The average person has eight premolars in their mouth. These special teeth play an important role working with your front teeth to bite off hard foods and working with your molars to grind tough foods. If a premolar is chipped by grinding your teeth or crunching on ice, it can significantly impair your oral function.
If the damaged area of tooth enamel is small, Dr. Aram Cazazian might be able to repair the chipped premolar with an amalgam filling. This is a special blend of inert dental metals that are known for their durability. This filling material tends to be dark in color making amalgam more suitable for repairing a chipped premolar that is not visible in your smile.
Dr. Aram Cazazian might need to prepare the area for the dental filling by using a drill to remove a small additional amount of tooth enamel. Then he will prepare the amalgam material. With some minor shaping and adjustments, the filling material will blend perfectly with the shape of the premolar.
Once the filling has been cured with a special ultraviolet light your newly repaired premolar will serve you for many years to come. If you live in the Bayside, New York, area and you have a chip or small fracture on a premolar, call (718) 423-7009 to have it examined and repaired at Bayside Family Dentistry.