Also known as diastema, gaps (or spaces) between the teeth can form anywhere in the mouth but are most noticeable between the two upper front teeth. This can affect both adults and children.
Gaps between the teeth can make many people feel self-conscious and are a common factor of some disliking their own appearance. Not only this, but they can also cause some problems with chewing food, and can cause you to develop bleeding gums, painful gums or bad breath.
Whilst diastema is completely normal and isn’t usually a cause for concern, if the gaps between your teeth are causing you problems, you should know that there are dental treatments you may benefit from, including dental veneers, dental implants and dental bonding.
As a painless dental clinic in Essex, we have a great variety of advanced cosmetic dental procedures that are pain-free and can give you the perfect smile by closing in any unwanted gaps between your teeth.
Dental veneers are a single layer of material placed over a tooth to improve the aesthetics or function of your teeth. The main advantages of dental veneers are that they can transform the smile and require minimal preparation as a quick and painless procedure.
Veneers are thin pieces of ceramic that are fixed to the front of your teeth and are most often applied to just the top set of teeth. They can give a natural and healthy appearance to your teeth and are held in place by a special strong bond adhesive. Even clients with perfectly healthy teeth may wish to have veneers to ‘upgrade’ their smile from nice, to perfect.
They can last for a long time with good maintenance and care and are an excellent investment if you’d like a bright and white smile.
Dental veneers can close in gaps between the teeth whilst disguising them and can improve the proportions of the surrounding teeth. We recommend veneers when patients are looking for a total smile transformation, however, the good news is that you can choose to have just two veneers rather than a full set, which is perfect if you are just looking to close in a gap.
Dental veneers also solve common dental problems, such as teeth which are chipped, discoloured, misshapen or overcrowded.
Dental veneers come in two different materials, porcelain and composite. Take a read of our recent guide to find out more about enhancing your smile with dental veneers.
Dental bonding is a more affordable alternative to dental veneers and uses a dental resin that can appear the same colour as your teeth. The resin is moulded around each tooth and is often used to fill in gaps, shape the teeth or make them appear whiter. A special light is then used to harden the resin, making it bond to your teeth for long-lasting and durable wear.
A great benefit of dental bonding is that it can take as little as one hour, depending on the amount of bonding you are having done. This can be a much quicker treatment than dental veneers.
Similar to your natural teeth, the resin can chip and stain over time, so it’s important that you take good care once it is in place to ensure longer wear.
Dental bonding can also repair other common dental issues, including tooth decay, cracked teeth, chipped teeth, as well as issues with stains or discolouration. Bonding also protects part of the tooth root if it has been exposed to gum issues before. The procedure also enhances the shape of the teeth for a straight, natural and perfect smile.
Combining skilled dental work and high-quality materials, cosmetic bonding works wonders on aesthetic dental problems by completely transforming your smile.
If the gap between your teeth is caused by your teeth being uneven, you may benefit more from an orthodontics treatment to close the gap. Orthodontic treatment can gently push the teeth together to create a more natural and even smile. At Perfect Smile Spa, we have a wide selection of cosmetic straightening treatments, which range in price and treatment time.
Orthodontic treatments are used to align your teeth for a straight smile and can resolve a number of issues, including diastema, overbite, or generally unstraight teeth.
Our selection of orthodontic treatments have varied result times, so your dentist in Essex will be able to provide you with an intensive overview of each option available to you.
Get Your Perfect Smile
Not only do we believe dental treatments keep your teeth and gums in good health, but they also boost your confidence by giving you the perfect smile you have always wanted. Whether you haven aesthetic dental problem that is making you feel self-conscious or you’d like to improve your smile, we have every cosmetic dental treatment that you would need.
At Perfect Smile Spa, we recognise how important a smile is to our patients. This is why our highly-skilled and experienced cosmetic dentists are there for you every step of the way in achieving your perfect smile.
We pride ourselves by giving our patients the most pleasant dental experience to enable them to overcome any fears and maintain their teeth for the rest of their lives.
Our dental practice is located in Essex and is easily accessible from most areas around the UK. For more information on our cosmetic dental treatments, please get in touch with us or call us on 01708 442 114.