What To Do About Big Spaces Between Teeth

February 22, 2018

Do the spaces between your teeth make you feel insecure? Some people have teeth that are smaller than average, which creates gaps between them, while others may have average sized teeth with large gaps between them. Regardless of your situation, if the spaces between your teeth make you feel uncomfortable with your smile, there are options to address it. Cosmetic dentistry methods, cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers, are both treatments that can help you to feel more confident about your smile by addressing the spaces between your teeth

When Bonding Can Help

The extent of your spacing is the determining factor of how it will be addressed. Once orthodontic needs are ruled out, the next step is to determine which cosmetic treatment is best to fill in the spaces between teeth. Cosmetic bonding can be a way to gently fill in the spaces by making it appear as though neighboring teeth are just a little wider. Bonding is a composite resin, which is the same used in fillings because it looks like your natural dental material, applied directly to the teeth. Bonding can fill the space between teeth so that it looks like the teeth are neighboring in a flush, even manner.

Veneers Can Address Many Issues

While cosmetic bonding can fill in spaces, porcelain veneers may be a better option if your entire smile has spaces between it. Porcelain veneers can address multiple teeth with multiple issues. Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that are applied directly to the front of your teeth. Porcelain is a ceramic material very similar to enamel in functionality and appearance. Porcelain veneers can also help if you want to whiten your smile or improve tooth texture, size, or shape. Your dentist can help you to address if the spaces between your teeth are just cosmetic. If so, the next step is to choose the best cosmetic method to correct your appearance.

Do You Have Space in Your Smile That Makes You Feel Insecure?

Spaces between your teeth can be corrected. To schedule a consultation with your dentist, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.