Dr. Monti Harpalani and his team in Houston, TX believe in providing patients with the best possible care. In addition to preventative and general dentistry, the staff at Vivid Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry also provide cosmetic solutions for imperfections of the smile. One common complaint is gaps between teeth. Filling this gap is easy with aesthetic options such as composite resin bonding and porcelain veneers.
What solution for teeth gaps is best for me?
There are two ways in which Dr. Monti Harpalani may suggest addressing a gap between the smile:
- Porcelain veneers – porcelain veneers are a common recommendation from Dr. Monti Harpalani. These thin facings are made of ceramic and are fabricated for the patient to ensure they match the shape, color, and size of the patient’s existing teeth. In doing so, it ensures seamless integration when placed over the teeth that are spaced apart. Porcelain veneers require two appointments, including the preparation and impressions appointment and the return to have the final restoration bonded in place. Porcelain veneers will last many years and are stain-resistant and simple to care for.
- Composite resin bonding – another option is that of composite resin bonding. This material is used not only for filling gaps between teeth but for other cosmetic concerns. The dentist will place this clay-like material onto a prepared tooth and shape it in place. A light is used to cure the material and harden it before the dentist polishes it. The result is seamless and ensures a natural appearance, as polished resin looks exactly like the patient’s own tooth enamel. Composite resin bonding is more prone to staining and often lasts a few years before it needs to be replaced. It is done in a single appointment and may be a more affordable choice for patients who might otherwise choose porcelain veneers.
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Interested in filling gaps between teeth with composite resin bonding?
Contact Vivid Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to request an appointment with Dr. Monti Harpalani to discuss your needs. His practice is located at 11560 FM 1960 West, Suite #200 and is open to new and current patients and families in the Houston, TX community and beyond.