March 22, 2018

Closing Gaps In Between Teeth

Many people have natural gaps or spaces in between their teeth and some want to know what can be done to fix these spaces. The cheapest and easiest solution is to have composites placed.


Your dentist will roughen the surface of the tooth and then add putty composite to the tooth which matches your existing shade. The composite is then light cured and then contoured to your tooth. The results are immediate and permanent.


The next option would be to place  braces. This option can take years and also cost a pretty penny( 4,000 to $7,000), not mentioning the hassle of havingto put up with metal all over your teeth.


Option number three includes having crowns made to cover your existing teeth. This process has immediate results as well and is permanent. At the first appointment, the dentist will shape your tooth for the crown, take an impression which will be sent to the lab so they can make your crown, and last of all a temporary crown will be made while you wait a few weeks for the permanent crown to be made.  A crown will cost around $900 per tooth.

Snap on Smile

And last but not least is the snap on smile. The snap on smile is a removable appliance that is snapped on over your teeth. It is made to be worn for cosmetic purposes only and is not to be worn overnight. The snap on smile is easy to wear and can be made at your local dentist office in a few weeks. You would need to make an appointment at your dentist office and they will take an impression and send it to a lab to make. The snap on smile will cost around $1500.