Teeth Gaps

Teeth Gaps
November 22 , 2013 | 0 Comments

Eliminate spaces between your teeth for the ultimate makeover

Many people don't realize the effect a space between the front teeth can have on a person's appearance. Consider the story of a man in his 40’s who had a gap closed between his upper front teeth. A week after the crowns were placed he said: “Some of my friends thought I had a new hairstyle. Others actually thought I had a face-lift! They did not realize that the only different thing was the disappearance of the space between my front teeth.” This same phenomenon happens over and over again. Why? It is because for the first time, people are actually looking at the person's face instead of the space between his or her front teeth.

If you have a space between your teeth that you don't like, but you haven't had it closed because you were told it would take years of orthodontic treatment, these words are for you. In addition to orthodontics, spaces between teeth can be corrected with bonding, porcelain veneers, or all-ceramic crowns.

But don't be surprised if people don't recognize exactly what's different about you. Just get ready for comments like, "You look terrific!"

There are several ways to close unsightly gaps. Which method is chosen depends on the cause of the space, its size, its location, and the condition of adjacent teeth. Both cost and your personal needs will play a significant role in your choice of treatment. Correcting space problems, however usually involves one of the three:

1- Repositioning teeth with orthodontics: When teeth are attractive and healthy, repositioning is the ideal treatment, as it involves no loss enamel. Some alternatives, such as crowns, require sacrificing healthy tooth structure for cosmetic correction.

2- Restoring teeth through bonding, veneers, or crowns: Patients frequently prefer immediate results. In such cases, bonding or laminating with porcelain may be the answer. In other cases, a combination of therapies offers the best results.

3- Removal of teeth, followed by replacement with a bridge or implant. Removal is used only as a last resort.


NB: If the gaps in your smile are caused by gum disease, it's important to resolve this underlying problem before beginning any other treatment.


For further information about Teeth Gaps in Beirut Lebanon, please do not hesitate to contact us or email our clinics.


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