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Using your teeth as tools or nibbling on pencils and pens can potentially chip one of your teeth. This is even more likely to be an issue if you grind your teeth at night without the protection of a dental guard. Even if the chip doesn’t cause discomfort, you should still consider having it repaired at Lakeland Dental Care.

The compromised area of tooth enamel could eventually trap bacterial deposits, allowing a cavity to develop. This could distress the sensitive internal structures of the tooth in a short amount of time.

Sometimes Dr. Alex S. Abernathy can repair a small chip on a tooth with a simple filing made from amalgam metals or composite resin. These materials start out pliable. After Dr. Alex S. Abernathy prepares the surface of the tooth and applies the filling material, he will shape it to blend smoothly with the rest of the tooth enamel.

Then a special dental-grade ultraviolet light will be used to cure the filling and secure its bond with the tooth. With good oral hygiene practices, you can expect the filling to repair the chipped tooth for many years to come.

If you live in Jackson, Mississippi, and you’ve suffered a chipped tooth, you should not delay in calling 601-981-8166 to seek treatment from Dr. Alex S. Abernathy.