Is my gap too big for tooth bonding? (photo)
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Bonding will work for you, but consider....
1) Bonding will usually cost between $150 and $350, depending on the specifics of your case.
2) Bonding stains much faster than your natural teeth and is very resistant to whitening treatments.
3) Bonding is a lot weaker than tooth enamel and will therefore, break much easier than your natural tooth.
4) Bonding will look great, if you have an excellent cosmetic dentist doing it. If you pick the wrong dentist, you will probably not have a very cosmetic appearance. I suggest looking at the before and after photos that a doctor has on this site or on their website.
Veneers may be a better, and more permanent alternative. Veneers are more expensive, but very stain resistant, stronger than natural teeth, and look great. I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
Is my gap too big for tooth bonding?
In my professional opinion, you have two choices. One is orthodontics, and the other is doing at least four porcelain veneers (not bonding). This way the large space will be filled and your four or six teeth will end up being in proportion to one another. It will look much more natural and esthetic.
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