Can Veneers Be Used to Correct Widely Spaced Teeth?

Most people wish they could come up with the perfect smile without having to undergo the long process of braces. Particularly when it comes to having gaps between the teeth, a less-than-perfect smile can make you feel self-conscious. You may hesitate to flash a winning smile at a job interview or even in your family photos. Regardless of how it affects you, you still can’t bring yourself to sign up for braces. Could there be an easier way to fix your widely spaced teeth?

The good news is that there could be a solution to make your smile sparkle again. Several of our patients have already opted for veneers to help correct their issue. Here’s what you need to know about how dental veneers can help to fix your widely spaced teeth.

What are veneers?

Porcelain Veneers are a very thin layer of durable porcelain that fit directly over top of your actual tooth. They are bonded to the tooth itself, making them permanent additions to your normal smile. When they are placed properly, you won’t be able to see the tooth underneath or tell the difference between your veneer and any natural teeth surrounding it. Even the color should closely match up with your existing teeth to make the difference significantly less noticeable.

They are used to correct a wide variety of dental issues ranging from chips in the tooth to widely spaced teeth. Most patients love dental veneers because they are quick and easy to install, particularly when compared to the lengthy process of braces or Invisalign. It is even relatively painless to install these veneers over the pre-existing tooth.

How do veneers correct widely spaced teeth?

When your teeth are widely spaced, it means that you have gaps between the teeth that really shouldn’t be there. The tooth might be smaller than usual or simply a little bit out of place. No matter what the reason is, a dental veneer can help to cover the gap. The veneers will be made just a little bit wider than your natural tooth and adhered over the top. It could be necessary to install veneers on two teeth to minimize the gap.

Why choose veneers to correct widely spaced teeth?

The veneers will close the space between the teeth and help you to improve your overall oral health. You may be doing more harm than good by allowing your widely spaced teeth to remain as is. For example, you could see some of these issues:

  • Increased risk of injury to the tooth
  • Increased wear on the tooth
  • Increased risk of gum disease
  • Difficulty cleaning between the teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty chewing

When it comes to fixing widely spaced teeth, you’re going to want a dentist that can place natural-looking teeth veneers. At Markham Dental Centre, we have the experience necessary to give you veneers that are undetectable to even your closest friends and family. Call us today for a consultation to see how we can make your smile more beautiful!