Enhance the Beauty of your Smile by Treating Gapped Teeth
There are a number of cosmetic flaws that can compromise the appearance of the smile. But, fortunately, most of these imperfections can be treated effectively and rather easily. This is the case with gapped teeth. Gapped teeth can affect the appearance of the smile and make patients feel self conscious about their appearance. Cosmetic dentistry treatments address aesthetic flaws, such as gapped teeth, to enhance the appearance of the smile. By filling in the spaces between gapped teeth, Dr. Wildung can help patients create a more even, symmetrical, and beautiful smile. To undergo treatment for gapped teeth, contact our Mesa, AZ practice today.
Dental bonding is the most conservative cosmetic treatment for gapped teeth. During treatment, Dr. Wildung will apply a tooth-colored bonding material to fill in the space between gapped teeth. This material will be shaped to resemble natural teeth and then hardened to create a strong bond. This simple procedure typically takes about 30 minutes, and the results should last for several years. Dental bonding is ideal for patients looking for a quick and affordable treatment for gapped teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a more invasive, but also a more durable solution for gapped teeth. Porcelain veneers are also referred to as an indirect bonding treatment. This means that a set of custom veneers is fabricated in a dental lab, and then bonded to the facial surface of the teeth. Porcelain veneers conceal cosmetic flaws of the smile, including, not only gapped teeth, but also chips, cracks, fractures, discoloration, and minor misalignment. This is a two-part treatment that will involve preparing the teeth for porcelain veneers placement (a procedure that requires the removal of a small amount of tooth enamel), designing a set of veneers that will blend in with the natural teeth, and then applying the veneers so that they strengthen the smile and improve its aesthetics. Patients who want a long-term solution for gapped teeth, and those who have other cosmetic flaws that require attention, are likely ideal candidates for porcelain veneers treatment.
Invisalign® is the newest technique in orthodontic treatment. If patients have severely gapped teeth, it is likely a result of misalignment. Invisalign® corrects the alignment and placement of the teeth, just as traditional braces would. However, Invisalign® is far more convenient, discreet, and comfortable than traditional braces. Rather than using wires and brackets to shift the teeth, Invisalign® treatment involves patients progressing through a series of clear, plastic aligner trays. These trays fit comfortably, can be removed for eating, brushing, or flossing, and are virtually invisible. Within 12 to 18 months of Invisalign® treatment, patients can straighten the smile and close gaps between the teeth. This will greatly enhance the appearance of the smile, and can also improve oral health and functions.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are looking to enhance your smile by treating gapped teeth, Dr. Wildung offers many treatment options for you to consider. Schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to learn more about these procedures and find out which one may be right for you. We look forward to hearing from you!