Closing Gaps

Closing Gaps Service, Cosmetic Dental Care, Isle of Wight

The Avenue Road Dental team can help you to achieve the perfect smile. If your teeth are small or your jaws are large you may have gaps between your front teeth. Some people love their gaps; others don’t! If you don’t like your gaps, there are several ways we can help.

1/ Composite Bonding

Small quantities of colour-matched filling material are applied to the sides of the teeth to widen them and partly or completely close the gaps This treatment is normally completed in a single appointment. Injections are seldom required because we’re adding-on, not taking-away tooth tissue.

2/ Porcelain Crowns or Veneers

These are especially useful if the teeth with gaps between them have already been heavily filled or are damaged. You do normally need an injection for this type of treatment as the teeth need preparation before impressions are taken. The impressions are sent to a dental lab where a dental technician will construct colour-matched crowns or veneers which are fitted on your second appointment.

While the crowns or veneers are being made your teeth will be protected with temporary restorations, usually for about 2 weeks.

3/ Orthodontics

In some cases the gaps may be too big to close with composite bonding or veneers, or the teeth may be too crooked to treat in this way. In these cases it will be necessary to move the teeth into a better position before further treatments are carried out.

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