Commonly Asked Questions: Smile Gaps

August 23, 2018

If you have questions about gaps in your own smile or general questions about smile gaps, you are not alone. Many people have questions about the wide spaces that occur between teeth. Whether you are wondering if a gap affects your health or if you want to know how gaps are closed, we have the answers. E-Care Dentistry is always happy to answer your dental questions. We are here to serve the smiles of Olathe, KS, and of nearby communities.

Q: I Like My Gap. Do I Have to Close It?

For some people, a gap in the smile, especially one between the front two teeth, adds to a distinct signature look. As long as you are able to keep the area between the teeth clean and free of food debris, there is no health reason to close a gap. The choice is totally up to you!

Q: I Don’t Like My Gap. How Do You Close It?

If you are a person who feels insecure about a wide gap between teeth, there are options to close it or make it smaller. Cosmetic bonding can be one way to close a gap. Bonding, a composite resin like the kind used in tooth-colored fillings, can be applied to one or both teeth surrounding a gap.

Q: I Have Wide Spacing Through My Whole Smile

For larger gaps or for gaps that happen between multiple sets of teeth, porcelain veneers can be a great way to update your smile’s appearance. If the spacing is caused by misalignment, straightening your smile with clear aligners may be beneficial to your smile. Your dentist will best be able to identify your smile’s needs to give you the appropriate options.

Do You Have Questions About Smile Gaps?

We are happy to talk to you about gaps or any other smile questions you may have. To schedule a consultation call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, Spring Hill, Osawatomie, Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities.