This patient came into our office with a common dental problem – a composite resin on a front tooth has chipped numerous times. This happens for many reasons, but most often because the patient’s type of bite was not considered when the restoration was placed. This particular patient has few posterior teeth, so the vast majority of masticatory forces (biting pressures) are placed on the front teeth. This means that any restorative material utilized in this area of the mouth has to be extremely durable or these intense forces can cause the restoration to break down, as in this instance.
This last photo was added after the patient’s cementation appointment. This patient was ecstatic to have her front teeth back and better than ever! If you want more information, contact us today!