I had two front teeth which slightly overlapped. I decided dental bonding would be the more conservative route to go. Unfortunately, he ground the overlapping tooth down in the front and sides to make it look straight. Then, he ground down the adjacent teeth so far they were set back in the smile. He told me he’d build them back up with the bonding. Then, he proceeded to stain everything yellow to look “natural”. I argued with him about this but he did it anyway. So, now I’m in pain and have ugly front teeth. Honestly, the stain looks worse than my natural teeth. Is there anything which can be done to fix this or am I stuck like this?
The biggest problem here is the dentist. It sounds like you went to a family dentist who dabbles in cosmetic dentistry but isn’t skilled. Dental bonding requires a great deal of skill because it’s done freehand. After everything you’ve been through, you’ll be glad to hear I have some good news for you! Because your dentist ignored your instructions, you’re entitled to a full refund. Now you can get this done properly by a competent cosmetic dentist.
Finding the Best Cosmetic Dentist
You’ll need a top of the line cosmetic dentist. The mistakes your dentist made will take superior skills to repair. He or she will evaluate the best solution. They may re-do the dental bonding or, more likely do porcelain veneers. The benefits to the veneers over the bonding is longevity. Plus, porcelain will give a more stunning final result.
So, where will you find this miracle worker dentist? My suggestion is you look for a dentist who has reached accreditation level with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). AACD accredited dentists are the among the top 1% of cosmetic dentists in the world. Any one of them can give you the smile of your dreams. You can find them on their website www.aacd.com.
This blog is brought to you by Tulsa Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Jerome Cha.