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Fix Gap Teeth in Osaka

At Smile Design Clinic, we use a number of treatments for closing gaps between teeth, depending on the needs of the patient and the severity of their condition.

Gap teeth, formally called gdiastemah, is a common condition afflicting millions of people.

Typically, people with diastema have a gap between their upper-front teeth. However, gaps can appear anywhere in the mouth, and multiple gaps may be present. There are several reasons why gap teeth occurs, but often it's caused by a mismatch between a person's teeth and jaw size.

Many assume fixing gap teeth is expensive and time-consuming, so they avoid seeking treatment, even though their condition causes them stress and embarrassment. However, as you will learn, correcting gap teeth can be quick and cost-effective!


Fixing gap teeth with dentist in Osaka


Direct Bonding is Fast, Easy and Low-Cost

About 90% of our patients close the gap in their teeth using a treatment known as direct bonding, or composite bonding.

This treatment uses tooth-colored resin that is applied, sculpted, and hardened to the sides of the teeth to make them wider. Since there is no lab work needed, nor much preparation to the teeth before treatment, the direct bonding method can fix gap teeth in a single appointment!


gap teeth before case 1 gap teeth after case 1


High Standards of Treatment

At Smile Design Clinic, we use a resin that looks completely natural and is matched to the color of the patient's teeth. This is an advanced material, strengthened by nano-sized ceramic particles for greater strength. After the resin is applied, it is carefully shaped and polished by our dentist so that it becomes indistinguishable from the tooth that it is bonded onto.

Our dentist has been trained and certified by the Japan Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and has fixed gap teeth for hundreds of patients.



Japan Academy of Esthetic Dentistry certificate







Examples of Direct Bonding


Example 1. Front Teeth Gap

Before
Gap teeth direct bonding example 1 before
After
Gap teeth direct bonding example 1 after
Gap teeth direct bonding example 1a before Gap teeth direct bonding example 1a after



Example 2. Front Teeth Gap

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Gap teeth direct bonding example 2 before
After
Gap teeth direct bonding example 2 after
Gap teeth direct bonding example 2a before Gap teeth direct bonding example 2a after



Example 3. Front Teeth Gap

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Gap teeth direct bonding example 3 before
After
Gap teeth direct bonding example 3 after
Gap teeth direct bonding example 3a before Gap teeth direct bonding example 3a after







Treatment Options For Gap Teeth

Typically, one of three methods are used for correcting gap teeth. A consultation with the dentist will determine the best option for each patient.



Direct Bonding

Pros
  • No need to reshape affected teeth beforehand.
  • One-day treatment.
  • Low cost. (Half the price of ceramic crowns.)
  • Perfect color and indistinguishable from natural teeth.
  • Can be reversed if more advanced orthodontic treatment is desired in the future.
Cons
  • Bonding material can discolor over time, depending on lifestyle.
  • Bonding material may be prone to chipping. Not suitable for rear teeth.


Laminate Veneer

Pros
  • Perfect color that resembles natural teeth.
  • Resistant to staining.
Cons
  • Teeth requires reshaping before treatment.
  • Time-consuming.
  • Costly.
  • Not suitable for chewing teeth.


Partial Correction

Pros
  • No teeth reshaping.
  • Gaps are closed without the use of artificial material.
Cons
  • Expensive.
  • Time-consuming.
  • May require full correction (braces or Invisalign).





Example of Partial Correction For Fixing Gap Teeth

Before
Using Invisalign to close a gap in the front teeth before
After
Using an aligner to close a gap in the front teeth after





Pricing For Gap Teeth Treatment

Direct BondingiFront Teethj 40,000~ / each tooth
Laminate Veneers
140,000~ / each tooth
Partial Correction 200,000~
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400,000~
Patient must cover all costs.

Note: Typically, two teeth are treated to close a single gap. Please factor this into your pricing expectations.


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English Speaking Osaka Dentist and Orthodontist

English-Speaking Osaka Dental and Orthodontic Clinic
1-chome-2-4 Tezukayama, Abeno-ku, Osaka, 545-0037
Reservations and Inquires: 06-6627-3030