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I Have a Chip in My Front Tooth. What Are My Options to Fix It?

Front Tooth Chipped | Treatment | Kingsport, TN | Hagan Dentistry

Did you know that dental enamel is the hardest substance in the human body? If you consider the wear and tear your teeth withstand on a daily basis without becoming damaged, this fact makes sense.

But the reality is that sometimes teeth do get chipped or broken and not only detract from your smile, but also cause a jagged edge that can irritate your tongue and cheek tissue. When this happens, we need a solution like durable tooth-colored fillings in Kingsport, TN to restore the health, function, and appearance of a tooth.

Reasons Why Teeth Chip

Several situations can occur that would cause a tooth to chip or break:

  • Biting down ...

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How a Dental Filling Helps Improve Your Oral Health

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Dental fillings are basic restorative treatments most dentists offer because they are a time-tested solution for damaged teeth. In fact, about 100 years ago researchers in Slovenia found an ancient tooth filled with beeswax that dates back to 6,500 AD!

Today, dentists use either a silver amalgam filling or a tooth-colored composite material. While amalgam fillings have their uses, composites tend to be more popular because they look natural and won’t leave a dark spot in your smile.

What Happens to an Untreated Damaged Tooth?

Having a filling placed is a straightforward procedure with significant benefits. Your dentist removes the decayed or damaged portion, adds filling material to the tooth, and shapes and ...

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