Treatment: Direct Bonding with Composite
I am fortunate to work with a couple of Pedodontists who refer to me cases such as this. The child fractured his front tooth, and at his age the only way to fix it is with direct composite bonding. In restoring this tooth we must pay attention to not only shade, but the amount of translucency and the anatomy and surface texture of the surrounding teeth. We need to restore this tooth so that no one knows it was ever broken. And I think we did. A tooth that has been damaged like this one needs to be followed to make sure there is no nerve damage. Composites strongly and predictably seal and reinforce the remaining tooth structure giving the nerve of the tooth a great chance to heal and remain vital. —Dr. W.