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Chipped Bonding (front tooth)- HELP???

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Old 07-01-2002, 11:48 AM   #1
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Post Chipped Bonding (front tooth)- HELP???

A month ago I had my 3 front teeth bonded. Now the 2 front teeth were bonded succesfully, but the smaller tooth next to the "2 front teeth" was small, so my dentist bonded it so it would be longer (matching the 2 front ones), however it keeps chipping, I just had him fix it on Friday again, and it chipped down again to the old small length it was before bonding.

Now my dentist said this will continue to happen because bonding material is not strong and the only solution is to get a porcelain veneer is this true?? I can't afford a porcelain veneer (for $1,000/per tooth) right now.

Is there any other material that's better than the bonding, but not as expensive as the porcelain veneer?

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Old 07-02-2002, 08:43 AM   #2
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Unfortunately, this is true. I have had my front tooth bonded since I was 12 - I am 26 now and the bonding just keeps getting discolored and I keep having to have it re done. Truth is that this will never change. I am getting porcelan laminates put on my front two teeth (same thing as veneer) and I am acutally getting them for $500 a tooth. I would definitely shop around, but like I said before bondings are weak and this will be a reoccuring problem.

Old 07-02-2002, 07:44 PM   #3
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I had 4 front teeth bonded and the smaller side teeth (the laterals) kept breaking. Finally, I got the porcelain veneers and thought this would be it. The laterals were now longer and I thought, stronger but they broke again anyway. My dentist explained it like this: The eye teeth (Canines) have to be long enough and touching the lower teeth in your normal bite to be able to do the job of preventing those 4 front teeth from colliding into each other when you chew. So, I had some bonding done on the BACKside of the eye teeth, and TADA! the new replacement veneers have held up for 18 months now. He keeps checking on the bonding when I go in, to make sure it's still good. So far, no problems! -k.

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