Correcting a Gap Between Teeth

Posted by AESTHETIC DENTISTRY on May 23 2021, 03:40 PM

Correcting a Gap Between Teeth

Having a gap between your front teeth can be a negative or a positive attribute, depending on who you ask. For some, they consider their teeth part of their persona, and wouldn’t change their gap for any reason. For others, a gap between the teeth may be bothersome or cause insecurity.

For those who do appreciate the gap between their teeth, there is usually nothing wrong with keeping that gap, as long as you are caring for the teeth flanking the gap (yes, you still need to floss between a prominent gap!). But for others who are not fans of the gaps in their teeth, there are cosmetic options that can close that gap. Here are a few.


Veneers are thin porcelain strips that are fitted over the teeth and can change the shape, size, and color of the teeth. They last about 20 years before needing to be replaced. Veneers are a relatively quick and easy way to close a gap in the teeth, but they tend to be more expensive than other options.


Bonding uses a composite to help build onto the teeth and bridge the gap between the two affected teeth. Bonding is generally more affordable than other options. Bonding looks and feels natural, and is similar to getting a filling, using the same material.


Braces are a more permanent solution to closing up a gap between the teeth because the teeth are permanently moved closer together and aligned properly. Braces take a while longer than other methods to work because the teeth must be moved slowly over time, but the results can help everything from closing the gap to aligning a bad bite.

Dental Implants

If you have a gap because you are missing teeth, dental implants are another option to consider. Dental implants are anchored to your jaw with a steel rod and the crown or false tooth adheres to that screw. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and stay in place permanently, unlike dentures or partials. They can be removed as needed, but most are durable and do not need to be replaced.

If you are interested in bridging together gapped teeth, please contact Dr. Abelar’s office for a consultation today.

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