Gapped Teeth: The Facts

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Do you have a gap in your front teeth? Do you have a larger gap caused by a missing tooth? If you do—and even if you don’t—you understand that these types of gaps can be embarrassing. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to address these problems.

One option you can consider is dental veneers, which are thin shells designed to cover your teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a number of problems, including small gaps in your smile. These shells are also useful because they are designed to match the appearance of your natural teeth and are a great long term solution that can withstand everyday wear and tear.

Of course, there are other options you can consider for small gaps. One popular and affordable choice is dental bonding. Like veneers, this option is extremely durable, typically lasting up to ten years. If you choose this option, we’ll use a composite filling—which can also be used to fill cavities—to close the gaps in your pearly whites.

If your gap is caused by a missing tooth, you may benefit from an implant or dental bridges. Both of these treatments are anchored to your pearly whites. Either of these restorations will improve the appearance and the function of your smile—and stop your natural teeth from shifting.

If you have a gap in your teeth and would like to learn more about your options, please don’t hesitate to contact Chandler Dental Excellence at 480.786.1734. Dr. Kerry Taylor and our team will be happy to help you decide on your best restoration options. We’re eager to hear from you soon.