Dr. Chong Lee works routinely with patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their smile. This might be due to the development of a space between the teeth, or a gap near the front of the smile. Fortunately, patients who have gaps between the front teeth don’t have to be embarrassed about their appearance. There are a wide range of solutions available to patients considering cosmetic work on a healthy smile!
How can gaps in the smile be addressed by a dentist?
There are a few different approaches to addressing gapped teeth in the smile. Below are just a couple options for patients to think about as they schedule their consultation appointment with the team at Galleria Dental Aesthetics:
- Dental bonding – the use of dental bonding can disguise imperfections of the smile. This material, which is actually a composite resin material, is biocompatible. It is placed onto the teeth, shaped onto the structure, cured, and then polished to look just like natural tooth enamel.
- Porcelain veneers -another option is that of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of custom-made ceramic that is custom-fabricated for a patient and bonded onto the front of the tooth. The tooth is prepared prior to placement to ensure the veneer does not add unwanted bulk to the teeth. Two porcelain veneers next to each other will best disguise gaps between the teeth.
- Orthodontic work – some patients might want to think about the benefits of orthodontic work, which can not only resolve a gap between teeth, but also realign the rest of the smile. This is beneficial if patients have other realignment issues throughout the smile and are looking for a way to address them all with a single treatment. Dr. Chong Lee offers Invisalign, a popular method of realigning the smile in a discreet and attractive way, without the use of metal brackets and wires.
Call our team today!
Dr. Chong Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics in McLean, VA welcomes patients into his practice to learn about the ways available for addressing gaps between the teeth. Call the office at (703) 448-1020 and schedule a visit at 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite #120.