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Tooth enamel can gradually be affected and compromised by unaddressed deviations between two or more of your teeth. As the tooth enamel gradually changes the compromised area could start to accumulate plaque and other bacterial deposits. In time this could foster a small area of tooth decay.

If you have noticed a problem developing with one of your teeth, you should have it examined by an experienced dentist like Dr. Sanaz Khoubnazar.

In a case where active tooth decay has not yet affected the area and the area of dental attrition is are minor, she might be able to repair the tooth with a simple dental filling. This treatment can typically be performed in a single outpatient appointment.

This typically calls for her to remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the surrounding area. This will to prepare the necessary surface texture to bond the dental filling. The material that she selects for the dental filling will be based on the surface location of the tooth.

If the treated area will be highly visible in your smile she might use a composite resin material for the dental filling. This is essentially a dental grade resin material that can be shaded to match the color and tone of the surrounding tooth enamel.

If you live in the Santa Monica, California, area and you are concerned about one of your teeth you should call 310-829-0808 to have it treated and repaired at Smiles Santa Monica.