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If you suffer a small dental fracture on one of your teeth, it can alter your appearance or lead to discomfort and heightened sensitivity. In some cases, a chipped tooth doesn’t cause any distress. This might tempt you to put off treating the tooth, which might prove to be a serious error in judgement.

In time, bacterial deposits can become trapped in the fractured tooth enamel, fostering tooth decay and exploiting the area. When this happens, it can spread quickly into the sensitive interior of the tooth, and Dr. Todd S. Resek and Howard C. Nader might need to perform a root canal to effectively treat the damaged tooth.

To prevent this from happening, Dr.Todd S. Resek and Howard C. Nader encourages patients to have any chipped tooth addressed. The severity and location of the chip will largely influence the treatment and repair options that they presents to you.

A small dental fracture can sometime be repaired with a simple amalgam or composite filling. If one or more of the teeth in your smile have chips, Dr. Todd S. Resek and Howard C. Nader might recommend having porcelain dental veneers installed over the face of each tooth.

A large chip, or one that is on critical surface of the tooth, Dr. Todd S. Resek and Howard C. Nader might recommend a total crown restoration. This will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with tooth-colored porcelain.

If you live in the Oakmont, Pennsylvania area and you have suffered a chipped tooth, you should call 412-828-3311 to have it treated and repaired by Dr. Todd S. Resek and Howard C. Nader.