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You could potentially suffer a dental fracture from an accidental fall, sports injury, or from grinding your teeth at night. When this happens the damaged tooth enamel could cause increased sensitivity, discomfort when chewing, or even come to foster a severe cavity.

If a chip is small and it doesn’t affect the biting surface of the tooth Dr. Jorge de la Osa might be able to repair it by applying a dental filling at his El Monte, California practice.

Once he has numbed the tooth, Dr. Jorge de la Osa will remove a small amount of tooth enamel. This will provide a clean surface to cement the dental filling in place. At Sunshine Dental Group, our team uses only amalgam-free, tooth-colored fillings for teeth which have minor damage or decay.

Our composite fillings are bonded to the damaged or decayed tooth in one appointment at our office. After your dentist thoroughly removes the decay, it will be cleaned and the filling will be placed, shaped, and polished. The beauty of these fillings is that they will be closely matched to your natural teeth to achieve both function and aesthetics.

Dr. Jorge de la Osa might use a composite resin material. This is a special type of dental plastic that can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

If you live in the El Monte, California area and you have a chip or dental fracture on one of your teeth, you should call 626.579.4274 to have it examined and treated at Sunshine Dental Group.