Do you have a gap in your teeth? Is it the first thing you see when you look at your teeth in the mirror? If so, that gap is probably a source of low confidence. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry can close gaps between teeth for a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, explains the cosmetic procedures that can repair gaps.
Correcting Gaps with Dental Bonding
One method for correcting gaps is called dental bonding. Dental bonding can reshape teeth with the application of a composite resin. Using this resin, your Des Moines cosmetic dentist, Dr. Johnson, will reshape your teeth to fill the gap. She will first sculpt the resin into the desired shape. Next, she will harden it with a curing light before smoothing and polishing the teeth.
The resin used in dental bonding matches the color and texture of your natural teeth. Thus, the results achieved with dental bonding do not stand out as an obvious addition to a patient’s smile. Instead, they blend in naturally for a smile that won’t leave you feeling self-conscious.
Correcting Gaps with Veneers
Veneers offer a second method for correcting a gap. Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored material that attach to the front surface of teeth. By attaching veneers to your teeth, Dr. Johnson can cover any gaps in your smile.
A full set of veneers can also brighten your smile if your teeth are stained, making them a remarkably powerful tool for restoring smiles. In addition to being cosmetically effective, veneers are durable and stain resistant, meaning that your new smile will be one that lasts. The application of veneers is also a quick process, typically requiring only two visits.
Schedule a Visit with Your Des Moines Cosmetic Dentist
Are you self-conscious about the gap in your teeth? Do want to close that gap and restore your confidence? Schedule an appointment to visit your Des Moines cosmetic dentist, Dr. Johnson, today by calling 515-223-9764. Our 50266 dentist office welcomes patients from West Des Moines, Waukee, Clive, and nearby Des Moines metro communities.