Porcelain Veneers for Gaps
Many people think gaps between teeth can only be treated using orthodontic treatments like braces and Invisalign. While some patients may require orthodontic treatment, other patients can address gaps between teeth using porcelain veneers.
The placement of porcelain veneers is a cosmetic treatment that can address crooked and gapped teeth through two convenient visits to our River Edge, NJ, office, which also serves patients in Paramus and throughout Bergen County. The average treatment time for veneers is two weeks.
How Can Veneers Address Gaps?
Veneers are an incredibly versatile cosmetic treatment option. Many of our patients undergo this treatment to address discoloration, chips, misshaped teeth, and gapped teeth.
Veneers are thin shells that cover the front of visible teeth. The size and shape of the durable attachments are completely customizable, meaning that veneers can augment the size of your teeth.
By fabricating shells that are slightly larger than the natural teeth, the durable porcelain material can span the gap between your teeth and deliver cosmetically pleasing results. Veneers offer further cosmetic benefits. Beyond addressing gaps, Dr. Stephen J. Malki can use veneers to whiten your teeth by several shades while adding a level of symmetry that will leave your smile appearing younger and more attractive.
Porcelain veneers can treat gapped and crooked teeth, but there are misalignment issues that the cosmetic treatment is not best suited to address. If you suffer from an overbite, underbite, or other jaw-alignment issues, only orthodontic treatments can address those types of malocclusion.
As with any cosmetic treatment, patients should be in good oral health before undergoing veneer placement. The cosmetic treatment requires the removal of natural tooth structure, meaning that the procedure is not reversible. Candidates should be willing to maintain oral health through good oral hygiene habits and regular visits to our office for cleanings and exams.
Alternative Treatment Options
Gaps between the teeth can be a source of embarrassment. Our office offers multiple treatments that can eliminate visible gaps between teeth. Dental bonding can address small gaps. This treatment option is more affordable, but the results may only last a few years.
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign trays can slowly reduce the prominence of gaps by nudging teeth into better alignment through micro-movements. After completing the orthodontic treatment, you can benefit from better occlusion and a reduction or elimination of the appearance of gaps between your teeth. However, treatment with the aligner trays can take several months to a few years to complete, and some patients may not want to deal with the hassle of wearing, cleaning, and maintaining their trays for that period of time.
Schedule Your Porcelain Veneer Treatment Today
Porcelain veneers can deliver life-changing cosmetic results, including the elimination of gaps between teeth. Dr. Malki, who is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, can explain the many ways that veneers can give you something to really smile about. To schedule your cosmetic consultation, please contact our office online or call (201) 862-4226. We serve patients in River Edge, Paramus, and other areas of Bergen County.