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Minor dental fractures can often be the result of simple bad habits. Common causes including biting on your fingernails, using your teeth to open packaging, not wearing a mouth guard during sports, or nibbling on pencils, and pens. Even if the chipped tooth doesn’t cause you any immediate pain or sensitivity, you should still have it examined and repaired at Dr. Michael Sanders’s dental office. This can help prevent a severe cavity from developing in the damaged tooth enamel.

It might be possible for Dr. Michael Sanders to repair a small chip with a basic amalgam or composite dental filling. If have additional chipped teeth that appear in your smile, Dr. Michael Sanders might recommend having porcelain dental veneers installed over the face of each tooth.

If the chipped too has a new cavity of a preexisting cavity Dr. Michael Sanders might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This mode of treatment will completely replace the tooth’s enamel layer with either gold, a base metal alloy, or dental porcelain. If you live in the Eagle River, Alaska, area and you have suffered a minor dental, you should call 907-694-8234 to seek treatment with the dental care specialists at Eagle Summit Dental Group.