I need a permenant and cheap way how two close my Gap between my front two center teeth?

I hav e a gap in btr tween my teeth and I have gone to cosmetic dentist and orthodontist. One told me I should get a cosmetic bonding and the orthodontist said I should get braces. The problem is I don't want to get braces and the Invisalign is too expensive and and the bonding eventually comes out. So I really need a cheap and fast way to get rid of my space. Thank you.

Doctor Answers 4

Cheap permanent fix for gap between the front teeth

Cheap and permanent can be an oxymoron.  Bonding is cheap but it is not permanent because it chips, wears and discolors.  Porcelain veneers and braces are permanent but not cheap.  In my practice I offer a solution in between the two called "partial veneers".  With partial veneers I remove only a small portion of the front to the teeth to help hold the portion that closes the gap.  Traditional veneers cover the entire front of the teeth.  I believe that partial veneers look just as good and last just as long while preserving most of the original tooth structure.  A good resource to learn about this procedure is a book written by two Swiss authors - Terry and Galler called Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry.


Chicago Dentist

Closing the gap between your two front teeth

Hello Katie,
As your orthodontist and your cosmetic dentist mentioned you do have several options. It's hard for us to tell you the perfect one since there are no photos of the gap nor X-Rays.
You have three options:
The first two have been mentioned to you, braces or a cosmetic bonding. The bonding, in the end, will not be permanent since it's a resin it will change colors and you will have to change it every 3 to 5 years.
Your other option is getting a Dental Vacation, there are several places outside the USA that offer same (or even better) quality, all FDA approved materials but at considerably lower prices.
In the end, it's your teeth and your smile, you should choose whatever makes you feel more comfortable since you're going to have them the rest of your life. Broaden your search and I'm sure you will find the solution that is best for you.

Fixing the gap

Bonding is the quickest and least expensive way. It does not last forever but done correctly, providing that you take good care of your teeth it can last for quite a long time. However, if the gap you have is large, any type of cosmetic work such as bonding or veneers would require work on many teeth instead of just 2 because if the space is not redistributed correctly you would have two very large front teeth, which may not be the look you desire.
Invisalign is a great option as well and may be worth the initial investment as it will be more permanent in the long term.

Lilya Horowitz, DDS
New York Dentist

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Don't discount Clear braces

Hi, I note you mention that Invisalign is expensive.
i can only suggest that there are many clear aligners on the market, such as inline, Inman and incognito which are as effective as Invisalign and significantly cheaper.
bonding is not a permanent solution, and veneers is very aggressive and not cheap
please look in to clear alignerrs

Wasim Fazel, BDS
London Dentist

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