I Have A Gap Between My Front Teeth, Can I Fix This?


panama city dental serviceA diastema is a gap that separates two of your teeth. Most often found between a person’s two front teeth, a diastema is seen by some as an interesting and unique physical trait. However, for others, a diastema can cause insecurity, especially because it isn’t expected from a traditional smile.

Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can fill the gap between your teeth using a procedure known a teeth bonding. But what is teeth bonding and is it the right procedure for you?

What is teeth bonding?
Despite its intimidating name, teeth bonding has nothing to do with bonding the teeth together. In fact, teeth bonding is actually the cosmetic dental treatment of bonding a tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of the tooth.

During a teeth bonding procedure, the cosmetic dentist at your Panama City dental service will gently etch the surface of your affected teeth to prepare them for the resin. Once prepared, your dentist will then apply a conditioning liquid to your teeth.

The composite resin is then applied to your teeth and shaped accordingly for an aesthetically appealing smile. The resin is hardened using ultraviolet light.

The teeth bonding procedure is painless and simple. What’s more, it leaves you with an appealing smile that will give you the confidence you want in a world where 99.7% of adults believe a healthy smile is considered socially important.

Is teeth bonding right for me?
There are a few things you should consider prior to talking to your dentist about a teeth bonding procedure. First, the composite resin that’s applied to your teeth is porous which means it can become stained if you drink coffee regularly or smoke.

Second, the composite resin isn’t as strong as your regular teeth. Therefore, although teeth bonding can last for years before you may need another appointment, the resin can become worn down if you have a habit of biting your nails.

If you or a loved one has a diastema they’re not quite fond of, teeth bonding may be the right choice. For more information on cosmetic dental care such as teeth bonding, teeth whitening, or tooth reshaping contact the Panama City dental service of Dr. Derek Wall today to make an appointment.

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