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Gapped Teeth:  To Fix or Not to Fix ,

What do Michael Strayhan, Madonna, Dennis Leary, David Letterman, Lauren Hutton and Anna Paquin have in common?  They all have prominent gaps between their front teeth.  For these celebrities,  gapped teeth have become part of their persona and as such, they have elected not to fix them.  While these celebrities are able to pull off this look without a hitch, it is a little more tricky for the average Joe.  That is why many individuals elect to fix their gapped teeth with cosmetic dentistry.

If you have a gap in the middle of your two front teeth, their are a variety of cosmetic dental treatments that can be used to close the gap thereby adding balance to your smile.  Your dentist can determine the best method for you based on your lifestyle, budget and overall dental health.

The first option that can be used to close a gap in between the two front teeth is orthodontics.  Traditional metal braces, clear braces and short-term braces are all options that may be considered.  The second option is a process called dental bonding.  Dental bonding requires very little advanced preparation.  The process involves applying a tooth-colored resin material that is made of durable plastic to the surface of a tooth and then hardening it with a special light.  In most cases, dental bonding can be completed in one dental visit lasting just a few hours. Porcelain veneers are another cosmetic dental solution that can be used to hide a gap in the middle of the front teeth.  Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells that can be laminated to the front surface of the teeth to change their appearance.  Like dental bonding, porcelain veneers require very little advanced preparation.  They do, however, require a fabrication process that is done in a dental laboratory.

If a gap in between your front teeth is making you feel self-conscious about your smile or is making you dislike the way you look, talk to a cosmetic dentist in your local area today.  After a thorough evaluation, your dentist can recommend the best cosmetic dental solution to help you achieve a more beautiful and balanced smile.

Posted on behalf of Pure Dental Health

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