Amalgam Fillings Can Be Used to Repair a Molar Chipped by Unconscious Night Grinding

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Unresolved, chronic stress can have several ancillary symptoms. This can often include unconsciously grinding your teeth at night. Without the protection of a quality dental guard, this could very easy cause a chip on one of the molars in the back of your mouth.

Sometimes a chipped area of tooth enamel on molar can be repaired with an amalgam filling applied at Eagle Summit Dental Group.

The treatment process starts with Drs. Sanders, Fuller, Land, and Land performing a thorough examination of the tooth to determine the severity of the damage. This might also include taking a few X-rays to make sure the internal structures of the tooth have not been compromised.

Our dentists will then inject Novocain into the surrounding gums to numb the tooth. Then they will use a dental drill to remove any decayed tooth enamel. This leaves behind a perfectly clean surface to cement a filling.

Amalgam fillings are known for being durable, making them a good choice for repairing a chipped tooth enamel on one of your back teeth. They are made from a blend of dental-grade metals that are somewhat malleable, when they are first applied and shaped.

Once the filling has been cured by a special ultraviolet light, it will harden and effectively restore the full function of the previously damaged tooth for many years to come.

If you have a chip on one of your teeth and you live in the Eagle River, Alaska, area, you should call 907-694-8234 to have it treated by Dr. Michael Sanders.