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 erosion, chips, 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 sanded back. Fortunately, when modern materials and Specialist techniques are used, the amount of tooth that is taken back is minimal. It is therefore important to have good quality restorations placed so that they do not need to be replaced often and hence each time, more of the natural tooth is removed in the process.
In the case example below, this lady approached us with the hope of improving the look of her front teeth. She was concerned with the overall appearance of her smile, and in particular, the gaps between her teet. She'd had composite restorations done elsewhere, which she was no longer pleased with. We recommended the simple replacement of her old restorations and some tooth whitening, to improve the overall appearance of her smile. The result was a clean and natural final tooth form, and brightened colour for her smile.
The smile is dull due to the staining of the existing old fillings and the overall colour of the teeth
There are spaces too
A close-up view shows the staining of the old composites in the central incisors
The positive effects of tooth whitening can be seen in this beautiful post-treatment photo. We also closed the spaces too !
The new smile
The replacement of the old composites with new ones which were shade matched to the new, whitened teeth, completed the aesthetic transformation