Dr. Tyson Pickett, DDS FAGD, one of the top rated dentists in the Keller / Southlake area offers both braces and dental bonding to sculpt individual teeth and fix tooth gaps. Braces are a long-term solution for fixing tooth gaps, but require a retainer alienating quite a few people that want a solution without the long, slow process or the continued maintenance. Bonding is also a great way to fill large gaps between teeth, correct chipped teeth, blend stains, and even lengthen teeth. Dental bonding is affordable, quick, and painless making it a great option to repair cosmetic flaws and injuries in teeth.
Whether you’re looking for braces, dental bonding, or even veneers and dental crowns, we can help. If you’re dealing with a tooth gap that you want fixed quickly and effectively, Pickett Family Dental in Keller TX is the most trusted dentist in Keller, TX.
5 Options to Fix Gaps In Teeth Without Braces
If braces aren’t for you, it’s okay. There are still quite a few options available to help you fix that unwanted gap in your teeth. These five options all work in different ways and people have their own preferences once they’ve been informed. There’s no one-size-fits-all choice, so let’s take a look and compare options for fixing your broken tooth.
Invisalign braces are great for closing the gaps in your teeth as well as straightening crooked teeth. Although small gaps can be fixed using bonding and veneers, you should invest in Invisalign to close big gaps. Invisalign is a clear aligner that corrects your teeth without announcing its presence. It is expensive, but less expensive than traditional braces and it works to close the gaps between your teeth.
If you want a quick fix for large gaps, you should try tooth bonding. A tooth-colored resin will be applied to your tooth and hardened using a special light. In just a few hours, your tooth will look normal even if it was chipped or broken. Although the material used to make dental bonding is stain resistant to an extent, it is not as resistant as crowns.
Dental Veneers and Crowns
A porcelain veneer refers to a thin shell that can be bonded to the front of your tooth. However, the dentist will remove a small portion of your enamel before attaching the veneer. On the other hand, dental crowns are designed to fit over most of your tooth. A crown is meant to fix damage caused by trauma or decay.
This is a removable replacement for your teeth and you can opt for partial or complete dentures. People usually opt for dentures when they have removed several teeth and their overall health and that of their mouth is in question. If you have small gaps, these dentures will act as removable implants.
Dental implants can be either removable or fixed teeth that match your natural set of teeth. If you have a foot-tooth wide gap, you should opt for implants. An artificial enamel tooth will be inserted into your gum or bone. Skilled professionals are the only ones who can perform this medical procedure.
The success rate for dental implants is nearly 100%, but they are somewhat weaker than natural teeth. Too much pressure can dislodge an implant but normal usage will not. In fact with the advancements in dental technology, dental implants are our #1 recommendation for most patients. Once you get used to the dental implant, you will not be able to differentiate it from your natural teeth.