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.
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.
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.