Fill the Gap: Treatments for Tooth Gaps

Here at University Dental Arts, we take great care to ensure that each patient undergoes the right treatment for their needs. This is allowed us to become one of the leading dental practices in the greater Denver area.

When it comes to treating tooth gaps, there are advanced cosmetic dentistry treatments and restorative procedures that can improve the look and health of a smile. Let’s consider these matters right now.

The Problems Associated with Tooth Gaps

Tooth gaps are linked to cosmetic problems and issues that affect dental health and general wellness.

In terms of pure aesthetics, a tooth gap can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. This is especially true with gaps between your most prominent teeth. When you have tooth gaps (whether between teeth or the result of missing teeth), it can dominate the overall look of your smile.

In terms of dental health and general wellness, tooth gaps can lead to malocclusion, which is one of the main causes of or contributors to dental pain, teeth grinding (bruxism), and TMJ disorders. Gum recession, tooth damage, and further tooth loss may occur as a result.

Dental Bonding for Minor Tooth Gaps

For very miniscule gaps between teeth, dental bonding may be a good option to consider. Dental bonding uses tooth-colored dental resin that is painted directly onto the teeth to help mask imperfections and flaws. This allows dentists to build out the size of a tooth and fill a minor gap.

Porcelain Veneers for Serious Yet Primarily Cosmetic Gaps

If you have a more serious tooth gap that cannot be treated with dental bonding but is still primarily cosmetic in nature, porcelain veneers may be an ideal option. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are used to mask imperfections on a tooth. With a porcelain veneer in place, problems with size, shape, alignment, and symmetry can be addressed, and that includes gaps between teeth.

Orthodontic Treatment for Major Misalignment Issues

For significant problems with tooth gaps, the best option to consider for treatment is orthodontic care. By undergoing orthodontic treatment, the overall alignment of the teeth can be improved. This helps close gaps and address issues with crowding, allowing your smile to look great and be healthy as well.

Appliances to Replace Gaps Caused by Missing Teeth

When you have lost a tooth and have a small or significant gap remaining, it’s important to have a dental appliance created to restore appearance and overall function. For most patients, this means the crafting of a dental bridge, partial denture, or full denture. In addition, dental implants may be placed, which are artificial tooth roots designed to support crowns and the other listed appliances.

Tailoring Treatment to Your Needs

We take time to tailor treatments to every patient, which is why it’s important that you come in for a consultation if you suffer from tooth gaps or tooth loss. We will provide detailed information on your treatment options, listing all of the risks and benefits so you can make smart choices about your treatment options.

Schedule a Consultation at University Dental Arts

For more information about treating tooth gaps and helping your smile look its very best, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The team at University Dental Arts looks forward to your visit and helping you have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.

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