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Sometimes teeth just grow in shaped incorrectly.  A common example of this is “pegged” shaped lateral incisors.  This sharp 16 y.o. young man has just come out of braces and needs to have both of his lateral incisors shaped correctly by adding composite resins directly to them.   This is very conservative as it usually involves little to no preparation of the tooth structure, and is a totally additive process.  In this case this patient did not even need to be numb.  It took us a little over an hour to do both sides, and sorry for the array of photos, I forgot to take the true before.  But you can see that we achieved a nice conservative result for him.  In time these  will need to be replaced, and we will use porcelain veneers at that time.  This procedure is to keep him happy until he is old enough for them.  Dr. W.