I have a gap in between my two front teeth it is about 2mm wide. How much would it cost to fill using cosmetic dental bonding? Also I am only 16 years of age, can this procedure be done at this age? Or do you have to be 18?
Gap Between Two Front Teeth?
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Gaps Can Be Closed with Bonding
Find a cosmetic dentist who will do a cosmetic wax-up try in to see how you would look with bonding. Before you 'bond' your space closed make sure you like the color of your teeth. Whiten now if you don't like the color because bonding just matches the color you have. You can redo your bonding any time - eventually you might even do braces to redesign your smile or do veneers to upgrade. Tooth colored bonding is perfect for you now! Cost is dependent on area and expertise.
Closing the Gap Between Your Two Front Teeth
Generally, for a patient under 18 years old, cosmetic bondings would be the first approach. We would measure the proportions of your teeth and the spacing the ensure the proper aesthetics.
Cosmetic bondings are always done with the understanding that they are not meant to be permanent and that they can chip, stain, or discolor over time. Eventually, once a patient turns 18, they should consider switching to porcelain veneers or even 3/4 laminates. There are some exceptions that can be made for patients under 18 years old to have veneers or 3/4 laminates done with parental consent and depending on their tooth development.
Costs are based on the complexity of the case, time-frame, the number of teeth involved, and the materials used. Each patient gets a treatment plan specific to their individual case.
Gap Between 2 Front Teeth
Cosmetic Bonding is an excellent choice. Costs vary tremendously based on location as well as dentist's skill level.
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Bonding to Close Gap Between Front Teeth
Using bonding to close a gap between your two front teeth, especially at age 16 would be an excellent treatment. Down the road you may eventually want to have veneers done as bonding tends to have a shorter longevity than veneers. You may want to have a preview of how it is going to look before preceeding. The dentist can place some bonding on the teeth to "mock up" how the final will look without actually bonding to the teeth. The primary concern is that the teeth won't look too wide in relation to the rest of your teeth. If your other teeth look too small in relation to the bonded ones, you may have to consider doing more than two teeth. Costs very greatly between practices but an excellent cosmetic dentist would most likely begin minimally around 450 per tooth.
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