Dental Tips Blog

Feb
5

Three Ways to Fill in Gaps Between Your Teeth

Spaces between your front teeth can distract from the overall appearance of your smile. Even if your teeth are healthy and strong, having gaps between them can affect everything that you’ve worked hard for. While some people enjoy the “personality” that tooth spacing can give to them, others want to know how easily the spaces can be covered up.

For most of us, there are usually a few different options to choose from:

Braces

Although it takes a little more time, orthodontic treatment is an excellent choice for returning aesthetics as well as function to your smile. Straighter teeth not only look better, they’re also usually healthier and last longer than teeth that are crowded or crooked. 

Veneers or Crowns

For significant concerns, placing a permanent restoration such as a porcelain veneer or crown over the tooth can help tremendously. These will usually be done in pairs to help the results look more natural. The process usually takes only 2 visits to complete. 

Composite Bonding

If the gap or space is very small, composite bonding could be the simplest option. Made of the same material used in tooth-colored fillings, bonding is shaped to and adheres to your tooth. The color will be carefully selected so that it appears “invisible” to other people.  

Chances are there may be a couple of different options that are right for you. To really get a better idea of results, it’s important for you to see your dentist. Schedule a quick exam today to find out how you could have a beautiful smile for the rest of your life.

Posted on behalf of:
Juban Dental Care
8564 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 927-8663

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