Using dental bonding to fix a gap between the front teeth

Gaps between the front teeth may appear cute on a child but might detract from a beautiful smile in teens and adults. If the only imperfection of your smile is a highly visible gap, you may be able to address this issue in a single day with composite resin bonding. Dr. Arnold Cutler of Arnold Cutler DDS in Lakeside, California, can educate you on composite resin bonding and how it enhances the smile.

What is composite bonding?

Dr. Cutler describes dental bonding as a restorative and cosmetic treatment used in the office to cover and repair one or more teeth within the smile. When a large, gapped area is present between the front teeth, it can greatly impact the overall appearance of one’s smile when laughing, talking, and smiling with others. Using this resin material, our dental team can place it between the teeth, cure it with a specialized light, and then file it down to look just like natural tooth enamel and disguise the unwanted gap in a single visit.

What other alternative options may be available for gaps between the front teeth?

If you have a gap in the front of your smile, you may have more than one option available to you. Our team may encourage you to consider the advantages of porcelain veneers. These are thin facings of porcelain bonded onto the teeth in the front of the smile. They can also be used side-by-side to disguise a gap in the smile. Additionally, patients who want to completely address the issue or have other misalignment issues within the bite might want to talk to Dr. Cutler about orthodontic treatments that can also realign the smile and eliminate unwanted gaps between teeth.

How do I know which treatment is right for me?

Most patients with gaps between the front teeth are proper candidates for cosmetic bonding but might want to consider alternative solutions. The best way to decide which one is right for your needs is to request a visit to Arnold Cutler DDS in Lakeside, CA. Call (619) 561-3307 and schedule your appointment at our office at 9927 Channel Road, serving patients in El Cajon, Santee, Ramona, La Mesa, and San Diego, CA.