The teeth visible in your smile are presented to people in a wide range of facial expressions. If a chip or other minor physical imperfection occurs on one of your front teeth, it can cause you to feel self-conscious. Fortunately, Dr. Jeremy Borsky has a few different options for repairing small dental fractures at his Cincinnati, Ohio, clinic.
If the chip is small and it doesn’t directly affect the biting surface of the tooth, Dr. Jeremy Borsky might be able to repair it with a composite-resin filling.
After examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays, Dr. Jeremy Borsky will inject Novocain into the gums to numb the area.
Then he will use a drill to remove a small amount of tooth enamel surrounding the chip. This creates a smooth, clean surface for the composite material to bond with. This type of filling is made from a special dental-grade resin. It can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes it nearly impossible for the casual observer to detect.
Once it has been applied and hardened by an ultraviolet light, the tooth will be repaired for many years to come.
It’s also worth noting that if the chip in the tooth is large, or if it includes a significant portion of the biting surface, Dr. Jeremy Borsky might forgo using a filling and recommend restoring the tooth with a porcelain crown.
If you have a chip on one of your front teeth and you live in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, you should call 513-232-6560 to seek treatment with Dr. Jeremy Borsky.