I’ve got braces, but they’re almost done and I’m noticing some gaps between my teeth. Is there a way to “fill in” these gaps?
Catherine J. from Biloxi
There are two ways to fix gaps: dental bonding and porcelain veneers. With dental bonding a composite material is applied directly to your teeth to make them appear wider. This method works best with small gaps. It is done free-hand, so you’ll want to make sure you use an expert cosmetic dentist. Don’t just use your average family dentist who calls himself a cosmetic dentist, or you’ll be dissatisfied with the results. The second method is for larger gaps, or if you are interested in changing more about your smile than just your gaps. Porcelain Veneers can change the color, shape, and even the length of your teeth. Again, as with the bonding, you’ll want to go to an expert cosmetic dentist.
One way to locate one is to do a search on mynewsmile.com. On that site, they recommend cosmetic dentists in each state. A dentist can’t just request to be listed or merely pay to advertise on that site. Dr. Hurley is a recommended dentist for New Jersey. To do that she had to send in a list of her qualifications as well as samples of her work to validate her artistry.
This blog is brought to you by New Jersey Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.