Although some people like the gap between other people’s teeth, those who have them are not always fond of the look. They may think it is a feature they will need to get used to and live with, but dental veneers are a great solution for closing the gap.
Diastema refers to the gap that occurs between teeth. They develop because there is a difference between the size of the jaw and teeth, and as the jawbone grows, the teeth are pulled apart. Excessive thumb sucking when a child is young can also cause gaps.
Although you may think it is something you have to live with, some diastemas can be repaired with braces, while veneers can camouflage others. Of the two options, getting porcelain veneers is the least expensive, plus you won’t need to wear braces that require painful tightening to bring the teeth back together.
After consulting with one of our experienced dentists at El Dorado Hills Town Center Dental, they will begin to prep your teeth for the veneers. After examining them to make sure they are healthy, our dentist in El Dorado Hills, CA will shape or trim the teeth as necessary and take an impression of them to send to the dental laboratory.
It takes one to two weeks for the veneers to come back from the lab. Our dentist will then check the shape and fit of the veneers, then prep for their application. He or she will clean the teeth, then apply a solution to their fronts that uses acid to gently roughen them.
When the teeth are ready, an adhesive is applied to them, and our dentist at El Dorado Hills Town Center Dental fits the veneers. The adhesive needs to harden, so he or she uses a UV light to harden it. The procedure is painless and quick.
After getting your veneers, you can enjoy them right away. You can eat and drink as you normally would, just refrain from brushing your teeth for about six hours after getting them, and your gap will be gone forever.