While there are many celebrities that have embraced it, a noticeable gap between the two front teeth is a cosmetic concern for most people. It can be the reason someone hides their teeth when they smile or avoids pictures of themselves. It is not uncommon for patients to come to our Rocky Hill office with questions about how they can effectively close their front tooth gap. The truth is that there is more than one way a dentist can correct gapped teeth, even on the front of your smile.
To determine your cosmetic dentistry treatment options for closing your front tooth gap, it is important to answer the following questions:
Is the gap caused by missing teeth?
This is important because if the empty space in your smile is due to tooth loss, you’ll need to consider a restorative dentistry option. A dental implant or dental bridge can effectively replace the missing tooth and fill in the unwanted gap.
Are there other alignment issues?
Orthodontics can certainly move your front teeth together and close the gap. While not all patients are willing to invest the time, money and hassle in wearing braces, if you also suffer from other alignment problems or bite concerns, orthodontics may be your best solution. Fortunately, there are modern options such as Invisalign that are clear, removable and highly conducive to your teen or adult lifestyle.
How large is your tooth gap?
Tooth gaps can be minor or major depending on the width of the open space between the two teeth. This is an important consideration, as minor gaps can be treated quite differently than large gaps.
When it comes to saying goodbye to your front tooth gap, you do have options. At West Hill Family Dental, we will carefully consider your clinical needs as well as your budget, goals and personal preferences when recommending a treatment method to close your dental gap. Our Rocky Hill office offers complete dental care, including cosmetic and implants dentistry as well as modern orthodontics. Call today and let us create a smile you are proud to show off!
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Loved the doctor & excellent staff! Extremely welcoming. When you walk in you are always greeted with a smile, and the office is very clean and up to date. One of the best dental experiences I have had and I will definitely come back!
Dr. Hemphill really cares about his patients and the staff make you feel so welcome and comfortable. Great choice for a dental practice.
I do not dread going to the dentist any more, even if I need something more than a cleaning. They are great people, always upbeat, always honest, and very accommodating. I love my visits and appreciate their expertise and care!
Great office, very welcoming I was treated like a member of the family. My small problems were taken care of fast and comfortably
Dr Hemphill and his team are amazing. As a dental provider myself I can't recommend them enough to anyone looking for a great general dentist with a wonderful staff!
Great service and great people. I used to hate going to the Dentist. Very nice and courteous dental staff. Helpful front desk staff who can figure out your dental plan and give you an actual price.
Today was my first visit with West Hill Family dental. The staff was awesome! So warm and welcoming! I felt at home the moment I walked in the door. Melissa (hygienist) was awesome and very sweet. Dr. Hemphill was very personable. I am a nervous Nelly with the dentist but they really helped me feel comfortable.
Great experience getting my first crown. Dr.Hemphill and team are gentle and made everything painless! Definitely would recommend anyone who is looking for a dentist.