3 Best Ways To Fix Gaps In Your Teeth: Expert Solution

Best Ways To Fix Gaps In Your Teeth

Have you been hiding your smile because of the spacing in your teeth? Don’t need to be insecure about your smile any longer! Let’s fix your teeth gaps with the best dental procedures!

Gaps in Teeth

Many people have gaps in their teeth and feel conscious of their smiles. Some potential reasons behind tooth gaps include broken teeth, crooked teeth, missing teeth, teeth shifting, thumb sucking as a child, overgrown frenulum, and periodontal disease.

Spacing in one’s teeth could be either small or big. Thankfully, many dental treatment options can help fix spacing in the teeth. However, they differ in their cost and effectiveness. A dentist recommends the treatment for fixing teeth gaps, based on the complexity of the patient’s situation.

With a variety of procedures out there to fix teeth gaps, it can be hard to select one. Continue reading to learn about the best dental treatments we offer to help fix spacing in the teeth. But, before jumping straight onto them, one by one, let’s first understand the need to fix teeth gaps.

Why Do you Need to Fix Gaps in your Teeth?

Whether you have small tooth gaps or widely spaced teeth, your confidence level is sure to drop. Your oral hygiene may also be affected because of trapped food remains that trigger bacteria and plaque accumulation inside your mouth. If the spacing in your teeth is left unchecked or untreated, your teeth and gums may get weak over time. You may be at risk of experiencing complications such as tooth decay (dental cavities), gum infection (gingivitis), or periodontitis (gum disease).

Spacing in between your teeth or gaps in teeth can also result in malocclusions or misaligned teeth. This can make your chewing painful and difficult and the pain may radiate to your jaw and ear. Even worse would be that painful chewing may make you swallow large portions of food, which can make you suffer from digestive problems.    

If you do not want to experience any of these, you should not delay in getting your teeth gaps fixed by your dentist.

The 3 Best Ways To Fix Gaps In Your Teeth

  1. Dental Bonding (Composite bonding or teeth bonding)

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry service used for improving smile appearance. It is the easiest, quickest, and cheapest approach to fix spacing in the teeth. The treatment involves filling the spaces in the teeth using tooth-coloured resin material It is usually recommended to people who have small to medium spaces in their teeth with remaining teeth generally aligned. A single dental visit is all that is needed to get teeth gaps fixed with minimal discomfort. As there is no tooth enamel removal, the procedure is completely reversible.

How Dental Bonding Is Used to Minimize Gaps in Front Teeth?

The Procedure of Fixing Teeth Gap:

  1. First, the dentist selects the shade of resin. The shade should perfectly match the color of the remaining teeth
  1. Next, the enamel of the teeth on either side of the gaps is prepared to receive the resin material. A conditioning liquid is applied to the teeth that are to be bonded to ensure that the resin adheres to the teeth.
  1. Then, the resin is applied, sculpted, and shaped to perfectly fill the spacing. After filling the gap, the resin is strengthened and hardened with a special light. This ensures secure bonding of the resin material.
  1. Finally, the resin is cleaned and polished by the dentist, thereby leaving no gaps. The fixed smile of the patient looks completely natural.
  1. Dental bonding is not recommended if the teeth gaps are larger or more apparent. That’s because resin material is not so durable and can stain over time, leaving the bonded teeth discolored.

2.  Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin, stain-resistant, strong, and stable covering shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth. They are of two kinds, based on the material used to make them: Porcelain and Ceramic. The color and shape of the veneers can be custom-designed so that they go unnoticed by others. Dentists recommend veneers to fill in the front teeth gaps and cover any discolored and/or chipped teeth.

Using Veneers to Close Tooth Gaps

The Procedure:

  1. First, the dentist creates room on the front teeth for the veneer to be attached. This is done by removing about half a millimeter of natural tooth enamel.
  1. Next, the dentist takes the patient’s front teeth impression and sends it to a dental laboratory to make a dental veneer.
  1. Once the custom-designed dental veneer is ready, the dentist places it on the patient’s teeth and checks for its fitting.
  1. Then, the veneer is cemented in place and cured with UV light to ensure strong and secure placement of the veneer. 
  1.  Finally, the dentist polishes the veneer. The veneer looks and feels very natural.

3.  Invisalign and Braces For Gaps Between My Teeth

Braces and Invisalign are the orthodontic tools that are used to shift the teeth to their ideal position. Braces can be metallic or ceramic and work to restore the normal positioning of the teeth. Invisalign or clear teeth aligners are advanced alternatives to braces that make use of a series of clear plastic, removable trays to gradually reposition the teeth.  

Either of them can be recommended by dentists to fix severe spacing in the teeth and gap issues resulting from misaligned teeth.  

Time To Fix Gaps In Your Teeth!

If you are concerned about gaps in your teeth and wish to smile again with confidence, contact our dentists now.

We can help you find which treatment option is best for you to transform your smile and fix spacing in your teeth.