Can Porcelain Veneers Fix a Gap Tooth Smile?

By: Dr. Jacob Sheppard


All smiles can be beautiful. Even characteristics that were once considered a flaw, like a gap between your teeth, are now becoming somewhat of a hallmark of beauty. Still, at Sycamore Family Dentistry in Midlothian, VA, Dr. Jacob Sheppard and our caring team of dental experts believe that all patients deserve to love their smiles and feel confident based on their own preferences. If you are self-conscious about gaps between your teeth or have other dental concerns that you would like to have corrected as conveniently as possible, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Let’s take a closer look at how veneers can transform your smile, from concealing gaps to giving you a brighter, whiter new look you can feel confident about.

How can I fix gaps between my teeth?

If you have natural gaps in your teeth or spaces between the teeth due to misalignment, missing teeth, or another issue, you may feel that your smile is incomplete. Depending on the cause and severity of your dental gaps, your overall oral and dental health, and other factors, Dr. Sheppard can recommend the most appropriate course of treatment to help create or restore a more streamlined and seamless smile. These may include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Custom restorations (crowns, dentures, bridges, etc.)
  • Braces/orthodontic treatment

How do veneers fix a gap between your teeth?

Porcelain veneers are thin, durable shells that fit over the front face of a patient’s tooth, very slightly wrapping around the edge of the tooth for added stability. For patients with a gap between two teeth, placing custom-made porcelain veneers over both of those teeth can create a perfect fit and bridge the gap. Compared with dental implants, removable dentures, and other options for filling a tooth gap, porcelain veneers are among the most convenient, effective, durable, and longest-lasting solutions available today. Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers to conceal a gap between the teeth should have intact oral and dental health, with their concerns being cosmetic in nature.

What else can porcelain veneers do?

Porcelain veneers are incredibly versatile, offering patients the opportunity to address a wide range of cosmetic dental concerns without losing a great deal of their natural, healthy tooth structure. Some of the most common issues that can be addressed with porcelain dental veneers include:

  • Yellow teeth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Dull teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Short teeth
  • Gap between teeth
  • Uneven tooth length

How long do dental veneers last?

Porcelain veneers are remarkably durable and stain-resistant, with most patients able to enjoy their new look for 10 – 15 years before one or more of their veneers need to be replaced. To extend the life of your veneers as much as possible, be sure to brush and floss regularly, attend twice-yearly in-office dental cleanings, and avoid hard, sticky, and staining foods and beverages (including nicotine). With a consistent dental health routine and a healthy lifestyle overall, your custom smile with porcelain veneers can keep you looking and feeling your best for years to come.

Transform your look and your life with dental veneers in Midlothian, VA

With the convenience, accessibility, and affordability of cosmetic dentistry, everyone deserves to love their smile. To learn more about the wide range of options available to help you get the smile of your dreams in Midlothian, VA, call Sycamore Family Dentistry to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jacob Sheppard today.

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