Using Veneers To Close Gaps Between Teeth

Using Veneers To Close Gaps Between Teeth from Dr. Rolando Cibischino in Hackensack, NJPeople who are uncomfortable about small gaps between their teeth can use veneers to erase the extra spaces and bring uniformity back to their mouth. Cosmetic dentistry can restore both function and appearance to teeth when trauma, loss, or discoloring has occurred. Rather than avoiding social interaction, family pictures, or the occasional selfie, look into dental veneers and the benefits that come from closing gaps between teeth.

How veneers can fill in gaps

To address the gap between teeth, veneers may be recommended. These are custom-made shells of either porcelain or a resin composite that are extremely thin and colored to match the teeth. Many prefer to use porcelain for the natural way it seems to reflect light and its stain resistance.

When there are small gaps between the teeth due to misalignment or natural positioning, veneers can correct them by changing the look of the teeth, making them slightly wider or longer to fill in the space. These shells can be used to address more than gaps as well. Other applications include discolored teeth or teeth that are broken or chipped, irregularly shaped, or slightly misaligned.

Tooth preparation

Before a shell can be placed, the surface of the tooth needs to be prepared. The enamel of the tooth may be trimmed as the dentist reworks the surface of the tooth. A model of the tooth is taken, and a laboratory custom forms the shell to fit a specific tooth. Color, shape, and size are all taken into consideration during the manufacturing process. The shell is laid over the front surface of the tooth and securely bonded to form as natural a look as possible. Within just a few office visits, the gap can be permanently hidden.

Tooth maintenance

Though the front of the tooth has seen an adjustment in the preparation process, it does not require a significant amount of work to care for a veneer. Proper hygiene is always recommended for good oral health, even when cosmetic work has been done. Oral hygiene habits should include brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Brush teeth using a nonabrasive toothpaste, and consider using an electric toothbrush to clean the hardest-to-reach places more thoroughly. It is wise to brush after every meal, though twice a day is acceptable.

Flossing is another important area of oral hygiene. Floss can remove food particles that get trapped between the teeth, and if these particles are left in place, it can create dental cavities or lead to gum disease. Use an antiseptic mouthwash at least once or twice each day to rinse out any remaining particles. Avoid using a mouthwash with alcohol, as excessive exposure can weaken the bonding agent that is holding the veneer to the tooth.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Dental Veneers and Dental Laminates in Hackensack, NJ

Conclusion

For those who are tired of the frustrations and embarrassment an unwanted space between the teeth brings, look into either porcelain or resin veneers to close the gap. The decision could change your entire smile.

Request an appointment or call Dr. Rolando Cibischino at 201-204-1355 for an appointment in our Hackensack office.

Recent Posts

Does A Dental Veneer Treatment Damage Teeth?

A dental veneer is a thin cap that fits over a damaged tooth. It creates the appearance of a new white tooth. Dental veneers are a popular option for repairing minor chips and damage. They can also make the teeth appear straight without resorting to orthodontics. Compared to surgery, fitting a dental veneer is a…

Foods To Avoid When You Have Veneers

For those who suffer from damaged teeth, veneers can offer a natural-looking, long-lasting option to restore a beautiful and healthy smile. However, patients with these dental restorations should take extra care to protect them. Some dietary changes may be necessary for complete care.Most foods that are unhealthy for natural teeth are also unhealthy for veneers.…

Starting The Conversation About Veneers With Your Dentist

Veneers are artificial tooth coverings made of porcelain or resin that can improve a patient’s smile. Only fixed to the surface of the patient’s natural teeth, these dental appliances can be used to repair a majority of aesthetic issues, such as chips, stains, or cracks. Getting any dental treatment that mends problems with a smile…

Recent Posts

Options For Replacing Missing Teeth: Are Dentures The Right Choice For Me?

Options For Replacing Missing Teeth: Are Dentures The Right Choice For Me?

If you are missing several teeth or all of your upper or lower teeth or even all the teeth in your mouth, you may be wondering, “What are my options for replacing missing teeth?” Full or partial dentures may be a good option for you. In this article, we’ll discuss what makes a good candidate…

Schedule A Consultation With A Dentist To Decide On Options For Replacing Missing Teeth

Schedule A Consultation With A Dentist To Decide On Options For Replacing Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can result from many different things; regardless of how you lost your teeth, there are options for replacing missing teeth. There may be a stigma around dental care breaking the bank, but these options all have their pros and cons, which you should take into consideration.One option many consider is doing nothing. While…