Many people have concerns about teeth gaps. You know what I am talking about; those spaces that may exist between teeth because the teeth do not touch each other. This is quite common. There are several reasons why these gaps exist. For most patients, these exist because of the way the teeth erupted. In other cases, the midline gap is prominent. This may occur because the attachment of the lip to the gums may be wide or tight; this attachment is called the frenum.
So with these gaps being fairly common, and with people having concerns about them, there are multiple ways in which these gaps may be corrected. In some cases, orthodontic treatment is best. Orthodontic treatment does not involve placing dental materials on the teeth surfaces in the long run. As a result, nothing can potentially decay or break away. With diligence to wearing retainers, this orthodontic option may last for many years.
In other cases, dental bonding is the best way to close the gaps. Usually, this option is better if the spaces are relatively small and few in number. This option is also better for those younger than 16 years-old.
Then, another option may include porcelain veneers or crowns. This option is best if many teeth are involved, if the orthodontic option has been ruled out, and if teeth may need other alterations like whitening, lengthening, or more.
For more on this subject, we invite you to see more of our posts on teeth gaps. For more information about my practice, we invite you to follow this link. If you are interested in coming to my office for a consultation or more, we invite you to contact my north Dallas office at (972) 250-2580. We thank you for your interest in our post and in my practice.