The average person has eight large molars in the back of their mouth and each of these molars play an important part in your daily speaking, chewing and grinding of foods. They also work along with the premolars near the front to form the dentition of your teeth.
If you grind your teeth at night on a regular basis, or you participate in contact sports without the requisite mouth guard, you could suffer a chipped or fractured molar. When this happens, the tooth could experience heightened sensitivity and discomfort. This could limit your ability to effectively process food before swallowing.
Dr. Pam Chamberland might be able to repair a chipped molar at her Shelbyville, Tennessee, clinic with an amalgam dental filling. This is a special blend of inert dental metals that are known for their durability.
Dr. Pam Chamberland will start by numbing the tooth before using a dental drill to remove a small amount of surrounding tooth enamel. Then she will prepare the amalgam filling material, and apply it to the area. Once it has been shaped and cured with a special ultraviolet light, it will repair the molar for many years to come.
If you live in the Shelbyville, Tennessee, area and you have a chipped molar, you should call 931-684-9167 to have it examined and repaired at Chamberland Dentistry PC. Our dental professionals are prepared to assist you with your best smile today!