The molars in the back of your mouth work in tandem to grind and chew the foods you consume. When one is compromised by a chip, it can cause heightened sensitivity as well as other complications. This is even more likely to be an issue if you grind your teeth at night on a regular basis. Sometimes Dr. Jody W. Adams can repair a small chip on a molar with a simple amalgam filling.
The process starts with your dentist examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. This helps determine the extent of the tooth decay and identify any other treatment factors. Then, he will numb the area with an injection of Novocain.
Once the area has been fully numbed, he will use a drill to remove a small amount of the surrounding tooth enamel. This creates a smooth surface for the eventual filling to bond to.
This type of amalgam filling is made from a blend of inert dental metals. It is more durable than composite fillings, making them a better option for molars and premolars that are called upon to do a lot of chewing and grinding.
If you live in the Brigham City, Utah, area and you have suffered a chip on a molar, you should call 435.723.6120 to have it treated at Smile 2 Heart Dental.