Sometimes old fillings become stained and worn over time. One of the most conservative treatment options available is replacing those old fillings with new composite materials used in advanced layering techniques. This example shows one of the other benefits of composite, the middle tooth on the left had composite added to it so that it would be the same width as the middle tooth on the right. This was done so there wouldn't be the natural space in between the two middle teeth. Aside from removing the old filling, no drilling was needed on these teeth. This conservative nature is one of the biggest reasons I like using composite in these situations. One of the neat tools we use is the black background to highlight the color variations of the front teeth. Don't worry, everything else is there, just covered up!
Drag the arrows back and forth to view complete Before and After views