Would my gap be to big for teeth bonding fully or even partially? (photos)
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Consider ortho instead #DrSoftTouch
Bonding can be used to close small gaps but is not recommended for larger gaps due to the risk of fracture. Attempting to close your gap with bonding would not only increase the risk of fracture, but would result in your two front teeth looking abnormally large/wide. Porcelain veneers and orthodontic treatment are both excellent options for patients with diastema, but for your case I would recommend orthodontics. Always look at before and after photos when selecting your dentist. They will give you a pretty good indication about what you can expect. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO area (O'Fallon, IL)
Real Self 100
Is my gap too large for bonding?
Your best treatment would be orthodontics, however, you might be able to obtain a result that pleases you with bonding. At first look , it appears that to close the space completely would make your two front teeth too large. However, if you were agreeable to bonding your four front teeth, the result could be much better. Recontouring your central incisors by reducing their width next to your lateral incisors, the laterals could be added to and widened, and the central incisors could be added to close the space partially or fully without making them look too large in relation to the laterals. A cosmetic simulation on a computer would give you a better idea of how this could look to help you decide.
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