Gaps between teeth have proven to be quite bothersome to a good number of people. Luckily, they can be fixed quite easily with dental veneers. While the costs of fixing gaps with veneers can greatly vary, they are generally lower than other procedures involving veneers. Below you will find a more detailed explanation of how cosmetic dentists typically fix gaps.
If you ask your dentist whether he or she can fix your gap, they will likely recommend a direct bonded resin veneer. This type of dental veneer is applied directly to the teeth – near the gap. Once your dentist is done applying the veneer, you are ready to go! The whole procedure usually takes a little less than an hour.
You might be a little concerned with the durability of direct bonded resin veneers. While this type of veneer is nowhere near as strong as a porcelain veneer, it has proven to be quite durable. Some dentists have reported direct bonded resin veneers lasting 10+ years in patients.
As with other types of dental veneers, you have to remember that your habits play a significant role in the lifespan of your direct bonded resin veneers. If you grind your teeth and are no stranger to neglecting your teeth, you can expect your veneers to have a very short lifespan. On the contrary, if you take care of your veneers as you should, there is no reason to not expect them to last for many years.
Keep in mind that direct bonded veneers are not an option for everyone. Many things come into play when a cosmetic dentist decides how to repair a gap – such things include the angle of your teeth, size of the gap, etc. To get a definitive answer, it is recommended that you talk to a trusted cosmetic dentist. He or she will be able to tell you whether your gap constitutes the use of direct bonded veneers.