2 Easy Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fill the Gaps in Your Smile

fix tooth gaps cosmetic dentistry dr michael j weiPeople who have a noticeable gap in their smile typically fall into one of two camps – they hate the characteristic, or they fully embrace it. If you fall into the first group and wish you had a flawless, straight, complete smile, you can achieve it with customized cosmetic dentistry. There are multiple dental procedures that can give you the look you want, but two of the most common and most reliable options are porcelain veneers and cosmetic tooth bonding.

Porcelain Veneers

A significant gap between the front teeth, or gaps between your entire upper teeth, is noticeable and can be problematic for some. If this quirk is part of your smile, chances are you’ve been told you should get Invisalign or braces to close it up and perfect your alignment. But any orthodontic treatment is a major investment in time and energy. When you want to finally fix this problem once and for all, you can make it happen with porcelain veneers.

Veneers are usually done in a series of eight to 10 porcelain shields that are carefully customized to suit your smile. Meticulously applied across your front teeth, they build a new smile that is flawless in all ways – and they completely conceal any unwanted gaps. In just two visits to your NYC cosmetic dentist, you can have a new smile, no gap, and a new lease on life.

Cosmetic Tooth Bonding

Some tooth gaps aren’t terribly noticeable to others, but they drive you crazy. You may have a space between two less-prominent teeth where food regularly gets stuck. It can feel like a depository for specks and pieces of food from every meal. You’re left with an unsightly smile often peppered with whatever you last ate, and that can be embarrassing and frustrating.

There are some people who have an aligned, straight smile but have one or two teeth that just aren’t as big as the others. They don’t stretch far enough to reach to the next tooth, creating gaps and making it look like there are holes in the sides of your smile. Cosmetic tooth bonding is an easy fix for smaller cosmetic issues like this.

Dental bonding only takes about 30 minutes per tooth to repair. It’s non-invasive, painless, and delivers a major transformation in no time. The tooth-colored resin is painted on, sometimes in multiple layers to build up a gapped or smaller tooth, and cured in place for a simple but powerful cosmetic repair.

Get a Smile Makeover and Cover Up Your Gaps

There was a time when people who disliked the look of their smile couldn’t do anything about it. They simply had to live with the DNA hand they had been dealt. That is not the case today. You can create the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted through cosmetic dentistry and the hands of a talented, experienced cosmetic dentist.

If you’re ready to fill a tooth gap or make other changes – major or minor – schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael J. Wei at his Midtown Manhattan dental office, or submit a Smile Virtual request to get a personalized video response answering all your smile makeover questions.