Why did my dentist tell me he can't bond one of my gaps? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Consider #veneers for gap that bonding couldn't fix #DrSoftTouch
I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get the results that you were hoping for. Bonding can be used to close small gaps, but is not recommended for larger gaps due to the risk of fracture. An excellent option for you, to close gaps and give you instant results, would be porcelain veneers. Veneers would be expected to last 20 plus years, while composite bonding is only considered a temporary fix. Consult with an experienced cosmetic dentist to determine your options. Always look at before and after photos when selecting your dentist. They will give you a pretty good indication about what you can expect. I've attached a link to a before and after photo of a patient of mine who's case was similar to yours. 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
Bonding for gaps between teeth.
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