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The Importance of Addressing Gaps Between Teeth for a Perfect Smile

cleaning under bracesAre you self-conscious about the gaps between your teeth? Do you hide your smile or feel insecure because of it? You’re not alone. Many people struggle with this dental issue, but fortunately, there are cosmetic treatments available at Vision Dental to fix these gaps and restore your confidence.

First, let’s look at two primary consequences of ignoring the gaps between your teeth:

Shifting of Adjacent Teeth

One of the most common consequences is adjacent teeth shifting or tilting into the empty space. This shifting can disrupt the alignment of your teeth, affecting the appearance of your smile. When teeth shift because of gaps, it can also affect the way your upper and lower teeth come together when you bite. Tilted teeth are also harder to keep clean which puts them at risk of developing cavities or gum disease.

Uneven Distribution of Chewing Forces

Another significant concern associated with gaps between teeth is the uneven distribution of chewing forces. When there are gaps or missing teeth in your mouth, the load during chewing is not dispersed. As a result, certain teeth may bear more force than they handle. This can lead to premature wear and tear on those teeth, potentially causing more extensive dental issues in the future.

The Solution: Cosmetic Treatments

Thankfully, modern dentistry offers various cosmetic treatments that can address gaps between teeth and give you the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. Some popular treatment options at the practice include

Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite material that are custom made to fit over the front surface of your teeth. They can cover gaps, giving your teeth a more uniform and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Dental Implants

If you have gaps due to one or more missing teeth, dental implants may be recommended. By nature, the implant encourages new bone growth, which secures the artificial tooth permanently into the jaw, just like a real tooth. In turn, this prevents the usual bone shrinkage seen in areas of tooth loss and subsequent shifting of your adjacent teeth.

Orthodontic Treatment

For more severe cases of gaps between teeth or misalignment, orthodontic treatment may be recommended. Traditional braces or clear aligners can gradually shift the teeth into their proper positions, closing the gaps and improving dental health.

Take the Next Step Towards a Perfect Smile

If you’re considering addressing the gaps between your teeth, it’s important to seek professional advice. Our clinic offers free consultations for anyone interested in a smile makeover. We understand that deciding about cosmetic treatments can be overwhelming, which is why we’re here to provide personalised treatment plans and answer questions you may have.

Don’t let the gaps between your teeth hold you back from smiling confidently. Contact Vision Dental today to schedule your free consultation.


* Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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