See what Dr. Shuyan Rofe has been doing to make over smiles for our patients.
Issues with teeth like these can arise from something called “abfraction.” One cause of abfraction is grinding teeth. Minimal gum recession is also a side effect of abfraction and vigorous brushing with medium and hard toothbrushes. Stain can come from smoking or drinking tea, coffee, and wine. On this patient we removed the decay and discoloration. We repaired the broken tooth structure and returned the smile to a more natural esthetic look.
Sometimes teeth break down due to lack of diligent care, wearing of braces, not getting regular fluoride treatments, or consuming excessive sugary or acidic drinks and foods. Bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is applied and hardened with a special light. The resin is “bonded” to the tooth to improve a person’s smile. It is among the least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures, and it gives immediate results.