I have a baby tooth that doesn’t have an adult tooth under it. Can I use dental bonding to make it adult sized?
Gina K. – Nebraska
While it is possible to use dental bonding to make your tooth larger, I wouldn’t consider it the ideal solution. Dental bonding is made of a softer material than your tooth enamel. You want something that is at least as hard as your tooth enamel. You also will want to find something that isn’t very susceptable to staining.
If I were choosing the best way to make a tooth larger, I would get porcelain veneers. It resists staining and is actually stronger than your natural tooth enamel. Hoever, there is someting to consider. This is a baby tooth and you don’t have an adult tooth underneath. There is a real chance you can lose this tooth. So, you’ll have to make a decision if you want to spend the money on a porcelain veneer if you are likely to lose the teeth. You can, of course, if you think the tooth is good for a long time. If you’re worried it won’t last much longer then you might want to get a dental implant to replace the tooth. The implant crown will be made to look like an adult tooth.
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