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Bad habits like chewing on your fingernails, using your teeth to open packages, and nibbling on desktop items can potentially chip one of your teeth. When this happens, the damaged tooth enamel could cause tooth sensitivity discomfort and even foster a dangerous cavity. In a situation like this you should not delay in seeking treatment at Dr. Angela Catalano’s dental office in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In some cases, Dr. Angela Catalano can repair a small chip with a simple composite or amalgam dental filling. Composite dental fillings are made from a special dental plastic that can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This dental filling material is ideal for repairing a chip that appears in your smile.

Amalgam dental fillings are made from a special blend of dental metals. They are known for their durability and can be used to repair a chip on a back tooth. Once the dental filling material has been cured and bonded to the tooth enamel with a special ultraviolet light, it will last for several years.

It’s important to note that you can maximize the lifespan of a filling with consistent improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine. If you’ve developed a chip on one of your teeth, and you live in the Las Vegas, Nevada area, you shouldn’t delay in calling (702) 508-0191 to seek treatment at Innovative Dentistry.