Dental team in Houston explains a permanent option for closing a gap between the teeth

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A gap between your teeth can be embarrassing and cause you to shy away from smiling. This is no way to live. The team at Vivid Dental in Houston can provide many solutions to enhance the beauty of the smile. Many patients will ask about a permanent option for closing gaps between their teeth. It depends on the size of the gaps and reason for them.

The size of the gap

Some patients have minor gaps between their teeth they wish to have closed. For minor gaps, we provide Lumineers and porcelain veneers. Lumineers do not require tooth preparation and are as thin as contact lenses. Porcelain veneers are wafer thin shells that require minimal tooth preparation. Either restoration can be ideal for closing gaps between the teeth. Lumineers are ideal for those who want to enhance the smile without an irreversible dental treatment. Porcelain veneers are permanent solutions that can last a decade or more when properly maintained.

The cause of the gap

Congenital absence, trauma, and periodontal disease can cause tooth loss. When a gap is from a missing tooth or several teeth, we may recommend other permanent solutions. Treatments for tooth loss include dental bridges and dentures. Dental bridges contain artificial teeth to replace missing teeth. The artificial teeth are nestled between two dental crowns that are placed on teeth adjacent of the gap. The crowns are used to anchor the dental bridges. With good oral hygiene habits, dental bridges can last a decade or more.
Dentures can restore partial to complete tooth loss. A partial denture is used when the natural teeth are healthy and still intact. We take impressions of the dental arches, which are used to fabricate customized dentures. Partial dentures can be secured by comfortable, strong clasps. Dentures can last a decade or more with proper care and maintenance.

Closing the gap

Regardless of the size and cause of the gap, the Vivid Dental team has the expertise to restore health, beauty, and function to your smile. We understand gapped teeth as well as tooth loss can make people feel insecure about smiling. The ideal dental treatment can renew confidence and boost self-esteem. We love transforming the smiles of our patients. We would be happy to help you attain the smile of your dreams. To schedule a consultation with our dentist, call our team at (281) 809 4902 today.
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Dr. Monti Harpalani, Vivid Dental

Vivid Dental

Dr. Monti Harpalani

Dr. Monti Harpalani is one of the most respected and highly sought-after dentists in Houston TX. Having graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he furthered his passion for dentistry through a yearlong General Practice Residency at the Woodhull Medical Center in New York. Here he gained exposure to the fields of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Since then Dr. Harpalani has had extensive hands-on experience and training in the varied facets of dental care and is keen on providing his patients with customized and comprehensive dental care. Through his dental practice, Vivid Dental, he brings to patients cutting edge and modern dental treatments such as Lumineers, Veneers, and Six Month Smiles. Also, he provides traditional solutions such as crowns, implants and root canal procedures and can also be contacted for dental emergencies.

11560 FM 1960 West,
Suite #200,
Houston, TX 77065
(281) 809 4902

Our Office Hours

Monday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Emergencies Seen Promptly


Amenities Offered

  • Friendly, Caring Staff
    (Each Has a Gentle Touch)
  • Living Room Style Waiting Area
  • TVs in Treatment Rooms
    (PLUS Pillows, Blankets, & Warm Scented Towels)
  • Internet Station &
    Complimentary Refreshments
    in Reception Area
  • Insurance Friendly &
    Flexible Financing