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While your teeth are very strong, there are many things that can chip or fracture your tooth enamel. Chips could come from an accidental blow to the mouth, or something as seemingly mundane as grinding your teeth at night. Individuals who have a bad habit of crunching on ice or using their teeth to open containers are at increased risk of suffering a fractured tooth.

Even if you aren’t experiencing any initial sensitivity or discomfort in the affected tooth, you should still have it examined by our dentist, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez Flores before tooth decay starts in the compromised enamel. The severity of the dental fracture will determine the treatment plan developed by dentistand her staff.

A small area of chipped tooth enamel that is limited to single surface of the tooth might be treated with a dental filling. Most are made from either metallic amalgam or composite resin. A more significant dental fracture might require a dental crown restoration. This treatment is designed to fully replace the tooth’s enamel layer with an alternative material. Most crowns are made from either gold, base metal alloys, or dental grade porcelain. If the sensitive core structures of tooth have been traumatized Dr. Sylvia Ramirez Flores might need to perform a root canal in advance of the dental crown restoration.

If you live in the Mission, Texas, area and you have recently suffered a fractured tooth, you should call 956-583-0055 to seek treatment at Flores Dental Care.