Close Gaps and Enhance Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Unwanted gaps between the teeth can be a source of embarrassment, but they don’t have to be. Porcelain veneers can transform the smile, closing gaps in as little as two dental visits.
At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center, Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr. offers porcelain veneers for gaps to improve the smiles of patients in Los Algodones, Mexico, Mexicali, and surrounding areas. To find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, we welcome you to schedule a consultation.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Each veneer is customized to the desired shape, shade, and size to create a beautiful, natural looking smile.
Porcelain veneers can be used to address a number of cosmetic issues in addition to unwanted gaps between the teeth, such as dental discoloration, misshapen teeth, undersized teeth, chips, and fractures.
How Do Porcelain Veneers Close Gaps Between Teeth?
Porcelain veneers make it possible to close gaps between the teeth without braces or other orthodontic treatment.
In order to close gaps between the teeth, one or two veneers are made to cover the teeth on either side of the gap. The veneers may be made slightly larger than the underlying teeth to help reduce the size of gaps between the teeth.
Most gaps can be treated with porcelain veneers but some large gaps may be too big to close with veneers. In such cases, orthodontic treatments like traditional braces or Invisalign® may be better treatment options.
The Treatment Process for Closing Gaps with Veneers
The process for placing porcelain veneers begins with designing a smile to meet the patient’s goals. Once a treatment plan is designed, the teeth are prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel. Impressions are made of the teeth and used to make custom veneers. Temporary veneers are placed until the custom-made veneers are ready.
Once ready, a second appointment is made to remove the temporary veneers and place the finished veneers on the teeth. At this time, adjustments can be made to ensure a proper fit. Next the enamel is etched and the veneers are bonded to the teeth to complete the smile transformation.
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers for Gaps
Porcelain veneers can close gaps and enhance the overall appearance of the smile but they are not right for everyone. In order to support porcelain veneers, the underlying teeth must be healthy and have sufficient enamel. Additionally, gaps must also be a suitable size for treatment with veneers. Candidates for porcelain veneers for gaps should:
- Have healthy gums and teeth
- Practice good oral hygiene
- Have sufficient enamel
- Have gaps that are not too large
- Have straight to mildly crooked teeth
Find Out If Porcelain Veneers Are Right for You
Porcelain veneers can transform the smile in as little as two dental visits. If you have unwanted gaps between your teeth and would like to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, please call our Los Algodones practice at (928) 792-2156 to schedule a consultation.