Should I get a top cosmetic dentist or an orthodontist to close my gap a little? The gap is between my front teeth, but seems like it’s getting wider by the week. It’s like the gap that keeps on giving. I used to like it but as time goes on it’s beginning to look like I’m missing a tooth. If I could close the gap a little without completely getting rid of it, that would be great. It’s like a signature for my smile because it’s what I am my friends have gotten used to. What are my options for closing it? Is a top cosmetic dentist or an orthodontist better to reduce the space in the gap? Thanks. Lyla
Lyla – The space between your teeth can be closed with the assistance of a top cosmetic dentist or an orthodontist.
Options from a top cosmetic dentist for closing a gap
A top cosmetic dentist will give you a variety of options.
- Dental bonding – Depending on the size of the gap, and how much space needs to be reduced, it’s possible that a skilled cosmetic dentist can reduce it with chairside dental bonding. It’s usually done right in the dental office in just one appointment. An artistic cosmetic bonding has a variety of colors of bonding to perfectly match the color and translucence of your natural teeth. The bonding won’t be noticeable at all.
- Porcelain veneers – They can be used to close a larger gap. Accredited cosmetic dentists are skilled in matching veneers to your natural teeth. The gap reduction will look natural.
- Orthodontic treatment – An orthodontist specializes in tooth and jaw alignment and can provide you with braces. But many cosmetic dentists also provide orthodontic treatment—particularly with Invisalign invisible braces.
Schedule an appointment for a consultation with at least two experienced cosmetic dentists. They will briefly examine your gap and let you know your options for reducing it in a way that looks completely natural and complements your smile.
This post is sponsored by Chatham, NJ accredited cosmetic dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.