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Chipped teeth of the day

The first two patients I saw today chipped the same front right central incisor biting into a chicken bone. The third one chipped her lower right incisor biting into a sandwich. The last patient grinds his teeth and fractured the edge off his upper left central incisor. I restored each these teeth in about a half hour, for each one, with bonded ceramic composite restorations. Here are the before and after photos taken 30 minutes apart.

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Cavities of the day

This first patient had a large deep cavity on the inside (lingual surface) of her upper lateral incisor. The decay extended under the gum-line and the pulp was necrotic. We discussed treatment options and could have extracted the tooth and placed an implant, but I felt we could save this tooth with a root canal and composite build-up.

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deep decay
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decay extended into pulp
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root canal

The next patient had a cavity on his upper molar. I quickly and easily removed the decay and placed a composite restoration.

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decay-before and after

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Chipped front teeth today

This patient was playing hockey and his left front tooth was fractured by a hockey stick. I restored the tooth in 20 minutes with a ceramic composite bonded restoration. Looks great and he’s happy to get his great smile back.

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chipped front tooth
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after cosmetic bonding
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awesome smile :-)))

This next patient fractured the her front tooth biting into a hard piece of bread. I quickly repaired this tooth too.

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This patient chipped his lower tooth when he bit down hard and the tooth fractured against the upper incisor. This was a quick and easy repair.

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after