to chips and fractured tooth enamel. Some bad oral habits like crunching on ice or nervously nibbling on pens and pencils can exert such force on a tooth that it fractures the tooth enamel.
If you do suffer a chipped tooth, you need to have it examined and treated by a dentist like Dr. Kurt Seidler before the compromised tooth enamel suffers further complications. After a thorough examination, he can present you with a treatment plan.
In some cases where the damaged area is limited to a single surface of the tooth, our dentist might be able to treat the issue by applying a dental filling. The process may involve removing a small amount of surrounding tooth enamel to prepare a strong surface.
After applying the dental filling and hardening it, the dental filling will effective restore the tooth’s natural strength and basic function in your mouth.
Going forward, you might want to make an active effort to address the activity that caused the dental fracture. Curtailing a bad oral habit can greatly reduce your chances of suffering another dental fracture.
If you live in the Carrollton, Texas, area and you have recently chipped or fractured a tooth, you should call 972-492-0411 to have it treated at Kurt A. Seidler DDS.