Not all people want perfect even teeth. This patient of mine was concerned about the discolouration and poor longevity of the resin bondings that had been done on her front teeth. While is would be possible to do orthodontics and straighten these teeth, the patients chief concern was to keep her smile looking ‘like me!’ – that is, to maintain the crowded appearance which created character that she had had all her life.
The most conservative option was new resin bonding to replace the discoloured fillings, but the two smaller lateral incisors had more extensive damage. We opted for a veneer on one and a crown on the other. You can see by the following photo that a crown is a more aggressive approach (right) than a veneer (left). The bondings had been redone at this stage.
I think the final results have been fantastic – it is very difficult to match one tooth and often people get 6 or 8 front teeth done together to make an easier colour match. Although this was more difficult, it ended up with must less damage to the mouth overall.
I thought I would share it. Happy New Year!