In August I got cosmetic bonding on two teeth that got chipped in a bike accident. As soon as the dentist finished and she let me look at my teeth, a) I noticed that the bonding was much whiter than my own teeth and b) the bonding was very lumpy. I complained right away but she told me it needed time to settle and to call for an appointment if it didn’t settle in two weeks. I called for an appointment and was scheduled for a month later! So when I went back to the office my dentist said that she had to take off the bonding and start over. Sounded like a good idea to me. So she got the bad bonding off and re-did it. Now the shape of my two teeth is completely different from how they looked originally and they look like they don’t belong with my other teeth. The color is better but not quite right. I actually had a good friend ask me what happened to my teeth. I cannot go back to this dentist. I am cutting my losses, money and all. I am done. How many times can a dentist chisel off bad bonding without messing up my own teeth? What should I do now? – Tia
Tia – Take the time to find an experienced cosmetic dentist in your area. If you are able, find an experienced cosmetic dentist who is also accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
The dentist will examine your dental bonding and let you know your options. It is likely that the bad bonding can be removed, your teeth can properly be prepared for the bonding, and new bonding can be applied. An experienced cosmetic dentist will have plenty of composite available to match your natural teeth. He or she also has the skill to sculpt the bonding so that it looks completely natural.
Don’t settle for anything less than an experienced cosmetic dentist.
This post is sponsored by Bedminster dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.