Gapped teeth are common — whether it’s one large gap, lots of small gaps, or something in between. Gaps make smiles look uneven, and they’re a source of embarrassment for many people who have them.
Kohei Morita, DDS, and our team use veneers to fix the look of small imperfections and help you love the smile you see in the mirror. Treatment takes just a few appointments, so if you’re bothered by gapped teeth, veneers might be the answer you’re seeking.
Gapped teeth: a common cosmetic concern
Properly aligned teeth sit closely against one another in straight rows. But crooked teeth, bite misalignments, and other common dental issues can leave you with unsightly gaps. Gaps range in size and severity, and the best treatment for you depends on the type of gaps you have.
Large gaps can interfere with your mouth function. These gaps may affect your ability to chew and speak normally, and they can put your teeth and your overall oral health at risk. In these cases, you might need orthodontic treatment like Invisalign® to correct tooth alignment and improve your smile.
On the other hand, small gaps might not pose serious functional problems. Slightly gapped teeth and minor misalignments may not need to be fixed for oral health reasons, but they can still be embarrassing.
In these cases, veneers can offer a great solution. Veneers are a semi-permanent cosmetic treatment to mask minor imperfections. They can fill in bothersome gaps, so all you’re left with is a straighter-looking smile.
Veneers perfect the look of your smile
When a gapped smile impacts your confidence, schedule a consultation with Dr. Morita and our team. We offer comprehensive smile evaluations to help you decide if veneers are right for you.
Along with gaps, veneers can improve the look of:
- Gummy smiles
- Misshapen teeth
- Other irregularities
Veneers are made of porcelain or a resin composite. They’re custom-made to fit over the front surface of each tooth, and they’re cemented in place to perfect your smile. Dr. Morita may recommend one or several veneers, depending on your cosmetic concerns.
Following your veneer consultation, we work with you to develop a custom treatment plan. You can expect to have a couple of appointments to get your veneers.
First, we remove a small layer of enamel from the teeth that are getting veneers. Then, we take impressions of your teeth, and we send those impressions to a dental lab where another team makes your veneers.
You come back to the office once your veneers are done, and we fit them onto your teeth. Before you leave, we check your bite to ensure your veneers feel comfortable in your mouth.
In just a few dentist appointments, you can fix gapped teeth and enjoy newfound confidence in your smile. Find out more about dental veneers by booking a consultation at Morita Dental. Call us at 408-775-7770, or request your appointment online now.