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Dr. Sharon Mateja and Team, Jennifer, Deanna, Sandra & Erika

Enjoy a Gap-free Smile with Treatments for Gapped Teeth

Dec 24, 2015 @ 09:00 AM — by Sharon B. Mateja, D.D.S.

A patient reclining in the dentist’s chair, smiling to reveal her gap-free smileThe chances are good that if you are reading this right now, you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile because of gaps between your teeth. That’s all right. Some people can live with these gaps, but for others, they are a source of self-consciousness. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers numerous excellent solutions to gapped teeth, and Sharon B. Mateja, DDS is pleased to feature the most advanced and effective of these at her state-of-the-art practice.

Dr. Mateja can explain the available treatment options for gapped teeth at her Rancho Cucamonga, CA cosmetic dentistry practice to you during a confidential, one-on-one consultation. She will evaluate your case and take the time to truly listen to your goals for treatment. No two smiles are the same, and you can trust that she will tailor your treatment to your unique smile. You will emerge from treatment with a smile that reflects your personality, but without the gaps that you found undesirable.

For further information about how you can close the gaps in your smile, we invite you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Mateja today.

What Are the Available Treatments for Gapped Teeth?

There are many ways to close the gaps that separate teeth. For many years, traditional orthodontic methods such as braces were the primary treatment for gapped teeth, and in some cases, this is still the most effective solution. However, modern cosmetic dentistry offers a number of quicker, equally effective, yet far more aesthetically pleasing alternatives, including:

  • Porcelain Veneers: You may have heard of a procedure by the name of “instant orthodontics.” This procedure actually refers to the placement of porcelain veneers to conceal such orthodontic flaws as small spaces between teeth without the need for traditional metal braces. Veneers are made of strong, durable porcelain that is bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. They can be used to widen narrow teeth in order to close gaps and produce a more uniform smile.
  • Dental bonding: Dental bonding involves the application of a composite resin material to the front surfaces of the teeth, which is then sculpted to complement surrounding natural teeth, exposed to a special curing light, and then polished to a smooth finish. Like porcelain veneers, dental bonding can be used to widen narrow teeth and fill gaps; however, it is less expensive than porcelain veneers while still looking natural.
  • Dental implants: Dental implants are the most effective way to fill gaps left by missing teeth. Implants are titanium posts that are surgically embedded in the jaw, where they act as artificial tooth roots for crowns and bridges. Dr. Mateja entrusts the placement of dental implants to a qualified oral surgeon and then places the custom-crafted restoration to complete the procedure. The result is a beautiful, gap-free smile and restored oral health.

Learn More about Treatments for Gapped Teeth

If you would like to learn more about treatment options for gapped teeth, or you want to make an appointment to visit our practice, please contact Dr. Sharon B. Mateja today.

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