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People with bad oral habits like crunching ice, nibbling on foreign objects or using teeth their teeth as tools are at increased risk of suffering a chipped tooth. If the affected area of tooth enamel isn’t treated in a reasonable amount of time plaque and other bacterial deposits could start to accumulate in the deep recesses. This could promote a severe case of tooth decay.

Patients suffering from a significant chip or dental fracture may need a dentist like Dr. Alexander Santos to perform a dental crown restoration. This treatment process will fully replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another durable substance.

The dental crown will need to be created in a dental lab. When it’s ready you’ll need to return to Chino Hills Family Dentistry to have it cemented onto the healthy core of the tooth.

After treating the tooth Dr. Santos] will help you understand your options for preventing future dental fractures. This might involve addressing the bad habit that caused the problem. If you frequently grind your teeth while sleeping he might also recommend using a dental guard when you go to bed.

If you live in the Chino Hills, California, area and you have recently suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 909-342-7945 to have it examined the treated at Chino Hills Family Dentistry.