With modern bonding technology, we often don’t need to drill at all to reverse years of damage on teeth. This case is a prime example. This lady had years of undiagnosed periodontal disease despite going to check-ups every 6 months. As a result, she had gum recession and bone loss, resulting in long, yellow teeth which were very sensitive to hot and cold drinks and foods.
Using a no-preparation approach (we were able to do this as she did not have any detectable cavities/caries), we were able to bond and layer mercury-free composite restorations, improving both the sensitivity and esthetics of her smile in this region.