How to Fix Gaps and Chips in Teeth
When patients come to our office to discuss their concerns about their teeth, two of the most common issues are chips and wide gaps between teeth.
Gaps can trap food, cause bad breath, and even change the way you speak. Chips can look unsightly and may cause sensitivity or an opening for bacteria to invade the interior of the tooth.
If you’re looking to make a change, contact our office in Jonesboro, AR. Cosmetic dentistry is just one of the many services we offer, and our dentists have several solutions to treat your gapped or chipped teeth, including:
- Bonding – This simple and inexpensive cosmetic procedure allows us to fix a number of cosmetic concerns, including gaps and chips, using tooth-colored composite resin – the same material we use for fillings! The procedure can often be completed in a single day and requires very little alteration of your teeth. In addition to filling in chips and closing gaps, we can also extend teeth that appear too short or worn down or conceal areas of discoloration.
- Porcelain veneers – If your chips or gaps are more extensive, we may recommend veneers. These thin shells of dental porcelain are fitted over the top of your natural teeth and can correct nearly any cosmetic issue. Veneers are often the secret behind celebrities’ famous smiles!
- Dental Crowns – Depending on the severity of the problem, porcelain crowns may be a great option. Crowns fit over the top of your natural teeth, protect damaged teeth, and conceal an incredible array of issues. If your tooth is chipped to the point where bacteria have infiltrated and a root canal becomes necessary, we will recommend a crown to protect your tooth.
- Orthodontics – If gaps in your teeth are affecting the health of your smile, we may recommend orthodontics. This doesn’t necessary mean bracket-and-wire braces, however. At Dental Solutions in Jonesboro, AR, we also offer Invisalign, which uses clear, plastic aligners to gently – and invisibly – nudge your teeth into proper alignment.
Call for a Consultation
Would you like to learn more about your treatment options? Call Dental Solutions today to schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our skilled dentists!