Many people out there have gaps in their teeth, and this makes a big difference in their smile, as gaps take away the charm from your smile. Even if you have pearly white teeth, the gaps between your teeth will steal away the appeal from your smile. How to fix those pesky gaps?
Here we will discuss some methods, to get rid of the teeth gaps. But before discussing the solutions we should know what are the causes of gaps in teeth in general. The gaps in teeth can be because of the small tooth size or the enlarged frenum. if later is the cause then before closing the gaps one has to get the frenectomy done.
Every year, medical science brings along hundreds of inventions to improve the health of people. With giant leaps in dentistry, many problems that could not be solved effectively previously can now be easily taken care of. Some solutions for teeth gaps are:
Porcelain Veneers: These are extremely thin covers that are made exclusively for your teeth, by your cosmetic dentist. These porcelain veneers are such, that they can be easily sized and shaped to hide tiny gaps, in addition to little stains, blemishes and chips.
To design porcelain veneer for your teeth, your cosmetic dentist will take a thin film from the outer layer of your teeth, called enamel. This will be absolutely painless as there are no nerves in the enamel. Then he will take the impression of your mouth, to design the porcelain veneer.
They will first make temporary veneers for you, while the dentist’s ceramist, or the dentist’s laboratory comes up with the permanent ones.
You will get the permanent veneers in about 2 weeks, and you can wear them to have a bright gap-free even smile, to captivate other’s minds.
Veneers not only make your smile more attractive, but they also provide more strength to your teeth, by providing them support. If you were going for veneers, usually, 6 veneers would be required. Four veneers would be required for the 4 central upper teeth and two for the canine tooth on both sides of the central teeth.
Tooth Bonding: If you have gaps in your teeth, or if your teeth are unevenly spaced, you can go for teeth bonding. This is done, by applying a composite resin, which is of the color of teeth. It is made equivalent to the natural color of your teeth. The surface of your teeth is prepared for the bonding process.
Then the bonding material is carved in the shape of individual tooth size and shape, and prepared in such a way, that will cover the gaps between your teeth.
After the application of the bonding material, it is hardened with a special light of high intensity, to make the bonding last much longer.
All this process is done in just one sitting, so you walk-in with gap-teethed smile, and walk out with a perfect even smile.
The bonding process is painless, though some people might experience a little sensitivity for a short period of time. This generally wears out in a few hours.
To keep your bonding undamaged for a longer time, be regular with brushing and flossing your teeth, and make sure to use non-abrasive toothpaste, as an abrasive can corrode away the bonding.