Enhance the Beauty of the Smile with Gapped Teeth Treatment
By William Stofer on December 22, 2015
It can be difficult to maintain the beauty of the smile, because even the smallest imperfection can affect its overall appearance. One example of this is gapped teeth. In most cases of gapped teeth, the alignment of the teeth is off just enough that a small space exists between a couple of the teeth, often the front, middle teeth. While this minor misalignment often is not enough to compromise the health or strength of the teeth, it can greatly impact the aesthetics of the smile. Cosmetic dentistry treatments address cosmetic flaws, such as gapped teeth, in order to enhance the beauty of the smile. At Dental Solutions, we offer treatment for gapped teeth to our Warsaw, IN patients so we can eliminate the appearance of gapped teeth and help patients achieve straighter, more even teeth.
Patients have a few options when it comes to closing, or concealing, a gap of space between the teeth. In most cases, cosmetic treatment can effectively improve the appearance of the smile by concealing gapped teeth. However, if the alignment of the teeth needs to be corrected, our dentists can assist patients with that as well. Below are the treatment options that are most likely to be considered for patients with gapped teeth:
- Cosmetic dental bonding: Cosmetic dental bonding is often the first treatment option that is offered to patients with gapped teeth, because it is the most affordable and conservative solution for gapped teeth. This treatment typically takes less than an hour and involves applying and shaping a dental compound to the teeth adjacent to a dental gap in order to add width to the teeth and fill in the gap of space. Although this dental compound will wear down over time (and treatment will need to be repeated), this can effectively conceal gapped teeth and should last for at least five years.
- Porcelain veneers: Porcelain veneers are a more costly cosmetic solution, and does require that a small amount of tooth enamel be removed from the treated teeth. However, porcelain veneers offer long-lasting results and can address a number of cosmetic flaws in addition to gapped teeth. For patients who wish to conceal gapped teeth while simultaneously treating signs of discoloration, stains, chips, cracks, or other cosmetic imperfections, porcelain veneers are probably the most suitable treatment option. With proper care, veneers can enhance the beauty of the smile for ten to 15 years.
- Invisalign®: There are times when gapped teeth are just one sign of serious alignment problems. In these cases, patients can eliminate gapped teeth and straighten the teeth with Invisalign® treatment. Invisalign® is the newest technique in orthodontic treatment. Using a series of clear, plastic aligners, our dentists can help patients achieve a straighter, more even smile, without the use of metal brackets or wires.
Any one of these treatment options can effectively treat gapped teeth to enhance the beauty of the smile. Our cosmetic dentists are happy to discuss these treatments in further detail to help patients determine which treatment option is the best for their unique situation.
Schedule an Appointment
If gapped teeth are making you feel self-conscious about your smile, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists at Dental Solutions. We will be happy to discuss treatments for gapped teeth and help you achieve the straight, even smile you desire.
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