Spacing issues between the anterior (front) teeth are a common cosmetic concern for many patients. Gaps between front teeth are very noticeable to others and this can make a person feel very self-conscious about his or her smile. Fortunately, our cosmetic dentist offers treatments that can help with the aesthetic issues associated with gaps and improperly spaced teeth by placing porcelain veneers or recommending orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign. Following is helpful information about these two common treatment options.
Wafer thin, porcelain veneers are handcrafted, tooth-shaped cosmetic enhancements. They are bonded to the outer surfaces of teeth and can be used to conceal a multitude of imperfections and flaws. Porcelain is used because it comes in a number of white shades and can match a patient’s desired shade of white. It also reflects light the way that natural tooth structure does. When porcelain veneers are bonded over teeth, they are practically indistinguishable from biological tooth structure. In addition to hiding spacing issues such as gaps, veneers can make a smile appear straighter, whiter, more proportionate, and uniform. Multiple veneers can be bonded over teeth to hide stains, chips, and cracks.
If you would like to correct spaces issues between teeth with orthodontic treatment, you might want to ask our cosmetic dentist about Invisalign. This orthodontic treatment option can correct a myriad of tooth alignment issues without compromising a patient’s comfort or appearance. Since Invisalign is a system where patients wear clear plastic oral appliances called aligners, their treatment is very discreet and comfortable. Aligners are virtually undetectable to others. Unlike conventional braces, there are no sharp metal edges that can irritate soft oral tissues. Moreover, Invisalign is removable. This will allow patients to clean their teeth and eat meals without difficulty. In many cases, Invisalign treatment is shorter than that of traditional metal and wire braces.
If you are interested in improving your appearance with veneers or Invisalign, call us at the office of Dr. Philip R. Kozlow today to reserve a smile makeover consultation.