Treat Gapped Teeth to Enhance the Beauty of Your Smile

Treatment for Gapped Teeth - Forney, TX

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 by Dr. Melina Cozby

Two young women with straight, beautiful smilesOne of the primary goals of the dentists at Forney Family Dentistry and Orthodontics is to provide patients with a strong and healthy smile. However, our dentists understand that the appearance of the smile is also important to patients, so we offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that address cosmetic flaws, such as gapped teeth. By offering treatments for gapped teeth to our Forney, TX patients, we can help them achieve a straight, even, and beautiful smile that will leave them feeling happy and confident. There are several cosmetic dental treatments that can address gapped teeth in order to enhance the appearance of the smile. Our dentists are happy to help patients determine which of these treatments is best suited to their unique needs and desires.

Dental Bonding

Patients that want an affordable treatment option that offers fast results may want to consider dental bonding. During the dental bonding procedure, our dentists use a tooth-colored dental compound to fill in excess space between the teeth. This compound will be applied to the teeth directly adjacent to the gap and will be shaped so that it appears as though the teeth are spaced properly. Dental bonding should last for several years, but will wear down over time, at which point patients will need to repeat treatment.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a great treatment option for patients who wish to dramatically improve the appearance of the smile. These thin, porcelain shells are placed over the front of the teeth. They are customized by shape, size, and color to provide patients with a fabrication that is well suited to their unique needs. Although porcelain veneers are one of the more costly gapped teeth treatments, they can also address additional flaws, such as chips, cracks, discoloration, and minor alignment problems. These restorations are strong and durable and should last for at least ten years.

Snap-on Smile®

Snap-on Smile® is similar to porcelain veneers in that these customized fabrications are placed over the facial surface of the teeth in order to conceal gaps and other cosmetic flaws. However, unlike porcelain veneers, Snap-on Smile® is completely removable, and does not require any alteration to the natural teeth. Snap-on Smile® may be the ideal treatment option for patients that want an affordable and non-invasive treatment option that allows them to enhance the beauty of the smile.

Invisalign®

Invisalign® is an orthodontic solution for gapped teeth. Also known as the invisible braces, Invisalign® uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to address alignment problems such as gapped teeth, crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, and misaligned bites. Whereas other gapped teeth treatments offer nearly instant results, Invisalign® treatment typically takes about 12 months to complete. Still, this treatment option enhances the beauty of the smile, and will also preserve the health and structure of the mouth, so it is ideal for patients that are experiencing moderate to advanced alignment problems.

Contact Us

At Forney Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, our team of experienced dentists is eager to help you enhance the health and beauty of your smile. If you have questions about gapped teeth treatment or any of our other dental services, we encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience.