The average person has eight large molars in the back of their mouth. These teeth work in tandem with each other and your premolars to perform the basic function of chewing and grinding the foods you consume each day.
If you grind your teeth at night without the protection of a dental guard, or you have a bad habit of crunching down on ice, you could suffer a chipped molar. In a situation like this, you should not delay in contacting Dr. Bart Deering to seek treatment. If it’s caught early, he can repair the damaged molar before a cavity develops in the compromised tooth enamel.
Dr. Bart Deering will first need to conduct a thorough examination of the tooth which might also include taking some X-rays. It’s important to make sure the molar’s structural integrity hasn’t been compromised.
If the tooth has suffered minimal damage, Dr. Bart Deering might be able to repair it with an amalgam dental filling. This is a special blend of dental metals. Once cured the dental filling will be rather durable.
A special ultraviolet light will then be used to harden the amalgam ensuring its bond with the surrounding tooth enamel. This will effectively restore the full function of the tooth for many years to come.
If you live in the Garland, Texas, area and you have a chipped molar, you should call 972-271-4545 to have it examined and repaired at Bart Deering DDS.