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Even if you aren’t experiencing any initial sensitivity or distress in a newly chipped tooth, you should still have it examined and repaired by a dentist like Dr. Warren Cheung. If the compromised area of tooth enamel isn’t addressed in a reasonable amount of time, the area could start to accumulate the bacterial deposits that foster tooth decay.

Once a cavity forms in a chipped tooth, it could quickly spread through the tooth enamel. In time it could potentially start to affect the dentin, pulp, or root of the tooth. This could call for more invasive dental treatments.

If it’s addressed in a reasonable amount of time a minor chip in a tooth can be repaired by having Dr. Warren Cheung apply a metallic amalgam or composite resin dental filling.

In a case where the chip in the tooth enamel is large or a new cavity has developed, he might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown restoration. This mode of treatment involves Dr. Warren Cheung completely removing the tooth’s enamel layer before replacing it with a replica made from gold, base metals, or dental grade porcelain.

If you are in the Elk Grove, California, area and you have a chipped tooth, you should call 916-683-1994 to have it examined treated by the dental care specialists at E.G.I. Dental.