I have dental bonding for a chipped tooth that is discolored. Its always looked a little funny, as if I had a tooth defect. However, now that it is several years old, it is also discolored. My dentist and I tried teeth whitening, but that didn’t work. In fact, it discolored it more. A friend, who has very pretty dental work, told me she keeps hers white with Super Smile Toothpaste. Will that work on my dental bonding?
You’ve got a few issues going on here. The biggest problem you are facing is your dentist. He does not seem to have a lot of training or skill in cosmetic dentistry. Let’s start with your original dental bonding before the discoloration. You said it always looked a little funny. This should not be the case. When dental bonding is done correctly no on will be able to tell the difference between that and your natural tooth structure.
Now lets talk about the discoloration. Your dentist tried teeth whitening. He should have known that this will only work on natural tooth structure. It will not whiten any dental work. While it may have appeared to discolor your bonding. In reality what happened is your natural teeth were made whiter while the bonding remained the same. However, your whiter natural teeth made the bonding look more stained.
As for Super Smile Toothpaste, I highly recommend it for anyone with dental work. It safely removes surface stains from both your teeth and your dental work. The key work there is surface stains. If that is what you have, then Super Smile will work. If your stains have penetrated into the bonding itself, than the only thing you can do is replace the bonding.
I’m actually going to recommend replacement for you anyway. You do not want a tooth that looks funny. You want people to notice the attractiveness of your smile. To get this done well, you are going to need an AACD accredited dentist. These are the best cosmetic dentists in the country. Your bonding will look completely natural.
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