Dental Bonding Before And After

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Many people desire a more aesthetically pleasing smile, and dental bonding can be a great solution. In this article, we will explore a case study of a 22-year-old female who wanted to enhance her smile using dental bonding.

Dental Bonding Before And After
Dental Bonding Before And After

A Minimally Invasive Approach to Dental Bonding

In this case, the patient had peg laterals (small and misshapen teeth) and a congenitally missing maxillary left canine tooth. Her goal was to close the gaps on either side of the laterals and improve the overall aesthetics of her smile. Dental bonding was chosen as the most minimally invasive method to achieve these desired results.

Planning and Preparation

To plan for the procedure, a separate model was created and the aesthetic areas were waxed up. The length of tooth number 10 was reduced slightly for better aesthetic results. Wax was applied to the medial and distal surfaces of the laterals and the canines to ensure a natural and proportional appearance.

The Procedure: Dental Bonding with Camouflage Composite

To achieve the desired results, camouflage Universal, a nano hybrid composite, was used as the bonding material. Before starting the bonding procedure, the tooth surfaces were cleaned and a rubber dam was placed for isolation. Phosphoric acid was applied to etch the enamel surfaces, followed by the application of scotch bond university agent. The composite resin was then applied and shaped using a spatula-shaped instrument. The putty matrix helped determine the new incisal edge position and the interproximal scalloping of the teeth.

Benefits of Camouflage Composite Veneers

Camouflage Universal composite offers several desirable properties for both the dentist and the patient. It is easy to manipulate and shape to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome. The material is also stain-resistant and has a low water absorption rate, ensuring its longevity and maintaining its mechanical properties over time.

Finishing Touches and Final Results

After the resin application, the restorations were polished using soft flex discs of varying grits to refine the contours and margins. Any roughness or overhangs were removed to ensure healthy gingival tissue. The occlusion was checked, and any high spots were adjusted using a slow-speed round bur. Finally, the restorations were polished to a high shine using a composite polisher and an aqua brush biker.

Conclusion: Achieving Stunning Results in a Single Appointment

The results of the dental bonding procedure were remarkable. The patient was thrilled with the aesthetic improvement achieved in just one appointment. Thanks to the minimally invasive approach and the use of top-quality materials, the restorations can be easily repaired if needed in the future.

Are you considering enhancing your smile? Dental bonding may be the solution you’re looking for. Contact Make You Smile to schedule a consultation and discover how dental bonding can transform your smile.