At the age of 16 one of our patients was involved in a biking accident and the front teeth were broken and part of the teeth lost. Now 18 years old, the patient came to Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group to repair his chipped front teeth and restore his smile.
Besides the chipping of the front teeth, the patient also has some crowding which has left some teeth crooked. Invisalign treatment is recommended as the ideal option to straighten the teeth. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment method which uses a series of removable invisible aligners to move the teeth back into a correct and straight position.
In the meantime, the patient was given a couple of options for repairing the chipped front teeth. The ideal treatment recommended was porcelain veneers to correct the problem and create the most natural looking and long lasting solution possible. Modern porcelain veneers are durable and have physical properties which match very closely with natural teeth. This is due to the translucency of porcelain which reflects light in a similar way to natural teeth.
A second, short term option presented to the patient was to restore the shape of the front teeth using a bonding technique with composite materials. Bonding produces a very nice result, but on the downside has a tendency to show discolouration over time. It is a great short term solution however.
The patient, in this case, decided to go with the bonding with composite material option and is very happy with the result.
The patient is now considering Invisalign treatment and will consider porcelain veneers as a more permanent solution to his smile makeover once his teeth have been straightened.
Dr. Mahara at Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group specializes in cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign treatments to help you achieve both a healthy mouth and a smile that you are proud to let shine. Read more about having a smile make over or Invisalign treatment at our Nanaimo dental clinic and contact us today to book a consultation. We look forward to serving you.