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Dental fractures and chipped tooth enamel can vary in size, severity, and location. Some don’t cause any immediate discomfort or sensitivity problems, while others can be quite painful.

If the chip is small and it doesn’t immediately compromise the tooth you should still have it examined and treated by a dentist like Dr. Hoang Truong. In some of these cases he might be able to repair it by installing a simple dental filling.

The specific material Dr. Hoang Truong uses for the dental filling will vary depending on the fracture’s visibility in your smile.

Amalgam dental fillings are composed of a special metallic blend that is durable, yet dark in color. This type of material might not be a good choice to repair a dental fracture that will appear in your smile.

For a fractured front tooth he might recommend installing a composite dental filling. This is a special form of dental resin which can be shaded to mimic the appearance of the adjacent natural tooth enamel.

Once the ideal dental filling has been applied to the fractured tooth enamel, Dr. Hoang Truong will harden it with a special ultraviolet light.

If you live in the Roseville, California, area and you have a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 916-784-3337 to have it examined and treated at Rock Rose Dental’s dental offices.