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Simple Solutions for Gaps in Teeth

Many of us suffer from having small gaps between some of our teeth. And, while this may not matter to everyone, for some, this can significantly impact their confidence levels, as well as their mental health and overall well-being.

Today, we’re going to go over a few common dental procedures that can be used to quickly and effectively close the gaps between teeth. And, while we can’t guarantee that all of these options are suitable for you, the procedures listed in this article are sure to give you a smile that will last for all the years to come.

Crowns

Essentially, a crown is an artificial tooth made from porcelain which is cemented to the top of a broken or chipped tooth. In itself, the proper placement of a crown is almost an art form. Therefore, you’re going to want to find a dentist who is qualified and has the experience necessary to get the job done right. Regardless, crowns are an effective procedure that can easily fill the gap between two of your teeth.

Dental Implants

Often, the gaps between our teeth are caused by teeth that are missing broken or simply crooked. And, when any of your natural teeth are no longer healthy, one of the most viable solutions is to have them replaced with a dental implant.

Implants are basically screws that are surgically inserted in the bone structure of your jaw. This works to mimic a strong and healthy root and will hold the implant in place permanently. While this type of procedure may sound scary, there is absolutely nothing to worry about since you will be sedated throughout the entire procedure.

After the dental implant has healed, it is then topped off with a dental crown, which gives it the appearance of a healthy and natural tooth.

Veneers

Another great alternative to closing gaps is porcelain veneers. Veneers are made from a substance known as cerinate porcelain and can give your smile a very natural look. For the procedure to take place, your dentist will have to remove a layer of enamel, which will allow the veneer to properly adhere to your teeth.

Fortunately, he or she will be as gentle as possible during the procedure and will do their best to keep you as comfortable as possible until the procedure is complete.

Other Solutions

One final option for closing gaps between teeth is for your dentist to use a simple composite that is meant to match the exact color of your teeth. While this is effective at closing the gap, composites are not known to last quite as long as some of the other options mentioned above. Therefore, this procedure is mostly recommended for closing smaller gaps between teeth.

Want to schedule a consultation with one of our leading Dumfries and Woodbridge, Virginia dentists? Call Prince William Family Dental today.

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