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Sports injuries can sometimes impact the mouth causing trauma to soft oral tissues and chipping teeth. This is even more likely to be a problem if you have a bad habit of participating in a contact sport without the necessary mouth protection. A chipped tooth can sometimes cause discomfort, heightened sensitivity, and limit the function of your mouth. Even if the damaged tooth doesn’t cause pain, the compromised tooth enamel could eventually come to harbor a cavity.

If the chip is small and it doesn’t influence the overall structural integrity of the tooth, Dr. Nitya Balan might be able to repair it with a dental filling. The material she uses for this repair could vary depending on the chip’s visibility in your smile.

Dr. Nitya Balan might recommend repairing a chipped front tooth with a composite resin dental filling. This is a special form of dental plastic that can be shaded to mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Once the filling has been cured with a special ultraviolet light your newly repaired tooth will serve you for many years to come.

If you live in the Cedar Park, Texas, area and you have a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 512.260.8330 to have it examined and repaired at Discovery Park Dental.