If you have unsightly spaces between your teeth or you have gaps in your smile as a result of an accident, injury or gum disease, we have the solutions to help you say goodbye to gaps for good.
Gaps in the smile
Missing teeth can create all kinds of problems, from an increased risk of dental disease and tooth movement to problems with eating and speech. If you have missing teeth, we strongly recommend looking into tooth replacement options. Replacing teeth helps to create a more attractive smile, which will make you feel more confident, and you will find it easier to eat and speak clearly.
We have various tooth replacement treatments on offer, including dentures, dental bridges and dental implants. Dental bridges are a popular option for single teeth, while dentures are an excellent choice for full sets of missing teeth. Implants are the most versatile option, as they are compatible with dentures, bridges and crowns. This means that they can be used for single or multiple missing teeth.
Closing spaces between the teeth
If you have gaps between your teeth, there are various options open to you, including orthodontic treatment, veneers and cosmetic bonding. Orthodontic treatment is the only option that physically moves the teeth and reduces the size of the gap. However, if you have a single gap or you only have small gaps and don’t want to have intensive orthodontic treatment, cosmetic bonding may be a viable option. This procedure uses dental composite to reduce the visible size of a gap by building up tooth-coloured material between the teeth. Bonding only takes an hour and is more affordable than braces and veneers. Veneers may be a good option if you have several gaps and you also want to address aesthetic flaws such as worn and stained teeth.
If you’re keen to say goodbye to gaps, call us now to discuss your treatment options.
Christmas is a time for sharing happy times and treating yourself and others to presents, fine food and a few drinks, but if you’re feeling apprehensive about Christmas or dreading missing out on your favourite foods because of missing teeth, we can help! With our tooth replacement treatments, we can ensure that you will be able enjoy a slap-up festive meal and feel confident when you smile this Christmas!
Even a single missing tooth can have a massive impact on the look of your smile, as well as your confidence and the way you eat and speak, so we strongly recommend replacing missing teeth. We have a host of options available and are here to help, whether you need one new tooth or a full arch of new teeth.
Dental bridges: dental bridges are a popular choice for patients who are looking for a simple and affordable solution for a single missing tooth. Bridges are most commonly made from a false tooth that is connected to a new crown on either side. Bridges can be made from porcelain to ensure a natural result, and they usually last for around 10-15 years. Treatment usually involves 2 sessions around 2-3 weeks apart.
Dentures: dentures are commonly used to replace full sets of missing teeth, but we also offer partial dentures for those with fewer gaps. Dentures are designed to look and function like natural teeth, and modern styles are very aesthetically pleasing. Dentures are more affordable than dental implants and the treatment time is much shorter. Dentures are custom-made for the individual and we check the fit and the condition of the denture every time you have a routine check-up.
Dental implants: dental implants are made from titanium. They are small, screw-like appliances, and are inserted directly into openings in the jaw bone. The implants replace the root of the tooth and the crown, bridge or denture replaces the visible part of the missing tooth. Implants are built to last a lifetime, and they provide the same standard of functionality as natural teeth. They can be used to replace any number of lost teeth and are suitable for patients of all ages.
Very few people have perfectly proportioned, straight teeth, but thankfully, if you’re one of the many people who have gaps between their teeth, we can help. We have a range of treatment options available to close those gaps and make your smile look incredible.
Treatment options for gaps between the teeth
Orthodontic treatment: if you have large gaps between the smile or additional orthodontic issues, such as problems with the bite, orthodontic treatment is often the best course of action. Braces are used to move the teeth, closing the gaps, aligning the top and bottom teeth and creating a more balanced and attractive smile. Our orthodontic treatments include the Inman Aligner, 6 Month Smiles and Invisalign, all of which provide amazingly discreet aesthetics and incredible results.
Cosmetic bonding: cosmetic bonding is a great choice for patients who have a couple of gaps or a gap between just two of the teeth. This is a minor treatment, which involves a very simple and completely pain-free procedure. Your dentist will use dental composite, a white material, which is used for white fillings, to fill in the gap between two teeth. Treatment usually takes less than an hour, there is no drilling and no need for anaesthetic and you’ll be amazed at what a difference such a simple procedure makes!
Veneers: veneers are a cosmetic solution for gaps between the teeth and they can also be effective for those with chipped, stained or worn teeth. Veneers don’t close the gaps between the teeth, but they do cover spaces, so the smile looks much more attractive. There are various different shades and shapes available, so you can design your own perfect smile!
To discuss treatment options and find out how cosmetic dental treatment could transform your smile, call us now!