Composite bonding

Procedure Details

This was a gentleman who was involved in truck accident, while at work. I had seen him in the office about a month before for a routine exam and cleaning. I received a call from his family who said he was at the Chesapeake Rehab facility. I went over to see him, and walked right past him, because he was so mangled, bandaged, swollen and bruised from the accident, I didn't recognize him--he looked that different; it was a very serious accident. To improve his spirits, they asked me if I could restore his front tooth. A few days later, he was transferred by medical transport to my office. After about an hour in the dental chair, the after photo was the result. The bleeding is because I took the photograph immediately as soon as I had finished, and it was gone about a day or two later. The other chipped teeth were restored later on, once he had recovered and was able to come to the office by himself. The color of the restoration is a little darker than his tooth; that is because it was taken immediately after I restored it (notice the slight bleeding of the gum trying to make the restoration look like it grew out of his gum tissue). Teeth dehydrate and become lighter under the rubber dam (essential for long lasting results); as they re-hydrate, the teeth darken and eventually matched within a day the color we chose before we started reconstruction of his tooth.
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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images other than before and afters photos may contain models.