What do Michael Strahan, Elton John, and Condoleezza Rice all have in common? Along with many other well-known celebrities, they all display diastema, or a gap between their teeth. In some cultures, a gap in your smile is considered good luck or a sign of future prosperity. But for many others, a gap between your teeth can cause embarrassment. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry enables your Lake Forest dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, to remove unsightly gaps in your smile.
Diastema | Gaps Between Teeth
A variety of factors can lead to gaps between teeth. Often, misalignment or tooth protrusion cause gaps to form. In children, gaps between baby teeth are common, but usually close once their permanent teeth arrive. Other causes include tooth size discrepancies or even missing teeth.
Restoring Your Smile
At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. James Fondriest provides patients with an array of cosmetic procedures for addressing embarrassing gaps. Dental bonding allows Dr. Fondriest to reshape the tooth using a special composite resin. Dr. Fondriest applies several thin layers of resin, then molds and sculpts the tooth as the material cures. Bonding offers a strong and affordable means of closing gaps and repairing teeth. Dental bonding also erases permanent stains, giving patients brighter smiles. Porcelain veneers also provide gap removal. Dr. Fondriest places thin shells of dental porcelain onto the patient’s front teeth. The veneers are custom-made and shaded to blend seamlessly with a patient’s smile. In addition to instant whitening, veneers remove gaps and straighten misaligned teeth. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant, and with proper care, can provide decades of durable and esthetically pleasing smile restoration. With cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Fondriest can give you a confident, and gap-free, smile.
Schedule a Visit with Your Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist
Interested in closing unsightly gaps between your teeth? Dr. Fondriest can remove gaps and restore your smile! We offer patients the latest in innovative restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. Call your Lake Forest cosmetic dentist at 847-234-0517. Our office welcomes patients from Lake Forest and North Shore suburbs near Chicago.