Spaces between my front teeth: What are my options?

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What do you see when you look at your smile? When we glance at pictures and video of ourselves, there are certain aspects of our smiles that seem to jump out right away. Often, the factors that we notice in our smiles are the very factors that can lead to feelings of self-consciousness and decreased self-esteem.

It’s nice to know, however, that cosmetic dentistry is an effective way to correct even the most minor imperfections. After all, if you are not satisfied with your smile, you tend to smile less often.

Dr. John M. Hucklebridge, your cosmetic dentist serving Plano, can be a terrific resource and partner as you explore the options for improving your smile. For instance, if spaces between the teeth are a concern, you may want to consider porcelain veneers.

Spaces between the teeth, known as diastemas, can result in undesirable consequences, both cosmetic and functional. You may notice gaps or spaces between the teeth tend to appear as black triangles in pictures or from a distance. Spaces between the teeth can also create food traps between the teeth, magnets for stringy foods and leafy vegetables.

Porcelain veneers are an effective solution for many cosmetic concerns regarding the front teeth. Due to their versatility and ease of application, many patients find that they can correct multiple issues at one time using veneers. Veneers can be used to close spaces between the teeth, reshape the teeth to promote symmetry, conceal discolorations, and reduce the appearance of crowding.

By minimally preparing the enamel on the front surfaces of the front teeth, your cosmetic dentist begins the initial phase of the veneer procedure. The veneers are custom-designed according to your dentist’s specifications, and permanently bonded to your teeth. These impressively strong porcelain shells are designed to look natural and feel comfortable. They can be shaded to match your existing enamel or lightened to produce a fresher, whiter smile.

If the spaces between your teeth are creating a distraction or preventing you from smiling with confidence, talk to Dr. Hucklebridge about veneers. Call 972-398-2550 for your appointment today.