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Your enamel provides your teeth with the structural integrity to bite and process the foods you eat, to prevent bacteria and acids from damaging your teeth. Sometimes simple things like grinding your teeth as you sleep, biting your fingernails, or crunching on ice can result in chipped teeth. This is even more likely to be an issue if your tooth enamel has been affected by chronic poor oral hygiene.

Even if the chipped tooth doesn’t cause you instant pain, you should still have it examined by our friendly dentist, Dr. Emanuel Amato . The size and location of the damage will largely determine the treatment strategy that he recommends. Some minor chips can be treated with a simple dental filling. If the damage to your tooth is visible to other people, our dentist may use a composite material for the dental filling. If the damage has altered a critical surface of the tooth, you might need dental crown. You may also want to talk to the dentist about a dental bond.

If you live in the Chandler, Arizona, area and you have recently suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 480-413-1100 to have it examined and treated by our team at Chandler Family Dental Care.