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The teeth in the front of your mouth often appear in your smile. They can also have a salient appearance in many of your common facial expressions. When one of these teeth has been affected by a chip, minor dental fracture, or a noticeable cavity, it can leave you feeling socially awkward and overly self-conscious about your appearance.

In a situation like this, you should consider scheduling an appointment with a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Chris Pallotto & Eric Osmolinski and their associates at Oak Dental Associates.

If the compromised area is relatively small Dr. Chris Pallotto & Eric Osmolinski might recommend repairing the area of tooth enamel with a composite dental filling. This is a special type of dental resin that can easily be shaded to match the color and tone of the surrounding tooth enamel. This will make the dental filling indistinguishable from the other teeth in your smile.

With regular brushing and flossing you can expect the dental filling to restore the tooth’s function and appearance for many years to come.

If you live in the Oak Lawn, Illinois, area, and you have a chip, fracture, or noticeable cavity on a tooth that appears in your smile, you should call 708.422.1900 to have it treated by one of the dentists at Oak Dental Associates.