How to Fix Gapped Teeth
While braces are an obvious and effective solution to close gaps in your smile, our cosmetic dentist understands that many patients would prefer not to undergo an entire orthodontic treatment plan to address a minor aesthetic flaw, and therefore seek alternative solutions. Fortunately, there is another convenient, long-lasting, and minimally invasive treatment option designed to produce a more even, symmetrical smile: porcelain veneers.
A porcelain veneer is a thin yet durable porcelain shell designed to conceal aesthetic imperfections, such as gaps, chips, and short teeth, among other concerns. The veneer is simply bonded to the front of the enamel, thereby restoring the full proportions of a youthful and healthy tooth. Not only does a porcelain veneer closely resemble the translucence of a natural tooth, but it can effectively correct gaps in as little as two office visits! The restoration is custom-designed to blend in harmoniously with your smile and outside observers should not be able to tell you received any dental work. For all these reasons and more, porcelain veneers are considered a prime solution to fix mild to moderate gaps between teeth.
That said, porcelain veneers are intended to be cosmetic solutions and may not be the best treatment option if your teeth are crowded, crooked, or severely misaligned. For more extensive concerns that may affect your bite, Invisalign® or another orthodontic treatment may be more ideal. Our dentists will be able to guide you toward the most optimal solution for your unique needs during a consultation.
Porcelain veneers have proven to be a highly enduring and aesthetically pleasing solution to a variety of cosmetic flaws, including gaps between teeth. Please contact the multispecialty dental team at our San Diego practice to learn how porcelain veneers can correct and enhance many aspects of your smile.
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