A patient came to Time Dental having had 2 incisor teeth missing from her upper teeth. She was only 16 years old and had never had her lateral incisors come through which made her feel very self conscious. The spaces had closed but she was unhappy with the colour of her teeth and the fact that she looked “fangy” with her 2 incisors missing.
We discussed her options and the steps involved to help her feel more confident. The simplest way to help her would be a 2 step process. The first step would be to whiten her teeth, and the second step would be to carry out composite bonding on her canines to make them look more like incisors.
Step 1 involved taking impressions of her teeth for her custom fit tooth whitening trays. There are two main ways for teeth whitening; in-office or professional at-home tooth whitening. The end result for both tooth whitening systems is the same, the main difference is the speed. Professional at-home tooth whitening is much more gentle on the teeth, so she wanted to go for this option. The teeth whitening gel is placed into the custom fit whitening trays and inserted in the mouth and kept in place for 40 minutes. This process is then repeated once a day for 10-14 days.
Once the fresher appearance of the teeth have been achieved, step 2 involves composite bonding. This is where composite is added to the canine teeth and bonded into place and shaped to look like incisor teeth. Composite bonding is an excellent way of improving your smile. With the current white composite materials a natural appearance can be achieved by a skilled cosmetic dentist.
Time Dental provides this service for patients in Farnborough area as well as the surroundings towns in Surrey, Hampshire, West sussex and Berkshire.
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