Restoring Front Teeth
There are a number of materials and methods that can be used to suit a patient's requirements when restoring the front teeth. There are also a number of reasons why a patient might request or require their front teeth to be restored, including replacing old fillings, effects of erosion, fractures or chipping, crooked teeth, unsightly spaces, unaligned teeth and more.
When a restoration is performed on a tooth, a small portion of the tooth may need to be reshaped. Fortunately, when modern materials and Specialist techniques are used, the amount of tooth that is taken back is minimal. Sometimes, reshaping can even be totally avoided. It is therefore important to have good quality restorations placed so that they last longer and do not need to be replaced as often, as regular replacement means more of the natural tooth is removed in the process - each time.
This young girl's teeth formed with a shape that was narrower than normal. She wanted to improve their appearance but she and her parents were worried about the damage that may occur to the natural teeth, in order to restore them. We spoke about the options, and decided that we could restore her teeth with carefully placed composite veneers, in a manner that would not harm the underlying natural teeth at all.
Case 1 - Improving small teeth
Healthy but small
These teeth are perfectly healthy with no cavities. They just genetically formed as narrow teeth.
Many spaces !
Her smile was not as nice as it could be, because of the spaces between each of the teeth.
Adding to the teeth
The solution was to make each tooth a little bigger, more like the natural shape that they should have been. This was achieved with composite veneers
The new smile
Expert placement of composite veneers on the upper and lower incisors, with no reshaping of the underlying teeth needed, resulted in a beautiful new smile for this young lady.