Fixing Gapped Teeth
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: July 2, 2010
If your teeth contain gaps, there are several cosmetic dental procedures you can do to correct it.
At Focus on Smiles of Edmonton, Alberta, we know how gaps between your teeth can be frustrating and make you feel self-conscious. Our dental team is dedicated to creating a beautiful, aesthetically-pleasing smile that you can be proud of.
Dental bonding or composite bonding is an effective method for treating minor gaps between your teeth. This procedure uses a tooth-colored resin made of tiny glass particles and liquid acrylic that is bonded to your tooth’s surface, and then sculpted into shape. This composite resin comes in various shades and can be matched perfectly to the color of your natural tooth.
If the gaps between your teeth are more severe, porcelain veneers may be recommended. These wafer-thin shells of porcelain fit over your natural tooth, and are bonded onto the front side of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are incredibly durable when they are firmly bonded to your sturdy tooth, providing a strong and aesthetically pleasing fix for unattractive gaps.
If you do not want to use cosmetic dentistry for a quick fix for gapped teeth, orthodontics can move your teeth into place over time. Traditional braces work by applying constant pressure in a desired direction. The pressure is adjusted in intervals to permanently align your bite. Today’s orthodontics includes clear braces in addition to traditional metal brackets.
Invisalign straightens your teeth through a series of clear, custom-fitted aligners. These removable aligners work like orthodontics do, applying a controlled amount of force to your teeth. The results can be seen in a few months, as opposed to years with traditional orthodontics.
If you live in the Edmonton area, and want to fix the gaps between your teeth, please contact experienced Edmonton cosmetic dentist Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko to schedule your consultation today.