Having gaps in your teeth can really compromise the look of your smile, and it’s little wonder that many people who do have gaps between their teeth, especially in prominent locations such as between the front teeth, feel self-conscious about their smile. Through the use of cosmetic dentistry, patients have options when it comes to improving their smile’s appearance.
Dental veneers, typically made of porcelain, are a versatile treatment option that a cosmetic dentist uses to close gaps between teeth, or to make the teeth look straighter. They can also be used to make teeth appear longer, and to conceal staining that can’t be addressed through whitening treatments, and minor damage.
Having a gap between two teeth is known as diastema. Most people who have a gap between their two front teeth have very small, narrow space and so veneers are a common and popular treatment.
The process of veneers involves the cosmetic dentist first removing a small quantity of tooth enamel from the teeth to be treated. This is done to ensure that the veneer doesn’t appear bulky once fitted, and helps to ensure the best appearance for the veneer.
Dental impressions are then taken and sent to a dental lab where the veneers are manufactured. During the manufacturing process, the veneers can be shaped and shaded in order to provide a natural looking appearance that blends with the patient’s natural teeth.
Upon return, the veneers are cemented into place on top of the teeth. The underlying natural tooth offers the veneer support, and so the tooth looks and behaves just as a normal tooth would. In addition, appearance of the teeth is improved, delivering a smile the patient can be proud to show off!
To learn more about the benefits of dental veneers, contact the office of Dr. Daniel C. Bush and schedule your professional consultation today.