I thought it worth jotting a few words down about this one – it’s such a common problem for people, and frankly so easily fixed (without breaking the bank)!
Here at Winning Smiles we’ve been closing gaps between teeth for years, using our Italian composite-filling system (the same white filling system we use for tooth decay) – see our best white fillings blog article.
The beauty of using ‘Cosmetic bonding’ with a top class tooth-coloured filling system (like Enamel Plus) is that:
- the teeth don’t need to be cut or ground down;
- it’s over and done with in one visit (no waiting for crowns or veneers to come back from the lab);
- it’s painless, really, I don’t even use anaesthetic for this technique!
So what are the drawbacks?
Nothing too serious really, I recommend having them polished once or twice a year to maintain their ‘lustre’ and I usually do the polishing during routine 6 month examination appointments (at no extra charge).
They can get chipped/broken, but so can veneers, the difference is that these bonded build-ups can be repaired seamlessly (chipped veneers have to be replaced completely).
And all for around £400. Something worth talking about? In fact, it’s such a popular treatment I don’t know why I haven’t mentioned it before!
Here’s an example of the before and after pictures: