I have a rotated tooth. i was wondering as to if i can get it fixed without braces?
Becky W.- Bryant, AR
You have a couple of options that could be helpful to you.
First, let me say that more important than which procedure is what type of cosmetic dentist you choose. Make sure you go to an expert cosmetic dentist. Otherwise your smile will not look natural or beautiful. I would consider someone who is accredited (not just a member) with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Anyone with that level of accreditation will be able to give you a truly artistic smile.
One of your treatment options is to have your dentist reshape the tooth and bond composite filling material to the tooth to make it look normal. This procedure can be done in one appointment. However, the procedure will have to be re-done several times in your lifetime to keep it looking good. The composite material will eventually turn dark and is prone to chipping, etc.
Another option is to get a porcelain crown placed on the tooth. This is more expensive than the composite filling procedure, but will last between 20-30 years. It can be done in two appointments. It is difficult to match one crown to your teeth, so like I said before make sure you go to an expert cosmetic dentist.
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