I thought I was getting my teeth contoured. The dentist I saw shaved my top left front tooth and now it is too short. She said that she can lengthen it with bonding but I don’t trust her. What are my options? Thanks. Kameel
Kameel – We recommend that you schedule an appointment with an experienced cosmetic dentist. A tooth that is too short can be lengthened and restored with dental bonding or a porcelain veneer.
The cosmetic dentist will examine your tooth and determine which options are best for restoring it. A skilled dentist can manipulate composite bonding to match the color and translucency of your natural teeth. Bonding can last for years, but will eventually stain or wear and need to be replaced.
A porcelain veneer covers the entire front of your tooth. It can require light preparation of the tooth to prevent it from extending beyond the adjacent teeth or looking bulky. Veneers are very durable and can last for many years.
You can select a few cosmetic dentists with whom you can schedule consultations, discuss your options, and compare the recommendations.
This post is sponsored by Bedminster, NJ accredited cosmetic dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.