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Your smile’s appearance can influence your sense of self-esteem. When one of these teeth is chipped, it can leave you feeling socially awkward. As time goes by, the damaged tooth enamel may eventually foster the development of a new cavity in the already compromised tooth.

If the chip is small, Dr. James R. Healy might be able to repair it with a basic composite resin dental filling. This is a special type of dental material that can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

The treatment process starts with Dr. James R. Healy performing a thorough examination of the chipped tooth. It’s important to assess the extent of the damage and the overall health of the tooth. Dr. James R. Healy will then discuss your numbing options which might call for injecting Novocain into your gums.

Dr. James R. Healy will then remove a small amount of additional tooth enamel which will prepare a strong surface to securely cement a dental filling in place. The composite material will then be prepared and perfectly shaded to match the color of your natural tooth enamel. Once it has been shaded, applied, and shaped, Dr. James R. Healy will harden the dental filling and bond it in place with a special ultraviolet light.

If you live in the Ogden, Utah, area and you have a chipped tooth that is visible in your smile, you should call 801-394-0808 to seek timely treatment at Healy Dental Care.