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Is gap in front teeth bad or good?

Is gap in front teeth bad or good?

Neither: A gap between your front teeth is neither good nor bad, it is a personal choice. Many famous personalities have spaces, but if you do not like it then get it fixed. ...Read more

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Can bonding help close small gaps in front teeth?

Can bonding help close small gaps in front teeth?

It can...: Have yourself evaluated at a local dentist to see if that procedure is right for you. Remember bonding doesn't last forever, so ask your dentist about invisalign. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about bonding to close small gap in front teeth?

Can you tell me about bonding to close small gap in front teeth?

Great Technique: In the right situation (non smoker) direct dental bonding is a very effective painless procedure of lasting value. Case selection is important however and in some cases you may need or want a porcelain laminate restoration instead. ...Read more

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Gap in front teeth- tooth bonding can fix it?

Gap in front teeth- tooth bonding can fix it?

Closing gaps: If the gap is especially wide, or you have multiple cosmetic issues to correct, your dentist may recommend braces or other options. If the teeth in question are damaged, then cosmetic dental crowns or veneers may be recommended with or without braces. However, if you simply want to close a small gap, bonding might be a good option. ...Read more

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Gap in front teeth after braces. Is it too late to fix?

Gap in front teeth after braces. Is it too late to fix?

Ask Orthodontist: Ask your orthodontist why you have the gap and can he\she correct it? Why is there a gap? Were there orthodontic limitations? Did you follow all directions? Did you wear your retainer(s) conscientiously? It's probably not too late to have it corrected. Find out your options. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fix the gap between front teeth without braces?

What is the best way to fix the gap between front teeth without braces?

Diastema: There is no one "best way" to close a space between teeth. Sometimes the space if not too big can be closed simply with tooth colored composite bonding on both adjacent teeth of the space. Porcelain laminate veneers or all ceramic crowns are also used with bigger spaces with heavily filled teeth. Each case is unique. Ortho alone might be best or combination of Ortho and restorations 4 best result ...Read more

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I wore braces for 4 years.Removed them last April,and my Dr told me to wear retainers 24*7.i didn't wear them,now i got gaps in front teeth,wt to do?

I wore braces for 4 years.Removed them last April,and my Dr told me to wear retainers 24*7.i didn't wear them,now i got gaps in front teeth,wt to do?

Retention: Retention is an active part of your Orthodontic care. There were good and just reasons for your treating Dentist or specialist Orthodontist's recommendation. Your choices are to return to your Orthodontist for active treatment to revise and then an intensive retention program, or accept that your teeth have moved and will continue to do so. ...Read more

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Have white spot w/yellow in middle between gap of front teeth (both teeth) for many yrs. Had Xrays but dentist didn't bring that 1 up. Is it a stain?

Have white spot w/yellow in middle between gap of front teeth (both teeth) for many yrs. Had Xrays but dentist didn't bring that 1 up. Is it a stain?

Can,t see: Without examining you there is no way to tell if it's abstain, cavity, or enamel defect. Please bring your concerns up with your Dentist. He/she can discuss with you procedures to make the discoloration disappear. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix the gap between my front teeth?

What can I do to fix the gap between my front teeth?

Invisalign: Invisalign is a great solution. Another solution is lumineers or cosmetic bonding with composite. ...Read more

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I have a gap in my front teeth. What can I do to fix this embarassing look?

I have a gap in my front teeth. What can I do to fix this embarassing look?

Depends on size: It sounds easy to just fill-in your gap or just pull the tooth teeth together. But filling the gap could result in teeth that are too big. Just pulling 2 teeth together may produce spaces on the other side of them. In other words, this question requires an individual examination with an orthodontist. ...Read more

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What can I get besides braces to close a gap in my front teeth?

What can I get besides braces to close a gap in my front teeth?

Veneers or Bonding: If your occlusion or bite is within normal limits and the distance of the gap won't compromise the aesthetic appearance of the cosmetic work, you can be a candidate for bonding or veneers. ...Read more

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About how long does it take for invisalign take to fix a gap in the front teeth?

About how long does it take for invisalign take to fix a gap in the front teeth?

Invisalign: Its impossible to give you an idea of length of treatment without an evaluation. It really depends on how big of a gap you have and whether or not the bite will be affected while closing the gap. The best thing to do is get an orthodontic exam and discuss your options. ...Read more

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I have a gap in the front teeth, what solutions are there to fix this rather than braces?

I have a gap in the front teeth, what  solutions are there to fix this rather than braces?

Bomding or veneers: Other then braces resin bonding can be used to, close a gap in one visit. Another option is porcelain veneers which takes usually two visits. ...Read more

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Hi i do have a gap on my front teeth can i use anything to close it or do i need to see dentist i am 40 years old?

Choices: Depending on size of gap, shape and size of teeth, contact with adjacent and opposing teeth, and consistency and shape of supporting teeth and bone, Space can be closed by moving teeth, reshaping teeth, or both. Talk to your Dentist and an Orthodontic Specialist for best advice as to how to proceed ...Read more

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I have gaps in my front teeth and either side of the tooth to the right of them, would fillings work or hide the gaps?

I have gaps in my front teeth and either side of the tooth to the right of them, would fillings work or hide the gaps?

It can be done, but.: Whether or not it should be done, is a very different question. It depends upon many factors, such as your bite, health of your teeth and gums, amount of spacing, symmetry, long term prognosis, your expectations, etc. I suggest that you discuss all your options, along with pros and cons and costs of each with a dentist who can actually examine you and see x-rays of your teeth. ...Read more

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I have a small tooth gap between my front teeth but it's bothering me so much, i don't want my wisdom teeth to cause over crowding.?

I have a small tooth gap between my front teeth but it's bothering me so much, i don't want my wisdom teeth to cause over crowding.?

Two issues: If the gap between your two front teeth is small and you are unhappy with it, ask your dentist about having some tooth colored bonded composites placed to close the gap. Other options would be orthodontics and retention or laminates. Personally, i would probably go with the bonding. It's simple, relatively inexpensive and reversible. ...Read more

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My son has a big gap between his front teeth he does not want it's about 5mm long and he is 13 how do I fix this, the rest of his teeth are straight ?

My son has a big gap between his front teeth he does not want it's about 5mm long and he is 13 how do I fix this, the rest of his teeth are straight ?

Coordinated Rx: Space may be due to malpositioned teeth, narrower than normal upper teeth (especially the lateral incisors, the teeth nest to the middle ones), overly thick tissue between upper front teeth, extra diminutive tooth up in the gums between front teeth, or other reasons. Have your dentist coordinate rx with orthodontist and possibly periodontist. Solution is determined by the problem. ...Read more

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If two parents have a gap between their front teeth, would their child have a gap too?

If two parents have a gap between their front teeth, would their child have a gap too?

Depends: Remember child inheriting genes from 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 16 great grandparents, etc. Add to that environmental concerns, such as digit habits, and it's quite a complex situation. However, the probability is fairly high, so expect to take your child for their 1st orthodontic check-up at age 7. ...Read more

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I have a gap between my front teeth, i've been told it should close up, i've had it since i were little, will it close up? Should i see a dentist?

I have a gap between my front teeth, i've been told it should close up, i've had it since i were little, will it close up? Should i see a dentist?

No: You are 16. It probably won't close up on its own. See your dentist.
Frequently we have to remove some of the dense connective tissue around the teetn and use some minor orthodontic appliances to close the space.
If the space is really small, we can sometimes just bond some composit material to the teeth to close the space. ...Read more

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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? .

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?


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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 more

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Are there any foods i won't be able to eat if I have dental bonding done? I'm thinking about having dental bonding done to close some gaps in my front teeth and re-shape a few misshapen ones, and before I have it done, would like to know if there is anyth

Are there any foods i won't be able to eat if I have dental bonding done? I'm thinking about having dental bonding done to close some gaps in my front teeth and re-shape a few misshapen ones, and before I have it done, would like to know if there is anyth

You : You should be able to eat and drink anything you wish, however, i would caution you as I do all of my patients, not to eat too many hard foods, since this can increase the risk of fracturing your own teeth and any bondings you might have. ...Read more

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I have a very small gap in my front teeth. Do I need to use braces to close it or using filling will do?

I have a very small gap in my front teeth. Do I need to use braces to close it or using filling will do?

How small ?: Remember, after your teeth are bonded, they will appear slightly wider and may throw off proportionality.
Bonding also stains and chips off, so you'll be redoing the restorations now and then. Orthodontics may offer you a better option, but your own dentist will need to explain this to you. Seek a second opinion if necessary. ...Read more

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Labial frenectomy daughter is 20 years old there is no gap between her front teeth is this procedure necessary?

Labial frenectomy daughter is 20 years old there is no gap between her front teeth  is this procedure necessary?

Periodontist: If at twenty there is no space between the teeth, there is no orthodontic reason to have the procedure. If the pull of the muscle tissue is causing recession of the gum tissue then a periodontist should be consulted, and if they feel it is in the best interest of the patient: they should do it. ...Read more

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Is it necessary for composite resin to cover the whole front tooth surface when it is used to fill in gaps where the front teeth meet the gumline?

Is it necessary for composite resin to cover the whole front tooth surface when it is used to fill in gaps where the front teeth meet the gumline?

Interproximal gaps: While it is not necessary to cover the entire surface of front teeth when closing the gingival interproximal spaces, it is often done for three very important reasons. First, in order to gain more bonding strength. Second, to harmonize better tooth contours & third to have the bonding blend in with the rest of the tooth so as to make it practically 'invisible'. More critical with larger spaces. ...Read more

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I have a gap in my front teeth and a lil gum separating them. I got my braces and it's closed but the gums became puffy and big (behind & in front)?

I have a gap in my front teeth and a lil gum separating them. I got my braces and it's closed but the gums became puffy and big (behind & in front)?

Gum swelling: Common. Make sure to clean between your teeth daily with Water Pik or dental floss. If inflammation does not subside your treating Dentist or specialist Orthodontist may want to refer you to a specialist Periodontist for revision of shape of gum tissue. ...Read more

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I had braces to close the gap between my front teeth and immediately after the braces came off,I had bonded retainers though I still had a mild gap. Now as they broke, I have the hawley retainers which are active so will they close the remaining gap?

I had braces to close the gap between my front teeth and immediately after the braces came off,I had bonded retainers though I still had a mild gap. Now as they broke, I have the hawley retainers which are active so will they close the remaining gap?

Maybe: If your dentist designed the retainer so that he can adjust it to close the space the answer could be yes.

It not predictable to close a space with a Hawley retainer so ask your dentist if he can do it. ...Read more

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Will removing gum close my gap? I have a small gap between my front teeth. The last time i was at the dentist the dr. Said that it was caused by the gum between the two teeth being too thick, but that i could have a procedure to remove it. If I have thi

Will removing gum close my gap? I have a small gap between my front teeth. The last time i was at the dentist the dr. Said that it was caused by the gum between the two teeth being too thick, but that i could have a procedure to remove it. 

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The : The skin you are referring to is called a frenum. Most gaps are not caused by the frenum, but the frenum sometimes gets in the way of closing the gap, or tends to re-open the gap once it is closed. If you want to close the gap somewhat you first have to understand why you have the gap. Is it because your teeth are too small or is your tongue thrusting your front teeth too far forward? If you don't eliminate the cause the gap will tend to re-open even if you have the frenum removed. ...Read more

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I have a gap between my front teeth and some crooked teeth and a overbite do I need braces if I do why how and care for them?

I have a gap between my front teeth and some crooked teeth and a overbite do I need braces if I do why how and care for them?

Orthodontics: Put teeth where they belong they:
1. Look better
2. Work better
3. Reduce aberrant wear
4. Protect the tempro-mandibular joints
5. Are easier to clean, therefore
a. Less cavities
b. Less gum disease
please see an orthodontic specialist to discuss your problems, treatment options, and care instructions. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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