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The teeth in the front of your mouth play an important role in your overall oral function for biting off pieces of food before other teeth in the rear of your mouth can break them down for safe swallowing. The teeth that appear in your smile also play an important role in communicating emotion in many of your facial expressions.

When the front facial surfaces of a tooth in your smile suffers a chip or a minimal dental fracture it might cause minor sensitivity, while also making your feel self-conscious about your appearance. This can drive some individuals to guard some of their important facial expressions.

In a situation like this you really should seek the care of a reputable dentist like Drs. Roschella, Zinger, and Brown and our team of staff specialists at RZ Dental Group’s clinic. After a basic assessment and X-ray of the damaged tooth, our team can avail you of the most applicable treatment options.

If the compromised area of tooth enamel is small and limited to the facial surface of a front tooth, we might be able to repair it with a cosmetic bonding treatment. This involves applying a small amount of composite resin that will be shaded to match the adjacent tooth enamel.

Once this is done, your dentist will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the cosmetic bonding and seal the tooth enamel. If you live in the Marriottsville, Maryland, region and you have a chipped tooth, you should call (410)-505-8676 to have it examined and treated at RZ Dental Group today.