A noticeable gap between your teeth can be frustrating. It may be something you wish to address, but it may not feel like enough of a reason to seek orthodontic treatment. Depending on the severity of the gap, and its location, you could rely on one of several techniques for a remedy. One popular means of covering a gap in your smile is through dental bonding. Dental bonding is a process where your dentist can add to your tooth by applying a special resin. If your gap is caused by an unusually small tooth, bonding can provide it with the size it needs to span the empty space between it and its neighbor. Your dentist can help you determine what procedure will best provide the results you want.
Dental bonding can be a quicker, less costly cosmetic procedure than having veneers placed on your teeth. By adding to the tooth structure, you can eliminate an unsightly space in your teeth.
By having porcelain veneers placed on your teeth, you can make dramatic improvements to your smile. Veneers are expertly crafted, and designed to be long-lasting. To receive veneers, your dentist will first need to review your oral health, and prepare your teeth to receive them. In addition to covering up gaps in your smile, veneers can hide any number of esthetic problems, and leave you with a transformed appearance.
If your dentist determines that you could benefit from adjusting the position of your teeth, you may opt to close a gap in your smile with Invisalign. Invisalign can gradually move your teeth into more optimal positions. The inserts used for this treatment are designed to be incredibly difficult for observers to detect.