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If you grind your teeth at night on a frequent basis, or you have a bad habit of nibbling on foreign objects, you could suffer a chipped tooth. Contact sports athletes are also at increased risk of suffering a dental fracture.

Even if the damage to the tooth is minimal you should still have it examined and repaired at Dr. Stuart Graber’s clinic.

In some of these cases, Dr. Stuart Graber might be able to repair a minor dental fracture with a composite or amalgam dental filling.

The treatment process starts with Dr. Stuart Graber numbing the tooth and surrounding gums to ensure your comfort. Then, [hehe] will use a special dental drill to remove the decayed enamel to provide a clean healthy surface to cement a filling in place.

The dental filling material Dr. Stuart Graber uses for the final repair will depend on both the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and the dental filling’s visibility in your smile.

Both amalgam and composite dental fillings can be applied in a single appointment. Amalgam is a metallic blend of durable dental metals. This makes them a good choice for repairing a dental fracture on one of your back teeth.

Composite dental fillings are composed of a dental-grade resin that can be shaded to perfectly match with the surrounding enamel. This makes them a good choice for repairing a chip or dental fracture that affects a tooth in your smile.

If you have a chip on one of your teeth, and you live in the Purchase, New York, area, you should call 914-996-7786 to have it treated at OneDent of Westchester.