Do you have a gap in your front teeth? Some embrace this look, while others may not.
There’s nothing like a gap in your smile to drive you to utter distraction. It can make you feel self-conscious in your interactions with others and it can appear as a black triangle or dark space between your teeth in pictures. Fortunately, it’s not a problem that’s too challenging for a Artistic Smiles.
Uneven spaces or gaps can occur anywhere in the mouth, but those that affect the front teeth can be especially annoying. Braces can be used to move the teeth together orthodontically, closing the gaps and improving alignment, but many adults would prefer another alternative. Cosmetic procedures like porcelain veneers and crowns offer a great alternative to braces.
The appearance of slight spaces and moderate gaps can be eliminated with veneers because the width and size of each veneer can be made slightly larger than the actual tooth. This technique requires a skilled cosmetic dentist to avoid creating teeth that look too fat or unnatural.
The procedure for crafting your new smile starts with some prior planning and record-taking. Your dentist will determine how many veneers will be necessary in order to achieve the desired result. It is common to place veneers on the front two teeth, or even extend the treatment to include the front 4, 6, or 10 teeth. Extending the treatment plan to include more teeth provides the best opportunity for producing an evenly balanced and proportional smile.
Even if your main goal is to close gaps between your teeth, you might wish to take advantage of your chance to whiten or straighten your teeth as well. Veneers are quite effective when it comes to brightening and reshaping the teeth.
A clinical examination will help your dentist to gather important details about your smile which will be shared with the dental lab where your veneers will be made from ceramic porcelain. When the veneers are complete, and once they have met the specifications of the dentist, they will be bonded to the front teeth.
It’s hard to shine brightly when you don’t love the gaps in your smile. Talk to our friendly staff about making improvements with porcelain veneers today.