Tween Cosmetic Dentistry: Before and After Photos

Earlier this week my Tween was racing to catch the train. It was raining. He was running. It was slippery. He fell. HARD.

I thought he was kidding when he originally sent me the text message.

Andrew Text Message_1-28-2012


He wasn’t. The picture proved it.

Chipped Tooth | Latina On a Mission


Thankfully, we were able to get an appointment with the same Dentist that is treating my severe allergic reaction to composite resin. He was able to create a tooth for my tween from composite resin (shown below) – Thankfully, he is not allergic to it.

New Tooth_1-28-2013

Photo was taken at Dentist’s Office, immediately after tooth was created.

The new tooth is only for esthetics. He can’t eat or brush it. If he jars it, it can fall off. In the process, it would cause more damage.  The Dentist decided this was the best course at the moment since my tween has some bone damage. He wants to take a wait and see approach since the tooth has no nerve damage and is still alive. I agreed. At that age, I think appearance is important. Having the tooth will give him the confidence he needs to smile, to speak up in class and to be the amazing kid he already is!

Let’s talk! What do you think? Can you tell it’s fake? (Also if you have had any similar experience, please share in a comment!)


About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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  • Unknown Mami February 1, 2013, 4:56 pm

    It looks like the real deal! So glad you were able to get it taken care of so quickly.
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  • Steph February 2, 2013, 8:52 pm

    It looks legit! My boyfriend has a similar one on the same exact tooth and it lasted him like 10 years. One day he chipped it again when he bit something hard and they just replaced it again & looked good as new. Good thing you were able to quickly fix it! No matter the age, our smiles and confidence are important to us !

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