If you are frustrated with spaces between your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help. Depending on the severity of your teeth gaps, there are several procedures you can choose from to achieve the smile of your dreams.
Our dentist is devoted to helping you achieve a stunning smile with cosmetic dentistry for teeth gaps that you can be proud to show off. Call 703-319-6990 to schedule an appointment to discuss your options with Dr. Chung.
If you have small tooth gaps, this can be corrected with dental bonding. During this cosmetic dental procedure, a composite resin that matches the color of your natural tooth enamel is applied to your teeth. It is then hardened with a light and shaped so that the spaces are filled.
The benefits of tooth bonding include:
- It is a quick procedure that offers immediate results
- It requires little (if any) removal of tooth enamel, so there is no need for anesthetic
- It is the most cost-effective method for correcting unattractive tooth gaps
Dental bonding will not last forever. However, with good oral care they can last 10 years or more with the occasional touch-up.
If you have larger spaces between your teeth, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that fig snugly over the surface of your tooth to mask imperfections and create a straight, evenly-spaced smile.
The veneers process involves shaving down your natural tooth so that the veneer can be secured over top. This makes the veneer process irreversible. Porcelain veneers are advantageous because they are:
- Durable and long-lasting
- An immediate solution to orthodontics
- Natural and healthy-looking
Orthodontics can also be used to close unwanted teeth gaps over time, by applying constant pressure. With today’s advances in dentistry, patients can choose from a number of bracket options, such as:
- Damon brackets (smaller and less noticeable than traditional brackets)
- Ceramic brackets
- Clear (plastic) brackets
- Stainless steel (metal) brackets
If you do not want the appearance of brackets and want a faster method of moving your teeth into proper alignment, Invisalign® may be the option for you. Invisalign is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that are virtually "invisible."
You can enjoy the results in months as opposed to years, and you will also be able to take these aligners out for special occasions. Each aligner is worn for two weeks, and switched out as your teeth shift into their proper position to eliminate unattractive gaps.
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry for teeth gaps, please call Softouch Dental Care at 703-319-6990 to set up your initial consultation. Our office in Oakton serves patients from nearby Reston, Ashburn, Arlington, Fairfax, Vienna and other areas of Northern Virginia.