Are your front teeth chipped? Are you wondering how to fix them or what can be done to prevent them from chipping any further? We have the answers for you!!
There are several steps to take in determining what is the best course of action for you. For the patient below, she had small chips on her front teeth from her lower teeth being over-crowded. Because of the way that her lower and upper teeth come together when she bites and chews, small chips occur from the crowded lower teeth coming up against those top teeth. For this patient, the bonding would not hold without moving the lower teeth out of the way and into proper alignment.
We suggested that she did ZOOM! whitening first to achieve the color she wanted us to match. After she loved the color, we completed the anterior bonding to fix the chips in her teeth and then took impressions for Invisalign. We were able to do the bonding first because the Invisalign trays protect the upper teeth from hitting the lowers. If the patient did not want to do Invisalign, we would suggest that she wear an appliance at night to help prevent the chipping from happening again. (This is not recommended and has a lower success rate due to the lower teeth still in the same position and hitting the upper bonding.)
Our recommendation was to do two veneers on the front teeth. The stronger material would not chip off like bonding material might and the results are long term. This patient chose to do bonding as well as Invisalign, so we recommended that she wear a full coverage night guard at the end of her treatment to act as a retainer for the upper and lower teeth as well as to prevent any clenching that might occur.
The patient whose photo is above is absolutely thrilled with the success of her bonding on her front two teeth as well as her Invisalign treatment. Her final results will be in a future blog to show her new gorgeous smile!
If you or any one you know have a similar situation, Dr. Emery would be happy to have a consultation with you and go over your options, as every case is different and there are often several different scenarios or treatment options that you can choose from. At Sugar Fix Dental Loft, you will receive completely personalized care in a spa-like setting with state-of-the-art technology. You will LOVE it here and we will take excellent care of you!! Contact us now.
The Sugar Fix Team xo
Sugar Fix Dental Loft in Lakeview
3346 N Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 883-1818
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