And here is the pretty smile on this young lady after closing the gap on the right side (the patient’s left side). She was VERY excited with the results, and we were too!
And here’s the results. It didn’t take long, wasn’t too expensive, and made a dramatic difference in the final appearance of these two teeth.
Here’s a better view of the situation. The orthodontist moved the teeth to the right spot, but there still appears to be too much space between these two. It is not actually a tooth-position problem, but in fact is a tooth SHAPE discrepancy. With a bit of bonding we can add to both these teeth and dramatically close the spacing.
The NC Dental Society is sponsoring a free dental clinic this summer here in Charlotte. This is a fantastic effort by organized dentistry to help those truly in need. Watch the video and you’ll want to help too!
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And here’s another of the veneer photos. The tissue now has had a few weeks to fully mature, so you can see how the papilla (the piece of gum tissue we have between our teeth that extends down to a point) has begun to drop into place. Again, no sensitivity and one happy, happy patient!!
And the veneers for these teeth came out great! The patient was SOOOO excited!!
This was the day we put them in, so the tissue has not had time to fill in between the two central incisors. But in a few more weeks the tissue will have completely healed and you won’t be able to tell that ANYTHING has been done!
Here’s another view of these teeth. You can see some of the fractured bonding, but more importantly, look at the relation of the top and bottom teeth and the inward angulation of the top teeth. The primary reason these teeth, and the bonding that is on them, continue to fracture is a ‘tooth-positional’ problem. They are in the wrong place. So the obvious solution would be to move edge of the top front teeth OUT, and the edge of the bottom front teeth IN. This would position these teeth more ideally, so that when we restored them with veneers they would function properly and last a long time. Would you consider orthodontics if you were in this situation??
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So this area had too much space after braces, but everything else was ideal. Some patients would be fine with the space between these teeth, but it REALLY bothered this patient. So our solution was to add a bit of bonding to either tooth, closing the gap and making it look better.