Using Veneers to
Close a Gap in Teeth

I'll explain how veneers work and how they can help you achieve the smile you want.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are placed over the front surface of your teeth. They are typically made from porcelain or composite resin, both of which are tooth-colored materials that can be shaped and polished to look like natural teeth.

How can Veneers Close Gaps in Teeth?

Veneers are a great way to close gaps in teeth because they can be designed to match the size, shape, and color of your existing teeth. By placing veneers over the teeth with gaps, we can create the illusion of a straight, seamless smile.

The veneer process typically involves two visits to our dental office. During the first visit, we will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface. This will create room for the veneers to be placed without adding bulk to your teeth.

Next, we will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab where your veneers will be custom-made. While you wait for your veneers to be fabricated, we may place temporary veneers over your prepared teeth to protect them.

Once your veneers are ready, you will return to our office for the second visit. We will remove the temporary veneers and check the fit of your new veneers. If any adjustments are needed, we can make them at this time.

When the fit is perfect, we will bond the veneers to your teeth using a special dental adhesive. We will then use a curing light to harden the adhesive and secure the veneers in place. Once the veneers are in place, we will polish them to give them a natural, shiny appearance.

Are Veneers Right for You?

Veneers are a great option for many people who want to close gaps in their teeth. However, they may not be the best choice for everyone. For example, if you have significant tooth decay or gum disease, we may need to address those issues before we can place veneers.

Additionally, if you have severely misaligned teeth or bite problems, veneers may not be able to address those issues. In those cases, we may recommend orthodontic treatment or other dental procedures to correct the underlying issues.

If you are interested in veneers, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our dental office. During this visit, we can evaluate your teeth and discuss your goals for your smile. We can also answer any questions you have about the veneer process and help you decide if veneers are the right choice for you.

In conclusion, veneers are an effective way to close gaps in teeth and achieve a straight, seamless smile. With their natural appearance and custom design, veneers can give you the confidence to show off your smile. If you're interested in learning more about veneers or scheduling a consultation, please contact our office.

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