Composite resin is used for bonding gaps or spaces between teeth. These before and after photos were created in our NYC Cosmetic Dentistry office.
Bonding gaps performed three days before a wedding
The bride wanted a fast and cost-effective improvement to her smile in one visit. We offered her Sculpting – reshaping her teeth – and Cosmetic Bonding. The bonding was placed on her upper right canine to make it look like a lateral incisor. The treatment time was only 25 minutes. Shots were not needed because there was no pain.
Cosmetic Dentistry with dental bonding gaps for one tooth and one porcelain veneer for the adjacent tooth
Bonding gaps to close spaces between teeth
One millimeter was prepared – drilled – into the mesio-lingual surface to add mechanical retention. Composite resin bonding was only added to the lingual surface. This allows labial enamel to naturally reflect light.
How bonding gaps between teeth is performed
Tooth bonding is used to close the space between the upper two front teeth. This space is also known as a diastema. The technique for teeth gap closure using dental composite resin is shown in these pictures.
Aesthetic dental bonding, a white tooth filling material, is used here to close teeth spaces or gaps
A 1 mm channel was prepared in the mesial surfaces of both teeth to add mechanical retention. Bonding was only added to the mesial surface and contoured around the gingival gum papilla.
Closing teeth spaces – bonding gaps – with white composite resin that matches the adjacent teeth color
Cosmetic Dentistry (with extraction of a supernumerary tooth and dental bonding). Treatment time: one visit.
The supernumerary tooth was first prepared to open the interproximal area between the remaining teeth. Composite bonding was then placed interproximally on both teeth as if the supernumerary was already gone (this gives a clean field). Then the supernumerary tooth was extracted.
2) Groove prepped into mesial
4) Placement of bonding; note matrix “piece.”
5) After shaping with plastic instrument.
6) Other side of matrix piece.
7) Shaping with flame finishing bur.
Dental bonding gaps with white tooth filling material to close spaces between the two lower front teeth
Cosmetic dentistry with Sculpting, reshaping, and Teeth Bonding Gaps
Note how the incisal edges of the top and bottom teeth were reshaped and how the space on the upper lateral incisor was closed with bonding.
Cosmetic dentistry with Sculpting (reshaping) and Bonding Gaps between the upper central incisors
Note how the eccentric shapes of the centrals were reduced and bonding was added to the mesio-incisal angles. Collectively, this makes the teeth appear straight.