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When a tooth is chipped or fractured the damage to the enamel layer might not cause significant distress, discomfort, or sensitivity. If you choose not to have the tooth repaired in a reasonable amount of time the textures of the fractured tooth enamel could start to accumulate bacterial deposits.

As this starts to happen the tooth is at increasing risk of suffering from a new cavity. Any new area of tooth decay that does develop could quickly spread to affect the sensitive core structures of the tooth.

If you suspect a problem like this has developed with one of your teeth wisest course of action is to have the dental specialists at Classic Smiles examine the tooth.

The size and location of the dental fracture and any related tooth decay will influence the treatment Dr. Susanne Baaqee recommends.

In many of these cases she might recommend replacing the tooth’s enamel layer with a dental crown. This treatment plan is designed to fully replace the tooth enamel layer with an artificial material such as gold, porcelain, or a metallic alloy.

Dr. Susanne Baaqee will need to numb the tooth and surrounding gums before removing all traces of the original tooth enamel layer. This will leave behind an abutment containing the dentin, and other sensitive structures of the tooth.

After creation in a dental lab, your dental crown will be cemented in place with a special dental adhesive. This will complete the dental restoration process and allow you to enjoy the natural function of your mouth.

If you are in Ocoee, Florida, and you’ve suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 407-293-3002 to have it examined at Classic Smiles’s dental offices.