Re: bonding half broken tooth
Hi, the tooth I have bonded is a large front one, and it's the bottom third that is missing. It is made up from the composite and you cannot tell the difference one bit. The fake part is the piece that falls off. I also have 2 molars that are made up almost entirely of composite which I plan on getting crowns for, in the near future. Those 2 look like real teeth as well, and the only reason I am crowning them is because my grinding has caused a hairline fracture in one of them.
My fiance has half of one of his front teeth bonded as well - his break was a little more than half the tooth. His bonding is more secure than mine because his tooth is made up of MORE composite than mine. It has only ever fallen off once in the 15 years he's had it.
I have a few little chips on other teeth but the dentist does not advise bonding those because the composites would fall off quickly, since they would be so small. The more bonding used, the stronger the hold.
Yes I have a night guard but I hate wearing it!!!!