There are a few ways to fix a gap between side teeth, including:
Dental bonding is a popular choice for fixing a side teeth gap because it is less expensive than other options, such as braces. It is also quick and easy to have the procedure done. The bond will last for several years before it needs replacing.
It involves using a tooth-colored resin to fill in the gap. The resin is matched to the color of your natural teeth and bonded to the tooth. It is a quick and easy fix for a side teeth gap.
Dental bridges are another way to close a side teeth gap. It involves placing a false tooth (or pontic) in the space where the tooth is missing. Dental crowns then hold the pontic on the teeth adjacent to the gap. Materials used to make dental bridges include gold, alloys, porcelain, and combinations of these.
Dental implants are the most permanent way to close a side teeth gap. It involves surgically placing an artificial tooth root (implant) in the jawbone. A dental crown covers the implant once it’s healed.
It’s an excellent option for people who have gaps between their side teeth that are not too big. Invisalign uses clear aligners to move your teeth into the correct position slowly. It’s a great option for people who want to avoid braces.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers can close a gap between side teeth. They are made from porcelain or composite resin and can help improve the appearance of your side teeth.
Veneers also improve the color or shape of your side teeth. Veneers can whiten discolored side teeth. If your teeth are misshapen or chipped, veneers can give them a more even, uniform appearance.
Orthodontic treatment involves braces or clear aligners to move the teeth into place slowly. It is usually the best option for more significant gaps.
Orthodontic treatment can improve the teeth’ appearance and help with speech and chewing problems. It can even help to prevent injuries to the teeth.
The amount of time that orthodontic treatment takes varies from person to person, but it is usually between one and three years. In some cases, treatment may be shorter or longer.
Different types of braces are for orthodontic treatment. The type of braces that is best for you will depend on your specific situation.
If you’re concerned about a gap between your side teeth, talk to your dentist. They can assess the situation and recommend the best treatment option for you.