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Cosmetic Solutions for Gapped Teeth

November 21, 2013

Keep gaps from ruining your smile with cosmetic dental treatment in Glendale CA

Cosmetic Solutions for Gapped TeethCosmetic dental treatments are becoming more and more common for people from all walks of life. When everyone around you seems to have a perfect smile, it can make you feel like your own dental imperfections stand out even more. Fortunately, visiting a cosmetic dentist in Glendale CA can help. At California Dental Group our expert cosmetic dentists can use a variety of treatments to help you perfect your smile and recover your self-confidence. For example, in the case of gapped teeth, we have two main treatments at our disposal, veneers and Invisalign.

Covering Gaps with Veneers

If the gap between your teeth is relatively small, we can correct it quickly and virtually permanently using veneers. Veneers are basically a thin layer of porcelain or composite that can be shaped and colored to look like a more perfect version of your natural teeth. The veneers will then be permanently bonded to your teeth, normalizing the size and positioning of your teeth and covering up any small gaps between them. As an added bonus, the veneers will also cover any stains, cracks, or chips that may be present on your teeth. It usually takes just two visits to order and place your veneers, making this a very satisfying cosmetic treatment for people who are looking for a fast fix for gapped teeth.

Removing Gaps with Invisalign

Invisalign treatment offers another excellent way to eliminate gaps from your smile. Using a system of specially made clear plastic trays, your cosmetic dentist in Glendale CA will slowly shift your gapped teeth into their proper positions, eliminating the gap and also straightening other teeth for a totally straight and beautiful smile. Invisalign treatment is faster than traditional braces, but it is nowhere near as fast as veneers. The average Invisalign treatment takes about a year. When your treatment is complete you may need to wear a retainer, but provided you do so the effects of the treatment will be permanent.

Which Treatment Is Right For You?

Many factors will go into determining which of these two treatments is the best way to correct your gapped teeth. For example, the cost of the treatment, the timeline, and the need to correct other cosmetic issues must all be considered. To learn more, schedule an appointment with California Dental Group and see an expert cosmetic dentist in Glendale CA today.