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Your smile appears in many of your common facial expressions. If one of these teeth is chipped on a single surface it can cause discomfort, and sensitivity, while also affecting your self-confidence. Without the timely attention of a dentist like Dr. Doris Madrigal the damaged tooth enamel could eventually foster a cavity.

If the tooth has been minimally affected, Dr. Doris Madrigal might be able to repair it with a basic composite resin dental filling. This is a special type of dental material that can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

Dr. Doris Madrigal will then discuss your numbing options which might call for injecting Novocain into your gums. Then she will remove a small amount of additional tooth enamel to prepare a strong surface capable of anchoring the dental filling.

The composite resin material will then be prepared and perfectly shaded to match the color of your natural tooth enamel. Once it has been shaded, applied, and shaped, Dr. Doris Madrigal will harden the dental filling and bond it in place with a special ultraviolet light.

If you live in the Chicago, Illinois, area, and you have a chipped tooth that is visible in your smile, you should call 773.252.5757 to seek timely treatment at DM Family Dentistry.