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If you grind your teeth on a regular basis or if you have a bad habit of nibbling on things or using your teeth as tools, the chances of developing a chip on one of your teeth is significant. Without timely treatment and repair, the chipped tooth enamel could trap food particles and bacteria, causing a new cavity.

If it’s small enough, Drs. Murray and Mazur can simply repair it with a standard dental filling. This is done by numbing the area and then using a drill to remove any compromised enamel.

The material your dentists recommends for the filling will be based on the location of the cavity, the primary function of the tooth and the tooth’s prevalence in your smile.

If the tooth or chip is visible in your smile, he might recommend having it repaired with a composite filling. This is especially handy because it can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

If you have suffered a tooth chip in Lafayette, Indiana, you shouldn’t hesitate to call 765-477-0331 to have it treated at Allure Dental.