If you are like Stu from the Hangover Movie and missing a tooth, in the past, the only way to fix gaps between the teeth was with unsightly braces or dentures. Those days have now gone and the modern dentist can offer a variety of methods to close problem gaps permanently. The best option will depend upon the underlying causes for the gap, how big the gap is, and where it is situated.
Dental bonding involves a composite resin which is built out to fill smaller gaps. Composite resin is colour-matched to blend with your natural teeth and can conceal a small gap.
Braces gradually push the teeth together to slowly close any gaps.
Porcelain veneers are another popular choice and are extremely durable with the added bonus of being stain-resistant.
To replace a missing tooth, a dentist will probably suggest a dental implant, which is a secure and permanent solution.
Customised Treatment Plans
Dental problems vary from person to person, just as the solutions for gapped or missing teeth. Your dentist will advise you on the best method of fixing these problems. Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, there is no longer a need to settle for uncomfortable braces or keep your dentures in a glass beside the bed.