Gap Tooth Smile

Gap Tooth Smile
A gap tooth smile may be trending in Vogue right now, however if looking for a solution Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, a cosmetic dentist located in Escondido, has the answer. A gap tooth smile is clinically called a diastema. Simply put, it is a space between the two front teeth. Dr. Kerbs is highly trained in cosmetic dentistry offering many services to his patients including braces, Invisalign, bonding, porcelain veneers, and porcelain crowns, all of which may the solution to the problem of a gap tooth smile.

Dr. Kerbs will look at each person individually and form a personal treatment plan to solve any dilemma his patients may be experiencing. When trying to fix a gap tooth smile, he will look at all of the options and see which would be best for his patient. When braces or Invisalign are an option, he will use one of these methods to close the gap in between the teeth. The treatment will vary in length of time based on how much space needs to be closed. Dr. Kerbs is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry which makes him an expert in his field. What this means to his patients is that they will get the most natural looking bonding and porcelain veneers possible. Cosmetic bonding is a great option to close a gap tooth smile. It is a conservative way of adding tooth colored filling material to reshape the teeth and close the space. Porcelain eneers are another way that Dr. Kerbs can fix a gap tooth smile. A veneers is a thin porcelain shell that goes over the existing teeth with minimal preparation of the tooth underneath. The porcelain veneers will extend out beyond the natural teeth to close the gap. Dr. Kerbs will make the new teeth look so natural that it would be nearly impossible to tell that any work has been done on the teeth at all. Porcelain crowns would be another option. Porcelain crowns wrap around the entire tooth and would be needed only if the existing teeth were damaged in some way, an example would be if they had large cavities, previous restorations, or were cracked.

Dr. Jeffry Kerbs encourages the public to seek out a professional with extensive training when seeking cosmetic dentistry. “Cosmetic dentistry is an art and deserves a well trained dentist with an eye for perfection to achieve the desired result.” The desired result is a beautiful, natural looking smile, something that Dr. Kerbs is more than qualified to provide.

Our gap tooth smile patients come to us from Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, San Marcos and Encinitas.