If you have a gap between your teeth, you may be having trouble chewing food. You may be unhappy with the look it gives your smile. Whether the gap occurred naturally at birth — or as the result of a missing tooth — you will be happy to know that there are several options to correct it.
A tooth gap can result from a misalignment, and can often be corrected by using orthodontics like 6 Month Smiles. This is a type of braces made of clear brackets and white wires which are very discreet. Although they are not completely invisible, they are much less obvious than conventional braces. These will quickly and effectively move your teeth (gently) and transform your smile — filling in the gaps between teeth.
Invisible aligners may also help; these are a clear and removable form of braces, much like a dental retainer, and also gently push teeth into the correct position.
Veneers can cover a very small gap, especially if the front teeth are involved.
Veneers are ultra-thin ‘sleeves’ that are cemented to the enamel of your existing tooth with a very strong bonding agent. It is virtually impossible for others to notice a veneer and they are extremely sturdy. The majority of veneers are made from either porcelain or ceramic and they can withstand years of abuse if maintained properly.
Bonding is the most cost-effective option when dealing with a gap. A dental bond consists of specially formulated resin that matches the colour of a tooth. It is then applied to the area that needs to be filled in.
While quite effective in regards to the end results, we should mention that these dental resins will normally only address smaller gaps.
A bridge is essentially a means to anchor an artificial tooth to one or more surrounding teeth. This option is commonly employed when a tooth has been lost. A bridge is a great option if there are one or more large gaps within your mouth and if maintained properly, they can last for decades at a time with few issues.
Talk with Danny the Dentist to discuss which method is the most logical solution for you.