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I have a gap between my front teeth, and it makes me uncomfortable to smile openly. Can it be closed by using the bridge technique?

Depending on the size of the gap (or 'diastema') between your teeth, there are a number of treatment options for you. Certainly, the teeth may be crowned as you say, but such treatment is usually reserved for the more extreme circumstances. Usually, laminate veneer facings may be placed on the front of the teeth OR simple bonded fillings can be used to fill in the space. A photo example of such a bonded filling can be seen at Your dentist should be well versed in all of these procedures. Good luck!


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