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Your smile is an important part of your appearance and is a big part of your nonverbal communication. The teeth in the front of your mouth also play an important role in certain aspects of your speech and allow you to bite your food.

If one of these teeth is chipped or fractured it can have a profound effect on your self-confidence in social setting as well as hamper the basic function of your mouth. In some cases, a chipped tooth can also start to harbor bacterial deposits that later foster tooth decay complications

If the area of a damage in a tooth’s enamel layer is small, our dentist, Dr. Diana Craft might be able to treat the problem with a composite a dental filling. This material can be shaded to mimic the appearance of the surrounding tooth enamel.The dentist will numb the tooth and the gums to keep you comfortable throughout the treatment. Then she will remove a small amount of tooth enamel to prepare a surface for the filling securely. Once this is done, she will shade the composite resin material to mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. After it has been applied, she will harden the dental filling with an ultraviolet light.

If you live in the San Clemente, California, area, and you have a chipped tooth, you should call 949-218-0433 to seek timely treatment at Diana Craft Dental.