It used to be that if a patient wanted to close spaces between his or her teeth, he or she had to go through traditional orthodontic treatment. Conventional braces would apply pressure to the patient’s natural teeth, slowly moving the teeth together and minimizing the gaps in the patient’s smile.
Our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists found that this solution wasn’t ideal for many patients, as it required the patient to wear braces and it took a considerable amount of time. That is why we offer dental veneers as a treatment option to minimize uneven gaps in a patient’s smile.
Dental veneers are extremely thin porcelain restorations that our dentist affixes directly to a patient’s teeth. Veneers are crafted to cover the entirety of the patient’s visible dental enamel. Consequently, veneers have a variety of applications in cosmetic dentistry.
To close gaps in a patient’s smile with dental veneers, our dentist simply crafts the veneer to be slightly wider than the natural tooth’s width. Special attention is paid to ensure that the veneers still look natural and in proportion with the rest of the smile.
Making a few slight width adjustments with dental veneers can make a world of difference for a patient’s smile. And because dental veneers are shaded to coordinate with a patient’s natural dental enamel, you may be able to improve the overall appearance of your smile with just a few strategically placed dental veneers.
Dental veneers treatment takes just a few dental appointments to complete, and these restorations can last for over a decade before they need to be replaced.
If you are interested in using dental veneers to close gaps in your smile, or for any other cosmetic application, please call our Elmhurst veneers dentists to get more information. You can also submit your inquiry online, and our dental team will be happy to get back to you!