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Perhaps, a gap-toothed smile has bothered you for years. Maybe, the space between your two front teeth has become larger with time. Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry can restore an attractively balanced smile. Our prosthodontist, Dr. Frank Vidjak, has advanced training in rebuilding teeth and other oral and maxillofacial tissues and structures. He offers a range of restorative techniques and treatment options to Los Angeles County, California, area patients. Dental bonding is a conservative, tooth structure-preserving way to correct various cosmetic imperfections, including gaps.
Bonding refers to the application of a dental material to the front surfaces of those teeth that are visible when you smile. This composite resin material is prepared to replicate the appearance and structure of natural tooth enamel. When expertly prepared and applied by Dr. Vidjak, treated teeth look, feel, and function no differently than healthy natural teeth. Once bonded or fixed securely, composite resin covers up flaws in the smile.
It is appropriate for patients with uneven spacing between the teeth. Additionally, patients with very dark or severe discoloration, chips, or shape-related irregularities can transform the appearance of their smiles with the bonding procedure.
Bonding starts with an evaluation at Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry. Patients with severely-crowded or misaligned teeth or extensive “bite” issues may be better suited to orthodontic treatment, such as conventional braces or “braceless” aligner therapy.
If bonding is right for you, the tooth is slightly buffed and conditioned to ensure a strong seal between the natural tooth and the resin material. Dr. Vidjak’s skills shine when he applies the resin as a pliable “putty” to the prepared teeth. Once the gap is properly disguised, the material is bonded or hardened and secured to the teeth.
Call (310) 861-3955 with questions or to schedule a consultation at our Beverly Hills, CA, specialty center. Our specialists, Drs Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman are privileged to provide an array of cosmetic and restorative dentistry services. Depending on your needs and preferences, we may discuss porcelain veneers as an alternative to dental bonding.