I had Dental Bonding done because of some chips and some wear of my enamel. The bonding itself was so bulky I couldn’t speak properly. My dentist said she’d remove it but when she did my teeth ended up looking splotchy. My dentist insists this is how my teeth looked before but I know it isn’t. What do I do?
It sounds to me like your dentist, who may be a decent general dentist, doesn’t understand cosmetic work at all. If she’d done it right to begin with, your teeth wouldn’t have been bulky. This is especially true because you were only getting chipped and worn teeth fixed.
Look at the before and after picture above. This is a case Dr. Weiss did for a patient. Her teeth look natural and there is no added bulk. When dental bonding is done properly, the results are beautiful and natural.
I haven’t seen your case, but based on what you’ve described, I think I can guess what happened in her removal process. She likely went past the bonding and ended up taking off some of your natural tooth enamel. The structure underneath is a different color and will end up making your teeth look splotchy.
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You can ask her for a refund. If she cares about her results, she should give you one. However, without a “before” picture to show what your teeth looked like before the bonding, you won’t have any proof that they didn’t look splotchy beforehand. There’s no way to hold her to a refund without proof.
Again, this is also evidence she’s not a true cosmetic dentist. They always take before and after pictures.
The only way to fix this is to have your case completely re-done. Please don’t use the same dentist. You need a great cosmetic dentist this time around.
In your place, I’d look for an AACD accredited dentist. These are the top cosmetic dentists in the country. They will give you a stunning smile.
Before you move forward with the procedure though, you may want to look into porcelain veneers instead. These are much more durable than dental bonding and will last for many more years.
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