Fill in Gaps in Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
By Louis Buono on July 07, 2019
If you have gapped teeth, you may wish to undergo treatment to improve the appearance of your smile. Gapped teeth can be treated with orthodontics, but the process can take several months or even years to yield results.
At Garden City Smiles in Long Island, NY, Dr. Louis Buono can place porcelain veneers to treat gapped teeth. Porcelain veneers can help you enjoy a completely natural looking and more attractive smile.
How Can Veneers Address Gaps between My Teeth?
Veneers are a great cosmetic treatment option for gapped teeth. When placing the thin porcelain shells on the front of your anterior teeth, Dr. Buono can account for the extra space needed to fill in the gap. By manufacturing the shells to be slightly larger than the front of your natural teeth, porcelain veneers can bridge the space between your gapped teeth.
For patients who have a particularly pronounced gap between their teeth, orthodontic treatment may be a better cosmetic option. In these cases, we proudly offer discreet and effective Invisalign® treatments.
You may be surprised by the other cosmetic benefits that veneers offer. Aside from filling in gaps, porcelain veneers can also conceal discolored, cracked, or worn teeth. The results are so natural looking that no one has to know that you underwent cosmetic treatment.
How Long Does Porcelain Veneer Placement Take?
During your initial visit to our office, Dr. Buono will remove a small layer of enamel on the teeth that are to be treated. An impression of your smile will be made, and a trusted laboratory will manufacture your new veneers. This process usually takes about two weeks. After your veneers arrive, a second appointment will be made to place your new veneers.
How Do Porcelain Veneers Compare to Alternative Treatment Options?
During your consultation at our Long Island office, Dr. Buono will determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Veneers are a great option for addressing gapped teeth, but there are two alternative treatments that can also fill in gaps: dental bonding and Invisalign.
Invisalign may be a better treatment option if you have a large gap. If you have misaligned teeth, it may be better to address alignment issues while addressing the gaps in your smile. The downside to orthodontic treatment is that they can take several months or even years to complete.
Dental bonding can also fill in small gaps in your smile. The tooth-colored composite resin is natural looking and more affordable than porcelain veneers. Another benefit of dental bonding is that the treatment is completely reversible. The downside is that the dental bonding may only last for a few years before needing to be replaced.
Schedule Your Porcelain Veneer Consultation Today
Porcelain veneers can address a wide range of cosmetic dental problems. Dr. Buono has provided the residents of Long Island with high-quality dental care that focuses on function and aesthetics. If you are ready to add beauty and symmetry to your smile, contact our office online or call us at 516-294-0375.
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“I have been going to Dr. Buono for about 6 years and he’s great. His pricing fit my budget and my teeth can not look any better.” Isabella