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Three Ways to Fix Tooth Gaps

February 18, 2019
Posted By: McKnight Signature Dental
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Dental options used to be limited for those seeking cosmetic changes to their smile. Now, your dentist can perform small miracles by covering or shifting your tooth into the perfect position. Your treatment plan depends on the severity of the gap, which our Leawood, KS dentists will go through with you. 

Here Are Ways Your Dentist Can Treat Your Tooth Gap

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a straightforward procedure performed by your dentist in one visit. The process involves a composite resin the dentist applies to your teeth that can be molded and cured in just minutes. Bonding is a great way to close gaps, but your dentist will confirm if you are a good candidate for this option. Since dental bonding is not an orthodontic procedure, it will not treat moderate to severe dental problems. This is a quick, non-expensive solution that with proper at-home maintenance can last for up to ten years. 

Dental Veneers

Veneers are a step up from dental bonding. Instead of a resin, your dentist will use a thin porcelain shell to bond to your tooth. Since it is necessary to buff the enamel to ensure the veneer aligns to your gums, this is a permanent procedure. Your dentist will shade your veneers to match the rest of your teeth and are custom made to look natural.

Dental Crowns

Crowns are bonded to your teeth to help cover imperfections. Because they cover your tooth like a cap, they can help strengthen and stretch its life. This procedure takes around two visits but lasts for a long time. Crowns are a permanent procedure and are a great option for fixing misaligned or gaps. 

If you want to learn more about veneers in Leawood, KS, please contact our team at McKnight Signature Dental for a consultation. We look forward to bridging the gap!

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