Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry understands how upsetting gapped teeth can be, especially when that gap is between your two front teeth. Gaps can be quite noticeable, particularly when they are in a hard-to-miss area of the mouth. Fortunately, porcelain veneers are made for gapped teeth in Nashua, NH at the office of Dr. Judith Whitcomb.
The multi-faceted beauty of veneers
When designed precisely by Dr. Whitcomb, veneers cover flaws in a way that replicates the natural appearance, look, and function of tooth enamel. In addition to covering chips and stubborn discoloration, these layers of dental ceramic may be prepared, shaped, and applied to add height to a worn-down tooth, or to close excess spaces between teeth. In turn, veneers are a conservative, safe, and efficient way to restore the attractiveness of your smile, and to prevent threats to your oral health caused by spacing issues. Uneven teeth tend to trap bacteria and food debris, and are harder to clean than their aligned counterparts, which promotes dental decay and gum disease.
The all-important consultation
Gaps can be indicative of oral health problems. So, a gapped-tooth smile may be more than merely a cosmetic concern. During an evaluation of your mouth, Dr. Whitcomb use diagnostic imaging and their extensive knowledge to determine if disease is present. It is estimated that 90 percent of adults experience some shifting of their teeth between the ages of 20 to 50. Generally, teeth move forward and crowd out their neighbors. Gum disease is often to blame for the increased risk of misalignment as people get older. With advanced periodontal disease patients notice that teeth splay outward – resulting in unsightly gaps. It is vital for your dentist to resolve any oral health issues before moving forward with cosmetic or elective treatments. Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry offers many gum treatments, including periodontal surgery. Additionally, patients with misalignment and bite issues may be great candidates for Invisalign, which straightens teeth discretely without braces.
If your teeth are generally in the right positions, you may be a great candidate for artfully designed and placed porcelain veneers! The treatment that is recommended by your dentist also depends on factors such as the size of your gap. Schedule an exam at Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. Call (855) 363-3793.