Can Cosmetic Dental Work Hide Smile Gaps Or Overlaps?

Sometimes, cosmetic flaws that negatively impact a smile have less to do with the appearance of certain teeth, and more to do with their alignment. A conspicuous smile gap, or an issue with teeth that overlap, can be distracting, and hurt how confident you are in your appearance. Fortunately, there are treatment options that can address these matters directly. Your McKinney, TX dentist’s office can discuss different cosmetic dental procedures that can help you hide alignment flaws. In many cases, it is possible to hide gaps and overlaps with porcelain veneers, or through bonding and contouring work. In other instances, treatment with Invisalign may be more appropriate for making the best possible improvements.

Covering Those Spacing Issues That Hurt The Quality Of Your Smile

Spacing issues can be unflattering, and particularly frustrating for a person with gaps between teeth, or teeth that overlap. After all, this is not a problem that results from poor general dental care, meaning your efforts to keep your smile healthy will not be useful in protecting the way you look. The good news is that a single cosmetic dental treatment can lead to the kind of changes that completely address these flaws.

How Long Will It Take To Complete My Cosmetic Work?

Porcelain veneers require some initial work before your changes are made. During an initial visit, your teeth will be closely measured, so the right data will be available to have your veneers custom-made. Your dentist can also arrange any preliminary work that might be required to make sure your veneers look their best when placed. At a second appointment, you can receive your veneers, and show off your new smile!

If you choose to address alignment flaws with bonding and contouring work, you can cut out the requirement for custom restorations. Instead, your dentist will provide two services that minimize changes to your tooth structure, while making dramatic changes to the way you look. During contouring, your dentist carefully removes excess enamel, and corrects the size of your tooth to make it more appropriate to your appearance. Dental bonding work involves an application of a special resin material, which hides discoloration and damages while correcting issues with the shape of a tooth. Depending on how many teeth you are correcting via treatment, this work may be completed in just one appointment!

Using Invisalign To Straighten Poorly Spaced Teeth

Invisalign aligners allow patients to discreetly correct the positions of their teeth over time, so gaps and overlaps can be fixed without changing your tooth structure. Your aligners are designed with clear material, so they will not draw attention. They are also removable, so you will never have to worry about them being in your way!

Talk To Illume Dental About Cosmetic Work To Hide Gaps And Overlaps

At Illume Dental, we are proud to offer great cosmetic dental work to individuals who hope to address frustrating smile flaws. If you have questions about our services, or if you want to discuss improvements with your appearance you want to make, let us know! You can reach our McKinney, TX dental practice by calling (469) 301-1255.