How to address a gap in your grin

When you speak with others, do you wonder if they are distracted by a gap in your smile? Do you feel like maybe spaces are having a negative impact on your overall appearance? If you are self-conscious about spacing of the teeth near the front of the smile and want to speak to a cosmetic dentist about disguising or reducing the appearance of the gap, connect today with the team at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry of Mesa, AZ. 

What can be done about spaces in the smile? 

There are so many different ways in which gaps in the smile can be addressed with the help of a restorative or cosmetic dentist. Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro of the Mesa, AZ community are here to help walk patients through the different options available to them. Below are just a few of the strategies used in helping patients close the gaps. 

  • Orthodontics. For patients with one or more gaps caused by misaligned teeth, orthodontic treatment can bring the smile into proper alignment. At Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry, we offer Invisalign orthodontics, which is a specialized tray alignment system that is used to realign the teeth and bite without unsightly metal bracket-and-wire braces.
  • Porcelain veneers. Gaps on the teeth near the front of the smile that are extremely noticeable can be easily covered using porcelain veneers. These ceramic facings are very thin and custom-fabricated to match the existing teeth. They are bonded over teeth to change their appearance.
  • Composite resin bonding. Composite resin bonding can be used in many different ways. Not only can is disguise spaces between teeth, but it repairs teeth that are broken or chipped. This same material is also used to offer tooth-colored fillings when cavities occur.
  • Tooth replacement. If a gap is caused by a missing or extracted tooth, patients should discuss the options for tooth replacement available to them, including partial dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.

Call Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry today! 

Our dentists provide Mesa, AZ patients with a wide selection of services to consider when improving the appearance of the smile. If you are interested in learning more about ways to disguise or fix gaps between the teeth, call Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro at (480) 834-6991 to request a consultation. Appointments can be made at the practice, conveniently located at 1056 South Val Vista Drive, Suite #1.  

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