Cosmetic Dentistry: Do you have gaps between your teeth?

Who would not like to have a brilliant set of white, sparkling, well formed, teeth? A smile is a great way to break the silence or just say ‘hello’. In today’s fast paced life, where corporate culture has spread its wings to almost all spheres of life, having a nice smile is an important virtue.

A persons teeth can suffer from many problems including deformation, yellowness, cavities and tooth decay. Improper oral hygiene, accidents, calcium deficiency and bad eating habits are foremost responsible for most of the oral problems. While talking to a person, ones teeth are one of the first things to be noticed.

Today, there are a number of cosmetic options available in the market so you can have that perfect smile. Modern cosmetic dentistry can help whiten your teeth, fill gaps and fix broken or crooked teeth. We will look at some of the available cosmetic dentistry options available for fixing gaps between teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Many people suffer from physical deformities in their tooth surface. Porcelain veneers are used in cosmetic dentistry to fix this problem. In cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers are used to give the face of the tooth, a new surface so that it’s proper natural structuring or cosmetic dental restructuring can be aided. One of the main uses of a Porcelain veneer is to give the desired shape and size to a natural tooth. Veneers are mainly used to fix gaps and crooked teeth.


Probably the most common choices in cosmetic dentistry for fixing dental problems, bonding is used to treat gaps between teeth, stains due to calcium deposits, crooked tooth or any physical damage done to the tooth. The procedure includes placing a composite resin based filling over the teeth for fixing physical tooth related damages. To get the required shape, a thin layer of hard but malleable plastic like material is applied under a bonding material which bonds it to the tooth. The applied material is then carved to get the desired shape. The process is finished by drying the material in high-intensity light to make it hard. After polishing, the tooth gets a natural look and will last for next 7-11 years approximately.

Braces / Invisalign

These are one of the most common options for removing gaps in-between the teeth.

Different levels of gaps require different procedures. A large gap in teeth may not be not suitable to be fixed by bonding while a small gap can. Cosmetic dentistry is an investment so discuss your options with your cosmetic dentist so you can make the choice that is right for you.

Call your South Tampa Dentist, Marnie Bauer DMD, for all of your cosmetic dental needs – 813.839.2273 – Or schedule an appointment online.