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Fixing Teeth Gaps
What is the bet way to fix gaps between teeth? Dental bonding? I have a rather large gap between my top two front teeth that I have never liked. What would be the best way to take care of this?
Get an exam: It's best to seek the opinion of a cosmetic dentist and an orthodontic specialist to determine what is best in your situation. If you only have the space between your upper front two teeth and you are adding 1.5 mm of bonding to the width of each tooth - you want to be assured they won't look as wide as chicklets (unusually wide). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm getting an orthocap treatment to fix gaps between teeth. My lower teeth will move back 3 mm. I'm very worried about how I will look with this overjet. Will it be obvious?
Diagnostic eval'tion: A lot depends upon whether or not all your teeth are smaller than average or just some teeth. We really can't give you an accurate answer without at least seeing you. If you want to know what is or is not possible, you will have to consult with an orthodontist. Even if all spaces are not closed, there are other options that may be able to accomplish this after orthodontic treatment is complete. ...Read more
Is dental bonding the only way to fix small gaps between teeth? I have a gap between two teeth that i would like to fix, and have read a lot about dental bonding. I'll probably go with that, but would just like to know if there are others methods that wou
It depends: It really depends on the shape of your teeth and how your teeth are lined up. In other words why do you have a gap? Is it that your teeth are toot small, is it because your arch is too big? A well trained dentist can asses the cause and recommend the best treatmetn for your condition. But your choices include orthodontics (move teeth), cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gaps between teeth: Usually exist due to a deep bite, large tongue, tongue thrust habit, small teeth, TMJ problem.., to name a few. Ideally, it is better to find out the etiology why the condition exists to prevent failure of treatment and achieve lasting restoration (if needed on top of ortho treatment). Bonding can work & cheapergap if the bite is within normal limits and not merely caused by teeth size discrepancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Retainers "retain, " they hold teeth where they are, that said, there are removable appliances that can reposition moderately malposed teeth. The question is why do you have a gap? Are teeth shifting because of gum disease, malocclusion, or do you have a tooth-size discrepancy. Please see a qualified orthodontic specialist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Separate problems: Two separate problems. See your dentist to assess gap. options are crowns vs braces. For persistent jaw pain, ask dentist also. If jaw joint (TMJ) pain, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the options to fix a gap between my teeth or than orthodontia? My teeth are straight, but I have a gap between my front teeth that i hate. What kind of options do I have to fix it?
Depending : Depending on how large the gap is, you can eith have dental bonding placed or you can have veneers fabricated. The bonding is not as durable as the veneers, will not last as long, but will cost less. The veneers will most likely require some removal of tooth structure, making the procedure irreversible. If the gap is large, making your teeth wider may change their appearance to the point where the teeth look too big. Talk to your dentist about the pros and cons of each procedure and what would be best in your situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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