Gaps, Openings, And Dealing With Spaces In Your Smile

Any area in your smile that lies between two teeth and that creates space (as in, your neighboring teeth are not touching) might feel problematic for a number of reasons. First, you may just not really like how it looks. Next, it may negatively impact your hygiene. Then of course, it might also threaten your smile’s alignment in certain instances. So, what should you be thinking about in regard to your unique type of smile spacing, what can you really do to make things better, and how may you get started? Your first step, of course, after considering a bit of helpful information is scheduling a dental visit with our Pella, IA team!

Gaps: How They’re Problematic

Smile spacing that is strictly esthetic (meaning you don’t like how it looks but it’s not impacting your oral health) can become problematic in a number of ways. If you’re not a fan of gaps between teeth, then this is one very big concern. You should feel wonderful about your smile because it’s a feature everyone looks at whether you’re just meeting or if you’ve known someone for a long time! You speak, you emote, you laugh with your smile! Now, as for your comfort, remember that little spaces often trap food, which can be extremely annoying.

Gaps: What To Do?

Smile spacing that’s esthetic in nature, fortunately, is something we can help you address. Sometimes, we can use porcelain veneers to widen the visual of your teeth, so they look like they are close. However, if you’re dealing with allover spacing (and misalignment, as a result), we might suggest Invisalign treatment. See us to learn about what you need.

Missing Teeth: Why They Need Replacements

As for smile spacing that results from missing teeth, there are some serious things happening here:

  • You probably don’t like the way your smile looks as a result of the openings
  • Brushing and flossing and keeping the openings clean and free of debris is likely much more difficult
  • Your teeth are likely going to move (in the direction of the opening), which can completely change your bite

Missing Teeth: What To Do?

What should you do? Come on in. We offer teeth replacement options like dental implants to solve this problem beautifully!

Get Rid Of Spaces And Openings In Your Smile With Our Care

Come in for the dental care that you need in order to enjoy a uniform smile that is free of openings, spaces, and gaps. To learn more, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.