Composite Bonding to Correct Gum Recession

Gum recession and loss of tissue between the teeth create dark spaces, or “black-triangles”. This can greatly affect the appearance of your smile. In addition, hot and cold sensitivity may also develop if significant tooth root surface is exposed.

Common causes include aging, orthodontic treatment, aggressive brushing, trauma, or periodontal disease.

These spaces are easily managed with bonding of composite material to the teeth. The teeth can be re-shaped to fill in the spaces. No removal of tooth structure is needed as the composite is bonded directly to the surfaces of the teeth. Often this can be completed very comfortably without any anesthetic.

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Black-Triangle Spaces After Orthodontics
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Closure of Spaces Using Bioclear Technique
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Composite bonding to close a space resulting from gum recession
Localized Space Corrected with Bonding
Significant gum recession was managed with composite bonding
Correction of Lower Black-Triangles

Mis-shaped Teeth – Peg-Lateral

Variations in tooth size is common. Under-sized lateral incisors, referred to as “peg laterals”, can affect the way your smile looks. This difference in tooth size is easily corrected by simply adding composite to the lateral incisors. The ideal shape and size are restored, creating a very natural looking result. As with most composite bonding treatments, no removal of tooth is needed and can be completed very comfortably without anesthetic.

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Aesthetic Correction of Peg-Laterals
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Composite Bonded Veneers

Composite veneering can completely change the appearance of the teeth and correct significant discoloration. This treatment involves minor removal of tooth structure, mainly areas of decay, compromised enamel, and old stained fillings. Afterwards, composite material is applied over the teeth and shaped to a very natural looking contour. Therefore, this can be a favorable option over porcelain veneers since more natural tooth structure can be maintained.

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A beautiful natural appearance after completing composite veneers.
Correction of Aesthetics with Composite Veneers