Did you watch the Super Bowl last weekend? Have you been a fan of her music since the 80s? If so, you’re probably familiar with Madonna’s signature gap between her two front teeth. What you may not know, however, is that Madonna is a big fan of her gap. In fact, she turned down Glamour’s award for Woman of the Year in 1990 because the magazine “closed” her gap in her cover photo for the December issue.
Although Madonna has made her gap a part of her persona, Long Island cosmetic dentist Dr. Richard Kobak knows that most people aren’t as comfortable with gaps in their smiles. For that reason, Dr. Kobak offers two leading cosmetic dental procedures that can let you say goodbye to your gap for good.
Depending on your dental needs and the appearance of your smile as a whole, Dr. Kobak can prescribe one of two procedures. If you want to completely makeover your smile with just one procedure, porcelain veneers might be the treatment for you.
With porcelain veneers, ultra-thin porcelain shells that adhere directly to your teeth, Dr. Kobak will use his smile design expertise to craft a smile that is durable, beautiful, and completely natural-looking. For patients looking to achieve straight teeth, as well as mask chips, stains, and gaps, and give their smile an attractive appearance overall, porcelain veneers is the smile makeover procedure.
If you want to just correct your gap and possibly a minor dental stain or small chip or crack, cosmetic dental bonding might be the procedure for you.
During bonding, Dr. Kobak will apply composite resin, a tooth-colored, putty-like substance to your teeth, sculpt it to the desired position, set it with a curing light, and polish it to achieve a natural appearance. This procedure is safe, non-invasive, and can provide durable, attractive results for patients of all ages with a variety of dental needs.