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Your teeth are enrobed with a sheath of very durable tooth enamel. This is what gives your teeth the strength to chew and grind common foods. Unfortunately, there are times when an unnatural pressure can be applied to a tooth, causing the enamel to chip or fracture. This can be something as serious as an unprotected blow to the face in a contact sport or something as mundane as grinding your teeth at night.

If you’re experiencing heightened sensitivity or pain, it is a salient sign that the fracture extends into the sensitive interior of the tooth. This will require immediate care at Solomon & Wright Associates, P.C.. In a case this severe, Dr. David Solomon might need to perform a root canal.

If the fracture is limited to the tooth enamel, he might be able to repair it with a filling. If it’s large but the interior of the tooth is undamaged, he might recommend replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.

If the fracture is minor yet located on a tooth in your smile, Dr. David Solomon might be able to simply cement a dental veneer in place or restore the tooth with a cosmetic porcelain dental crown.

If you’ve suffered a badly chipped or fractured tooth in Melrose, Massachusetts, you should call 781-665-5222 to have it examined and treated at Solomon & Wright Associates, P.C..