I have gapped front teeth. One of them is also chipped. What’s the best cosmetic procedure to make my smile attractive?
Alex T. – New Hampshire
A lot of that will depend on what you want to accomplish. If all you want to do is close the gap and repair the chip, you have a couple of options.
First, dental bonding can do both. It’s a composite resin that will fill in the gap, making it appear closed, along with repairing the chip.
If you want to actually close the gap, Invisalign is a great option. It can straighten your teeth without anyone actually knowing. You’ll still repair the chip with dental bonding.
However, maybe you want more out of your smile makeover. If you’re looking for the works, in other words, a completely new smile, then the only way to go is porcelain veneers. These can change the shape, size, and color of your teeth.
The most important decision you’ll make is which cosmetic dentist you’ll use. You’ll want someone with extensive post-graduate training, specifically in cosmetic dentistry. Take a look at some of Dr. Morgan’s training, to get an idea. Also, ask to see before and after pictures of their work.
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