I had some dental bonding done on a chipped tooth. My family dentist did the repair but the color is off and it makes it obvious that it is a repair for a chip. Should I have my dentist redo this or just go straight to someone else? If my dentist should be the one to redo it, should I be charged for the second procedure?
It is possible to get a beautiful, natural repair with dental bonding. However, your average family dentist will have a bit of trouble getting it to look that way. They are not generally invested or trained in cosmetic work, and it does require some specialized training as well as ingredients.
My recommendation is to give your dentist another chance. We all start somewhere. Just make sure he understands that if he can’t get the results to blend this time that he will give a refund and you’ll go somewhere else. You should not have to pay for the second appointment because he should have matched the color properly to begin with.
On the off chance that he can’t do it properly the second time, you might want to do some preplanning. You will want a dentist who not only has post-doctoral training but also has an artistic eye. I’d look at their smile gallery to see what type of results they get when they do composite bonding to make sure you will actually get good results this time around.
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