Straightening teeth typically takes the work of an orthodontist. However, some people have minor alignment issues that your dentist may be able to treat. If you qualify, you can have discreet, effective cosmetic dental work that targets problems like spacing between teeth. Invisalign is a popular technique for accomplishing this. If the adjustment you need is relatively minor, a sequence of Invisalign aligners can move your teeth, and eventually close the gap. If you are interested in a more immediate solution, you may be interested in the benefits of having porcelain veneers placed. Dental bonding can also work to hide a gap between two teeth.
How Porcelain Veneers Are Placed
If you plan on receiving porcelain veneers, plan for two visits to your dentist. The first visit is about preparation. You can talk to your dentist about the change you want to make (like covering up a gap), have measurements taken, and have your teeth prepared for the placement. Once your veneers are completed, you will come back to have them permanently bonded. Veneers can be custom-made to fit what you are after, so that you leave with the smile you have been wanting.
How Dental Bonding Hides A Gap Between Teeth
Composite resin – the material used in dental bonding – is not as durable as porcelain. That being said, you can undergo a dental bonding procedure at a lower cost, and it will only take a single visit. A dental bonding treatment can change a tooth’s size, so that a small tooth no longer leaves space between itself and a neighbor. Its shape and color can also be addressed.